Universidad de las Américas Puebla
International Students

Our academic programs are accredited by Mexico’s Secretary of Public Education (SEP) so Universidad de las Américas Puebla, UDLAP, is able to grant the Mexican degree of Licenciatura, equivalent in other countries to an undergraduate degree. With a Licenciatura degree you obtain a Título Profesional, which is the document granted upon finishing your studies.

UDLAP is also accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges, SACSCOC, which allows us to grant Bachelor’s degrees.

UDLAP offers two undergraduate options for international students:

  • Licenciatura
  • Bachelor


Licenciatura/Bachelor Options

Given our commitment to educational standards in Mexico, our Bachelor Degree has 150 credits instead of an American 120 credit BA/BS.

Students who finish our Bachelor Degree will be academically ahead of students with a normal American BA/BS.

All students who finish their Licenciatura at UDLAP receive a Título Profesional, as well as a Bachelor Degree diploma, which is backed by SACSCOC. However, international students may opt to obtain only a Bachelor Degree. Below are the specifications for each option:


Licenciatura Specifications

International students who wish to obtain a Licenciatura degree and a Bachelor diploma must consider the following:

  • Study revalidation. All persons who studied outside of Mexico must re-validate their high school or equivalent studies before the Secretary of Public Education. This process must be done during the first six months of study at UDLAP, starting from the first day of classes.
  • 150 credits (300 Units) must be earned, generally in 8 or 9 semesters with a course load of 6 to 7 courses per semester.
  • All Licenciatura students must perform unpaid Social Service at a public institution.
  • Depending on the student’s academic performance, a thesis may be required to finish the Licenciatura studies.


Our Licenciatura programs are available at the following link


Bachelor Degree Specifications

International students who wish to obtain a Bachelor Degree must consider the following:

  • Revalidation before the Secretary of Public Education is not necessary.
  • 150 credits (300 Units) must be earned, generally in 8 or 9 semesters with a course load of 6 or 7 courses per semester.
  • No thesis is required.
  • No Social Service is required.


Our Bachelor Degree programs are available at the following link

* The Medical Surgeon, Dental Surgeon, Nursing and Law Programs, do not grant a Bachelor’s Degree Diploma at the end of it.

The Spring 2018 term starts on Monday January 8th, 2018.

Graduate Studies

International students may enroll in a SACSCOC backed Master or Doctorate at UDLAP.

Find our Master or Doctorate programs at the following link:


UDLAP is one of the most recognized Mexican private universities. Our professors, facilities, and campus are focused on making your university life something invaluable now and in the future.


Your time is now. Choose UDLAP.


International Advisors
  • Kurt Pérez

    Mexico Phone Number: (+52) 22-29-20-00 Ext. 5222
    Toll Free from the US: 01 800 220 770 400