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  • Locations: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: TXSTATE applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Exchange Language of Instruction: English, Spanish
Academic Field: Biology, Business, Computer Science, Engineering, Health Professions, Mathematics, Physics Undergraduate/Graduate: Graduate, Undergraduate
Application Fee: 250
Program Description:

Instituto Politécnico Nacional

The Instituto Politécnico Nacional (Spanish for National Polytechnic Institute) (IPN) is one of the largest public universities in Mexico with 171,581 students at the high school, undergraduate and postgraduate levels. It was founded on 1 January 1936 during the administration of President Lázaro Cárdenas del Río as a response to provide professional education to the most disadvantaged social classes in that historical period, a practice that is still maintained because it is one of the few vocational schools that are still maintained in the world. The institute consists of 98 academic units offering 293 courses of study. It includes 78 technical careers, 80 different undergraduate and 135 postgraduate programs.

University Website
Website for International Students


IPN’s main campus, called Unidad Profesional Adolfo López Mateos or Zacatenco, is situated on approximately 530 acres (2.1 km2) north Mexico City.


Areas of study open to undergraduate exchange students

Some Engineering, Business, Tourism, and Computer courses are in English

Websites for course offerings:

Language requirements

  • Note if language test certificate is required
    Preparatory language course for incoming students

Important Dates




Program Dates:  August 7th – December 19th January 29th – June 21st
Exam Period(s): January 15th – 19th June 27th – July 3rd 

*Please note, these are estimated dates and are subject to change. For the most updated information, please visit the host university website.


Estimated Monthly Costs of Living in MXN:

  • Housing: $3000
  • Meals: $120-150 MXN/Day
  • Local transportation: $600
  • Additional fees: Language courses (including Spanish) MXN 1,000 - 1500 per/semester
  • Health Insurance: The exchange student must acquire before his/her arrival at IPN, an international medical insurance to cover expenses for accident, illness and repatriation, during the mobility period.



The Institute does not have Student Residence. Most students of the Institute live with their families or in student houses near the corresponding School. Upon request we could send you a list of suggested housing. In case of need, the Institute will provide support for exchange students to find suitable accommodation. Monthly rent of a Department of 1 or 2 rooms: 3,000 - 5,000 (MXN) Monthly rent of a Room in an apartment in a middle zone: 1,500 - 2,000 (MXN)

For more information, please visit the University’s Housing Website

Helpful Links

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Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.