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Title: Study in Mexico The ITESM international strategy

Study in Mexico The ITESM international
  • Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
  • Info session Leuven, Belgium
  • 23rd April 2009

The Tecnológico de Monterrey University System
  • Founded by civil society in 1943
  • Supported by 27 non-profit organizations
  • Private, non-denominational, educational
  • High school, graduate and undergraduate divisions

Tecnológico de Monterrey
  • 33 campus
  • 8,804 faculty
  • 91,417 students
  • 4,423 int. students
  • 168,358 alumni

Virtual University
  • 24,453 students (14,574 grad, 8,380 posgrad)

Mission 2015
  • to form persons with integrity, ethical
    standards and a humanistic outlook, who are
    internationally competitive in their professional
    fields at the same time, they will be good
    citizens committed to the economic, political,
    social and cultural development of their
    community and to the sustainable use of natural
  • Statement of international has been present
    since previous mission statement 1995
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4,174 foreign students at Tec (2005)
Africa 0.5
Oceania 2.5
Foreign students at Tec
The international network
Higher Education System in Mexico
  • Academic Degrees
  • 3 academic degrees which are normally awarded in
    Mexico. The first academic degree is the
    licenciatura, comparable to the French
    license or the US mayor.
  • Average duration of study theoretically to 4
    years (although it can be observed that many
    students even after having passed all their
    classes in 3 to 4 years need another 1 to 4 years
    to write their thesis and to obtain their final
    certificate/degree documents). There is a legal
    term for not yet graduated persons, which is
    pasante. Writing a thesis is not limited by a
    temporal framework as is the case of Europe.
  • A recent development, starting from the private
    universities, is the large scale offer of
    licenciatura degrees without having written any
  • Academic Qualifications awarded are
  • licenciatura first degree (theoretically 8
    9 semesters)
  • especialidad special courses (1-2 semesters)
  • maestría Master (theoretically 2-4 semesters)
  • doctorado doctorate (theoretically 4-6
    semesters) 1,100-1,400 PhD/ year

Higher Education System in Mexico
  • Role of private providers of higher education
  • There are twice as many university students
    enrolled in public universities than in private
    universities. University students distribution
    (ANUIES, 2003)
  • Public universities 1,244,942 students (66.8)
  • Private universities 620,533 students (33.2)
  • Public universities often are faced with serious
    financial problems and a dense bureaucratic
    administration. These facts lead in the past 20
    years to the foundation of expensive and fast
    growing private universities, which are mostly
    oriented toward the US-American model of a
    private higher education institution.
  • Private universities play an important role,
    generally they have a high quality of education.
    They offer student facilities, like specialized
    labs, teachers, partnerships with foreign
    universities. Their role is also to provide
    students with opportunities for better jobs and
    possibilities for an international career.
    Employing companies and enterprises view the role
    of these institutions as providers of people well
    prepared, people who are internationally

ITESM System
  • A multi-campus university system
  • Today, Tecnológico de Monterrey is a multi-campus
    university system with 33 academic campus in
    different regions of the country.
  • Statute of a Free University
  • Tecnológico de Monterrey was founded in 1943 by
    Eugenio Garza Sada and a group of businessmen.
    Tecnológico de Monterrey is a private, non-profit
    institution independent of and not related to any
    political party or religious group.
  • Virtual University
  • In operation since 1989, Tecnológico de
    Monterrey?s Virtual University has become a
    pioneering institution in distance education
    extending to various Latin American countries.
  • Internationally accredited programs
  • Administration and Business CMTY Association
    to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
    USA, EGADE Association of MBAs (AMBA) , European
    Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) UK, an
    organization that belongs to the European
    Foundation for Management Development (EFMD)
  • Food industries Institute of Food Technologists
    (IFT) Chicago
  • Engineering CMTY Accreditation Board for
    Engineering and Technology (ABET) - International
  • Journalism CMTY Latin-American Accrediting
    Council on Education in Journalism (CLAEP)

Programmes for International students
Programmes for International students
  • Spanish courses The student learns Spanish
    quickly. Levels basic, intermediate and
    advanced. Also specialized courses Spanish for
    Business, Spanish for Medical uses, etc.
  • Certificates 16 week duration courses. 15 USA
    credits or 25 ECTS in one semester to obtain the
    certificate. European students may inscribe 6
    subjects to fullfill their universitys
    requisites and get the certificate. These are not
    exclusive for international students. They are
  • Certificate in Construction Management
  • Certificate in Political Sciences
  • Certificate in Latin-American Studies
  • Certificate in Latin-American Business Management
  • Certificate in Environment and Sustainable
  • Certificate in International Business
  • Certificate in Audiovisual Journalism
  • Certificate in Production of Audiovisual Media
  • Certificate in Legal Transactions and
    International Business
  • Certificate in Tourism

Programmes for International students
  • Internship program and research projects These
    programmes are for undergraduate and graduate
    students. It offers a work experience in a deep
    sense. Only available in certain campuses
  • Regular courses in Spanish Encourage learning
    the language and helps build relationships with
    national students.
  • Regular courses in English Subjects for foreign
    students with little knowledge of the Spanish
    language. These classes are also attended by
    national students to improve their level of
    English. Only available in certain campuses
  • Social service Gives the opportunity to
    contribute to local communities working together
    with social assistance organizations, hospitals
    and schools. Social incubators - knowledge
    transfer in education, entrepreneurship, health,
  • Professional service The international student
    will have the opportunity to work in a local
    company to discover how to do business in Mexico
    and improve their communication skills in
    Spanish. These are part of the academic programme
    and students will receive 3 credits for 280
    working hrs during a academic period (half-time)
    and 6 credits for 560 working hrs during a
    academic period (full-time practices).

