Universidad de las Americas Puebla

Language of instruction: English, Spanish
  • One of the most prestigious private universities in Mexico
  • Wide variety of degree programs
  • Mix of residential colleges and a beautiful campus
  • In the cosmopolitan setting of modern Mexico
  • In proximity to archaeological sites, colonial architecture, and the nearby community of Cholulo
  • Located 136 km away from Mexico City

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Partner university's areas of study

ArtsCommerce (UBCV)Land and Food SystemsManagement (UBCO)Science

Notes on Language of Instruction

  • Spanish as a second language is taught through the Language Department
  • For those who speak fluent Spanish already, you can study English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, and Russian
  • Please note there are a few courses taught in English available for exchange and visiting students


Terms offered

Term 1Term 2Full year Term 1 + 2 (UBC Term 1 start)Split year Term 2 +1 (UBC Term 2 start)Summer

Who can go?

  • Exchange students can take coursework in most areas of study

Term dates

  • Term 1: Early August to Mid December
  • Term 2: Early January to Late May
  • Summer: Late May to Late June

Summer program

Courses + Transfer Credits


Course equivalency formula

  • UDLAP credits divided by 2 = UBC credits

Passing grade


Grading scheme

  • Undergraduate passing grade: 7.5, with a maximum of 10.0
  • Graduate passing grade: 8.0 with a maximum of 10.0
  • If the student does not obtain a passing grade during her/his first semester/trimester s/he will not be permitted to continue on to the second semester/trimester
  • At the end of the student´s stay, the International Office will send one official transcript to the program coordinator at the student's home university

Credit transfer process

The transfer credit process takes approximately 16 weeks following each submission deadline. You should allow sufficient time to meet important deadlines that may affect you (e.g. application for graduation, registration in courses that require prerequisites that you took on exchange, entry to a major/honours program, etc.)

For more information about Go Global transfer credit

Course Information

* Students who have special requirements or require academic accommodation should contact a Go Global advisor regarding their needs at least six weeks prior to the application deadline.

Type of Go Global Experiences

Exchange (pay UBC tuition)

Course information and restrictions

  • All undergraduate courses are available, as long as course prerequisites are met (except Medicine and Culinary Arts)

Full course load information

  • Undergraduate minimum: 4 courses (24 units), maximum: 5 courses (30 units) per semester
  • Most courses are 6 units, which include 3 hours of in-class studies per week for the duration of the 16-week semester
  • Master level maximum: 24 units during the semester
  • At this level, there are two study plans
    • One is based on a semester system and the other on a trimester system
    • In the semester system, each course is 6 units and you may take 4 classes per semester (according to the agreement)
    • In the trimester system, each course is 4 units and you may take a maximum of 3 courses per trimester

Partner Course Information

Transfer credits and equivalent courses at this university

Check out the courses that students have successfully transferred back in the last 3 years. If you don't see a course you need listed, it simply means you need to submit the course to be evaluated through the Transfer Credit Portal while on exchange.

* Areas of study at partner universities are subject to change. This list is to be used as a general guideline and is not exhaustive; research the partners' websites for additional course information.

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Tuition, Fees and Awards

Exchange tuition

  • 15 credits or equivalent full-time program fee per term, paid to UBC
  • Summer program fees are paid to the institution
  • Some exceptions may apply
  • $250 USD application fee is waived for UBC
  • Some exceptions may apply

Scholarships + awards

The Go Global award $1000

All students accepted to Go Global for Exchange, Research Abroad, or Study Abroad programs are automatically considered for this award. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you'll be notified of your award after you're accepted to Go Global and after you get nominated to apply to the partner university.

Additional awards

Students who are eligible for awards may receive one UBC or UBC-affiliated international learning award. If you're eligible, you are always offered the highest-value award. Unless stated otherwise, you need to meet eligibility criteria set out by the University Senate regarding awards.

Check out international learning awards and eligibility.

Information for US students

If you are a student from the United States, please check the US Department of Education Lookup Tool to ensure that any partner institution you wish to attend on Exchange is Title IV ‘eligible’ for Federal Student Aid for the year in which you intend to study there. For institutions outside of the US, select “Foreign Country” from the “State” dropdown menu.

If you attend an eligible institution, then you may receive Title IV federal student loans while on Exchange.

If you attend an ineligible institution:

  • You will not be eligible for US federal student loans,
  • You may invalidate any US student aid you have previously received for your studies at UBC,
  • You may be required to immediately begin repaying your US student loans, and
  • You may not be eligible for any future US student aid for the remainder of your studies at UBC.

Types of accommodation available

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