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  • Locations: Queretaro, Mexico
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: NWU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2025 10/01/2024 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English, Spanish Minimum GPA: 2.9
Housing Options: Apartment, Dorm, Homestay Areas of Study: Art, Art History, Business, Economics, International Business, International Relations, International Studies, Literature, Political Science, Sociology, Spanish
Program Type: Exchange
Program Description:

Study for a Semester or a Year in Mexico!

Tec-QRO Campus
The Technológico de Monterrey (the Tec) was founded thanks to the vision of Eugenio Garza Sada and a group of Mexican entrepreneurs who made their dream of creating a cutting-edge educational institution come true. The Tec is a private, non-profit institution, which is independent from political and religious affiliations. The Tec strives to form leaders with entrepreneurial spirit, a humanistic outlook, and who are competitive on an international scale. With multiple campuses throughout Mexico and offices in Asia, Canada, Europe, Latin America, and the US, the Tec is a very large university with small- to medium-sized campuses. They have a large international office and are greatly experienced with international students. Check out the Academics section to see what types of courses the Tec has to offer.
The Tec has many campuses throughout Mexico, but NWU has a ‘sister exchange’ program with the Querétaro campus specifically. The campus has been recognized as one of the best options to pursue studies in Latin America and offers the best university facilities in the region. These include classrooms equipped with multimedia technology, 120 laboratories, a new Technology Park, gymnasium/auditorium, new residence hall, specialized buildings and wireless internet connection for the entire campus. Querétaro is a colonial city of one million people 125 miles north of Mexico City and has been declared to be a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. Querétaro is one of the safest and most culturally and technologically advanced cities in Latin America, recognized as one of the first in America to have a completely wireless downtown.   
Academic Calendar
Fall semester (August-December)
Spring semester (January-May)
Academic year (August-May)
Students choose from three options for housing:
  1. Host Family ($100 + $250 per month).
    • Students pay the monthly cost of the local homestay and a one-time placement fee to the university.
    • Includes utilities, food, and laundry
  2. On Campus Residence Halls ($950 for one semester, $1,675 for the year)
    • Includes utilities. Laundry costs $20 per semester.
  3. Off Campus Apartments, Houses, and Rooms for rent ($130 - $475 per month)
    • Included costs vary.
Housing costs will not be billed through NWU. Students will submit their housing payment directly to the Tec or to their landlord/lady.

For more information about housing options, please email
Financial Aid & Scholarships
Everything that helps you pay for NWU will still help you pay for your study abroad at the Tec.
PLUS the Tec is an Exchange program, so students who choose this institution qualify to apply for an NWU Education Abroad Grant.

Apply for an NWU Education Abroad Grant and learn about other study abroad scholarships.
Queretaro at night Queretaro Mexico map

Program Costs
Program costs paid to NWU – students pay NWU tuition and fees for the semester(s) of exchange.

Estimated Additional Costs
  Semester Academic Year
Airfare $700 - $1000 $700 - $1000
1Housing $650 - $2375 $1300 - $4750
2Meals $0 - $2000 $0 - $4400
3Essential Living Expenses $400 - $700 $800 - $1400
Books and Materials $100 - $150 $200 - $300
4Local Transportation $25 - $50 $50 - $100
Insurance $235 - $650 $375 - $1300
Visa (for US Citizens) $0 $40
Passport $135 $135
Estimated Total Additional Expenses                  $2010 - $7060 $3600 - $13425
5Personal Travel and Spending $500 - $1000 $1000 - $2000
1Housing expenses vary by where students choose to live. Homestays include 3 meals per day. The other housing options do not include food and for some utilities cost extra.
2 Homestays include 3 meals per day. The other housing options do not include food. Students staying in homestays should budget at the lower end of the meals estimate. Students living elsewhere should budget at the higher end.
3Essential living expenses include, but are not limited to, toiletries, cell phone, emergency funds, laundry, etc.
4Students staying in homestays and off campus housing should budget at the higher end of the local transportation estimate.
5Personal Travel and Spending amounts vary by student and will be affected by how often a student goes out, travels, and the items they purchase.

Please note that "additional costs" above are estimates only and will be affected by personal spending habits, currency fluctuations, etc.  Prices listed in USD unless otherwise noted.

Students are encouraged to start planning for their study abroad program costs well in advance. When planning for estimated additional costs, students are encouraged to research currency conversion rates.  Please email for additional information about estimated costs.
In addition to taking classes for non-native Spanish speakers, NWU students can select classes at the Tec from the following academic areas:
  • Agriculture and Food
  • Architecture
  • Business and Management
  • Communication and Journalism
  • Design and Applied Arts
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Information Technologies and Electronics
  • Law
  • Sciences and Engineering
Querétaro is one of the states with the highest economic growth in Mexico. It is considered among the 100 most competitive cities in the world, making it a great opportunity to develop your professional abilities through an internship. 8-, 16-, and 40-hour internships are offered that can be combined with regular classes and Spanish classes. Additionally, the Tec offers their own internships for students at the International Programs Office. Follow this link for more information.
For more detailed course information and information about possible internship opportunities, please contact
Spanish language requirements
The Tec offers courses entirely in English, so no Spanish language knowledge is required.
However, beginner and advanced level Spanish classes are available, and past NWU students strongly recommend taking one of these classes.
All students interested in taking courses in Spanish will be required to take an online Spanish placement test and obtain an advanced level.
Outside the Classroom
Students who get involved beyond the classroom will expand their knowledge about Mexico significantly. Take Salsa lessons in the afternoons and have a taste of delicious Mexican food at night in the city! Practice parachuting, fly in a balloon, or participate in the Wine & Cheese Fair of Tequisquiapan!
Queretaro sign in the city
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and some programs may fill up before the listed deadline. Each year applications for Fall, Spring, and Summer will open up on August 1st.  After opening, the deadline will be listed below and an Apply Now button will be available at the top and bottom of this page.  The Tec application has a 2-part application process so students are encouraged to complete their NWU application well before the listed deadline.

 For more information about deadlines and how to apply, please email