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External: Tecnológico de Monterrey
Monterrey, Mexico (Outgoing Program)
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Program Sponsor: Global E³ 
Restrictions: BC applicants only
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GPA Requirement: 3.0 Language of Instruction: English, Spanish
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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 for more information on other ITESM campuses:


Most courses are taught in Spanish; some English courses offered.


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 :
  • Computer Science Majors :


Fall, Spring, or Academic Year

Summer Program - Monterrey Summer Programs

Available to Global E3 students as a fee-paying program, and not administered by IIE as part of the Global E3 program. Please see the website below, and 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 at:

When will students receive their acceptance package?



Semester Dates

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

Academic Calendar

Course Contents

Course descriptions:

Workload per semester

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

Grading System

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. For more information, go to and click on “Housing Options.”

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



Entry Visa

It is required by law to all students studying in Mexico for more than 2 months to obtain a FM3 student visa. Summer internships, even if they are for less than 2 months, will also require a student visa. Students studying in Mexico for 2 months or less can do it only with a Tourist Visa. It is acceptable for some nationalities to enter Mexico with a tourist visa and then change it in Mexico to a FM3 student visa. The International Office at Campus Monterrey will help you understand and solve your doubts about Immigration procedures. However, it is recommended that you hire a professional legal firm to get your visa. The International Office will recommend some legal firms that can help you do this process.

As an international student, you are asked to bring with you the following documents:
  •     A valid passport.
  •     A student visa (FM3) or a tourist visa (FMT) depending on the case.
  •     Proof of financial solvency, such as credit or debit card statements for the cards you will use while in Mexico.
Important: Even if you have obtained a student visa at the Mexican Consulate or Embassy in your country, you will still need to register it at the National Immigration Institute in Monterrey . For cost about this procedure (changing or registering a student visa), please refer to the cost section of this web.

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?



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

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This program is currently not accepting applications.