ITESM/Tecnológico de Monterrey
With 20 campuses throughout Mexico to choose from and a wide variety of courses taught in English, ITESM is a great choice for everyone.
Study at one of the most prestigious universities in Latin America (#2 in Mexico, #178 globally, QS 2019). ITESM offers a variety of locations with a hands-on approach to education, cooperating with many local industries and organizations. The EGADE Business School at Tec de Monterrey is one of only 90 business schools worldwide with a Triple Crown accreditation.
20 campuses throughout Mexico
Fall, Winter, Academic year
Virtual Fall 2021
First come, first considered for remaining spaces until May 25, 2021
First come, first considered for remaining spaces until October 15, 2021
University-specific additional requirements
One academic reference required - see the Eligibility section below.
Open Nov. 1, 2021
ITESM is offering virtual exchange again for the fall semester (August 9 - December 7, 2021) terms. Courses will be available to view March 26. They also have a virtual research program available with 70+ projects across several faculties.
Fall Deadline: May 25
Students can take between 1-5 courses virtually.
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.
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 the International Study Travel Grant for students travelling on approved UCalgary study programs that are credit bearing. The amount changes year to year as the money is split evenly between qualified applicants. Students may only receive the study travel grant once. Please see the funding page for more information.
*This program is eligible for Eyes High funding! This is an internally nominated award worth $3000. Eligibility requirements and more can be found on the funding page.
Options available to exchange students include homestay, student residences and off campus accommodation.
At present, there are Tec Residence Halls at the following campuses: Monterrey, Guadalajara, León, Veracruz, Puebla and Querétaro.
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 2.9.
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.
An academic reference is required for a complete application.
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.
Global Learning 101
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Before applying to study abroad, you should ask your academic advisor how an exchange might align with your degree (e.g. best time to go, what courses you need).
After you are accepted, you should ask your academic advisor more specific questions about courses/transfer credits. It’s also recommended to follow up with your advisor again once you return to Calgary.
Study Abroad Advising
If you have questions about this exchange program, you can meet with the specific advisor for this program by booking an appointment through the link below. Appointments are currently on zoom.
1. Select “Book an Appointment”
2. Select “Study Abroad Appointments”
3. Select “Book by Appointment Type”
4. Read through the list of appointment types to select the most appropriate type and view available times.
How to Apply
Download the application guide
This PDF contains information on how to complete your application and what to do after you have applied.
Identify three programs of interest
We recommend applying for your top three programs for the priority application deadline, as placement may be competitive. We will assess your applications in ranked order.
Check requirements and deadlines
These may vary by program, so check the individual program pages and make sure that you are aware of any different application deadlines or eligibility requirements.
Start your application
Once you have gathered everything you need, you can begin your application!
Please note: Applications will not be considered complete until all required documents are submitted in full.
International travel presents challenges that may not be found when attending classes on campus. There may be a lack of resources, emergency services, hospitals, accessibility issues and/or demands on the physical and the mental self, all of which can challenge individuals when away from their usual support systems and structures. Adequate preparation is essential.
For this reason, it is imperative that you evaluate all aspects of your own physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual condition against the rigors of the particular study abroad program you are selecting. If you are unsure of whether or not this program is a good fit for you and/or if you have any circumstances that could impede your enjoyment of the program, please contact us. Our Study Abroad Team will be happy to assist in finding the best options for you and arrange any supports or accommodations necessary to ensure your success.
Please note if you have or are seeking a certificate from Student Accessibility Services, you should provide this early to your Study Abroad Advisor to ensure that the option that you are seeking can support your needs.