UVEG - Inexpensive Official Degrees in Mexico

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by AsianStew, Aug 11, 2023.

  1. Messdiener

    Messdiener Active Member

    While I'm not currently looking to start another Master's program right now, I did end up writing to UVEG to tease out some of the details of their postgraduate offerings. They got back to me after a few days with the following details:
    • All of their programs are open to the public, not just Mexican nationals. But foreign students must complete a revalidation process so that their studies carried out abroad are considered valid in Mexico.
    • Their Master's degree programs are asynchronous. The programs are completely online, and the platform is open 24 hours a day.
    • The program outlines did not mention a thesis nor capstone project, so I inquired if these exist. I was told that, to receive the degree, a student must complete all coursework (~80 credits), pay all fees, and finally request to graduate through their online platform. So I guess that means no thesis?
    • At the postgraduate level, UVEG charges a bimonthly payment per subject, and only 1 subject can be taken each bimester. The master's degree has a total of 12 subjects, and the program has an average completion time of 2 years. If I've done my maths correctly, the admissions fee, total tuition, and various degree issuance fees would come out to 31,048 MXN or 1,822.52 at today's exchange rate.
    I hope this is helpful to anyone planning to apply.
  2. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    AsianStew was talking about a Bachelor's and Messdiener about a Master's. On the surface, it looks like a very big difference between undergrad and grad programs. 2 subjects a month, vs. one every 2 months. But yeah, it's understandable. Plenty fast enough to suit me, anyway. Life in the fast lane, OK. But "Slow Down for School" like the road signs say. :)
  3. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Besides - for the first time in oh - maybe 40-odd years, I actually have a couple of friends. I wouldn't leave them for a life of rum and degrees of varying quality, under the boiling Costaraguan sun. Not if Costaragua paid me. And I'm sure they won't. :)

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