Study at UM

Below are the entry requirements and steps to apply to the Universidad de Montevideo for a semester or year. 

General requirementsmore

In order to be admitted to the University, you should meet the following entry requirements:

> Be at least 18 years old
> Be in at least the second year of your studies
> 3.0 GPA or better (on a 4.0 scale) and in good standing at home college or university
> Prior coursework related to intended studies at the Universidad de Montevideo
> To attend directly courses in Spanish a B2 or C1 level from the Common European Framework of References for Languages (CEFR).  You can attend the Spanish Language Courses for foreigners.

Application Packagemore

The UM Office of International Affairs will send the online Application Form after receiving the completed International Student Contact Form or the nomination from your home University.


Application deadlinesmore

November 20, for Semester 1 (March-July)
April 20, for Semester 2 (August-December)


Pre-arrival support starts after students are sent the letter of acceptance by email. Next the Office of International Relations makes sure students receive, also by email, an updated student guide package and academic calendar, followed by a schedule of courses offered during the semester. Once the student receives the schedule, the University offers academic counseling so that students can choose courses that best match their interests and needs.

As part of pre-arrival support, the Office of International Relations organizes a two-day orientation program at the beginning of each semester, designed to help new international students settle in by introducing them to the University and to Montevideo. Another day trip is organized early in the semester to encourage students to get to know each other and discover a town outside of Montevideo.