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Universidad de Monterrey (UDEM)

Roberto Garza Sada Center for Art, Architecture and Design

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Mission Statement

Based on its Catholic inspiration, values, and academic excellence, Universidad de Monterrey educates human beings with a holistic approach, so that they may contribute to building a sustainable society, seek transcendence in service to others, and reach plenitude.

International Role

UDEM offers 1,212 academic exchange options through 478 agreements with 1,079 higher education institutions from 71 countries. Our internationalization model expands across all levels of UDEM and encourages academic experiences abroad. The model also includes the internationalization of the University itself, offering curricular and co-curricular activities, both on campus and online, with the goal of broadening the cultural horizons of students, in addition to inviting professors from other countries to impart classes at the University.

National Role

UDEM holds important national and international distinctions which reflect our ongoing commitment to offer high-level programs. Since 1997, the Federación de Instituciones Mexicanas Particulares de Educación Superior (FIMPES) has assessed UDEM and awarded its highest distinction (fully accredited) on three occasions for the excellence of UDEM's processes, programs, and services. Furthermore, UDEM is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and the Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degrees.

Main Focus

At UDEM, we have closely analyzed changes in academic matters, and in organizational, labor, and social structures, and we are confident that this new phase brings challenges and many advantages. Thanks to technology, we understand the preferences of our community, make decisions based on data, and provide an agile offer according to each person’s needs.

Faculties and Departments

Universidad de Monterrey has nine Schools and two Faculties: School of Engineering and Technologies, School of Architecture, School of Art and Design, School of Business, School of Medicine, School of Psychology, School of Dentistry, School of Nursing, School of Allied Health Sciences, Faculty of Law and Social Sciences, and Faculty of Education and the Humanities.

Bachelor Level Programs

Universidad de Monterrey offers 47 bachelor level programs. Specifically, our School of Art and Design offers bachelor’s degrees in Arts, Graphic Design, Animation and Digital Effects, Fashion Design, Industrial Design, and Interior Design. And our School of Architecture offers a bachelor’s degree in Architecture.

Master Level Programs

Master Level Programs: Universidad de Monterrey offers 19 master level programs, as well as 21 postgraduate specialties, and 41 medical specialties.  Specifically, our School of Art and Design offers Master’s degrees in Video Game Art and Design, Graphic Design, and Packaging Design and Development, as well as specialties in Editorial and Advertising Design, and Electronic Marketing Design. Additionally, our School of Architecture offers a Master’s degree in Advanced Architecture.

Research Activity and Main Areas

Universidad de Monterrey has 107 scientists and researchers on staff. These scientists generated more than 200 research products in 2023. The main research areas are: industry, innovation and infrastructure, quality education, development of sustainable communities and reduction of inequalities.

Doctorate Level Programs

Universidad de Monterrey offers two doctorate level programs: Doctorate in Education and Doctorate in Law.

Subject Areas for Exchange Students

Business, Engineering and Technology, Art and Design, Architecture, Education and Humanities, Law and Social Sciences, Health Sciences.

Application Deadlines

Fall semester: last two weeks of April 15, Spring semester: last two weeks of October

Teaching Languages

The main language of instruction is Spanish, with some courses offered also in English.

Semester Dates

The Spring semester runs from January to May. The Fall semester runs from August to December.

Cost of Living Per Month (Studying and Living)

350 – 600 USD (accommodation) + 300 USD (grocery shopping) + 150 USD (transportation). Materials costs: $120 USD plus specific materials for practical courses in Art, Design, and Architecture.


Bachelor: 11987
Master: 570
Doctorate: 35

Exchange Students

Incoming: 538
Outgoing: 1236

Teaching Staff

Professors: 359
Lectures: 810
Other permanent teachers: 211
Part-time Teachers: 77

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