Study in Mexico

Are seriously consider studying abroad? Here is a quiz to help you narrow down where in the world to study: What country produces $1 million per minute, $1.6 billion each day, and over $580 billion a year in two-way trade that supports six million jobs in the United States? The answer may surprise you: Mexico. Here is another question: which world language has the second-largest number of native speakers in the world, if the top spot belongs to Chinese? According to some measures, the answer is Spanish, slightly ahead of English.

In the United States alone, there are at least 36 million Spanish speakers, and the Association of Spanish Language Academies predicts  the United States will be the second-largest Spanish-speaking country by 2050, after, you guessed it! Mexico! And the largest percentage of those Spanish speakers will have their roots in Mexico. Are you still contemplating on discovering for yourself the magnificence of Mexico? Consider going through our Study in Mexico guide and all your uncertainties will be set clear right in front of you.

Whether you are a traveler or researcher intending to go to Mexica planning is important but if you’re a student it is an absolute must. You need to find out as much as you can about every aspect of life and study in Mexico. It is not just about choosing from one of Mexico’s 1200 plus universities, you’ll also have to know how best to get there, where to live, what the local and national customs are and how much things cost. Well, the list is endless, welcome to RocApply!

If you intend to study in Mexico you may need to really brush up on your Spanish beforehand: few Mexico-based courses are bilingual and many courses have strict language proficiency requirements.

Mexico is the home of Fergie, and that place your cool older brother/sister went to on spring break that one time, you know right?! But, did you know that when you study here you enjoy so much more than teen party movies and oversized sombreros? The country is home to biodiversity and natural beauties that will leave your eye wishing for more.

Home to a slew of top-notch universities and more than twenty UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Mexico is an ideal place for your study abroad. Some of history’s most famous civilizations built societies in Mexico, many of which can still be accessed and explored by students. Studying abroad in Mexico offers students a special opportunity to work in and travel to historical sites and cities that made this prominent country rise to power in the ancient times.

There is a huge benefit to studying in Mexico, the cost! Mexican universities offer education at relatively low tuition rates and the cost of living here is quite a lot cheaper than Canada for example. Food and drink will cost a fraction of what it costs at home and many historical sites and museums offer student discounts or free entry with student ID cards. Saving money on food, tuition and accommodation will enable you to spend more on tourism and excursions.

With all that Mexico has to offer, as RocApply we’re sure you are off buying your ticket right now. Enjoy the sunshine, inspiring sites, and lively culture; you will be glad if you choose to study in Mexico!

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About Mexico

In the minds of most people, Mexico is usually seen as a beach resort destination or a corrupt narco-state run by drug dealers. However, the majority of people do not know the facts about Mexico, its culture, let alone its people. Their opinion is based on stereotypes and bad press. As a result, they are scared to go to Mexico, but not many people actually know what is Mexico known for. Let us take you through Mexico!

Mexico is a land of extremes, with high mountains and deep canyons in the center of the country, sweeping deserts in the north and green-filled rainforests in the south and east. Mountains cover much of Mexico.

Between the Sierra Madre Oriental mountain range in the east and the Sierra Madre Occidental in the west lies small mountain ranges on the Central Plateau. These regions are rich with valuable metals such as silver and copper. The stretch of land called the Yucatan Peninsula juts into the Gulf of Mexico from the country’s southeastern tip. It was once the home of the Maya civilization, an ancient culture whose great buildings can still be seen today.

Mexico is the product of a rich Indian heritage, three centuries of Spanish rule, and a shared border with the USA. Today, most Mexicans are mestizos, which means they have a blend of Indian and Spanish blood. Throughout its history, Mexico has been home to great artists. The Maya and other Indians made impressive murals, sculptures, and jewelry amongst many arts. Modern Mexican artists include great painters, photographers, sculptors and muralists.

Sport is part of Mexican life. In ancient times, losers of a ritual ball game were once put to death. Yikes! In some dangerous sports, like bullfighting and rodeo – invented in Mexico, competitors still put their lives on the line. Few nations on Earth support as many plant and animal species as Mexicans do. Located partway between the Equator and the Arctic Circle, it’s a refuge for animals fleeing extreme cold in the north and intense heat in the south.

In northern Mexico, deserts are full of plant and animal species that have found means to survive the harsh environment. On Mexico’s west coast, gray whales swim thousands of miles each year from Alaska to breed in the waters off Baja California. The rainforests and coastal wetlands of eastern Mexico are habitats to thousands of tropical plant species and elusive animals like jaguars and quetzal birds.

About Mexico Economy

Did you know that Mexico is the 12th largest exporter in the world? In 2017, the US received 79% of Mexico's exports. Trade with the United States and Canada has tripled since NAFTA's signing in 1994.

More than 90% of Mexico's trade is under 12 free trade agreements. Mexico has agreements with 46 countries, more than any other nation. These trade agreements are a big reason for Mexico's flourishing economy.

Mexico manufactures and exports the close to an equal amount of goods as the rest of Latin America combined. Foreign trade is a larger percentage of Mexico's economy than any other large country in the world.

