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The National Autonomous University of Mexico is a very large public research university in Mexico City, Mexico. As one of the largest universities in Latin America (300,000 students), UNAM has with 13 colleges in a variety of fields.

The campus is a UNESCO World Heritage site that was designed by some of 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 such as Diego Rivera and David Alfaro Siqueiros. The UNAM is widely regarded by many university world rankings as the leading university of the Spanish-speaking world. All coursework is taught in Spanish. UT Austin students receive additional preparatory coursework and student services support and housing placement through the University of California Education Abroad Program (UCEAP) in Mexico City.


Area(s) of Study

  • Accounting
  • Communication Studies
  • German
  • Liberal Arts
  • Ancient History And Classical
  • Economics
  • Government
  • Mathematics
  • Anthropology
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • History
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Engineering Studies
  • Humanities
  • Portuguese
  • Biochemistry
  • English As A Second Language
  • Iberian And Latin American Lan
  • Psychology
  • Biology
  • Environmental Science
  • International Relations And Gl
  • Sociology
  • Chemistry
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • Civil Engineering
  • Geography
  • Journalism
  • Spanish Civilization
  • Communication
  • Geological Sciences
  • Latin American Studies
  • Writing


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Academic Information

**Suspended in 2021-22** UNAM - a renowned university with 13 colleges in a variety of fields. Students take 2 Spanish & Culture courses in July with the University of California Education Abroad Program. All coursework in Spanish. The internship option through UCEAP is non-credit-bearing for UT students.

Language(s) of Instruction



Service Learning/Internship

  • Service Learning - No
  • Internship - Yes


There are no housing facilities on the UNAM campus so students must arrange a home stay or rent an apartment in the city. The University of California Education Abroad Program (UCEAP) will facilitate housing placement in shared apartments. Click on link for more information.

Open To

Students from all colleges and schools

Program Cost

Program cost includes UNAM/UCEAP Program fee - housing included in Program fee. Students pay a one-time $75 application fee and regular UT tuition for the semester abroad. SCHOLARSHIPS: $24,000 in Latin America scholarships awarded annually | International Education Fee Scholarship.


- Spring
  • Program: January 8, 2024 to June 12, 2024
  • Instructional: January 10, 2024 to June 12, 2024
  • Final Deadline: October 1, 2023
- Fall
  • Program: June 25, 2024 to December 4, 2024
  • Instructional: June 25, 2024 to December 4, 2024
  • Priority Deadline: March 1, 2024
  • Final Deadline: March 15, 2024

Application Code


Program Coordinator

Julia Pfeiffer

Additional Resources

Program Website
Peer Evaluations
Exchange Partner Information
Frequently Asked Questions

Next Step

1) View mandatory advising videos Explore: Education Abroad 101 & Regional. Attend a live Q&A if you have questions. 2) View the Ready to Apply video. 3) Self-authorize your application via the Get Started link below and apply! Find Videos, Q&A events here:

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Program information above is subject to change