Warm, inviting and full of passion!
Mexico is the largest country between the United States and South America with beaches spanning along the East and the west, as well as a diverse landscape of mountains, deserts and jungles in between. The 13th largest country in the world, Mexico has one of the world’s largest economies and is the tenth largest oil producer in the world, the largest silver producer in the world and is considered both a regional power and middle power.
Keeping up with Mexico’s impressive expanding economy, is an equally impressive higher education system, which is consistently strengthening each year, making it a study abroad destination that is definitely worth considering.
Looking to apply for your studies in Mexico? All you need to do is apply directly to the university of your choice via the admissions department. The admissions requirements of Mexico vary from institution to institution, but you may be asked to take an entrance exam, and/or a test of language proficiency depending on your circumstances.
The tuition fees in Mexico vary depending on the courses you choose to take and the institution you choose to study at. Although the average costs of higher education overall is around US$5,000 per year, this price is directly related to your personal study plan and choice of university. Tuition at public universities in Mexico can range from as little as US$350 up to US$850 per year for undergraduate programs, while private institutions can charge considerably more, for example, between US$1,600 and US$16,400 per year, and averaging at US$11,700.
The living costs are fairly low in Mexico, with housing in Mexico’s major cities costing around US$150-200 per month, or even less for areas outside the centre. Travelling around Mexico and into surrounding countries is very affordable, with the local metro train costing as low as US$3 per day for unlimited use and local buses costing as low as US$2 per journey, as well as several international connections by land, air and sea. All basic costs, including housing, transportation and food/drink can usually average out to about US$400 on a strict budget, or as little as US$500 on a standard budget.
Options never fall short for your free time during your studies in Mexico. A large variety of local activities, sports (especially football), as well as colourful cultural holiday events are a great way to connect with new friends in Mexico! There is a strong social culture in Mexico, and you can easily find your way into the hearts of the locals by simply going out to enjoy food, drink, music and conversation with them regularly.
Top 3 reasons to study in Mexico:
- Excellent weather all year long.
- Low living costs.
- Some of the best food you will ever eat!
Did you know this about Mexico?
- Currently, Mexico’s highest ranked institution is the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, with a very colourful group of alumni who have gone on to become presidents in 3 different countries, as well as various other political figures, scientists, artists and athletes. The National Autonomous University of Mexico also features in the 150 top universities in the world in terms of employability (Emerging-Trendence, 2016).
- Mexico has 68 official languages. How is that for a challenge?
- The world’s largest pyramid isn’t in Egypt, but it is actually Tlachihualtepetl, located in Mexico!