The high crime rate in Mexico, may be one of the obvious reasons it’s not yet listed amongst the highly sought after study abroad counties. Mexico officially the United Mexican States is a federal republic in the southern portion of North America. It is bordered to the north by the United States; to the south and west by the Pacific Ocean; to the southeast by Guatemala, Belize, and the Caribbean Sea; and to the east by the Gulf of Mexico.
Tuition fees in Mexico, are fairly okay as compared to US and Canada. Higher education in Mexico follows a similar format to universities in Europe and the US with Bachelor’s degrees taking four years to complete, while Master’s degrees last two years and a PhD is three years long.
There are universities in Mexico with great academic pedigree like the University of Guadalajara, which is quite famous for providing one of the best Spanish language and Latin American Culture programs in the world.
Costs of Living:
Cost of living in Mexico is relatively low especially when compared to other developed countries in the world. For instance, accommodation in Mexico’s main towns usually cost between US$150-200 monthly. But if you desire to make this lower, you can decide to live in the smaller,less popular cities in Mexico. Also, transportation cost within Mexico is very low and affordable, with the metro train costing US$3 per day for unlimited use and buses costing US$2 per journey.
The accommodation expenses including the housing cost are quite affordable. There are various options to choose in terms of living standards in Mexico. Living in major cities can be cheaper due to reasonable rates of daily commodities
Below is an estimated amount based on real life research: as an international student, you need to budget about $500 for your expenses to include feeding, buying of books, transport, etc.
2017 Top 10 Mexican University Ranking
|1||Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México||Mexico City …|
|2||Tecnológico de Monterrey||Monterrey …|
|3||Universidad de Guadalajara||Guadalajara …|
|4||Instituto Politécnico Nacional||Mexico City …|
|5||Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León||San Nicolás de Los Garza …|
|6||Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana||Mexico City …|
|7||Universidad Veracruzana||Xalapa …|
|8||Universidad de las Américas Puebla||San Andrés Cholula|
|9||Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla||Puebla …|
|10||Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México||Toluca …|