admission of new students to the National Autonomous University of Mexico
(UNAM) is done through the General Administration Scholar Affairs Direction
The applicants to the College of Veterinary Medicine, students
are evaluated in terms of their general academic background, with emphasis on
Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics.
There are two annual applications dates: January and April.
Information for specific applications dates can be reviewed at www.escolar.
unam.mx (the semester starts in August).
Application forms can be found at the same website. The number
of available positions is 450, without distinction for Mexican or foreign
are no resident implications. All the students have to take the admission test.
Recommendation letters are not needed.
Applicants must have at
least a high school average grade of 70%.
Minimum of semesters
needed in: mathematics, physics, chemistry, and biology
Physics (4 semesters)
Inorganic and organic
chemistry (4 semesters)
Principles of biology
and general biology (4 semesters)
Social sciences /
humanities (6 semesters)
Electives (2 semesters):
selected topics on biology, statistics, morphophysiology or physicochemistry
For students from
foreign high schools, beside the admission test, they have to submit all
necessary official documents to “Dirección General de Incorporación y
Revalidación de Estudios (DGIRE) UNAM”. Submission instructions can be found
at http://www.dgire. unam.mx/contenido/revalidacion/revalbachc.html.
Foreign students whose
primary language is not Spanish will have to do a proficiency Spanish language
It is not necessary
AP credit policy:
Is not part of the admission requirements
It is based on the
application dates, in January and June.
They are not used
Foreign students must
have a good command of the Spanish language
SUMMARY OF ADMISSION
The next application
dates can be checked at www.escolar .unam.mx
It is not necessary
Considered on an individual basis, and ordinarily granted for
personal reasons, illness, and lack of economic resources or other situations
beyond the control of the students.
Grade of 80% or above in the admission exam.
of Number of
EXPENSES FOR THE 2012–2013
Tuition and fees:
$2,000 USD per year