Study in Mexico


Learn in one of Mexico’s best private colleges while studying with local and foreign students. Take advantage of the opportunity to visit Cancun, Mexico’s most popular tourist resort. The Caribbean Sea is just in front of Cancun and Anáhuac University. Apply today to spend a semester in Mexico with an extraordinary experience!


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Just fill out an online application form and submit it with a few attachments

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Study abroad at Anáhuac Cancun University in Mexico with Beyond Abroad

Anàhuac Cancun University

One of the youngest and most modern universities in latin america


best university in mexico


best university in latin america

among the top 2% best universities worldwide


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Spring (January – May) Autumn (August – December)
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Bachelor and Master
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30 ECTS / 15 US credits per trimester


2,490 EUR + 75 EUR application fee


Lectures, workshops and excursions


Business Administration, Entertainment Business Management, Gastronomy, International Business, International Hotel Management, Medicine, and Surgery

Program Highlights

Semester Dates


August 7th -
December 10th, 2024
August 5th, 2024
June 30th, 2024


January 6th -
May 30th, 2025
January 2nd, 2025
October 14th, 2024


August 4th -
December 10th, 2024
August 1st, 2024
May 15th, 2024

Please note that the course selections are made on a first-come-first-serve basis!

*) dates still tentative


Anáhuac Cancun University is the #3 highest ranked university in Mexico and the ideal choice for undergraduate and graduate studies and an academic community relentlessly aiming for the truth and the good. The Anáhuac Universities’ network is one of the largest and most well-known groups of higher education institutes worldwide. This network shares the same identity and educative methods while working closely together and is always committed to the comprehensive formation of leaders who will soon contribute to society’s social and cultural transformation. Today the Anáhuac Network is present in 18 countries and, so far, more than 100.000 graduates.

Who is this program for?

  • You are a university student.
  • You want to study abroad and better understand global topics combined with a unique life experience.
  • You want to improve your language skills and learn about the Mexican culture
  • You enjoy a tropical climate and want to explore the incredibly diverse nature of the Caribbean in your free time
  • You want to make new international friends and build a career-benefiting multicultural network.


At Anáhuac University, the following applies:

At Anáhuac University, most courses are equivalent to 6 credits. 6 Credits equivalent to at least 45 hours in the classroom per semester (16 weeks). In addition, the student must do homework and, where appropriate, hours of laboratory. Independent study time equals 3 hours of classes weekly.

In comparison, 1 US credit requires 15h of classroom lectures and 1 ECTS point equals 27h of study time (in the classroom + independent studies). Therefore, 1 Credit point at Anáhuac University equals 0,5 US credits or 0,83 ECTS Points.

At Anáhuac University, the following applies:

Credits per course Classroom hours (per week) Classroom hours (per semester)
3 1.5  22.5
4 3 45
6 3 45
7 4.5 67.5
9 6 90
10 7.5 112.5
12 12 180
18 18 270

To apply, you need to have at least

  • Minimum age of 18 years
  • You must be currently enrolled at an institution of higher education (university, university of applied sciences or similar)
  • A scanned copy of the identification page of your passport. Please note that the passport must be valid 6 months after the semester ends.
  • An official transcript of records, This should preferably be submitted in English, but we also accept these documents in German, French, Finnish, and Spanish.

Apply to study abroad at ANAHUAC UNIVERSITY

Get the required documents (see list below)

Fill out and submit the online application form together with the required documents

You’ll get a confirmation of your study placement within one week, at best as quickly as in one day.

  • When you apply for two semesters: 100 EUR discount on the second semester
  • Get access to comprehensive information materials such as a Beyond Abroad Guide and an interactive orientation webinar after you apply


  • Scan all the required documents (1–2) to your computer.
  • Finally, fill out the online application form below and submit it with all the documents.

Uploading and submitting the attachments

  • Please upload the attachments in PDF format.
  • If possible, please submit all the attachments together with the application. If you’re missing some attachment(s) when you apply, you can later send the missing document(s).  However, please note that we won’t process applications without any attachments whatsoever.
  • All attachments must be sent to us by the application deadline at the very latest, preferably as soon as possible.
  • You can submit all the documents electronically. Please don’t send anything via regular mail.
  • There is a late application fee for applications or attachments submitted after the application deadline.


You’ll get a confirmation of your study placement in 1-7 days, starting when your application is complete with all the required documents.


The application fee invoice will be sent to you soon after the initial acceptance letter. This fee will be due within 10 days of receiving your confirmation. The application fee is non-refundable even if you decide to cancel (see below).


If you’re unable to participate in the study abroad semester, you have the right to cancel your participation up to 1 month before the semester starts with no extra cost (the application fee will not be refunded, however). Let us know about your cancellation by writing us an email at info[at] Cancellations notified via phone, SMS, or by any other means will not be considered. For more detailed information on our cancellation policy, please see the terms and conditions for cancellation. We also reserve the right to cancel your participation if any of your fees becomes overdue. For more information, please see our terms and conditions.

