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Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Mexico FlagThe National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) is a public university based primarily in Mexico City and generally considered to be the largest one-campus university in the Americas in terms of student population. Founded on 22nd September 1910 as a liberal alternative to the Roman Catholic-sponsored Royal and Pontifical University of Mexico, it is the only university in Mexico with Nobel Prize laureates among its alumni: Alfonso García Robles (Peace), Octavio Paz (Literature), and Mario Molina (Chemistry).
UNAM's autonomy, granted in the 1920s, has given it the freedom to define its own curriculum and manage its own budget without interference from the government. This has had a profound effect on academic life at the university, which some claim boasts academic freedom and independence.
Besides being one of the most recognised universities in Latin America, it is one of the largest and the most artistically detailed. Its main campus is a World Heritage site that was designed by some of Mexico's best-known architects of the 20th century.


Exchange places

The exchange agreement between King's and Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México for up to three Full Year Equivalent (FYE) places for each institution. This equates to three students going for a full academic year OR six students for a single semester OR a mixture of the two.


Important: Final decision on your application rests entirely with the host institution and students outside of the department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies will need to obtain a 60 per cent in their end of year exams in order to be able to go on the exchange programme.

Admissions procedure

All prospective outgoing students must first submit an applications to the King's Study Abroad Office.
If your King's application is successful, you will be informed by the Study Abroad Office and then directed to follow the relevant admissions procedure.


If you have any questions regarding the modules you are allowed to take, please see your department's Study Abroad Tutor. Additionally, please see the Credit Transfer page for further details.

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