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.)
Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM)
- Public university based primarily in Mexico City
- The university's School for Foreign Students (CEPE) offers a Spanish as a Second Language and Mexican culture program
- The program is offered at two campuses: Cuidad Universitaria in Mexico City (CEPE-CU) and in Taxco, Guerrero (CEPE-Taxco)
- Has one of the largest student populations in North America
- Main campus is a World Heritage site designed by Mexico's best-known architects of the 20th century
- Murals in the main campus were painted by some of the most recognized artists in Mexican history
- Mexico City is the most populous and capital city of Mexico
Partner university's areas of study
Notes on Language of Instruction
- A language assessment is required for this partner
ELIGIBILITY AND TIMING
Who can go?
- Undergraduate and graduate students with language proficiency (Spanish) interested in studying one or two semesters in any of the programs offered by the Faculties and Schools at UNAM
- Term 1 September - December
- Term 2: January - May
Course equivalency formula
- UNAM units x 0.75 = UBC credits
Credit transfer process
* 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
Course information and restrictions
- Open to: students studying Spanish at Cuidad Universitaria (Mexico City):
- The Spanish language program is offered in 2-six week blocks (with two weeks in between for exams and a break) that span each semester
- The Mexican culture courses run the regular semester length (16 weeks long)
- At the Taxco Campus: the Spanish courses and Mexican culture courses each run for six weeks long
- When selecting courses, ensure that they are available in the semester for which you are applying
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.
- 15 credits or equivalent full-time program fee per term, paid to UBC
- Summer students attend through our exchange agreement and pay tuition to UBC based on the number of credits earned at the partner institution
- 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.
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.
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.
- Students registered as exchange students are eligible for a 50% discount on courses offered through the CEPE program