Application Process and Evaluation
  • With agreement Universities sign an agreement
    for student mobility and pre-arrange the
    academic/financial requisites. In such case, the
    application process will start one semester in
    advance. E.g semester abroad Aug-Dec 09 gt start
    application Jan-May 09.
  • Without agreement When there is no supporting
    academic agreement, students can apply to ITESM
    presenting the SAT exam for undergraduate
    programmes and the GRE for graduate programmes
    (available in Europe).
  • Normal academic charge 48 to 60 units
  • Semester evaluation 3 partial evaluation final
    evaluation. Typically, this examinations will
    account for 20 to 35 of total evaluation. The
    other is class participation, class project,
    classmate evaluation and sometimes virtual

Admission requirements
  • Applying to Tecnológico de Monterrey No-degree
    seeking International Program is very simple,
    please determine the type of student you are,
    Exchange or Independent Student
  • Exchange Students Students applying through an
    existing exchange between the students home
    university and Tecnológico de Monterrey, you must
    be nominated by your exchange program office or
    similar. In most of the cases, the student will
    pay tuition directly to their home university.
    Send by courier or express mail the following
    documents (please dont use any regular mail).
  • Tecnológico de Monterrey Admission Application
    Form. Request it via email at
    You will require the approval of your study
    abroad advisor.
  • Your most recent School Transcript with a minimum
    average of 80 (Mexican system) or GAP of 2.5 (USA
    system). Cases of average between 70 79 (GPA
    2.0 2.5) will be considered at length.

Admission requirements
  • Independent Students All those students applying
    directly to Tecnológico de Monterrey, no exchange
    program is needed. Students are required to pay
    tuition and services directly to Tecnológico de
    Monterrey. Send by courier or express mail, the
    same documents mentioned before, plus
  • Letter of recommendation (From a professor or
    advisor who knows your class works well)
  • A non refundable Admission Fee of 100 USD that
    can be paid on any of the following methods
  • Check from a US bank or from an International
    Bank with a partner in th US (the name of the US
    bank has to be printed on the forehead part of
    the Check.
  • International Money Orders (Postal Money Orders
    are not accepted)
  • American Express traveler checks.Note Checks
    should be issue to ITESM

  • Evidence of health insurance with coverage in
    Mexico. A copy of the policy or your insurance
    card will be sufficient.
  • Student visa (FM3) for semester or trimester
    students or a tourist visa (FMT) for summer term.
    Students doing a summer internship will also
    require a student visa.
  • A valid passport and proof of financial solvency,
    such as credit or debit card statements for the
    cards you will use while in Mexico.
  • Tecnológico de Monterrey's Spanish Placement Test
    if you wish to take courses in Spanish and are
    not a native Spanish speaker, and/or have sent
    your TOEFL/IELTS scores if you wish to take
    courses in English and are not a native English

Academic Calender
  • Summer Session / June - July 2009 / 5
    weeksInternship Application Deadline March 10,
    2009 Application Deadline April 24, 2009
    Arrival Day May 26, 2009 Mandatory Orientation
    Session May 27-29 / June 1, 2009 Classes
    Begin June 2, 2009 Classes End July 3, 2009
    Final Exams July 6-8, 2009 Internship Ends July
    28, 2009
  • Fall Semester / August - December 2009Internship
    Application Deadline May 12, 2009 Application
    Deadline July 3, 2009 Arrival Day Aug. 3, 2009
    Mandatory Orientation Session Aug. 4-7, 2009
    Classes Begin Aug. 10, 2009 Classes End Nov.
    25, 2009 Final Exams Nov. 27-Dic 8, 2009
  • Spring Semester /January - May 2010 Internship
    Application Deadline Oct. 6, 2009 Application
    Deadline Nov. 21, 2009 Arrival Day Jan. 5, 2010
    Mandatory Orientation Session Jan. 6-9, 2010
    Classes Begin Jan. 11, 2010 Spring Break March
    29- April 2, 2010 Classes End May 5, 2010 Final
    Exams May 7-18, 2010

Tuition Fees
  • Different for each campus. Depending on the type
    of exchange and programme the international
    student chooses, some examples
  • Summer exchange example Mayan Route Tuition
    0, fee (Community service learning program)
    555, (Spanish for medicine) 282 living
  • Social service 0 tuition fee living expenses
  • Internships and research practices depending on
    the case, 0 tuition fee cost of course
    living expenses.

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Funding for studies/research
  • Erasmus Mundus External Cooperation Window
    MEXICO (EM-ECW) Programme is expected to be an
    opportunity to capitalize on the experience and
    best practice already acquired by Alban
    Programme. This programme aims at contributing to
    the improvement of education and training of
    human resources, promoting partnerships and
    institutional co-operation exchanges between
    Higher Education Institutions. More info at
  • Other providers of scholarships are the national
    government (scholarships and research grants by
    the i.e. CONACYT only at the master- and PhD
    level), higher education institutions
    (scholarships by the UNAM), banks (credit system
    of the Bank of Mexico) and credits by the

Student Life
  • Cultural, sport and student activities
  • Do something with your free time! You may
    register (free) to our program of classes and
    workshops, where we offer a wide variety of
    options, such as Music, Gastronomy, Plastic and
    Graphic Arts, Tennis, Yoga, Tai Chi, Swimming,
    etc. or get involved in the student traditional
    events such as Queens Ball, and the Tree of

More information
  • Website
  • International Programme Offices per campus gt Experiencia internacional gt
    Programas para alumnos extranjeros gt Directorio
    de contactos
  • Visit Campus websites gt Campuses
  • Website (in English)
    Special for our international students

Thank you! Hope to see you in Mexico
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