Tecnológico de Monterrey

Area of Study Business, Creative Arts, Engineering, Indigenous Studies, Information Technology, Languages, Law, Politics, Science
Course Language(s) English, Spanish
Average Credit Load 40 TEC Credits/30 ECTS
Semester dates August - December
January - April

About the University

Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM) Guadalajara provides students with an excellent opportunity to study at one of the top universities in the country, and offers a rich learning environment in the second largest city in Mexico. Guadalajara, is a city that retains its traditions and culture, from mariachi music to museums to delicious cuisine. Students can choose from a variety of courses geared to foreign students, which may be taught in English or Spanish. Students with previous knowledge of the Spanish language may take regular university courses alongside local students. A limited number of regular university courses are taught in English.


Guadalajara, Mexico

Guadalajara is the second largest city in the country and it is ranked as the eighth best city to visit in Mexico and South America. Known for tequila and mariachi music, both were born in Jalisco, the state of which Guadalajara is the capital. The Guadalajara historic center is dotted with colonial plazas and landmarks such as the neoclassical Teatro Degollado and a cathedral with twin gold spires. The Palacio del Gobierno houses famous murals by painter José Clemente Orozco.

Exchange information

Courses available

For more information in English taught courses, visit the ITESM website.


Campus Guadalajara offers student dorms called “Residencias”. One building is located on-Campus and the other one is just across the street. Students may choose to live in dormitory-style housing, in a homestay, independently. Homestay distances from campus may vary. Meals and laundry are typically included in the homestay option.

Cost of living

Mexico is one of the more cost effective countries for study abroad due to the strong dollar against the peso.  Cost for homestay accommodation per semester including week-day meals is MXN 25,935-29,260. Other expenses including meals, books, and independent travel can range from USD 3,700-5,000 depending on the individual student.

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Visa requirements

Please verify your visa requirements with the Mexican Consulate or Embassy in your country and on the following link, since the National Immigration Institute (INM) could modify those requirements without previous notice and because regulations might vary per country. You can search for the closest Consulate or the Embassy in the site of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores).

If you are staying for more than 180 days you absolutely need a Student Visa. It is recommended you obtain a Student Visa even if you are staying less than 180 days. Do not forget to bring the payment receipt if you were charged for the Visa. The Mexican Consulates and Embassies around the world are the only immigration authorities that can issue this kind of visas.  You cannot obtain student status once you are in Mexico.

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