Study for a Semester

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 courses taught in Spanish, a B2 or C1 level from the Common European Framework of References for Languages (CEFR) is required.  You can attend the Spanish Language Courses for foreigners.

November 15th, for Semester 1 (March-July)

May 15th, for Semester 2 (August-December) 

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

Pre-arrival support starts after students will receive 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 takes place early in the semester to encourage students to get to know each other and discover a town outside of Montevideo. 

Semester 1 (March- July)

Orientation for International Students
Tuesday, February 28 – Wednesday, March 1

Start of Classes
Monday, March 6

Public Holidays

Monday, April 3 through Friday, April 7 - Easter Week
Monday, April 17 - Desembarco de los Treinta y Tres Orientales (19 abril 1825)

Monday, May 1 – Día del Trabajador
Wednesday, May 13 – Día del trabajador de la enseñanza privada
Monday, May 22 - Batalla de Las Piedras
Monday, June 19 – Natalicio de Artigas

End of classes
Saturday, June 24

Examination Period (*)
June 27 – August 6

Semester 2 (August-December)

Orientation for International Students
Tuesday, August 1 – Wednesday, August 2

Start of Classes
Monday, August 7

Public Holidays
Friday, August 25 – Declaratoria de la Independencia
Monday, October 16 – Día de la Raza

Thursday, November 2 – Día de los Difuntos

End of classes
Saturday, November 18

Examination Period (*)
Monday, November 20 – Friday, December 29