Program Admission Procedure for Mexican Students

Admission procedures to the DD program between IPN-DCE (ESIME Culhuacan) and UEC PhD program are detailed in this document.

 There are two cases of admission depending on the initial status of the candidate.

 1.      Before the admission to the IPN-DCE program, the candidate has already established contact with a possible UEC supervisor and an IPN supervisor. (Case 1)

 2.      The PhD student is already enrolled in the IPN-DCE program and applies to the DD program during his/her first two semesters. (Case 2)

 

Requirements and procedures

 

 Case 1:

 (1)      The candidate must satisfy requirements established in the article 8 of the IPN regulations for graduate studies, including the achievement of satisfactory results of the four abilities of the IPN English exams or equivalent level in the International English Exam*1, such as Common European Framework, B1 or equivalent score of the other international English test.    

  

*1:  All results obtained in the International English test must be revalidated by the “Dirección de formación en Lenguas Extranjeras” of the IPN.

 (2) The candidate must submit a summary of the proposal of his/her PhD thesis with the signatures of IPN and UEC supervisors before the deadline*2.

                  *2:  June 15th for the admission of semester beginning in August; and November 15th for admission of the semester beginning at the end of January

 (3)      The candidate starts all procedures required for admission to the UEC PhD program*3.

                      *3: According with the schedule of the UEC, the candidate, both supervisors and officers of the DD program of both institutions perform the required procedures.

 (4)      The candidate must submit his/her complete proposal before the oral exam*4.

 The proposal must contain study plan with time schedule of his/her activities, including the realization place (IPN or UEC).  The proposal must be supported by both supervisors with their signatures.  

  *4: The DCE program coordinator notifies the oral exam date to the candidate and his/her supervisors.

 (5)      If the candidate passes the oral exam and satisfies all requirements mentioned above, the student is registered in the DCE program.

 (6)      After the student satisfies all UEC requirements for the UEC PhD student, the student is registered in the DD modality of the IPN-DCE program*5 as well as in the DD modality of the UEC PhD program.

 *5:  If student cannot satisfy the UEC requirements, student will be a regular student of the DCE program.

 Case 2:

 (1)   Student of the DCE program and his/her IPN supervisor must establish a contact with a potential advisor of UEC, during the first or second semester*6.

 *6: DD program academic officers of both institutions provide required assistance.

 (2)   Student must submit his/her study plan which contains time schedule of his/her activities, including the realization place (IPN or UEC). The study plan must be supported by the IPN and the UEC supervisors with their signatures. 

 (3)   Student must approve the four abilities English test during the first two semesters or the equivalent level in the International English Exam*7, such as the Common European Framework B1 or equivalent score of the other international English test.   

 *7:  All results obtained in the International English test must be revalidated by the “Dirección de Formación en Lenguas Extranjeras” of the IPN.

 (4)   The student starts all procedures required for admission to the UEC PhD program*8.

 After the student satisfies all UEC requirements to become a UEC PhD student, the student is registered as the DD modality student of the IPN-DCE program*9 as well as in the DD modality of the UEC PhD program.

 *8:  According with the schedule of the UEC, the candidate, both supervisors and officers of the DD program of both institutions perform the required procedures.

*9:  If student cannot satisfy the UEC requirements, student remains as regular student of the DCE program.