Universidad de Montevideo Uruguay

About Universidad de Montevideo

Located in the capital city of Montevideo, Universidad de Montevideo (UM) is a private university that is known for having some of the best professors and students in Uruguay. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to learn about business in Latin America by enrolling in undergraduate courses taught in Spanish. In addition to a range of business courses, UM offers courses for communication and engineering students. Courses offered in English during the International Business Semester (each August-December)!



Montevideo, Uruguay

Located between the Rio de la Plata and the Atlantic Ocean, Uruguay has nearly 500 kilometers of sandy beaches. Montevideo is home for nearly two million people and boasts a unique style. The city's architecture blends colonial, European and modern influences. The Old Town, a small peninsula near the metropolitan port, offers many examples of the country's colonial past. Not far from this modern city is an amazing landscape of hilly meadows and rivers. The world famous resort town of Punte del Este is only a short drive or bus ride from the capital. Due to the high value of the dollar, Uruguay is an extremely inexpensive place to live and study.


Undergraduate Program

Program Information

Application Material

Fall Semester Application Deadline: April 1

Universidad de Montevideo does not currently offer business courses in English during spring semester for exchange students. 


Submit the following materials directly to Alyssa Kyff (Building 10, Room 2125) not to the exchange partner or other UNF offices:

Submit the following materials directly to the UNF International Center (Building 58E, Room 2300) not to the exchange partner or other UNF offices:

  • UNF Study Abroad Information Packet (available from the International Center)
  • Copy of visa, once obtained
  • International health insurance information, once obtained

Other Information


Universidad de Montevideo has no on-campus housing. Students can live in student residences or rent apartments at range of prices. Rent ranges approximately from $350–$600 per month, depending on preferences. It is common to pay a deposit of one month's rent and a small contract fee. The International Affairs Office assists students with accommodation information. 

Academic Calendar

The fall semester (or "semester 2") runs from early August to December; the spring semester (or "semester 1") runs from March to July. View the current academic calendar here.  

Spanish Language Courses

Universidad de Montevideo offers a 40-hour, 2-month Spanish language course during each semester. There is a fee of approximately $250 for this program.

Visa & Health Insurance Information

Students are required to individually obtain the necessary visa for study abroad prior to departure. Most semester programs are more than 90 days. Students should visit the U.S. Department of State webpage which links to each country's Embassy. Many visa applications must be made in person — please plan ahead! For additional visa information and to discuss UNF's requirement for health insurance coverage, please visit UNF's International Center (Building 58E, Room 2300).

Additional Information


Ms. Luisa Peirano
Director of International Relations
Universidad de Montevideo
+ 598 (2) 707 44 61 327


Ms. Lucía Curone  

Student Exchange Coordinator 

Office of International Relations

University of Montevideo

+ 598 (2) 707 44 61