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InterAmerican Studies / Estudios InterAmericanos

DAAD ISAP Programin cooperation with Universidad de Guadalajara, Mexico

Since 2005 there has been a cooperation agreement between the University of Bielefeld and the University of Guadalajara in Mexico. In 2007, an intensive exchange program (Internationale Studien- und Ausbildungspartnerschaft, ISAP) began, which is funded by the German Academic Exchange Service, DAAD. The exchange program promotes the mobility of students and professors, and each semester three scholarships are awarded, in order to enable students from both universities to experience an international academic stay at the partner institution. Students from Guadalajara study abroad in Bielefeld during the summer semester, while students from Bielefeld study abroad in Guadalajara during the winter semester.

The current agreement binds our university with University of Guadalajara's University Center of Social Sciences and Humanities (CUCSH). The departments of the CUCSH offer several programs related to InterAmerican Studies in the fields of social sciences, media, literature, philosophy, history, and cultural studies. The subjects studied and credits earned during the stay at the partner university can be transferred to the University of Bielefeld upon the student's return.

Scholarship benefits:

  • 6 months of financial support
  • Health insurance costs covered
  • A specific sum for transportation costs

Application Requirements:



  • Letter of Motivation
  • Certificate of Bachelor's degree or Master's transcript
  • Certificate of language qualification (Spanish)
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • CV




The application period for this program normally begins the 15th of January and ends the 15th of February. For more information, please contact the InterAmerican Studies Coordinator.

The University of Guadalajara offers an environment conducive to learning, and the opportunity to meet students from different disciplines and backgrounds. In addition, the university facilitates various cultural and academic events throughout the semester in order to facilitate the prompt adaption of international students.

In addition to the academic offerings available in the CUCSH, it also offers several workshops which approach themes and specific research topics, making it an important meeting point for students and national and international researchers.

Cátedras de Investigadores Nacionales
Cátedra Émile Durkheim
Cátedra Latinamericana "Julio Cortázar"
Cátedra José Martí
Cátedra Primo Levi


As part of its cultural program, the University of Guadalajara organizes the International Book Fair (FIL), which has become the largest event of its kind in Latin America. Every year the FIL presents an extensive program of presentations, conferences, and concerts, aimed at professionals in the publishing world as well as the general public.
Feria Internacional del Libro

The Guadalajara International Film Festival has established itself nationally and internationally as one of the best forums for circulation, promotion, and creative exchange within the film industry of Latin America.
Festival Internacional de Cine de Guadalajara