How to Study for a Master’s and a PhD in Mexico?

To study for a master and PhD in Mexico, there are two different types of institutions that you can enroll. It depends on your choice of the course you want to study.

Institutions can be divided into Private and public ones: Professional development universities and scientific research universities.

So we will list all details of studying master and PhD in Mexico in the following lines like admission requirements, eligibility criteria, language proficiency and application deadlines.

Master’s degree in Mexico

If you also decide to study Master’s degree in one of the Mexican universities after receiving a bachelor’s degree in Mexico, you will have to prepare the right documents as proof of your qualifications to meet the university’s requirements.

Admission requirements for Master’s degree

To apply for a master in one of the universities in Mexico, you have to submit the following documents:

  • Certificate of Birth
  • Recent photograph
  • Passport or Citizen ID
  • At least one or two recommendation letters from employers or previous professors
  • Copy of previous diplomas or certificates alongside with bachelor’s degree
  • Academic transcripts
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Curriculum Vita (CV)
  • Evidence of means of financial support to fund studies

The list of documents depends on the specific requirements of universities in Mexico, therefore you may be asked to include extra documents.

Besides, you may need to provide official English translations or local translations for your documents as well.

Additionally, you can present extra test scores like DRE or GMAT or LSAT.

Check if your program requires these documents or others by referring to each university’s official website for the latest inquiries.

Proficiency in the English language

Since you will study international certificates in English, you will have to submit the IELTS/ TOEFL /C1 score.

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You have to meet at least the minimum GPA of the language university. The duration of your test scores must be no more than 1 or 2 years. If you do not meet the minimum level of language requirements, you will have to improve your skills and grades by joining an English language course  

Application deadlines

Application deadlines for master’s degrees in Mexico in summer are normally from June to July, while they are from January to February in winter.  

Put in your consideration that some universities do not have deadlines for application. It means that you can submit your application once you are ready.

To avoid delay or missing deadlines, you can send the required documents early enough in advance.

(PhD) Doctorate’s degree in Mexico

Studying in Mexico’s top universities will open the door for international students to a diverse study programs from a bachelor’s to a doctorate degree. Several universities in the country have partnerships with other countries’ universities, offering interesting exchange opportunities for international students. 

The main PhD programs offered in Mexico include: Doctorate in Educational Innovation at the University of Technology of Monterrey, PhD in Law at Universidad Cristóbal Colón, PhD in Science with a specialty in Cell Biology at Cinvestav in Mexico City, or Doctorate in Engineering Sciences also at the University of Technology of Monterrey.

How long is a PhD study in Mexico?

The higher education system in Mexico follows the US model (bachelor degree 4 years, Master’s degree 2 years and doctorate’s degree 3 years).

There are two ways to obtain a doctorate’s degree: whether by applying for 3 years degree course after the master’s degree or applying for a 4-year PhD degree program after a bachelor’s degree in Mexico.

The assessment of your study is generally done through a thesis, including all your research details. After providing the thesis, you will have to attend an oral presentation to the advisory committee.

In case you answer their questions well, you will get a doctorate’s degree. Researches required much effort, time and money.

Eligibility Criteria

To apply for a PhD program, you must have a relevant Master’s degree with an undergraduate grade average of 8.0.

Also, an international student must be a citizen of one of the native-English countries and to get acceptable IELTS or TOEFL scores.

Students must have full details about their proposed research topic and the ability to specify the research problem. Also, critical thinking and logical abilities are important as well in research procedures.

Admission requirements for Doctorate’s degree

  • Certificate of Master’s degree grades
  • Program certificate
  • To submit a certificate of IELTS/TOEFL scores for international students. In case you do not have it, some universities offer to have an English test online.
  • Student visa
  • Health Insurance certificate
  • Curriculum Vita
  • Admission procedures

Applications are accepted in the university office. Also, you can send all the requirements in the filled application by post or online. University will notify you in case your submitted information meets choice criteria. You may be required to have an interview or test. In case you succeed, the university will issue an acceptance letter.  

In conclusion, hope this article answers your inquiries regarding the study of master and PhD in Mexico.

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