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Tecnologico de Monterrey (ITESM) SAX
Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico; Cuernavaca, Mexico; Estado de Mexico, Mexico; Guadalajara, Mexico; Monterrey, Mexico; Puebla, Mexico; Queretaro, Mexico; Santa Fe, Mexico (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Semester 1,
Semester 2,
Year (Sem 1 & Sem 2),
Year (Sem 2 & Sem 1)
Partner University Homepage: Click to visit
Program Details:
Postgraduate coursework, Undergraduate
English, Spanish
Program Type:
Exchange Semester/Year
Anticipated Places:
Minimum Mark:
65%; Credit
Agreement Scope:
Not Applicable
Program Description:


Tecnológico de Monterrey
Location: Monterrey
Year Established: 1943
Student population:
University ranking:
A private, non-profit institution, Tecnológico de Monterrey was originally founded by a group of entrepreneurs with a focus on being a leader in entrepreneurship, ethics and citizenship. It enjoys a very high reputation with employers and was first university in Latin America to acquire QS 5-Star rating. Among its accomplishments is the introduction of the internet to Mexico.

The university has no less than 31 campuses all around Mexico. It means students get to experience the country’s culture, learn Spanish and study a diverse range of courses, many of them taught in English.

Unique characteristics
There is an emphasis on active and self-regulated learning and holistic development, with the aim of producing graduates who are prepared for life, socially committed and responsible. Undergraduate programs span food and agriculture, architecture, humanities and social sciences, communications, law, art and design, sciences and engineering, business, health and IT. 

Campuses include Mexico City, 
Santa Fe and nearby Estado de México. This sprawling megalopolis is a wonderful place to visit, with large, open public spaces, an excellent foodie scene and a downtown area full of history spanning the Aztecs through Hispanic colonialisation and the heady days of Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and Leon Trotsky. Other campuses are located at Cuernavaca, known for its high society and student life, Querétaro, a historical city with large open streets and plazas, and Puebla, an important student city with an interesting colonial past. 
Mexico - ITESM - Ciudad de Mex

Academic Information

Course Catalogue 
Information about units of study at the host university

Subject Area/s: 




Design & Applied Arts

Health Science

Business & Management

Agriculture & Food

Arts & Social Science


Information Technologies



Teaching Periods: Semesters/Terms
Autumn Semester: August - December
Spring Semester: January - May

Credit (Full-Time Load/Semester)

University of Sydney

Host University


48 credits

The above full-time load is indicative only.
Applications for academic credit are assessed by the relevant University of Sydney faculty/department based on: study load, contact hours, assessment requirements and level of study.  

Grading System
Excellent - 100
Very good - 90-99
Good - 80-89
Average - 70-79
Fail - 0-70

Transcripts Issued by Partner
Transcripts will be available at the end of your exchange period.


Language of Instruction
Classes at the host university are taught in Spanish and English.
Language Requirement
Spanish language courses are available at some campuses only


What is the host city like?
Find out more information about the host cities: Ciudad de MéxicoCuernavacaEstado de México, Guadalajara, MonterreyPueblaQuerétaro, and Santa Fe

The host university offers information on various housing options at its campuses
Cost of Living
Use this guide to estimate living expenses associated with studying overseas. Exchange students are not required to pay tuition fees to the host university.

Students are required to obtain health insurance valid during their exchange.

Useful Information

For Exchange/International Students
Specific information for exchange students provided by the host university: Ciudad de MéxicoCuernavacaEstado de MéxicoPueblaQuerétaro, and Santa Fe.
Semester/Term Dates
Access the University’s calendar.
A mandatory orientation will be held prior to the start of semester.
Support Services 
A range of support services are available to students at the host university: Ciudad de MéxicoCuernavacaEstado de MéxicoPuebla, and Querétaro.

Information from the Mexican Embassy of Australia.

Student Experiences

Cuernavaca Campus
Hannah Tait
Bachelor of International and Global Studies, Sem 2, 2015 - Sem 1, 2016

Uni Life
We were taken on a tour of the University and participated in icebreaker style activities at orientation – the staff were very helpful and were always easy to find. Making friends in classes was quite easy because they were so small and 3 hours per class is quite a long duration.

Most of the classes were not the ones I had initially selected – I would suggest checking that all the classes are running ahead of time with the host uni. I took 5 liberal arts courses (four worth 2 units and one worth 4 units) which were a 3 hour tutorial per week. It was assessed through a weekly draft of a final 20-25 page paper. It was about 17 contact hours per week. All of my teachers were great – Martin Schwab teaches a fantastic International Politics course.

I lived in off campus apartment style housing called Sky Brux – a representative from my Host Institution contacted me and organized it for me. It was really the place to be for international students and there’s a pool so it’s very social. The rent collector was quite disorganized though – we had to pay in cash and there were no receipts issued.

Money Matters
My weekly expenditure was about 6500 pesos (approx. $500) which covered rent, food, transport and entertainment.

Getting Around
We often had to pay for a taxi to get to and from uni – which I didn’t expect.

There is so much to see in Mexico, so I’d recommend exploring as much as possible instead of spending heaps of time travelling internationally. Try to avoid arriving in places at night and book your hostel/hotel based on advice from someone who has been there before. Definitely book as far in advance as possible - I spent around $2000 getting around within Mexico.