Mexico | International Credentials Equivalencies

Minimum GPA
8/10 or 80/100
B Plus GPA
8.3/10 or 83/100
Instruction Languages
Bachelors Equiv.
Titulo de Licenciado/Tecnico Superior/Tecnologo (Professional) requiring four years of study. *See notes
Masters Equiv.
Grad Sample
First Degree Sample
Licenciatura/Licenciado, Titulo
Grading System

A- Equivalent: 8.6/10 or 86/10

10 Excelente E Excellent A+ 10
9 Muy bien MB Very Good A 9
8 Bien B Good B 8
7.5 B-
7 Regular R Average C+
6 Suficiente S Sufficient C 7
5 Reprobado R Failing F 6

Recognized Universities

El Colegio de Mexico
Instituto Politecnoco Nacional
Instituto Tecnologico Autonoma de Mexico
Inst. Tecnologico Y De Estudios Superiores De Monterrey
Univ. Anahuac
Univ. Autonoma de Aguascalientes
Univ. Autonoma de Baja California
Univ. Autonoma de Chapingo
Univ. Autonoma de Chihuahua
Univ. Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez
Univ. Autonoma de Guadalajara
Univ. Autonoma de Nuevo Leon
Univ. Autonoma de Puebla
Univ. Autónoma de Querétaro
Univ. Autonoma de San Luis Potosi
Univ. Autonoma del Estado de Mexico
Univ. Autonoma Metropolitana
Univ. de Guadalajara
Univ. de Guanajuato
Univ. de las Americas
Univ. de Monterrey
Univ. de Sonora
Univ. del Valle de Mexico
Univ. Iberoamerica
Univ. la Salle Mexico
Univ. Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo
Univ. Nacional Autonoma de Mexico*
Univ. Panamericana
Univ. Veracruzana

Notes for Mexico

Simply completing a Licenciatura program does not automatically entitle a student to receive the Titulo de Licenciado (Title of Licentiate) or Titulo Professional (professional title), which is the Secretaria de Educacion Publica/SEP (Department of Public Education) sealed and approved document that declares the conferral of the degree. To receive the Titulo (title), students must complete all coursework in the plan de estudios (degree plan), and usually a thesis, a period of social service, and a professional examination. The social service is typically 6 months, except for medicine which is 12 months. If the graduation requirements are not met, the document that confirms the completion of the academic program is the Carta de Pasante (Certificate of Passing). This document alone only confirms completion of the plan de estudios (degree plan) and should not be considered a substitute for the Titulo.

The next level of university study is the Grado/ Título de Maestro / Maestría (Master’s), usually 4 terms, or Especialización – Titulo de Especialista (Especialización is comparable to 1-2 years of graduate study in Canada). Medical specializations are 3 years.

The final stage is the Doctorado, lasting for at least 2 years after the Maestría. It requires coursework and defense of a thesis

There has been some incidence of forged documents from UNAM. Academic records may be verified through the UNAM website. Contact the Recruitment and Admissions Office for more information.

Last Update: October 2, 2018

Last modified: June 13, 2019