Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas

General information


La Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas "Francisco Garcia Sainas" (UAZ) is the most important educational and cultural project that the Zacatecans have built, since in 1832 our House of Studies was established. It’s the largest and most important higher education institution of the entity.

UAZ and collaboration

The presence of the University is found in all regions and municipalities, in all states and other countries, through its graduates . The contributions of the university can also be seen in different areas of social and economic life, culture and politics. Today, the UAZ directly realizes its presence  in 16 municipalitie, which are concentrated in two thirds of the inhabitants of the state territory.  It’s an educational institution linked to expectations of progress and welfare of all Zacatecans. It shows its commitment by being part of ANUIES, the CUMex and other collaboration networks.


Currently, it has an enrollment of 20.595 students of higher education, of which 95% are enrolled in undergraduate educational programs and 5% are graduates from the 58 municipalities of the state, the 32 states of the Mexican Republic and more than 20 other countries. In terms of gender , 53% are women and 47% are men. Student care is a priority and there is comprehensive commitment throughout their stay, plus 6.8% of low-income students receive a scholarship and 3.3% of the students receive student home hosting by the UAZ . We have a transparent, fair and reliable admission process through different policies and internal and external instruments.

The educational offer includes 38 undergraduate educational programs , 10 programs of medical specialties, 27 Master's educational programs and 8 doctoral programs.

Language Requirements

In your application, it is mandatory to add a certificate proving your proficiency in Spanish