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Universidad de Guanajuato

About the university

Available places: 3 semester places for Autumn 2024, 3 semester places for Spring 2025.

Established: 1732
Number of students: 34,000
Campus: The university has four campuses, Campus Guanajuato is main campus.
Student life: Host students is a programme that helps international students get to know the Mexican culture, and historic and cultural cities. Trips to Mexico City, Teotihuacan, and other former colonised cities are included. During the term, a culture show is organised when international students have the opportunity to showcase their country and city. The university also offers several sports activities, and workshops in dance, theatre, music and poetry.

About Guanajuato

Guanajuato is the capital of the state with 160,000 citizens. It is a picturesque town with squares, houses with pastel facades and cobbled streets and alleys that cover the hills of a small river, overlooking churches and squares. In October each year, more than 35 countries participate in the largest annual international art festival, the Cervantes Festival, where dance, music, art, film and theatre take over the streets of Guanajuato.

Universidad de Guanajuato

Restrictions: Spanish speaking university. Applicant must have sufficient knowledge in Spanish. Students may apply to any of the four campuses but will only be accepted to one.

It is possible to take classes from the Teaching Spanish as a Second Language program only if the student has C1/C2 level of Spanish proficiency.

Only undergraduate level courses are offered to exchange students. 

Closed programmes:

Medicine programmes
Master in Management

Graduate level courses 

Restricted courses: Foreign language courses offered in Campus Guanajuato cost is not waived and students will need to pay course fees. Language courses do not grant academic credits and are excluded of the full-time academic load.

Recommended Spanish proficiency: Applicants to Universidad de Guanajuato are recommended to have:

B1/B2 for regular undergraduate courses or a minimum grade of VG/B (pass with credit) in upper secondary course 3, or a minimum grade of G/B in upper secondary course 4. Alternatively corresponding proficiency acquired in another way.

Applicants for Universidad de Guanajuato should be aware of that the language of instruction is Spanish only. Therefore, all applicants need to decide themselves whether they consider their proficiency in Spanish to be sufficient.

Applicants to Universidad de Guanajuato who consider their Spanish proficiency to be sufficient should contact the International Office to discuss this.

Full time studies (corresponding to 30 hp): The semester academic load is 24 to 32 UG credits, one UG credit equals 24 hours of work

Course types: TBA

Course levels:

Academic year:
Term 1: August–December
Term 2: January–June


University Hotel: Hotel Guanajuato with a special price for exchange students. Other options for exchange students is living with a host family, in a boarding house or in hostels.


Universidad de Guanajuato

Course catalogue

Student grants and loans for studies outside of Sweden

You may be entitled to student grants and loans from CSN when studying abroad.

As the cost of living and accommodation may be higher abroad, you can apply for an extra loan known as an additional loan for studies abroad.

You can also apply for an additional loan to cover additional costs, i.e. travel and insurance costs. 

Latest update: 2023-10-16