Process of Admission

 To Apply to our Masters Program

For a description of our masters program click here


Admission requirements:

Candidates must comply with the following requirements:

  • Pass a written entrance exam (this exam is applied using video conference facilities, upon
  • Provide their curriculum (free format), including their contact information.
  • Provide a copy of their undergraduate certificate, which indicates the courses taken and
    their Grade Point Average (GPA), as well as the scale adopted (in Mexico, grades are normally in
    the scale from 0 to 10 or from 0 to 100). If this certificate is not in Spanish, an official
    translation to Spanish is required (consult your nearest embassy for information in that regard).
    • In order to qualify for a scholarship from the Mexican Government, a GPA equivalent to 8.0
      (in the scale from 0 to 10) is required.
    • Two letters of recommendation.
    • If accepted, additional documents will be required to apply for a student visa.
    • Full-time dedication (no part-time students can be accepted).



Accepted students can apply for a scholarship from the Mexican Council of Research and Technology (CONACyT for its acronym in Spanish). This scholarship covers tuition at CINVESTAV-IPN and provides a monthly allowance equivalent to four times Mexico City's minimum wage (the amount, as of 2010, is approximately $6,000 pesos a month. One US dollar ? 12.5 mexican pesos). Please note that we normally have admissions to our Masters program only once a year (in August/September) and visa applications may take several months, depending on the nationality of the candidate. Thus, candidates are encouraged to apply well ahead of time.



Send any inquiries to:

Departamento de Computación

Av. IPN No. 2508
Col. San Pedro Zacatenco
México, D. F, 07360
Tel. (+52 55) 5747 3800  x  3758  or  3756

Fax: (+52 55) 5747 3757

Email: coordinacion