Semester Exchange - Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente (ITESO)

Semester Exchange - Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente (ITESO)

ITESO is large university in the vibrant city of Guadalajara in Mexico. It’s educational mission is to educate free, intelligent, and sensitive individuals who are committed to their society and determined to meet the needs of their communities. The campus is reminiscent of Macquarie’s, combining state of the art technologies and learning facilities with stunning greenery. They have many courses taught in English, an extremely helpful International Office, and a wide array of extracurricular activities. Check out #ITESOSTORIES to find out more.



Type of Program

Semester Exchange

Level of Study


Length of Program

5 months

Program Dates

First Semester: August - December
Second Semester: January - May

Language of Instruction

English, Spanish

Travel Grant


GPA Requirement (Out of 4.0)

No restrictions on any courses if the prerequisites and language requirements are met. GPA 2.0 for studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences areas, and 3.4 for Engineering areas. More information in this website

Course Information

Course Catalogue


ITESO Housing

Exchange Student Website

ITESO Exchange Website

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for this program, you must meet the following:

  • Macquarie Abroad General Eligibility Criteria
  • Nomination from Macquarie University
  • English language proficiency for non-native speakers
  • Review the course information and restricted courses to check it is suitable for your degree progression at Macquarie University

How to Apply

Applicants must complete an online Application form. You'll need to include:

Your personal details, One University preference, It should take around 2 - 3 minutes to complete an application.

Important notes:

Application Fee and Payment Options: For all exchange programs (semester and short term), there is a compulsory application fee. For more information and payment options please refer to the Payment Website.

Insurance: It is a requirement of the exchange program that all students must purchase their own travel insurance to cover them for the duration of their entire journey overseas. More information will be given to students upon acceptance.

Program Costs: You remain enrolled at Macquarie University and continue to pay your tuition fees to Macquarie University. As an exchange student you pay no tuition fees to host university. However, you must also always be prepared for unexpected expenses, and should consider how you will be dealing with the expenses of your exchange before you leave your home country. Prior to departure, you will need to save sufficient funds to cover all of your expenses for the duration of your exchange. Some costs to consider include: airfares, students visa (if required), travel health insurance, accommodation, food, additional travel, entertainment, textbooks, incidental expense. If you wish to work while you are away, it is important to note that work rights for international students vary from country to country. For further information about your visa restrictions please contact the consulate or embassy of your host country.

*Disclaimer: Macquarie University does not ensure the quality or reputation of activities run externally, should students choose to undertake these activities they take on the full risk and responsibility. All students need to undertake their own risk assessment before departure, considering wisely their personal health and safety risks. Ultimately participation in these activities is at the students’ risk.

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Study a Semester Exchange program in Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente (ITESO) for 5 months, Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente (ITESO) is located in Mexico

Area of study
Business; Engineering and IT; Law, security and intelligence; Society, history and languages

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Travel Grant

AU $1000

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Level of study
Undergraduate; Postgraduate

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