Semester Exchange - Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)
“UNAM” is the largest university within Latin America, and as a public research university located in Mexico city, it is widely regarded by many world rankings as the leading university of the Spanish-speaking world. With the most Nobel Prize laureates among its alumni and faculty, including Alfonso García Robles (Peace), Octavio Paz (Literature), and Mario Molina (Chemistry), it generates a number of different publications in diverse areas, such as mathematics, physics and history. The Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) is located in the southern region of Mexico City, near the bohemian borough of Coyoacán and the cultural and commercial neighborhood of San Angel. The UNAM campus, called “Ciudad Universitaria” (often abbreviated to CU, pronounced Se uu) is an impressive “city within a city” that spans 2,000 acres in territory and features an ancient volcanic forest and ecological reserves, and is a UNESCO World Heritage site, designed by some of Mexico's best-known architects of the 20th century. UNAM generates a number of strong research publications and patents in diverse areas, such as robotics, computer science, mathematics, physics, human-computer interaction, history, philosophy, among others. All Mexican Nobel laureates are either alumni or faculty of UNAM. UNAM obtained its autonomy from the Mexican government in 1929, which has given the university the freedom to define its own curriculum and manage its own budget without interference from the government. This has had a profound effect on academic life at the university, which some claim boosts academic freedom and independence.
Program Dates: Fall semester: Early August – Mid December, Spring semester: Late January – Mid June, Academic Year: Early August – Mid June
Type of program: Semester Exchange
Length of Program: 5 months
Language of Instruction: Spanish
Accommodation: off-campus apartment/room for rent
More Information: Please refer to this website Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)
To be eligible for this program, you must:
- Spanish proficiency
- Good Academic Standing with a 3.0 (or higher) GPA at time of application
- Undergraduates must have completed at least two semesters of study at Macquarie University.
How to apply
Applicants must complete an online Application form. You'll need to include:
Your personal details, One University preference, It should take around 2 - 3 minutes to complete an application.
Application Fee and Payment Options: For all exchange programs (semester and short term), there is a compulsory application fee. For more information and payment options please refer to the Cost and Funding Website.
Insurance: It is a requirement of the exchange program that all students must purchase their own travel insurance to cover them for the duration of their entire journey overseas. More information will be given to students upon acceptance.
Program Costs: You remain enrolled at Macquarie University and continue to pay your tuition fees to Macquarie University. As an exchange student you pay no tuition fees to host university. However, you must also always be prepared for unexpected expenses, and should consider how you will be dealing with the expenses of your exchange before you leave your home country. Prior to departure, you will need to save sufficient funds to cover all of your expenses for the duration of your exchange. Some costs to consider include: airfares, students visa (if required), travel health insurance, accommodation, food, additional travel, entertainment, textbooks, incidental expense. If you wish to work while you are away, it is important to note that work rights for international students vary from country to country. For further information about your visa restrictions please contact the consulate or embassy of your host country.
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It is the largest university in Latin America. As a public research university in Mexico City, the "UNAM" is widely regarded by many university world rankings as the leading university of the Spanish-speaking world. The UNAM generates a number of different publications in diverse areas, such as mathematics, physics and history. It is also the university in Latin America with most Nobel Prize laureates among its alumni and faculty: Alfonso García Robles (Peace), Octavio Paz (Literature), and Mario Molina (Chemistry).
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Business; Education; Engineering and IT; Environment; Health and medical sciences; Law, security and intelligence; Media, creative arts, and communication; Science; Society, history and languages
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Macquarie, Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Admisnistration, Humanities, Communication, Economics and Politics, Exchange, Mexico
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