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Instituto Tecnológico de Sonora (ITSON)

5 de Febrero Sur 818 Col. Centro Ciudad Obregón,
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Instituto Tecnológico de Sonora was established in 1955 for the local community that was in need of new educational opportunities. It’s now an autonomous public university with a vision to be recognized worldwide for its leadership on both a national and international level. 

Home to 16,000 students, its two main campuses are located in Ciudad, Obregón, Sonora, with three satellite campuses based in Guaymas, Empalme and Navojoa all offering a diverse range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, including three PhD programs

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The facilities and services at Instituto Tecnológico de Sonora are designed in collaboration with various departments around the university to ensure that students get the best experience possible. Such facilities and services include:

Academic tutoring – Students are offered help, support and advice regarding their personal and academic development. 

Wellbeing support – A specialized service where students are free to speak to the university in confidence regarding any matter, issue or problem.

– Here, students can buy textbooks for their studies and other stationery. Photocopying and printing services are available here for students and faculty to use. University embellished merchandise such as polo shirts and jumpers can also be purchased here for students to wear around the university campuses, as well as souvenirs!

Computer labs – Instituto Tecnológico de Sonora’s computer labs are equipped with the latest digital technologies including interactive classroom spaces, graphic design laboratories, as well as academic software, such as programming languages, spreadsheets and word processors.

Extra-curricular activities
– Sports, arts and cultural activities play a significant role in the student experience at Instituto Tecnológico de Sonora. Students are encouraged to take part in some form of activity, whether it’s trying a new sport, or joining a club or team that they’ve always wanted to, you’re sure to find something that’s for you.

At Instituto Tecnológico de Sonora, its student residences offer a safe and comfortable living space that promotes integral development, as well as moral and ethical values between students from all over the world. There are also a number of extra-curricular activities available for students to take part in, including sports, arts and socials.

If you’re interested in applying to study at Instituto Tecnológico de Sonora, the entry requirements vary between programs. Visit our website to find out more about candidate criteria and how you can apply.

International students should ensure that they submit the appropriate documents necessary, including translated transcripts of previous academic qualifications that can be verified by the university. You should also contact your nearest Mexican Consulate or Embassy to make sure that you have the correct visa in order to enter the country. To find out more information about this, visit our website.

There are also a number of scholarships and financial funding assistance available at Instituto Tecnológico de Sonora. Most of these are awarded based on:

  • Students from low income backgrounds
  • Academic excellence
  • Sporting achievement and excellence
  • Volunteer and community work
  • Students with disabilities
  • Mothers and single parents

Visit the Instituto Tecnológico de Sonora’s website to find out more about scholarships and financial funding.

The dedicated careers service aims to promote a positive and professional connection with students and the public, private and voluntary sector. To find out more about this service, click here.

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Postgraduate Faculties/Departments and Programs

University Highlights

Total students - 16,345


Total faculty staff - 811


Total students - 16,345


Total faculty staff - 811

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