University of Montevideo (UM) - private nonprofit higher education institution in Uruguay. UM was founded in 1986. It has an urban campus located in Montevideo.

University ranking. University of Montevideo is the leading university of Uruguay according to the international ratings. University of Montevideo ranks 1 in the national rating of Uruguay, this impressive result was achieved in less then 35 years. University of Montevideo is among the top 5% of world universities

Application process and the cost of tuition. In order to enroll to the university the applicant must provide the results of the examinations and the certificate of the academic performance. Traditionally the academic year is divided into semesters like in many other universities of Uruguay. The cost of tuition for the bachelor’s programs is around 13,000 USD per year. Those who wish to get their master’s degree here should be ready to spend at least 11,000 USD per year. On the university’s official website ( you can find more accurate information on programs and tuition.

The composition of the university. University of Montevideo is relatively small, teaching about 2100 students on average. Being a foreign citizen does not exclude you from the admission process. At UM there are about 5% of foreigners. The academic staff consists of 261 specialists. Foreign specialists are the majority of the academic staff. The university offers its students and the academic staff to participate in the international exchange programs. UM has the following social media pages Flickr, Twitter, Youtube, Facebook, Linkedin.

Infrastructure of UM. The university has a functioning library. The university also provides dormitories for those who need them.
General information
Finance type Nonprofit
Organization type Private
Established 1986
Abbreviation UM
Teachers 261
Students 2,137
Foreigners 5%
Religion None
Academic calendar Semesters
Admission Based on grades and examinations
Gender limitation No limits
Campus type Urban
Housing Available
Exchange programs Available
Library Available
• Ministerio de Educación y Cultura, Uruguay
World ranking 666
Country ranking 1
International Faculty 375
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking 666
QS World University Rankings 634
Cost of living in Montevideo
Expenses - USD/Month Min. Med.
Accommodation 201 235
Food 210 394
Transportation 34 81
Communications and utilities 74 99
Clothing 30 111
Sports and leisure 29 99
Total 579 1,019
Accommodation in Montevideo USD/Month
Shared room outside of centre 203
Shared room in city centre 237
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre 368
1 bedroom apartment in city centre 420
Alternative title
old Universidad de Montevideo

University of Montevideo - Official Description

The Universidad de Montevideo (UM) is a pioneering university located in Montevideo, Uruguay. Since its foundation, UM has developed a national and international reputation for its commitment to academic excellence, research, technological innovation, and social responsibility. UM offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses within five faculties: the School of Business Administration and Economics, the School of Communications, the School of Engineering, the School of Law, the School of Humanities, the Business School (IEEM), and the Center for Biomedical Science. UM cultivates close relations with industrial, public and non-profit sectors. Since 2000, students have completed internships in 1,500 companies and organizations. International students can participate in the credit-bearing Internship Program or the Service- Learning Seminar, a course that combines class time with an opportunity to serve the Montevideo community. UM partners with institutions and universities around the world. The Office of International Affairs coordinates a successful student exchange program, with the number of international students increasing 130% in the past 12 years. Uruguay forms part of the Southern Cone of South America. The capital of Uruguay, Montevideo, is located along the River Plate. In Montevideo, Latin American character combines with European atmosphere. UM´s campuses are situated in a quiet residential neighborhood close to city centre.

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