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Exchange
MECHANISMS

If you come to El Colegio de México on an exchange program, you will find an institution of higher education that offers world class learning opportunities as well as unforgettable and unique intellectual, cultural, and social experiences.

As a student of El Colegio de México you can:

  1. Complete one or two semesters as part of an exchange program, during which you can pick courses from any of the institution’s and receive official grades (equivalent for credits) at your university at the end of the semester, or
  2. Complete a research stay of between a month and a year’s length while receiving advice from a professor that works in topics related to yours.

 

  • STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAMS
    (Undergraduate and graduate) one or two semesters

    In order to be an exchange student at El Colegio de México you must: 1. Fulfill the eligibility requirements, 2. Be supported by your university’s international office (or equivalent), and 3. Submit the documents that constitute your exchange file before the deadline Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo..

    Requirements:

    1. Language. Although we do not request the results of any particular test, students are expected to know and continue to improve their Spanish. All classes are held in this language and academic expectations are rigorous, so those that do not have a level high enough to meet these expectations will not be able to get a passing grade. It is important to mention that, in general terms, professors may allow students to turn in final papers and tests in English. However, this possibility depends entirely on each professor.
    2. Grade Point Average (GPA). The students at El Colegio de México must hold a GPA of at least 8 on a scale of 0 to 10 at all times. Therefore, exchange students should have this GPA or its equivalent at their origin institutions as well when applying.
    Deadlines
    January – June semester: October 15th
    August – December semester: May 15th

    The exchange file should include the following documents:

    1. Letter of support from the university of origin. In this document, the institution’s officer in charge of international liaisons states that the student has their support to pursue an exchange program at El Colegio de México. The document can be sent electronically or as a hard copy via courier service. We discourage the use of the postal service.
    2. Application form, properly filled out and signed.
    3. A statement of purpose addressed to the director of the Center of Studies in which you want to enroll. It has to be the one in which you will take most of your courses.
    4. The official GPA report of the program you are currently in.
    5. Two academic support letters written in English or Spanish.
    Once you send the documents that constitute your file, a Board of Professors will review your application. The decision of admitting you as an exchange student is a prerogative of this collegiate body. We will let you know the result one month after you turn in your documents, at the latest.

    Important: the decision about the student’s admission is final and depends exclusively on the Board of Professors of the corresponding Center of Studies. The Academic Exchange Office (OIA) does not participate in this process.

    The Ministry of Foreign Relations of the Mexican government offers financial support for this kind of exchange programs through the Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation (AMEXCID). For more information, visit the AMEXCID website.

    The application for admission is independent of financial support and there are times when the deadlines do not match, so we recommend considering this and planning ahead.
  • RESEARCH
    stays

    It is not necessary for your institution to have an agreement with El Colegio de México for you to do a research stay with us. However, you must be registered as an undergraduate or graduate student at your university of origin. Research stays last for up to 12 months and are directed by a researcher-professor of El Colegio de México.
    In order to come to El Colegio de México for a research stay you must: 1. Be supported by your university’s international office (or its equivalent), and 2. Submit the documents that constitute your exchange file at least two months before the stay is expected to begin Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo..

    Requirements:

    1. Strong command of Spanish or command of English and knowledge of Spanish.
    2. A research project related to one of the topics considered at the chosen Center of Studies.
    The research stay file should include the following documents:

    1. Letter of support from the university of origin. In this document, the institution’s officer in charge of international liaisons states that the student has their support to pursue a research stay at El Colegio de México. The document can be sent electronically or as a hard copy via courier service. We discourage the use of the postal service.
    2. Application form, properly filled out and signed.
    3. Summary of the research project of up to 5 pages.
    4. Resumé.
    5. Two academic support letters written in English or Spanish.
    Once you have sent the documents that constitute you file, the Board of Professors of the Center of Studies of your choice will review your application. The decision of admitting you for a research stay is a prerogative of this collegiate body. We will let you know of the result one month after you turn in your documents, at the latest.
    Important: the decision about the student’s admission is final and depends exclusively on the Board of Professors of the corresponding Center of Studies. The Academic Exchange Office does not participate in this process.

    The Ministry of Foreign Relations of the Mexican government offers financial support for this kind of research stays through the Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation (AMEXCID). For more information, visit the AMEXCID website.

    The application for admission is independent of financial support and there are times when the deadlines do not match, so we recommend considering this and planning ahead.