Travel insurance

You are required to have a valid accident and health insurance from your home country for the whole duration of the program. The university may request a copy of the insurance certificate at the beginning of the semester. See our recommended travel insurance providers.

Q: How can I find suitable accommodation options?
A: Read our accommodation guide for Mexico here.

Q: Should I book accommodation in advance or after arriving in Cancun?
A: It is entirely up to you. We always recommend our students book a hostel or hotel for the first days and explore the city before deciding where to live.

Founded in 1964, Anáhuac Cancun University quickly grew to one of the leading private universities in Mexico, with 8 campuses across the country. The university is located in the south of Cancun, only minutes away from the Caribbean Sea. In fact, “Anáhuac” translates to “near the water”. The Universidad Anáhuac Cancún is an institution of higher education committed to the integral formation of people who exercise their leadership and thus contribute to the transformation of society and culture. The university is part of the Anáhuac University Network. A group of higher education institutions that shares one identity and an educational model of their own. They collaborate closely in most fields to ensure the promotion of consolidation, optimization of operations, enhancement of the growth of its members, and the promotion of its expansion and alliance with other institutions. Cancun ranked Top Destination in Latin America, Caribbean Region, welcoming over 25 million tourists in 2018. It is currently topping the list as the most popular destination in Latin America.


Blvd. Luis Donaldo Colosio Km 13.5 M 2 Zona 8 SM 299, Carr. Cancún – Tulum, 77565 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico




Q: Can I take Master’s level courses at Anáhuac University?
A: No, you cannot study master courses as an international student.

Q: Are there mandatory courses?
A: No, there are no mandatory courses.

Q: When are my course selections confirmed?
A: You will select your courses during the orientation week at the beginning of your semester.

Q: Can I drop out of a course or add a course after making the course selections?
A: Dropping out of courses is possible. However, adding courses depends on the availability of seats and the decision of your lecturers.

Q: How does the weekly schedule look like?
A: In general, you will have contact lectures from Monday to Friday. The teaching staff may be unable to show up for lectures for some reason from time to time. In this case, the class will be moved to another day or you will receive a replacement assignment.

Q: What is the required minimum attendance?
A: You must attend a minimum of 75 % of lectures and all mandatory workshops/excursions. You must also pass the mid-term and final exams to receive your grades. In case of sickness, you can discuss with the program staff regarding the excused absence.

Q: When do the exams take place?
A: All exams will take place inside the official semester dates at the end of the semester.

Q: What kind of costs are there regarding study materials?
A: There are no mandatory additional costs for international students in our programs. However, some optional excursions may require a small fee to be paid.

Q: Is there a dress code at Anáhuac University?
You should always cover your shoulders, belly, knees and toes when on campus. Please bring enough proper, lightweight clothes with you from home as it can be difficult to find especially bigger clothes or shoes in Cancun.

Q: What is the correct type of visa for studying abroad in Mexico at Anáhuac University?
A: Students who will be in Mexico for less than 180 days may enter with a tourist card with a maximum duration of 180 days. Students who will be visiting for a period longer than 180 days can apply for a student visa. Your study program or the Mexican consulate can help you with this process.

Q: When can I apply for my visa?
A: As soon as you receive the official acceptance letter from your host university. We will send this to you latest 1 month before the semester starts. You cannot apply for your visa with the initial acceptance letter from Beyond Abroad.

Q: How can I find suitable accommodation options?
A: Read our accommodation guide for Mexico here.

Q: Should I book accommodation in advance or after arriving in Cancun?
A: It is entirely up to you. We always recommend our students book a hostel or hotel for the first days and explore the city before deciding where to live.

Q: How is the public transportation system in Cancun?
A: Cancun has an excellent infrastructure with a well-working public transportation system. At the same time, taxis are very affordable. Most students prefer Taxi services as they are more convenient.

Q: Which vaccinations do I need to take?
A: We recommend MMR, Tetanus-diphtheria and hepatitis A and B. You can ask your doctor for possible other recommendations if you wish to travel to more rural areas.

Q: How are the hospitals in Cancun?
A: There are many international standard hospitals in Cancun that orientate closely to US standards.

Q: Do I need to have travel insurance? You are required to have a valid accident and health insurance for the whole duration of the program. The university may request a copy of the insurance certificate at the beginning of the semester.

Q: What kind of costs should I be prepared for?
A: In addition to tuition fees, you should be prepared to pay for the visa, flights, accommodation, and other living costs. The cost of living is relatively low in Cancun. The actual costs depend on your lifestyle.

Q: I need to have my learning agreement/certificate of enrollment signed. What should I do?
A: Please fill out the document and send it to and we will forward it to Anáhuac University for signing.

Q: When will I receive my Official Acceptance Letter? The electronic official acceptance letter will be sent to you by email at the latest 1 month before the semester starts.

Q: When will I receive my Transcript of Records?
A: The university prepares and sends the transcripts of records usually within 2-3 months after the end of the semester.