Mexico's number one export is manufactured products. It also exports silver, fruits, vegetables, coffee, and cotton amongst other products. By numbers, Mexico is the world's eighth-largest producer of oil, at almost 3 million barrels per day. This is less than Canada, Iran, or Iraq but more than other big exporters such as Kuwait, Brazil, or Nigeria. 

Mexico also imports machinery for metalworking and agriculture. The country imports electrical equipment, automobile and aircraft parts, and steel mill products.  Mexico's economy and culture are changing more rapidly than any Latin American countries.

Until 2012, Mexico's economy underperformed compared to Brazil's. However, the country is now a major manufacturing center for electronics. That includes most of the flat-screen TVs sold in the US. It also makes medical devices and aerospace equipment. 

Mexico's trade agreements allow its manufacturers duty-free access to about 60% of the world. That benefit attracts foreign factories to invest here.  International trade, which is exports plus imports, equals 77% of the country's Gross Domestic Product. That is much higher than Brazil’s 23% or even China’s 48%. Mexican companies have access to the United States market. They also share a common language with the rest of the Latin American countries. This emphasis on trade makes Mexico's companies globally competitive and reputable. For example, Gruma is the world's largest tortilla maker. Bimbo is the largest bread maker since it acquired U.S. baker Sara Lee.

Between the years 2010 and 2015, Mexico grew from the ninth to the seventh-largest auto manufacturer. It's the 4th largest auto exporter. It recently surpassed Japan as the second-largest United States auto parts exporter. Mexico built up its infrastructure to enhance trade scheme. That made Carlos Slim Helu, a Mexican telecom tycoon, the world's richest man in the year 2007. He retained that title until 2013 when Microsoft founder Bill Gates regained the position. The Mexican economy has been ranked moderately free for over a decade.

Why Study in Mexico

Affordable Tuition Fees in Mexico
You will Love the Food!
Enjoy authentic Mexican cuisine everyday! Some favorites to check out are Tacos, Ceviche, and Machaca. For dessert, make sure to pick up freshly made Churros or deep-fried ice cream. And do not forget to try the Tequila.  If you are feeling brave enough, dare to eat the worm! Skip the cold winters and head on down to sunny Mexico! As a study- abroad destination, Mexico has many excellent options to offer students, and there is so much to love about the country, from its sandy beaches to its warm and friendly locals!
Affordable Accomodation in Mexico
Celebrate Like a Local!
Mexicans don’t disappoint when it comes to throwing a party! During your stay in Mexico, you will likely get to experience a few mind-blowing festivals. Some of the most popular annual festivals are Cinco de Mayo, Mexican Independence Day, and Dia de los Muertos (the day of the dead). Cinco de Mayo is celebrated on May 5th and commemorates the Mexican army’s victory over the French in the Battle of Puebla in 1862. It is an amazing event, celebrated with dancing, parades, music, and a ton of color just about everywhere!
International Environment in Mexico
World-Class Education!
Mexico is not just about beaches and sunshine, it also offers an array of excellent education options. Mexico has over 2,000 higher education institutions offering a variety of program options; to name a few, Mexico attracts students interested in economics, social sciences, ancient history, Spanish language, literature, and politics. If you are unable to commit the time to a whole degree, Mexican educational institutes offer shorter-term options, for example, a semester abroad, language courses, and other summer programs.
Great Weather in Mexico
Learn a Second Language!
What better way to learn Spanish than by living in Mexico and practicing with the locals?! Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world, so being able to speak it fluently will look great on your CV and can be a great step towards an international career. Impress your friends and future employers with your newly learned second language.

Scholarships in Mexico

Although the average costs of higher education overall are around US$5,500 per year, this varies quite a lot. Public universities in Mexico can charge as little as $350 up to $800 per year for undergraduate programs, while private institutions will charge considerably more, between $1,600 and $16,500 per year.

For decades, the Mexican cultural diplomacy has worked in different successful programs, such as the human capital training through scholarships for academic degrees awarding and research work performing in various areas of knowledge.

The Directorate-General for Educational and Cultural Cooperation, through the Academic Exchange Department, designs and manages the Ministry of Foreign Affairs´ Scholarship Programs for Foreigners. The scholarships of the Mexican Government present two programs namely the scholarship for academic studies and the scholarship for special programs.

Mexico Student Visa

Mexico is the largest of the Spanish-speaking countries, with a rich and diverse culture and countless historical artfacts, many of which are protected UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It’s one of the most-visited places in the world, attracting millions of tourists every year, who are looking to enjoy Mexico’s vibrant way of life. However, the country also attracts foreigners who are looking to work for a Mexican employer or to pursue their studies in a Mexican educational institution.

All the documents you submit have to be in English or Spanish. If the’re not, translate them and include both the original and the translation. All the official documents you submit (birth certificates, school diplomas/transcripts, etc) have to be legalized before submission, such as through an Apostille or the Mexican embassy.

The fee for a Mexico Student Visa is around $36, but it may change depending on the country in which you submit your application. The payment method also differs since some embassies may ask you to pay the fee upfront via bank transfer while others ask you to pay in cash. For more information contact us on email or WhatsApp.