Areas of Study:
ITESM offers a wide selection of courses in English, as well as Spanish as a second language. Students with advanced Spanish skills can also take regular courses taught in Spanish.
Here is also a set of links to more course information.
One ITESM course of 8 ITESM units equals one UCalgary half course. Students must take at least 3 courses and can take up to 6 courses (48 units) at ITESM.
The academic year is divided into two semesters. The first semester runs from early August to early December; the second semester runs from February - June. They have an intensive 5 week program in January similar to the summer program in July.
ITESM also offers great summer programs.
Exchange students pay their tuition and academic fees to the University of Calgary. Other expenses are paid directly to the service provider.
Also, remember to include things like visas, insurance, vaccinations etc. in your budget planning.
Did you know that you can take your UCalgary funding with you on exchange? Since you remain a degree seeking student at UCalgary while on exchange you remain eligible for any awards and scholarships you are eligible to receive from the university as well as student loans.
Our office administers several awards, including the Global Access Fund (based on a funding-first model where students apply prior to committing to a global learning program) and the Global Learning Award (students apply after being accepted to a global learning program; the amount varies year-to-year as the money is split among chosen recipients). Students may only receive these awards once. Please see the funding page, linked below, for more information.
Options available to exchange students include homestay, student residences and off campus accommodation.
To see which accommodations are available at each campus click here.
For the rest of the campuses, visit the DADA ROOM platform to find available accommodation near our facilities with a member of our Tec de Monterrey community.
This exchange is open to regular, full-time students in any faculty at the U of C, who have completed at least 1 full year (10 courses) at the post-secondary level, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.
Students must have completed a minimum of Spanish 303 (4 semesters of Spanish) or the equivalent to take courses taught in Spanish. There is no language requirement if students take English taught courses.
For applicants from the UCalgary Faculty of Law, a minimum GPA of 2.7 is required, as well as an academic reference letter. Please click here to view the reference letter guidelines & submission instructions. It must be submitted at the time of your application to UCalgary.
Students can choose from 20 campuses across Mexico: Aguascalientes, Central Veracruz, Chiapas, Mexico City, Cuernavaca, Mexico state, Guadalajara, Hidalgo, Irapuato, León, Monterrey, Morelia, Puebla, Querétaro, Saltillo, San Luis Potosí, Santa Fe, Sonora Norte, Toluca, Zacatecas.
Please note: ITESM has 6 more university level campuses, but they are located in areas that are under regional advisories by DFAIT. While these advisories are in effect students will not be permitted to choose the Chihuahua, Juarez City, Ciudad Obregon, Laguna, Sinaloa, or Tampico campuses.