If your university has an agreement with El Colegio de México, you can participate in an academic exchange program or a research stay without paying for tuition. If your university is not on the list, do not worry. Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo. with the Academic Exchange Office to learn about your options.


These are ten reasons why participating in an exchange program at El Colegio de México as a student or researcher is a very good idea:

  1. It is the most prestigious research and teaching institution in Mexico, specialized in Social Sciences and Humanities.
  2. Numerous policies, fundamental to Mexico’s development, were created at this institution.
  3. More than 85% of our full-time research-professors are members of the National Researchers' System (Sistema Nacional de Investigadores, SNI). In some Centers the percentage goes up to 96%.
  4. We are the leaders in the ranking of Mexican universities for the BA in International Relations.
  5. We have an international academic environment, and a high number of research-professors and of regular students (19%) come from abroad.
  6. We have an excellent academic collaboration network with prestigious universities around the world, including more than 65 institutions in Africa, North and South America, Asia and Europe.
  7. The Daniel Cosío Villegas Library is a leader in Social Sciences and Humanities in Latin America.
  8. Our undergraduates are admitted to the world’s best graduate programs.
  9. Multiple Mexican bibliographical references have been written by this institution’s professors, for instance Nueva Historia General de México and its predecessor Historia General de México, as well as Historia Mínima de México.
  10. Many of the country’s intellectuals and analysts of political, historical, economic and sociological topics, as well as diplomats and high level public servants, have passed through or are currently at El Colegio de México.



El Colegio de México
in numbers


There are 491 students
58% men and
42% women


30% in BA programs, 
34% in MA programs and 36% PhD programs

86% Mexican and 
14% Foreign

America Latina

77% of the foreign students come from Latin America


There are 186
full-time research-professors


85% of the faculty are part of the National Researchers' System