CIEL | Incoming

Incoming Students

You are a candidate for the La Salle mobility program if your university:

  • Has a cooperation agreement with La Salle México
  • Is a member of One La SalleISEPCONAHEC or BCI
  • You can also come as Free Mover (with tuition payment). Contact us for more information.


  • The candidate must be a regular student
  • Have a minimum average of eight (8/10)*
  • Have completed 50% of their academic credits.
  • Official Spanish B2 Certificate (DELE o SIELE)**
  • Students must pay a mobility fee upon arrival.


* The grading system at La Salle is based on a scale of 1 to 10 (6 is the minimum passing grade).

**Otherwise a certification test will be presented upon arrival. Students not meeting the requested level may participate in the program but are required to enroll in the Spanish Courses, fees per course apply. LETTERS FROM THE UNIVERSITY DO NOT SUBSTITUTE THE OFFICIAL CERTIFICATE.

Please take into account that:

  1. Students must attend 80% of the classes to qualify for a final grade.
  2. Each effective hour of learning equals 0.0625 La Salle credits. Therefore, a course of 4.5 credits is equivalent to 72 hours of work (in the classroom or independent).
  3. Students must validate the courses at their home institution.
  4. A minimum of 4 courses and a maximum of 9 must be taken.

Required Documentation

During the application submission period,  the Head of Academic Exchange Program must complete the application online and upload the following documents via link in a single PDF:

  1. Official academic record with courses taken and grades obtained (transcript).
  2. Two letters of recommendation (from teachers or boss from work).
  3. Your social network profile: Facebook, Linkedin, or Instagram.
  4. Intention letter. half sheet maximum
  5. Curriculum vitae.  two sheets maximum
  6. Official identification (passport).
  7. OFFICIAL Spanish Certificate B2 (DELE or SIELE).

* Check the subject database to fill your pre-registration of subjects.


The nomination and submission of documentation deadlines are indicated below:

  • Spring semester (January-June): September 15 to November 15
  • Autumn semester (August-December): from March 15 to May 15


Make the nominations and upload the required documentation at the following link:


Academic Information

In order to approve your application and send your acceptance letter, you must include in your file the pre-registration of subjects.

The subjects are offered in three blocks: Common Area, Undergraduate and Graduate. Be sure to choose courses that meet your academic level and expectations, and that will be recognized by your university. As an exchange student, you must take a minimum of 4 subjects and a maximum of 9 subjects.

Academic Programs

Area Comun Courses

These courses are part of undergraduate academic programs and offer academic credits. In order to enroll in these courses, it is necessary to indicate that you will be studying the subjects of Área Común when filling out the pre-registration of subjects. Check the Subject Database and enter the Área Común tab to see the courses offer.

  • Language Center. Foreign language courses are offered (except Spanish). In order to register, during the orientation week, you must submit an English placement test. If your level of English is advanced you can register another language, if your level of English is intermediate, you can only take English classes.
  • Professional Human Development Coordination (CDHP). Courses on self-management, entrepreneurship, ethics, leadership, communication, and autonomy, with a humanistic, Christian, and sustainable approach. Check here the abstract of the subjects.

Undergraduate Courses

Choose courses from all the undergraduate courses. Except for Medicine and programs of the Escuela de Altos Estudios en Salud, all faculties are located within the Benjamin Franklin Unit, so you can combine courses from different degrees and faculties, as long as there is no schedule overlap.

Download the Subject Database and enter the tab of the Faculty that interests you. Check the program (degree) of your interest. In some degrees, some courses are only taught in the August-December period and some courses are only taught in the January-June period (indicated in the file). The 1st to 3rd-semester courses are basic, they are not recommended for students participating in the mobility program. All programs are taught in Spanish.

Graduate Courses

The courses of the specialties in the Faculty of Business, and the courses of the Master in International Management Executives (MIEX), are available for students who have authorization from their home university and four years of studies at university level or who have completed a degree at your university (subject to availability).

Download the Subject Database and enter the Pos Negocios tab. Consult the courses taught in the specialties of the Business School and the courses of the MIEX program (subject to change). The courses are subject to availability. The MIEX program courses are only taught in the August-December period.

Note: the graduate and undergraduate calendars are different. It is possible to combine undergraduate courses with graduate courses, but in these cases, you must comply with both calendars. Semester 1 begins the third week of August and ends the first week of December; in this period you can choose courses of the specialties in the faculty of business and MIEX (these courses are taught in English). Semester 2 begins the second week of January and ends the last week of April; In this period you can only choose courses of the specialties in the Faculty of Business (MIEX courses are not available).

Check here information about the courses (levels, credits, selection, registration, validation, and modifications)

If you have questions about the courses, please contact the academic coordinators of the program that interests you. Download the directory here.

Accepted Students

We will send you your letter of acceptance into the La Salle University academic mobility program with instructions, dates and documents that you must deliver.

Once you confirmed your attendance and sent your documents:

  • Join our Facebook group: Incoming Fall 2021
  • Participate in the Orientation day, mandatory for graduate and undergraduate.
  • Check the school calendar and CIEL activities

August 2021 calendar

If you have any questions, contact the Head of Mobility.


