Technologico de Monterrey (ITESM)
ACADEMIC QUALITY ASSURANCE
Over the past 25 years, Tecnológico de Monterrey’s academic quality assurance has revolved around five main premises: use of the admission standards and processes necessary for selecting the proper candidates, standardized learning assessment conducted internally and by outside agencies, graduate follow-up, evaluation of institutional effectiveness via performance indicators, and the obtainment and maintenance of domestic and international accreditations for specific academic programs and the university as a whole.
Spring Semester: January - May 2019
Fall Semester: August - December 2019
July 1 - July 26, 2019
1. Home University nominates student
2. After nomination, students will receive an application form to their email
a. Within the application students will need to upload a scanned copy of their valid passport
b. When finishing application and uploading passport students will need to click "send' in order to finish with this process
After completing these steps students will be receiving admission by email approximately in two weeks. Email of admission will have acceptance letter attached to it. One week after students will be receiving an additional email from the international programs office with the international student handbook with information regarding housing options and registration, medical insurance and immigration requirements, academic policies and procedures (course selection).
Housing will be assigned on a first come basis upon receiving applications. Information regarding registration and details will be send by email after admission. Housing in residence halls or host family cannot be guaranteed. If any of these options are not available a large amount of independent rent options are available in the university area.
Live off campus
. The majority of our international students rent an apartment upon arrival to Monterrey. Plenty of options are available in the university surroundings. We recommend to make contracts and reservation until arriving to Monterrey. More information about rental companies can be found in international student handbook.
Live with a host family
. Affectionate and friendly families that participate in the Host Family Program welcome students with open arms and additional benefits: Discover the warmth and charm of a Mexican family. Experience Mexican customs and authentic cuisine. Practice your language skills on a daily basis
Live in a residence hall
. Enjoy a global experience interacting with and living among students from Mexico and many other different nationalities. There are 16 residence halls open to men and women. However, none of them are co-ed. seven residence halls are oncampus and nine are off-campus, only a few blocks away. The buildings vary in their accommodations.
: The maximum allowed academic load for both undergraduate and graduate students is 48 units (18 credits) for the January - May and August - December semester terms. Notwithstanding, we recommend you not to exceed 32-40 units (13-15 credits), whereas foreign students need time for other activities that will enrich their international experience.
: The Academic Administration Department provides that there will be at least three partial and one final student progress evaluation. Each teacher will determine which other evaluations are required in his/her course and the dates when they will take place. Progress evaluations are done in different fashions: a. Written tests in the classroom (multiple choice, true or false, essay, etc.). b. Individual or group classroom presentations c. Virtual tests (www or Blackboard). d. Individual or group research.
In each case, the teacher will state the scoring criteria (content, size, format, type of presentation, etc.) in advance.
The grading scale is 1 -100, and the minimum grade to earn credits is an average of 70 at the end of the term. For the purpose of allowing foreign students to convert these grades to the scale used at home, two months after the course is completed a full transcript will be mailed by Tecnologico de Monterrey to their school detailing the names of the assignments and grades earned, with a letter describing the grading system used at Tecnológico de Monterrey.
AREAS OF STUDY:
Agriculture and Food Industry
Social Sciences and Humanities
Communication and Journalism
Applied Arts and Design
Engineering and Sciences
Business and Management
Regular University Courses Taught in English and/or Spanish
At Tecnologico de Monterrey you can attend any of our regular courses taught in English or Spanish in any of the academic fields available at Monterrey Campus and have the credits applied to your college degree back home. Take advantage of more than 150 courses offered in English from different academic areas such as: Business, Engineering, Social Sciences and Humanities.
For courses taught in Spanish
If you are a non-native Spanish speaker, you will need to take Tec de Monterrey’s on-line Spanish Placement Test to assess your level of Spanish. You will be required to score an advanced level to be able to take classes in Spanish.
All foreign students are allowed to attend our courses, according to their Spanish language skills. If they show evidence of having skills in the location test, they may enroll in any regular course taught in Spanish. In case Spanish skills are low you have the option of taking regular courses taught in English and Spanish Language courses.
Some courses are taught both in Spanish and English, but they are offered according to the demand. Therefore, foreign students interested in taking any of these should check before enrolling whether they are available or not. Available regular and special courses are listed in the Academic Brochure issued by the International Programs Department.
Tuition: Calculated based on SIU tuition costs
Residence Halls: Around $2,200
Host Family: $2,343
Living Expenses (Transportation, entertainment): $900
iSummerMX encompasses a set of innovative Summer programs that have been carefully designed for international students. This distinctive approach aims to improve students’ competitiveness by developing the competencies required to face the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.
iSummerMX provides students the wonderful opportunity to learn in a unique and innovative way, through high-class and dynamic sessions, hands-on activities and vivid cultural experiences throughout the country. It also offers the chance to explore Mexico, allowing students to travel, live and study in different parts of the country.
iSummerMX programs run from July 1st to July 26th, 2019, and include two courses taught in English. Here are the program’s brochures for next year:
Culture and Identity: https://studyinmexico.tec.mx/academic-offer/culture-identity
Global Business: https://studyinmexico.tec.mx/academic-offer/business
Fees and Tuition
$1,600 USD for Exchange students
2 courses (10 ECTS, 6 US Credits in total)
Accommodation (hotel and campus residence)
Transportation for all activities during the program and between cities
Breakfast (6 days per week)
Tickets for all the program’s events