The Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM)

The Tecnológico de Monterrey is a Mexican private educational institution founded in 1943 by a group of entrepreneurs led by Eugenio Garza Sada. At the present time it has 33 campuses distributed throughout 29 cities in the country, as well as academic centers in Mexico and other Latin American countries; it also has several international offices in North America, Europe, and Asia.

You will be studying at campus Guadalajara (Spanish SPA).

You will be studying at Mexico city campus (English SPA only).

Guadalajara is a modern city affectionately referred to as the 'Pearl of the West'. The campus offers excellent facilities with interesting ‘project based’ classes, and welcoming staff.

Mexico City is a fascinating capital that beguiles its visitors with endless options. One of the largest metropolitan areas in the world, with 16 boroughs and more than 300 neighbourhoods, it might seem a bit overwhelming to the first-time visitor, though it doesn’t have to be. Many of the most visited tourist attractions in Mexico City are concentrated in the historic center, including the Plaza de la Constitucion or Zocalo, the National Palace, Metropolitan Cathedral, Templo Mayor, Palace of Fine Arts and Alameda Park. A few blocks north of the Palace of Fine Arts, Plaza Garibaldi is one of the best places in Mexico City to hear live mariachi music.

Tecnológico de Monterrey is a private Business School ranked #1 in Mexico.

Tecnológico de Monterrey holds prestigious triple accreditation: AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS.

Triple accreditation is the accreditation awarded to 68 business schools worldwide by the three largest and most influential business school accreditation associations:
AACSB - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
AMBA - The Association of MBAs
EQUIS - European Quality Improvement System



Campus facilities

Founded in 1991, the Campus Guadalajara is located in the northwest outskirts of the city. Something remarkable about the campus is the good balance between the green areas and the modern buildings, which combine in perfect harmony to bring a fresh and friendly learning atmosphere.

Campus Guadalajara has earned national and international prestige due to the quality of its academic programs and facilities.

IT and Library

General Info: distinctive element of Campus Guadalajara has been the offering of diverse facilities to all of its students.  As a registered student you can use all on-Campus facilities during service hours:

  • Library (On-line catalog, digital library, newspaper library, video library, specialized data bases, collaborative work rooms, individual study area)
  • Auditoriums and a Convention Center
  • Academic tutoring, counseling and professional orientation
  • Web based academic platforms
  • Computer lab
  • Campus-wide wireless network
  • Sport facilities
  • Outdoor facilities
  • Cafeterias and snacks
  • Parking lot
  • Student transportation (Expresso Tec)
  • Cultural workshops
  • Emergency medical service

Other (Gym, Sports, Club)

Sport Activities
Sport Facilities:

  • Olympic Pool
  • Gym
  • Basketball courts
  • Football fields
  • Softball/Baseball fields
  • Tennis courts
  • Aerobics classroom: guided routines of step, power ball, circuit, fat burner, strengths and flexibility, etc.
  • Volleyball courts (concrete and grass)
  • Running track (400m. long)

Cultural Activities
Cultural Department provides diverse activities that satisfy the interests of the students. It has Multiple Use Classrooms (SUM):

  • SUM1: Orchestra, Mariachi, Drums, and Percussions
  • SUM2: Flamenco, Jazz, Capoeira, Folkloric Dance, etc.
  • Rehearsal room: Large room with wooden floors and mirror walls, ballet bars, audio equipment, cordless microphones, lockers, DVD player, videocamera, and plasma screens 

CIEF (Consulting, Business and Financial Research Center)- Created to provide the business sector professionals who have a competitive advantage over those from other universities. The learning method is based on the consulting and research development of the theorical basis, a better and different practice with applications on real multi-disciplinary projects with a high impact. The Financial Trading Room simulates a trading floor with an interactive board (Bloomberg), business meeting rooms, and a council meeting room.

CCI (International Competitivity Center) - A smart building where you can find the information and technologic complements for your courses. It hosts the library, computer centre, study rooms, and a cyber coffee. It is also the venue for cultural events such as art displays, book presentations, musical shows and theatre plays.

Academic calendar

Spring Semester: January to May

Autumn Semester: July to December

Academic life

Grading system:

Grading scale is from 1 to 100, minimum passing grade is 70.

Teaching Methods:

Short assignments and monthly exams are typical during the semester. Longer assignments are given at the end of the semester, either as a term project or in the form of a final exam. There is a relatively high degree of class participation.

Since almost all university courses are held in Spanish you will need a good knowledge of Spanish to study at ITESM.


You are required to take a minimum of 20 ECTS or equivalent per SPA semester for a Spanish SPA, and 30 ECTS or equivalent for an English SPA, although you may want to register for more if you wish.

Please note the following when selecting your modules:

  • You may not enrol in any course that you have previously taken at Regent's University London

  • Ensure the module you are interested in is running in your SPA semester (AS =autumn semester = 1st semester SS= spring semester = 2nd  semester)

  • Courses must be one semester long. Students may not be allowed to take yearlong courses

  • You must take a minimum of 20 ECTS credits or equivalent, this can includes one language course

  • All courses must be taught and examined in the target SPA language

  • You must submit your Learning Agreement with the courses you have registered for no later than three weeks after your arrival at the host institution

Please bear in mind that you will have to take a placement test upon arrival, which will determine your level of Spanish. This will define the course choice offer available to you.




Passing requirements

Students must pass a minimum of 15 ECTS credits or equivalent for a Spanish SPA and 30 ECTS or equivalent for an English SPA per semester.  Students must sit all the exams and complete all assignments for the courses they have registered for.

