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Last updated June, 2019

Academic Information

Language of Instruction


Otago exchange students are not able to take English taught courses at UV.

Course Information

UV Courses

  • Oferta Educativa (select "Area" or "Programa Educativo" and choose links till you get to "Mapa Curricular". Then go to the required course under "Experiencias Educativas" for specific course outline).
  • Courses at UV are available to students with an advanced level of Spanish (UV level 4 and above).

Semester Dates

  • Academic Year: January to December
  • Spring Semester: January to June
  • Fall Semester: August to December
  • UV dates

Course Load and Minimum Unit Requirements

  • Minimum Course Load at UV - 4 Courses
  • Maximum Course Load at UV- 5 Courses

Accommodation and the Cost of Living


Paseo Los Lagos VeracruzanaYou may choose to live in a flat or in a homestay. The Coordination of Services to Foreign Students Office at Universidad Veracruzana operates a Homestay Program and also provides information to students who wish to look at other accommodation options available (boarding houses, hotels and apartments).
Information on the Homestay Programme

Estimated cost of Living

Approximate costs in 2020 /2021: approximately USD $6,500 per semester.

Student Visa and Insurance

Student Visa and Insurance information

Living & Travelling in Mexico

Exchange Experiences

The University, City and Region

The University

Universidad Veracruzana entranceFounded in 1944, Universidad Veracruzana is considered one of the leading public universities in Mexico. Its mission is threefold: to generate knowledge and preserve culture, to teach and to learn, and to disseminate culture and to extend services.
Spread throughout the state, the University has twenty three research institutes and seventy-four professional schools which offer fifty-three undergraduate and eighty-two graduate programs. The University has over 58,000 students in its five regions in fourteen cities.

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The City of Xalapa

Map of VeracruzXalapa, capital of the state of Veracruz, is a quaint colonial city that is surrounded by various rivers, streams and springs. It features colonial architecture, enviable coastal mountain climate (1426 meters) and a cool cafe scene related to the town's University of Veracruz.
Xalapeños, as the city's residents are called, refer to their city as "The Athens of Veracruz" for its large creative community and vibrant art scene. The labyrinthine of hilly cobble stoned streets can test your hiking skills while the views and open space will reward you.
Orient yourself around Parque Juárez at the city centre. The park's terraced gardens feature views of Mexico's highest peak, the 5,610 Pico de Orizaba as well as the adjacent, imposing Palacio del Gobierno (open 6am to 9pm). Take pleasure in your surroundings and various attractions that the beautiful city of Xalapa has to offer.

Further Information

For further information about Otago Global Student Exchange please email

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