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.

Key information


20 campuses throughout Mexico


English, Spanish


Fall, Winter, Academic year

Program type


Application information

Application status



2024-2025 applications

Open November 1, 2023

Priority Deadline: January 10, 2024

University-specific additional requirements

No reference letter required, with the exception of Law students; minimum GPA 2.5 (2.7 for Law). See Eligibility section below for details.

2025-2026 applications

Open November 1, 2024

Student experience

Study in Tec de Monterrey - International Student Experience

Program details

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.

Course Information:

There is a course search feature where students can search by language of instruction and semester. They have also given us a spreadsheet of the English taught courses (tentative).

Here is also a set of links to more course information.

One ITESM course equals one UCalgary half course (check with your faculty advisor). Students must have full-time status 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.

  1. Costs

    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.


  2. Funding

    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.

    The Mexican Government also offers an Award for International Students (including exchange students).

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.


Have questions?

Global Learning 101

Please watch this short YouTube playlist before reaching out or booking an appointment. In these videos, you will learn much of the basics about Global Learning, which may answer your initial questions.

Watch Global Learning 101

Academic Advising

Before applying to study abroad, you should ask your academic advisor how this program 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.

Find your academic advisor

Global Learning Advising

If you have questions, please reach out to our office! We offer drop-in advising for general inquiries, and if you have questions about this specific program or any others, you can book an appointment with the responsible advisor.

Please use the link below to find the most up-to-date information about our current advising options.

View the Global Learning Advising page

The advisor for the program is: Veronica V. Cardoso

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.

Application guide

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 global learning 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 Global Learning Advisors will be happy to assist in finding the best options for you and arrange any supports or accommodations necessary to ensure your success.

If you have or are seeking a certificate from Student Accessibility Services, you should provide this early to your Global Learning Advisor to ensure that the option that you are seeking can support your needs.

Please note: All participants must adhere to COVID-19 and other vaccination-related requirements for the destinations visited on this program. Failure to do so may have consequences such as being denied access to accommodation/housing, program activities, or to the host country itself.