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Information for students from Mexico

Find out about the Mexican student community at Southampton, entry requirements for our courses and other information specific to your country.

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Entry requirements

This information is for general guidance only; entry requirements vary for different courses. For more specific details, please visit the relevant course web page or contact the admissions office for your chosen subject area.

Foundation year entry requirements 

International Foundation Year (progressing to undergraduate degree in management, humanities, arts and social sciences) Mexican Bachillerato, Bachillerato Tecnologico or Preparatoria Tecnica, achieving an overall average grade of 7.5/10 or 75/100
Engineering Foundation Year (progressing to undergraduate courses in engineering, physics, computer science and geophysics) Mexican Bachillerato, Bachillerato Tecnologico or Preparatoria Tecnica, achieving a minimum overall average grade of 8 out of 10 (80%) with at least 8 (80%) in both maths and physics 
Science Foundation Year (progressing to undergraduate courses in biology, chemistry and other science-related courses)

Mexican Bachillerato, Bachillerato Tecnologico or Preparatoria Tecnica, achieving a minimum overall average grade of 8 out of 10 (80%) with at least 8 (80%) in both maths and a science subject

Please note that this course does not progress to an undergraduate degree in medicine.

Undergraduate entry requirements

To be considered for a place on one of our undergraduate (bachelors) degrees, you will need:

High grades in UK A levels 
Between 28 and 38 points in the International Baccalaureate (IB) 

Postgraduate entry requirements

Masters programmes

Mexican Licenciatura, Titulo Profesional (if awarded after 4 or more years of study), Maestria, Curso de Especializacion or Doctorado from a recognised University or an equivalent professional qualification approved by the University with an overall qualification of at least 8 out of 10 

UK 1st degree equivalent: 8.5 or 85
UK 2.1 degree equivalent: 8.0 or 80

PhD programmes

Good grades in bachelors and masters degrees awarded by a recognised university, and a strong research proposal

English language entry requirements

You will need to be able to demonstrate the required level of English language proficiency. Find out more about our English language requirements and support

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The Mexican student community

We are pleased to welcome students from Mexico to the University each year. In 2016/17 we have 193 Mexican students studying with us.

Student-run clubs and societies

Getting involved in clubs and societies is a great way to meet other students from your country and from around the world. There are many societies run by the University's Students' Union (SUSU) for different interests, religions, sports and academic groups.

Visit the University of Southampton Students' Union (SUSU) website for more information about clubs and societies.

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Key facts

Mexsu, the Centre for Mexico-Southampton Collaboration exists to facilitate the exchange of researchers and students between Mexican institutions and the University.

Find out more about Mexsu.

The University of Southampton is a member of the Britmex Consortium, which is a group of seven UK universities committed to long-term collaboration with Mexican institutions

The University of Southampton's Modern Languages Department has an agreement with the British Council in Mexico for the joint delivery of the Online MA in English Language Teaching, also supported by the Mexican Secretaria de Educacion Publica

Our departments of Law, Arts and Social Sciences have a student exchange programme with the Universidad de Monterrey

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Close to the starting date I was worried about the normal difficulties when facing a new city and different culture, so I decided to contact the Mexican Students Society to obtain support and advice. They were very helpful!

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