Universities in Mexico




Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, BUAP

Puebla, Mexico
The Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (BUAP) is the oldest and largest university in Puebla, Mexico. It was established in 1587 to currently offer more than 300 undergraduate and postgraduate programs. These are organized into 4 areas: The Social Sciences and Humanities Area, The Natural Sciences and of Health, The Economic-Administrative Area and The Engineering and Exact Sciences Area. All of the school’s academic programs are certified by an external institution.

Centro Universitario de Medios Audiovisuales CAAV

Guadalajara, Mexico
CAAV was created to train professionals in the audiovisual media: film, television, video, multimedia, design, animation, radio, advertising, writing and art using new digital technologies by providing courses, workshops and graduates.

ITESM Mexico City Campus

Tlalpan, Mexico
ITESM (Tecnológico de Monterrey), is an institution of higher learning based in Monterrey, Mexico, focusing primarily on the fields of science and technology. With its commitment to students, their families, their employees and the community, the university operates within the framework of their institutional mission: “forming leaders and entrepreneurs who are internationally competitive and who use their talents to benefit the communities in which they live and work.” As part of ITESM’s renewed commitment to strengthen their organizational culture, the university has... See full description.

Universidad de Guadalajara

Guadalajara, Mexico
The University of Guadalajara is a public institution, located in Guadalajara, Jalisco – Mexico. Established in 1791, it is the second oldest university in Mexico. It is considered to be one of the most significant universities in Mexico, and is undergoing a process of constant improvement. The seven separate campuses of the university each specialize in a different area of study: Architecture and Design, Biological and Agricultural Sciences, Biological and Agricultural Sciences, Economic and Managerial Sciences, Exact Sciences and Engineering, Health Sciences, Social Sciences and... See full description.

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Coyoacán, Mexico
The university was founded in 1551, and was the first to offer lectures in the continent of America. Currently, it is the largest institution of higher learning in the Americas by enrollment numbers. The school is mainly based in Mexico City, and is the only school in Mexico with Nobel Prize laureates among its alumni. Furthermore, the institution’s main campus is a World Heritage site, which was designed by some of Mexico’s best known architects of the 20th century. According to the 2009 THES - QS World University Rankings, the University is the 190th best-ranked university in the... See full description.

Universities in Mexico by City:

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About universities in Mexico


The Educational Program in Mexico is controlled and managed by the Secretaría de Educación Pública or Secretariat of Public Education. Higher Education in Mexico follows the education model practiced in the United States and typically comprises;
  • Under graduate studies lasting four years, also known as the Bachelor’s Degree or Licenciatura
  •  Two year long graduate studies or master’s program in Mexico or Maestría
  • Three year Doctorate Degree or Doctorado
New regulations of higher studies in Mexico were implemented in 2005 and under the regulations. The post graduate education in universities in Mexico comprises two principal categories – curriculums for professional development and that for scientific research and development.

Education for professional development

This particular curriculum is also subdivided in another two categories:

A number of Bachelor’s degree programs are offered by individual colleges in Mexico that are scattered over 31 states of the country. There are various types of Bachelor’s courses available in Mexico. This four year course t is the equivalent to undergraduate studies. These courses in colleges and universities Mexico are called Licenciatura.

Especialización: This is a one-year long course that is conducted following the completion of Bachelor’s degree or Licenciatura at colleges in Mexico. It provides a Specialization Diploma or Diploma de Especialización to the students.

Maestría: This is a two year long degree course that can be undertaken after the completion of Bachelor’s degree. On successful completion of the degree, students are awarded the title ‘Master’ or Maestro.

Education for Scientific research & Development

Maestría en Ciencias. This is a 2-year long degree course that can be undertaken after the completion of Bachelor’s Degree. On successful completion of this course, students are handed over the title of ‘Master of Science’ or Maestro en Ciencias.

Doctorado en Ciencias. This course spans three years, and students can undertake doctoral studies upon successful completion of Masters Degree in Mexico Maestría or else Maestría en Ciencias. However, students also have the option of going for a 4-year long degree course straightaway after completing the Bachelor’s Degree, though this is restricted to students who have obtained higher marks. Upon successful completion of this particular course, students are awarded the Doctor of Science or Doctorado en Ciencias title.
 
Eligibility Criteria

For the Bachelor Degree in Mexico, the aspirants are needed to have passed out of high school with the minimum required GPA 2. Applicants need to possess all relevant proofs and documents of qualification.

For the Masters Degree in Mexico, students need to have what is called a baccalaureate degree or something that is equivalent to that.

Students, who are interested in Doctoral curriculums at universities in Mexico, are required to have a Masters degree or something equivalent to it.

Mexico is a fantastic place to live and pursue higher education. The general life of a student in Mexico provides a combination of fun and education along with a wonderful range of cuisine, which is what Mexico is renowned for, besides other things. The Government in Mexico takes care and provides all modern facilities and support, not only for the natives but also for the international students. The Mexican education system maintains a decentralized design, in which the states enjoy some added responsibility. With a number of public, as well as private educational institutions and colleges, Mexico is one of the best places for higher studies.

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