Once you have been accepted into the program, the following conditions will apply:


Students are subject to the same standards of conduct stipulated by their home institutions and are expected to work hard, participate actively in class, be punctual, and cooperate in the proper functioning of the program.

Students are also expected to engage positively with the local community, treat others with respect and dignity, and abide by Mexican law.

Students must remember that bringing weapons or illegal substances into Mexico is a crime under Mexican law and will result in their expulsion from the program. The program has a zero-tolerance policy concerning misbehavior caused by alcohol or drug abuse, as well as for all forms of harassment, discrimination, and intimidation. All allegations will promptly be investigated by CIMAT authorities.


Comprehensive international health insurance that is valid in Mexico at least for the duration of your stay and meets the following requirements is mandatory:

  1. Coverage of a minimum of USD $ 100,000.00 (one hundred thousand dollars) for medical expenses
  2. Emergency medical evacuation and repatriation benefits
  3. Legal assistance
  4. Transportation costs for one family member in the event of hospitalization

CIMAT will request every participant to provide proof of medical insurance upon acceptance.  If you cannot produce this proof in good time or if it does not meet the requirements mentioned above, your admission will be revoked. Buying additional travel insurance is also highly recommended. If you need medical attention, there are several hospitals in the area that have agreements with different insurance companies. We can help you find the right one for you.

In case of a chronic medical condition, please verify with your insurance company that all your health expenses will be covered during your stay in Mexico.


All required forms found at Essential Paperwork Before You Come must be signed by the student to be able to participate in the program.


If you wish or need to withdraw from the program, CIMAT will reimburse a percentage of your refundable tuition according to the following:

  • within one week from the start date: reimbursement of 90%
  • within two weeks from the start date: 80%
  • within three weeks from the start date: 60%
  • within four weeks from the start date: 40%
  • within five weeks from the start date: 20%

No reimbursement will be made when the withdrawal has been imposed as a disciplinary measure.