Study in Mexico

Mexico, the ancient home of the Mayans and Aztecs, is rich in cultural and natural beauty. It has the most UNESCO heritage sites of any country in the whole of the Americas. These sites range from the crumbling temples of Teotihuacan to the whale sanctuary of El Vizcaino.

The country's fascinating geography features deserts, tropical rainforests, mountains and beaches, with surprising variations in climate between different zones. When the Spanish invaded in the 16th century, they brought their language and culture to the continent. While Spanish is the primary language spoken today, the indigenous culture is still very clearly seen in art, fashion, and, of course, food.

Mexican cuisine has deservedly found global fame for its bold flavours. Mexican restaurants can be found in every corner of the globe, but tasting home-cooked enchiladas and tacos is a whole new experience. Sports fans may know the country best for its football team, although the Spanish also brought the controversial tradition of bullfighting with them to the new world, where it remains popular among locals.

Mexico claims a large share of the top universities in Latin America. Its universities have a reputation for excellence in business, making their graduates sought after by top companies. The National Autonomous University of Mexico consistently ranks among the world’s best universities. Its main campus is itself a UNESCO heritage site, crammed with sculptures and murals. The Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education is one of the most prestigious technical institutions in the world, and is renowned for its high-class research.

If you want to study in Mexico, then you need to know which of its universities are right for you. Times Higher Educations World University Rankings take the top institutions in the world, and look at their performance across all of their core objectives: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

Mexico has 7 universities in the overall Times Higher Educations World University Rankings.

Choosing where to study for a degree in Mexico is one of the biggest decisions you will ever make. THE’s student resources are here to help you make the right choice, particularly if you want to study abroad. Explore the universities of Mexico below - we’ve pulled together some information that we hope will help you to decide where to study.

Use the map to see where Mexico’s top universities are located, and if any institutions are of particular interest, you can click on their name, or the “explore” button, to find out more. We’ve also pulled in information about how much Mexico is investing in its higher education, and also how many people live there.

Our World University Rankings were founded in 2004 and our data are trusted by governments and universities across the world.

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Browse the top-ranked universities in Mexico

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Statistics about Mexico

  • Expenditure on education out of total expenditure 19.01%
  • Of which, on higher education 18.13%
  • Enrollment rate in higher education 29.94%
  • Population 127,017,224
  • Unemployment 4.9%
  • Annual GDP 2.55%
Data source: The World Bank