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  • Locations: Monterrey, Mexico
  • Program Terms: Fall / Academic Year, Spring
  • Program Sponsor: Global E³ 
  • The online application is currently closed. Please see the announcements for information on when the next application cycle will open.
Fact Sheet:
Disciplines Available (engineering or related field):
Biotechnology, Chemical, Civil, Computer Science, Electronic, Industrial, Information Systems Technology, Mechanical, Mechatronics, Systems
Graduate Students Accepted?:
Courses Available in English?:
Program Description:

Tecnológico de Monterrey
Monterrey, MEXICO

Monterrey Campus Info

This information in this brochure focuses on the Monterrey Campus. However, Global E3 students may also apply to any of Tec de Monterrey's 30+ campuses. Please see the following website for more information on other ITESM campuses.


Most courses are taught in Spanish; some English courses offered (approx. 200 courses offered in English).


The Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM), was founded 1943 by a group of successful Mexican entrepreneurs. Currently, there are 32 campuses around the country that make up the Tecnológico de Monterrey Education System. Specifically, the Monterrey Campus has received both national and international recognition for providing 67 years of academic excellence to its students.

The Monterrey Campus is the largest and most recognized campus in the Tecnológico de Monterrey System. It is accredited by several national and international organizations, such as:
  •     SACS – Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in the United States
  •     EQUIS – European Foundation for Management Education
  •     AACSB – International Association for Management Education
  •     ABET – Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology

Study Level

  • Undergraduate Students : Accepted
  • Graduate Students : Accepted
  • Computer Science Majors : Accepted


Fall, Spring, or Academic Year

Summer Program - Monterrey Summer Program

This summer program is available to Global E3 students as a fee-paying program and is not administered by IIE as part of the Global E3 program. Please visit the program website or contact the university directly for more information.


Disciplines Available :

  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electronics
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Information Systems
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics
  • Systems Engineering

Additional application materials?

Applicants must complete the Exchange Student admission application form and online application form and mail several documents as instructed on our Admission website.

When will students receive their acceptance package?

Approximately from one to two weeks after filling online application form.


Semester Dates

  • Fall: mid-August to early December
  • Spring: mid-January to mid-May

Academic Calendar

1) Visit
2) Access Admission menu
3) Access Calendar

Course Contents

A course catalog can be found on our homepage. The course catalog is located at the first page in a banner under the name of "courses".

Workload per semester

Each class is worth three credits. The maximum credit load per term is 18 credits (6 courses).

Grading System

Class Structure
- Most of the classes are 48 hours of contact in the classroom (3 hours per week during the semester and 10 hours per week during the summer)
- Class size averages are 30 students
- Small group projects, oral presentation and student's active participation in class are highly encouraged by our professors
- Homework is assigned regularly
- 80% of classroom attendance is required to pass the course
- On a typical class, you will take 2 partial examinations and a final exam

Academic Transcripts


Is on-campus accommodation available to exchange students?

There are three options for your living situation at Tec de Monterrey: live with a host family, live in a residence hall, or live off campus.

When can exchange students move in to the hall of residence?

During Official Arrival Day


Entry Visa

To study in Mexico you require a visa. This visa will vary depending on the time planning to study in Mexico and on the nationality of the student.

- For students coming to study for a semester or less (180 days or less), an FMM visa for non-lucrative activities will be required. This visa should be given to you during your entrance to Mexico.

- For students coming to study for more than a semester or a whole year (181 days or more), a temporary resident student visa will be required.

Obtaining your Visa

At your arrival, you will also receive all the necessary help to make sure you have a legal status while studying in Mexico.

It is very important that, as an international student, you bring the following documents with you to Mexico: Valid Passport and Admission Letter.

Your acceptance package will include details of the costs of obtaining or registering a visa in Mexico . In addition, you will receive more information on how to apply for a visa during the Orientation Session after your arrival to Tecnologico de Monterrey.

Health Insurance

As part of the regulations, Tecnologico de Monterrey requires all students to have a major health insurance policy. Because of this, you must arrive with an insurance policy covering your entire stay and you must show it at the International Programs Office during the Orientation Program. If you do not have this type of insurance, you must buy one during the first days of your stay.


When should I arrive?

You must plan to arrive at least one day before the Orientation Session, whereas important academic information will only be available on the first day of Orientation.

Is airport reception available?

The Office of International Programs offers transportation from the airport to the University on the Official Arrival Day.

Is there any bank on campus?

Yes, there are two banks inside the campus, 1) BBVA Bancomer 2) Banco Santander


Estimated expenses


Office responsible for incoming exchange students

International Programs Office



Monterrey is the third largest city in Mexico. Thanks to the high level of quality tourist services it offers, it is considered a world-class destiny. Easy to get to, by air or ground transportation, its first-rate venues and tourist-centered infrastructure (i.e. 118 hotels with more than 18, 400 rooms), make this city one of the most desirable hosts for professional meetings and conventions.

Even with its large population, Monterrey is considered one of the safest cities in Mexico. It is home to the largest number of schools, institutes, universities, technical and higher education centers per capita in the country. Thousands of foreign students live in Monterrey making this city full of life and diversity.

Distinguished for its vision and entrepreneurial culture, Monterrey has become a center for economical leadership in Mexico and Latin America. This has made Monterrey an important site for investment, enabling the formation of a dynamic society, modern and very rich in its diversity.

Monterrey, the capital of Nuevo Leon, is a multicultural city where culture, adventure, entertainment, and business come together to give you an outstanding array of opportunities to explore.

Monterrey’s downtown area is only a 5-minute drive from Tecnológico de Monterrey. There you will find magnificent plazas and gardens, which are highlighted by a pedestrian mall to the West and the Old Town to the East.

Monterrey’s beautiful surroundings set the stage for nature lovers who enjoy exciting ecotourism and travel adventures. There are many choices for those who want to see some of Mexico’s stunning northern deserts and mountains.

Learn more about Monterrey

Learn more about Mexico

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The online application is currently closed. Please see the announcements for information on when the next application cycle will open.