Welcome to ITAM

In light of currrent events, ITAM extends an invitation to Mexican and international students currently residing and studying in the US who would like to continue their education in Mexico. This website will give you information about the opportunities ITAM can provide, guidance through our application process, and advice on other aspects of moving to Mexico for college or graduate education. We also have opportunities for exchange students who would like to spend up to a year at ITAM. Scholarships and other financial aid are available. Funding decisions will take into account both merit and financial need considerations and will be taken on a case-by-case basis.

Required documents for the admissions process

Required documents for the admissions process

  1. The appropriate admissions application form (you can download the form at: http://www.itam.mx/cgi-bin/admision.)
  2. For college admissions, an official transcript of your last three years of high school and your high school diploma (your average should be at least a C); for graduate admissions, an official transcript of your undergraduate studies and copies of your high school and college degrees.
  3. A copy of your birth certificate.
  4. A copy of your CURP if you are a Mexican citizen. If you are not a Mexican citizen, upon admission, you will need a student visa; see below the section on Immigration.
  5. Two recent color photographs with white background and matte finish, size 4.5 x 3.5 cm, with no hats or eyeglasses.
  6. A copy of your passport or other official ID with your picture and signature.
  7. SAT or GRE/GMAT score, as appropriate for your desired program of study, sent directly from the testing agency to Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico.
  8. Graduate programs may require letters of recommendation; see each program website for details.
  9. The admission process requires a payment of 355 Mexican pesos. To make the payment online with a credit card, fill out the online form click here and email veronica.vazquez@itam.mx.
Immigration and Legalization

Immigration and Legalization

All non-citizens of Mexico need to obtain a student visa to study at ITAM. To obtain a student visa, see the official requirements at: http://www.gob.mx/sre/acciones-y-programas/visa-de-residente-temporal-estudiante

ITAM will provide letters of admission required for the visa process, and when the student has financial aid from ITAM, it will provide letters explaining the amount of aid.

If your high school or college degree was obtained outside Mexico, you must upon arrival apply for legalization of studies at the Mexican Public Education Ministry (SEP, for “Secretaria de Educacion Publica”). For this purpose, you will need the following documents:

  1. Birth certificate
  2. High school diploma (this is required for both college and graduate level study).
  3. High school transcripts only when applying for college level education.
  4. College degree and transcripts if applying for graduate study.
  5. All documents issued outside of Mexico should be duly notarized and apostilled before you arrive in Mexico.


    A recent decree of the Secretary of Public Education will make Legalization of studies only required for students who practice professionally in Mexico during or after their course of study. Check with the director of admissions for your desired program of study before proceeding with the Legalization process, as it may not be necessary in your case.


About ITAM

ITAM is a private, non-religious research university located in the heart of Mexico City, near the historic neighborhood of San Angel. Originally established as an economics school in 1946, ITAM has grown to offer undergraduate and graduate programs in Economics, Political Science, Law, Applied Mathematics, Risk Management, Business Administration, Accounting, International Relations, Computer Science, and Engineering. Considered a leading academic institution in the Latin American region, ITAM has a number of exchange agreements and joint academic programs with universities across the globe. Currently, forty percent of our students come from outside the metropolitan area of Mexico City, including a significant number of international and exchange students.

  1. ITAM
  2. ITAM Undergraduate Programs
  3. ITAM Graduate Programs
  4. ITAM Admissions for Undergraduate Programs
  5. ITAM Admissions for Graduate Programs
  6. CIE
  7. International Office at ITAM
  8. Association of Foreign Students at ITAM
  9. ITAM Exchange Programs

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