Frequently Asked Questions
Who can apply for CIDE’s exchange program?
If you are an Undergraduate or Graduate Student at any institution that has a cooperation agreement with the CIDE then you can participate in the exchange program under the stipulated conditions.
If your university has not signed an agreement with the CIDE then you can contact the Office of International Academic Affairs in order to obtain information on how to be admitted as an independent student.
What are the cutoff dates for sending my application?
For the autumn semester (August - December): May 15th
For the spring semester (January - June): October 15th
What courses can I sign up for as an exchange student?
All Undergraduate and Graduate courses are available to exchange students subject to the authorization of the program coordinators. We suggest you enroll in a maximum of 4 subjects per semester.
What is CIDE’s assessment system like?
Grades are assigned on a scale of 0 to 10 where 10 is the highest grade. The passing grade is 6.
What type of medical insurance must I have?
To be accepted as an exchange student at CIDE you must show that you will be covered by an international medical insurance policy during your entire stay in Mexico.
What immigration procedures must I complete prior to my arrival?
If you are not Mexican then you will need to obtain a visa or FM3 Estudiante at the offices of the Mexican Diplomatic Mission in your country. You can find additional information on the web page of the National Institute of Immigration at http://www.inami.gob.mx
How much does it cost to study at CIDE?
Students from institutions with which CIDE has an agreement are not required to pay tuition. However, they must be up to date with their tuition payments at their university of origin.
In the case of independent students, semester tuition fees for undergraduate programs are approximately $26,000 Mexican pesos.
How much does it cost to live in Mexico?
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What does it mean to be an independent student?
An independent student is one that comes from an institution that does not have an agreement with CIDE. The student may participate in the exchange program once they have been accepted by the International Student Exchange Committee.
Is there assistance for finding accommodations?
This office provides support to exchange students through the Accommodation Network during their stay in Mexico City, providing them with a list of accommodation options.
Are there any programs designed to help exchange students adapt to the city and the institution?
There is a program called “Adopt a foreign student” which encourages CIDE students to get together with exchange students to orient and support them during the first week of their stay in Mexico.
In what language are classes given at CIDE?
Classes are given in Spanish although the majority of the bibliography is in English.