University of Guadalajara is a public university and the second oldest university in Mexico. It is regarded as one of the most largest universities in Mexico behind the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). There are approximately 94,500 students across 384 tertiary programs with close to 3,000 students heading out on exchange each year.
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Guadalajara is also known for several large cultural festivals. The International Film Festival of Guadalajara is a yearly event which happens in March. It mostly focuses on Mexican and Latin American films; however films from all over the world are shown. The event is sponsored by the University of Guadalajara, the Mexican Institute of Cinematography as well as the governments of the cities of Guadalajara and Zapopan. This festival shows approximately 200 films in more than 16 theatres and open-air forums, including inflatable screens set up around the city. The event regularly attracts names such as Mexican actor Guillermo del Toro and Spanish actor Antonio Banderas.
On the University of Guadalajara’s website look to the top of the page and hover the mouse over ‘Red universitaria’. Under the heading ‘Centros universitarios metropolitanos’ select the faculty from which you are interested in choosing subjects.
Once on the Faculty page, select ‘Programas academicos’, then the appropriate ‘Licenciatura’ and on the right side of the page click on ‘Plan de estudios’. Now you will see all of the subjects available in the Bachelor’s program that you selected. The subject descriptions will not be available, your MGM advisor will need to email the University of Guadalajara to request further information on the subjects that you are interested in taking.
Minimum 4 subjects adding up to at least 24 credits in total
Minimum 5 subjects adding u to at least 30 credits in total
Minimum 8 subjects adding up to 48 credits in total
Minimum 10 subjects adding up to 60 credits in total
Accounting and Business Information Systems
Animal Science and Management
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
English Literature/English Language
Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
Mathematics and Statistics
Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Music (Performance Based)
Urban Design and Planning
The listed disciplines are not necessarily exhaustive and other fields of study might also be available at the partner institution. Moreover, names for fields of study may be different overseas.
A discipline being listed does not in any way indicate the suitability of the program, nor does it indicate that the discipline is taught in English.
Approval to study particular subjects at any institution is always at the discretion of the departmental/discipline and faculty advisors at Melbourne and subject to available places at the host institution.
The University of Guadalajara has no dormitories or housing facilities for visiting students. There is information in the Exchange Students’ Handbook regarding housing, living costs and life in Guadalajara.
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All students transiting through the USA on their way to Mexico, or who intend to visit the USA at any point during their stay in Mexico, will need a valid US visa for the duration of their time in Canada. Most students will need a B2 Visitor Visa.
Students wishing to study at University of Guadalajara must have evidence of Spanish language proficiency of at least 4 semesters of Spanish language study at tertiary level.