Tecnológico de Monterrey

Mexico City
Mexico

Language of instruction

Spanish
English

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:

Campuses

Tec has multiple campuses spread across Mexico, only four of these campuses are currently open to exchange students:

Exchange deadlines

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 17 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 22 June (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (for Semester 2 of the following year)

Student testimonials

  • Bachelor of International Studies
    Semester 1, 2018
    Exchanging to Mexico was the best choice I could have made for myself - let it be your best decision too!
  • Bachelor of Arts
    Semester 1, 2018
    An eye-opening experience that has developed my professional and personal abilities. It gave me the confidence and motivation to seek out more international opportunities.
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Full-time study load

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

Minimum academic requirements

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

Language
Students may not be required to demonstrate any language proficiency, however, it is recommended students have:

  • English: Equivalent to IELTS 6.5 for courses taught in English
  • Spanish:  Minimum level of B2 CEFR.

Study Options
Not applicable to this university. However, you will need to choose all courses from a single campus and indicate this on your application.

Find courses

Search the TEC21 Spring semester 2022 course catalogue. See course restrictions for details. 

The course syllabus can then be used to search for specific course codes and their full course profiles. 

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. 
You must still check the host university course catalogue to see if courses from the Credit Precedent Database are still on offer and in the correct semester of your exchange.

Study areas taught in English

Undergraduate
Advertising
Agriculture
Anthropology
Biological sciences
Biomedical science
Biotechnology
Business information systems
Chemistry and biochemistry
Communication, digital media and PR
Computer engineering
Computer science
Economics
Environmental studies
Film, TV and media
Finance
Food science
Human resources
Information technology
International business
International relations
Marketing
Materials engineering
Mechanical engineering
Mechatronic engineering
Music
Peace and conflict studies
Philosophy
Physics
Political science
Public policy
Software engineering
Spanish
Postgraduate
Economics
Finance
International business
Marketing
Spanish

Exchange deadlines

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 17 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 22 June (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (for Semester 2 of the following year)

Accommodation

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.  Details regarding university residences will be provided once accepted by the host.

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.  

Insurance

Students approved to participate in a Semester-based Exchange 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

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 17 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 22 June (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (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 UQ Abroad 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, UQ Abroad 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

We recommend that you register your travel plans on the Smartraveller website so that the Australian Government can contact you or your family in an emergency.

Non-Australian citizens should register with their closest consulate.

Exchange deadlines

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 17 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 22 June (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (for Semester 2 of the following year)