Tecnológico de Monterrey

Mexico City

Language of instruction


The Tecnológico de Monterrey was founded by a group of Mexican entrepreneurs who made their dream of creating a cutting-edge educational institution come true. It is a private, non-profit institution which is independent from political and religious affiliations.

At Tecnológico de Monterrey’s campuses, which are strategically distributed all over Mexico, you can join more than 1,100 student groups and take advantage of a rich variety of cultural experiences.

Semester dates

UQ Semester Host Semester Dates
Semester 1 Semester 2 (Spring) February–June
Semester 2 Semester 1 (Fall) August–December

View the Tec academic calendar.

Guides and additional information

Monterrey has online resources available to help get the most out of your exchange:


Tec has multiple campuses spread across Mexico:

  • Mexico City campus
  • Queretaro campus
  • Cuernavaca campus
  • Estado de Mexico campus

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Student testimonials

Full-time study load

48 Tec credits per semester is equivalent to 8 UQ units.

Minimum academic requirements

You will need a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.5 to study at Tec.

Find courses

Search the Tec course catalogue if courses do not appear in the database.

Ensure you search for the correct level of courses - see "Additional Academic Information" below for more detail.

Search the Credit Precedent Database to find courses offered by your host university that have been previously approved for credit at UQ. The database should be used as a general guide only. 

Study areas taught in English

Biological sciences
Biomedical science
Business information systems
Chemistry and biochemistry
Communication, digital media and PR
Computer engineering
Computer science
Environmental studies
Film, TV and media
Food science
Human resources
Information technology
International business
International relations
Materials engineering
Mechanical engineering
Mechatronic engineering
Peace and conflict studies
Political science
Public policy
Software engineering
International business

Course restrictions

The course offer displayed on the course catelogue is tentative. The final list of courses will be avaliable one month prior to the beginning of the term. 

Archeology courses are not available to exchange students.

Undergraduate business courses are not available at the Queretaro campus.

Exchange students cannot take a full-time load of Spanish language studies. Some courses must come from other disciplines.

Note: The number of courses taught in English will vary across campuses. 


Additional academic information

Tec has online resources to help navigate their academic policies:

Credits: 8 Tec units = 3 hours of class per week plus 5 hours of independent work outside the classroom = 3 US credits = 5 ECTS (16weeks/semester)

Internship & Volunteering Opportunity: The United National in Mexico (AMNU) has internship and social service positions available. For more information please visit their website or watch these videos.  If you are interested in applying please contact the Latin American Exchange Advisor for contact information.

Course Numbering:

Course codes include a four digit number. The first three digits indicate the year level.

  • 100 = basic level
  • 200 = intermediate level
  • 300 = advanced level


Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.


Accommodation options at Tecnologico de Monterrey vary from campus to campus. Students will generally be able to choose between university residences, homestays, and independent accommodation

Cost of living

Tec has developed a detailed list of living expenses students can expect to encounter on their exchange.

Financial support

A range of funding for student exchange including scholarships, grants and loans are available to UQ students.  


Students approved to participate in the Student Exchange Program are automatically covered by UQ’s Travel Insurance for the country of their host university only.

For more information, read the Student Travel Insurance Policy Summary on UQ’s Travel Insurance web page (login required).

If you plan to travel outside of your host country, you should purchase additional insurance.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Organise your visa

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experiences team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Contact the Embassy of Mexico for visa and immigration information.

Travel risk levels

The University of Queensland cannot and does not allow students to travel to any country with a risk level of 3 (Reconsider your need to travel) or above, as assessed by the Australian Government.

If a country's risk level changes to 3 or above, Global Experience programs to that country are suspended until the risk level improves.

Find out the risk level and travel advice for your host country on the Smartraveller website.

Register your travel plans

You must register your travel plans on the International SOS so that you can be contacted and supported in an emergency.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.