Universidad de las Americas Puebla (UDLAP)


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UDLAP is a private university with a national and international reputation. The University encourages students to take advantage of their leisure time to explore Mexico’s music, traditions, cuisine and arts.

The city of Puebla is renowned for its abundance of cultural heritage. No one should leave Puebla without having visited the city of Cholula. One of the oldest cities in North America, Cholula is home to the largest man-made pyramid in the world.

Semester dates

UQ Semester Host Semester Dates
Semester 1 Spring Semester January–May
Semester 2 Fall Semester August–December

View the UDLAP academic calendar.

Guides and additional information

UDLAP has online resources to help get more from your exchange:

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Student testimonials

Full-time study load

24 units per semester at UDLAP is equivalent to 8 UQ units.

Minimum academic requirements

You will need a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.5 to study at UDLAP.

Find courses

Search the UDLAP course catalogue if courses do not appear in the database.

Ensure you search for the correct level of courses - see "Additional Academic Information" below for more detail.

Search the Credit Precedent Database to find courses offered by your host university that have been previously approved for credit at UQ. The database should be used as a general guide only. 

Study areas taught in English

Event, hospitality, hotel and tourism management
Information technology
International business
Political science
Public policy
International business

Course restrictions

Additional mainstream courses are available, however taught in Spanish. You must be at least a B2 level language student to take mainstream courses in Spanish.

Exchange students cannot take a full-time load of Spanish language studies. Some courses must come from other disciplines.


Additional academic information

Course Numbering:

Course codes are composed by three letters + four numbers. The first two numbers indicate the level. 

  • 10 – first year
  • 20 - second year
  • 30 - third year
  • 40 - fourth year
  • 50+ - graduate

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.


UDLAP offers on-campus housing to all students in one of 4 residence halls. All dorms have a 24-hour reception, secure swipe-card entry system.

Cost of living

UDLAP provides an estimate of average expenses to help students budget for their time in Puebla. 

Financial support

A range of funding for student exchange including scholarships, grants and loans are available to UQ students.  


Students approved to participate in the Student Exchange Program are automatically covered by UQ’s Travel Insurance for the country of their host university only.

For more information, read the Student Travel Insurance Policy Summary on UQ’s Travel Insurance web page (login required).

If you plan to travel outside of your host country, you should purchase additional insurance.

All international students are required to have international health and medical insurance for the entire duration of their stay in Mexico.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Organise your visa

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experiences team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

UDLAP provides further visa and immigration advice for exchange students.

Contact the Embassy of Mexico for visa and immigration information.

Travel risk levels

The University of Queensland cannot and does not allow students to travel to any country with a risk level of 3 (Reconsider your need to travel) or above, as assessed by the Australian Government.

If a country's risk level changes to 3 or above, Global Experience programs to that country are suspended until the risk level improves.

Find out the risk level and travel advice for your host country on the Smartraveller website.

Register your travel plans

You must register your travel plans on the International SOS so that you can be contacted and supported in an emergency.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.