Study abroad semester in Mexico

Mexico is a developing country, and it is one of the chief economic and political forces in Latin America. It has a dynamic industrial base, vast mineral resources, a wide-ranging service sector, and the world’s largest population of Spanish speakers, that amount to about two and a half times that of Spain or Colombia. Mexico City’s metropolitan area, with an astonishing 22 million inhabitants, is one of the largest cities in the world.

It is one of the world’s more biologically diverse countries, encompassing vast deserts, tropical rainforests, mangrove swamps, and alpine ecosystems and supporting a wide range of reptiles and mammals, as well as myriad other types of animals.

Mexico has a developing market economy that is strongly tied to that of the United States, with its major markets and sources of capital. The Mexican economy is one of the more influential in Latin America and has grown rapidly since the 1970s. Tourism is growing, and the country is becoming more and more an appealing place for foreigners who wants to spend their vacations in a tropical setting.

What are the best universities in Mexico for semester students?

Are you still undecided whether or not Mexico might be an appealing destination for you? On wearefreemovers you can find a selection of 4 academic institutions offering you the possibility of spending a semester or a full academic year in Mexico. Let’s check some statistics about them.

Here you can see the positioning of the Mexican institutions among the world’s best universities rankings.

NAME QS THE ARWU CWUR CWTS Eduniversal palmes U.S. News & World Report's Best Global Universities Rankings Webometrics
Tecnológico de Monterrey - Campus Estado de México 155 601–800 - 1276 - 5 840 748
Ibero Puebla 701-750 - - 1160 - - - -
Universidad de las Américas Puebla 801-1000 - - - - 3 - -
Universidad La Salle - - - - - - - -

Three out of four Mexican universities are ranked by QS, which is a great thing. Furthermore, Tecnológico de Monterrey has an excellent position both in the QS and in the Eduniversal ranking, with 5 palmes of excellence out of 5. Mexico is a good choice if you want to enjoy a nice semester abroad!

Costs and fees of studying in Mexico

Mexico is a cheap country. Monthly costs of living for a single person are close to 400€. Here you can find a detail of the various costs that you can encounter in this country. Keep in mind that, as a student, you could have access to various discounts which can include food, travel, and accommodation expenses.

When it comes to university’s fees, Mexico is quite expensive, with a median 4150€/semester for free mover students. However, only one university in Mexico has explicit fees, hence the result could be misleading.

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