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Study in Mexico - Requirements, Universities, Cost

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Why study in Mexico?

Studying in Mexico offers a unique experience of student life, mainly because of the rich history of its people and their great culture. Although you’ll find many programs taught in English, it’s a good idea to have a basic knowledge of Spanish before starting your studies, or make sure you find classes as soon as you settle. Besides being a good opportunity to learn a foreign language, you will need it in your everyday life.

Another determining factor for choosing to study in Mexico is the low cost of studies and living expenses. The total cost of living for an undergraduate or graduate student averages under €1000/month and their currency is the peso (MXN).

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Bachelor’s in Mexico

Bachelor’s in Mexico cover all modern sectors of the global economy and you will find programs that offer high quality studies, opportunities for scientific research and innovative teaching methods.

The fields usually chosen by those who study in Mexico are those of administration, finance and the arts. Popular fields are also health sciences, but also studies of the Spanish language and the culture of the country. Mexico’s rich history provides fertile ground for studies in history, archaeology, contemporary cultural studies and social sciences.



Master’s in Mexico

English-language master’s degrees in Mexico are addressed to all international students who wish to begin their studies in Central America. The education provided by the university programs is of high quality, while the tuition fees are affordable.

Mexico invests heavily in the country’s higher education, making it attractive to students from all over the world. In addition to the modernization of institutions, many new English-language programs are being created to appeal to a wider global audience. Countries that invest in higher education for international students tend to take care of their internships as well as their networking support.



Requirements for studying in Mexico

Requirements for studying in Mexico include English language certificates, IELTS type, copy of passport, copy of high school diploma for undergraduates and copy of degree for postgraduates and student visa for residence permit in the country.

Individual documents, such as a detailed score and personal statement may be requested in postgraduate programs in Mexico, as in all postgraduate applications in the world. Finally, you may also be asked for a translated birth certificate, but this depends on each university.



The IELTS certification is one of the most popular for studying abroad, but also for work. The year of acquisition and the score are two equally important factors for your admission to universities abroad..

Student Visa


The student visa is the most important document you must have if you want to study abroad. Some countries, however, do not require a student visa, such as European Union member countries if you are a European citizen.



The passport is a necessary document that you must have for studying abroad. Although in most countries of the European Union only your national identity card is sufficient - if you are a European citizen - we recommend having a passport for easier movements and less paperwork.

Copy of your degree


For master's studies abroad it is necessary to have a copy of your degree translated into English or the language required by each university. The required score varies from country to country, institution to institution or even school to school. Consult the specifications of the program of your interest to see the exact ratings.

Copy of high school diploma


For bachelor's studies abroad it is necessary to have a high school diploma translated into English or the language required by each university. The required degree score varies from country to country, institution to institution or even school to school. Consult the specifications of the program you are interested in to be sure.



Scholarships to study in Mexico

There are ways to reduce the cost of your studies by looking for a scholarship to study in Mexico. You can search, for example, for student financial aid programs at the institution you have been accepted to. Some universities give financial aid to students who meet certain criteria.

Then you can search official government websites and find out about scholarships in Mexico for international students. Finally, you can search for scholarships to study abroad in various organizations in Greece and, of course, apply for your studies through Brive, claiming one of its scholarships.

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Universities Scholarships


Most universities internationally provide scholarships for studying abroad, covering either all or part of the tuition fees. You can claim your own scholarship, as long as you start your search early to get ahead.

Government Scholarships


Most countries that have invested significant funds in the development and evolution of their education system to make it attractive to international students offer government scholarships to help young talent thrive academically at their universities. Are you one of them?



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What are the best cities to study in Mexico?


The best cities to study in Mexico are Mexico City - the country's capital -, Cuernavaca, Guadalajara, Cancun, Puebla and San Cristóbal de las Casas.

What is the average cost of living for students in Mexico?


The average accommodation costs for students in Mexico are estimated at around €300-400/month.

In what languages are bachelor's and master's degrees offered in Mexico?


The languages in which bachelor's and master's degrees are offered in Mexico are Spanish and English.

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