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Technological University of Monterrey

As an exchange student, there are a few things you need to know about going to Technological University of Monterrey. Learn more about the location, the courses and student life! 

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The Technological University of Monterrey is a private university ranked No. 1 in Mexico and No. 3 in Latin America by QS Latin America Rankings 2020.

With 26 campuses around Mexico, it is a truly national university with the highest academic standards and with the vision to educate with leadership, innovation and entrepreneurship for the human flourishing.

Tec de Monterrey is a place where you will find different academic programs to fit your needs.


Mexico is a well-known tourist destination, offering the fabulous beach destinations of Acapulco and Cancun. According to the Lonely Planet, “Mexico is packed with history and culture” including 26 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, such as the remains of the Mayan and Aztec civilisations, and the floating gardens of Xochimilco in Mexico City.

Level of competitiveness

Less competitive *

The level of competitiveness (Less competitive * / Competitive ** / Very competitive ***) refers to one's chances of being allocated an exchange space at this partner. This is an approximation determined by the number of applications received for this destination during the last academic year versus the total number of exchange spaces available to Queen Mary students. 

Academic Calendar

  • Semester 1: August to December
  • Semester 2: February to June

Each semester has 12 weeks of classes and the majority of classes have three to four contact hours per week per unit. These are followed by a three week exam period.

For more information, consult Monterrey's semester dates.


Attend regular courses taught in Spanish and more than 500 courses offered in English in different academic fields such as Engineering, Biotechnology, Information Technology, Business, Economics, Humanities, Social Sciences, Architecture, Arts and Design, Agriculture and Food Technology, Health Sciences and Political Sciences.

Go to course catalogue.

Please check the list of majors offered in the three campuses in the metropolitan area of México City: List of Courses - Three Campuses Monterrey [PDF 418KB]

Important for Comparative Literature students: very limited availability of literary modules, so not an option for single honours students studying Comparative Literature. Joint honours students studying degree programmes including Comparative Literature need to ensure options exist that fulfil Queen Mary course requirements.

Find out more about credit transfer and grade conversions.


Accommodation options will vary according to campus but all campuses will offer the following three options:

  • Residence Hall
  • Private rented accommodation
  • Host family programme

More specific information is provided on each campus website.

Campus Life

Students play a very active role outside the classroom. Many engage in any of the more than 350 different extra-curricular activities organised every semester in different fields. As an international student, you are welcome to participate in any of these activities.

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Your guide to studying abroad at the Technological University of Monterrey [PDF 13,131KB]