Tecnológico de Monterrey
Monterrey Campus Info | International Student 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.
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
Terms of Exchange
- Undergraduate students: Accepted
- Graduate students: Accepted
- Computer Science majors: Accepted
Language of Instruction
Most courses are taught in Spanish; approximately 200 courses are offered in English
Fall, Spring, or Academic Year
Academic Calendar | Semester Dates (including exam period)
- Fall: early August to late November
- Spring: early January to mid-May
- Chemical Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Computer Science
- Industrial Engineering
- Information Systems
- Mechanical Engineering
- Systems Engineering
Workload per Semester
Each class is worth three credits. The maximum credit load per term is 18 credits (6 courses).
Additional Application Materials
Students nominated by IIE to ITESM must complete the Exchange Student admission application form and online application form and mail several documents as instructed on our Admission website.
Recommendation letter from a professor or academic staff:
- Optional for Global E3 Application. Letter of recommendation may be required by host university as part of the host university application process.
Students will receive their acceptance packet approximately from one to two weeks after complete the online application form.
There are three housing options for your living situation at Tec de Monterrey: live with a host family, live in a residence hall, or live off campus.
Estimated Cost of Living
Office Responsible for International Exchange Students
International Programs Office | firstname.lastname@example.org
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.