Before your arrival:

  • Proof of medical expenses insurance.
  • Confidential Personal Information Sheet.
  • La Salle Policy Sheet
  • ID photo

Upon arrival:

  • Mobility program fee (instructions will be sent to make payment at the bank upon arrival).
  • Multiple Migration Form (FMM)* All foreigners must deliver a copy
  • Visa(if required).

*To obtain your FMM, upon entering Mexico and going through migration:

  1. Inform that you will make a stay of academic mobility: show your passport, visa, and acceptance letter if required.
  2. Inform the duration of your stay in Mexico: if you enter without a student visa, the immigration authority will write on your FMM: 180 days. If you enter with a student visa, the immigration authority will indicate in your FMM: 30 days-exchange.
  3. The immigration authority will retain the upper part of the FMM and give you the lower part where you will place a stamp with the date of entry.

Keep the original FMM with your passport as it will be necessary to prove your legal stay in Mexico and it will also be necessary to leave the country (if you lose it you will have to replace it in the INM).

Course registration

During Orientation day:

  1. Upon arrival, we will give you your material registration sheets and we will inform you of the time you must attend to make your registration, based on your pre-registration doc.
  2. Attend to your appointments with your registration sheet
  3. The faculty or center will authorize the subjects and the schedule you chose (subject to spaces), signing and sealing the registration form. You can make the necessary adjustments in your program (approved by your university).
  4. Submit your registration format (s) to CIEL signed by you and by the faculty or center. Be sure that your final course selection is approved by your home university.
  5. We will send you a digital format, to complete your registration once we have your paper registration.

Process to modify your subject record (Add or drop)

  • The last day to add or drop subjects is at the end of the second week of classes

If you wish to make a change, once you have registered:

  1. Collect the registration format in CIEL.
  2. Register the changes and request authorization from the Faculty or Center.
  3. Return the registration form to CIEL, on the indicated dates, with the information of the changes made, and the authorization of the faculty or center

If you have questions about the courses, you can contact the academic coordinators.

Orientation Day

Only students who extend their participation in the program for a second semester at La Salle are exempt from participating in the orientation day.

The orientation day will take place on July 29. Participation in all activities is mandatory. Registration to the exchange program will not be allowed if the activities are not fulfilled from the first day.

The activities that will be carried out are:

  • Welcome, introduction, and visit to the facilities of La Salle
  • Information on services, health, and safety, activities during your exchange
  • Registration in the exchange program and registration in the courses
  • Cultural and social activities
  • Spanish exam (only students whose mother tongue is not Spanish)

Student Visa

If your stay in Mexico will be two semesters (more than 180 days) you must obtain a student visa at the Mexican Consular Office closest to your place of residence.

Upon entering Mexico with a student visa you must obtain a Temporary Student Residence status:

  • Within 30 days of your arrival, you must complete the “FMM exchange by Resident Card” procedure. This procedure is free.
  • The foreigner who does not make the exchange of the FMM for the resident card within the specified period is subject to the sanctions provided by the General Population Law and may be removed from the mobility program.
  • Once you obtain your resident card, you can enter and exit multiple times of the national territory. You must show your Resident Card at each entry/ exit.

Be sure that when you arrive in Mexico, your FMM will mark 30 days exchange. If your FMM is not checked correctly, ask for a correction.

More information:

INM in Mexico City:

  • Ejercito Nacional 862, Col. Los Morales Section Palmas, Delegation Miguel Hidalgo, C.P. 11540, Mexico D.F. (almost in front of Plaza Antara) Check here the location map
  • (55) 5387-2400
  • Public Service Hours: Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The information provided considers the update to the Mexican Migration Law and its Regulations of November 9, 2012, and is subject to change by the INM or the SRE.

Más información


CIEL offers orientation for homestays with reliable Mexican families* for the students that will be making an Academic Exchange at our university. All the families recommended by us have been carefully screened by our personnel. Most of the houses are within walking distance from our main campus.

If you are interested, please fill out the application form.

Ask for fees and plans available. The payment fees will be made by the students, according to the payment instructions at the University.


Upon arrival at the university campus, the student must pay the following fees:

  1. Placement Fee: This fee is in addition to the Academic Exchange Fee.
  2. Two months of rent (according to the meal plan requested): The first month of rent will be paid to the family that provides the accommodation, and the second month will be retained in the University as a deposit to cover the rent of the last month. The rest of the accommodation payments will be made monthly according to the date of arrival of the student.

It is very important to keep in mind that while the student is here he can not make any changes to the food plan selected, and in case the student decides, for any reason, to leave the house before the end of the semester, he must inform the Housing Office with 30 days in advance to apply the payment of the deposit that you made on your arrival since this one is NOT REFUNDABLE.

The Housing Office will provide the student with a capture number to pay at any Santander or Banamex bank. The bank in turn will issue a proof of payment, a copy of which the student must deliver at the accommodation office.

* The use of this service is the responsibility of who uses it and who hires it, Universidad La Salle and its collaborators disclaim any matter related to the information given.


Tania Santillán
Visiting Scholar Services

📌 Francisco Murguía #19, Col. Condesa, 06140, Ciudad de México

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