To pass a course you must get a mark of 70 or above. To have the right to take the final exam (a written exam, presentation or any other work), you need to have attended at least 80% of all the classes. Late arrival in class is considered being absent. Please note that you must take all exams.

Attendance is strictly marked at ITESM.

There are no options to  to take resit exams on SPA at ITESM.

If you fail to meet the above requirements, you will be required  to make up the missing credits.


Disability provisions

Please contact the IPO for more information regarding the support services at ITESM for students who have disabilities.


Mexico’s culture is rich in history, and is solidly based around family, religion, people and tradition.


Guadalajara is located in the west-center part of Mexico, at an altitude of 1567m above sea level. It is the capital of the State of Jalisco, and it is the second largest city in the country. With an area of more than 500Km2, Guadalajara’s metro area is formed by 4 main municipalities: Guadalajara, Zapopan, Tlaquepaque, and Tonala. The city is located within Central Time Meridian (-6 GMT). It’s only about 500km away from Mexico City, and about 300kms from the pacific coast line.

Guadalajara is known worldwide for its traditional hospitality, with a wide variety of cultural and recreational attractions and delicious cuisine. But most of all, it is known for its people. More than just a city, it represents Mexican culture with its folklore, the renowned Mariachi, handcrafts, tequila and the national sport, ‘Charrería’. Few cities can offer such legacy of four and a half centuries of culture, endorsed by the richness of the religious and civil architecture and by the hard work of its people.

The modern section of the city offers an excellent selection of stores where the visitor may find a great variety of clothing, footwear, accessories and gifts. The Metropolitan Area of Guadalajara has a hotel capacity of over 16,000 rooms that vary from Economic to Five Star and Luxury Class. Several of these hotels have magnificent services for conventions and expositions, providing the most modern and advanced technology.

Guadalajara is known for having a great weather, consider by some as a "near perfect" one. Both summer and winter are very mild. Afternoon showers are present almost everyday in summer moths, from late May to late September. May is the hottest month of the year. July and August have the strongest storms. Usually, rain only lasts 2 or 3 hours, after that it becomes sunny again.

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Housing in Guadalajara is not as difficult as some may think. You just need to be aware of certain aspects in which to base your decision when choosing a place to live. There are three different options for housing international students:

1. Residence Halls inside the Campus (girls can also stay at the new female dorms located 700 meters away from the campus).

Tecnológico de Monterrey Campus Guadalajara, offers student dorms (called ‘Residencias’) inside the campus and they can be rented for either one semester or a year at an acceptable price. The only way in which you can use the dorms is by becoming a resident, this is staying and paying for the whole semester.

ATTENTION: The residence hall has a set of rules and regulations that have to be followed.

To check prices, enrolment process, regulations, and more information, please check out the Residence Hall web page at:

2. Host-Family Program organized by Tec de Monterrey.

If you wish to stay within a family and share their customs and values, you can try the family housing program which places international students with families that have met the requirements of the International Office of Tec de Monterrey. This option is the best for learning Spanish. There’s a set of rules and regulations that have to be followed in order to be a part of the program. To find out more about this program, please contact the International Programs Office.

3. Looking for housing on your own.

The West area  of Guadalajara has modern buildings, historical monuments, huge malls whereas the East is the oldest area of the city, and has less tourist attractions, furthermore it is further away from the university campus.

To search for a place to live, the newspaper you must check the classified ads "Avisos de ocasión" section in the major newspapers, which are:

‘El Informador’


Cost of living

ITESM suggests that in Mexico, the cost of living can be generally lower than in other countries.

Average Costs:


Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant

7.04 $

Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant

26.56 $

Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar

5.58 $

Milk (regular), 1 liter

0.89 $

Loaf of Fresh Bread

1.33 $

Fresh Cheese (1kg)

7.04 $

Water (1.5 liter bottle)

0.96 $

Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range)

7.92 $

Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)

1.06 $

One-way Ticket (local transport)

0.46 $

Monthly Pass

19.02 $

Taxi (5km within center)

3.47 $

Basic (Electricity, Gas, Water, Garbage)

85.82 $

Mobile Phone 100 Minutes Call

27.11 $

Internet (2 Mbps ADSL flat)

35.10 $

Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult

69.90 $

Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend)

13.46 $

Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat

4.48 $

Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre

410.44 $

Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre

173.20 $


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Students who have been nominated to study at ITESM will be sent an application pack via email the semester before they are due to start their SPA.

Health Insurance

Please note that at Campus Guadalajara it is MANDATORY for all international students to be covered by the Health Insurance plan offered by our institution; it is the only insurance we can accept, without exception.

The insurance company is Travel Guard Chartis (former AIG Mexico, Seguros Interamericana S.A. de C.V.). The approximate cost per semester is $320.00 US dollars.

Students will have to make this payment upon arrival, during the first weeks of classes.

Visa requirements

You need a visa to study in Mexico. For further information please contact the Mexican Consulate, Halkin Street, London SW1X 7DW, Tel: 020 7235 6393, e-mail: . Further information about visas will be found in your information pack from ITESM.


Av. General Ramón Corona No. 2514
Col. Nvo. México

Contact: Alejandra Guzmán Neri
Department: International Programs Office
Phone: 00 52 (33) 3669 3000 ext. 5806
Fax: 00 52 (33) 3669 3083

Please note: The information on this page is accurate at the time of publishing. Some details have been sourced from external websites.




Country: Mexico
Language of tuition: English,Spanish
Level of study: Undergraduate
Partner type: Bilateral Exchange partner

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