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Universidad Regiomontana



Program Location : Monterrey, Mexico
Sponsor: Texas A&M International University
Program Type: Exchange
Duration: Summer, Semester or Year
Academic Areas: Business (IB, FIN, ACC, MKT), Communication, Psychology, Education, Political Science, Engineering (Civil, Electrical, Industrial, Mechanical), Mechatronics, Chemistry, Computer Sciences, Graphic Design.



Academic Year: 09/06/10 - 04/31/11
Fall Semester: 09/06/10 - 12/11/10
Spring Semester: 01/10/11 - 04/31/11
Summer Semester 05/09/11 - 08/13/11



The University:  Founded in 1951 as the Instituto Modelo de Enseñaza, it became Universidad Regiomontana in 1969 by decree of the Government of the State of Nuevo León, Mexico.Universidad Regiomontana is a private institution that offers studies at the undergraduate, graduate, and high school levels. Through teaching and research, Regiomontana prepares professionals to contribute to the advancement and welfare of the community. The university is dedicated to educating students in an atmosphere of freedom and humanism, and providing students hands-on experience in their field of study.
Total enrollment: 7000. UR is a small institution and provides students the advantages of easy integration, friendly environment and a personable atmosphere.

Location:  Monterrey, the capital of the state of Nuevo León, is located in northern Mexico; it is a two hour drive to the U.S. border. Monterrey is Mexico's third-largest city and one of its most important industrial, economic, and educational centers. All University buildings are located in the city center of Monterrey, with easy access to most amenities. They are located 5 minutes from the Macroplaza and the old town of Barrio Antiguo, where students can find cafes, restaurant, bars, cultural events, museums, and a vibrant nightlife. It is also a favorite student hangout on weekends.


University Website | Academic Calendar | TAMIU Study Abroad Application | UR Application


Students may participate in this program for a semester or academic year.  For either of these sessions, students select from courses offered through UR’s academic departments grouped under the different faculties. Courses are offered in Spanish and in English language. There is an increasing number of courses offered in English, especially in the School of Business.


Student accommodation is available off campus in private residence halls or with host families. Located in the south of the city, the Student Residence Departamentos Colibri is within 15 minutes by bus to the campus. You can visit the residence halls at www.departamentoscolibri.com.mx.  Host families are available in the same area.


Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change.  The cost figures listed below are for 2010/2011.


US Dollars

TAMIU Tuition / Fees

$ 2,542.65 (12 SCH)

Program Fee

$ 0

Insurance (p/month)

$ 36


APPROXIMATE COSTS (full semester)

US Dollars

Round-bus fare

$ 50


$ 1040

Visa (only if student stays longer than 180 days)

$ 87

Books and Supplies

$ 300


$ 615

Misc. Personal Expenses

$ 9

Travel Documents

$ 125



TAMIU financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad.  Student interested in receiving financial aid should:

  • Direct financial aid inquiries to the Department of Financial Aid
  • Complete and submit the FAFSA by the appropriate deadline
  • Request a study abroad budget (will be provided one the student has completed his/her full study abroad application)

In addition to financial aid, qualified students may apply for the International Education Fee Scholarship, the Guadalupe and Lilia Martinez Scholarship, and the Gilman Scholarship.

Students who apply to a semester Univ. Regiomontana program will automatically receive the one-time Partner Scholarship in the amount of $250.


Deadlines are listed below.  For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents by those dates.  Only complete applications will be accepted. 

Fall Semester Program        - March 1

Spring Semester Program   - September 15

Summer Program                  - March 1