With some of the highest-ranked universities in Latin America, a unique way of life, and very cheap living costs, it’s easy to see why so many international students choose to study in Mexico.

More and more people are choosing to pursue an MBA in Mexico, a regional powerhouse starting to emerge as a global political, cultural, and economic force. It can boast the highest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites of any country in Latin America, with one of those – Chichén Itzá – also classed as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. But, Mexico is perhaps most famous for its cuisine. Avocado, tomato, zucchini, chocolate, and jalapeños are all native to Mexico. Meanwhile, you’re likely to find Mexican restaurants serving tacos, quesadillas, and enchiladas all over the world. A country with such a rich cultural output certainly makes for an amazing place to live and study.

The Mexican government has made huge commitments to invest in higher education, promising 100 new universities and almost two million extra university places. It is symbolic of Mexico’s growing status as a highly-developed, 21st-century country. With some of the highest-ranked universities in Latin America, a totally unique way of life, and much cheaper living costs than the rest of North America, it’s easy to see why so many international students choose to study in Mexico.

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FAQ about studying in Mexico

International students who plan to study in Mexico must visit their regional Mexican Consular office and apply in person forStudent Temporary Resident Visa. The fee for a Mexico Student Visa is around US$36, though prices may vary depending on the country in which you submit your application. Temporary Resident Student Visas are valid for six months. Once you arrive in Mexico, you are required to exchange your visa for a temporary resident student card at the National Migration Institute (INM).

The country’s top universities, including Tecnológico de Monterrey and Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), have been rising the rankings in recent years to sit on the fringes of the global top 100. IPADE Business School, meanwhile, is seen as one of the best business schools in the world in North America outside of the USA.

There’s no getting away from the fact that graduates in Mexico will enter a tough job market and developing economy. However, it should be noted that less than 20% of the adult population hold a university degree of any kind, so entering the job market with a master’s or MBA will put you at a huge advantage.

The majority of international students in Mexico are from its neighboring countries and make up around 1% of the total student population. However, with very affordable living costs, an amazing quality of life, and some of the best universities in Latin America, international student numbers in Mexico are on the rise.

Mexico-page (IK-Kil Cenote near Chichen Itza)

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