The IPN scholarships for Face-to-Face Academic Mobility Postgraduate Level are offered by the National Polytechnic Institute based on the provisions of Article 4 Section XVII of the Organic Law; Articles 14 and 36 of the Internal Regulations; Article 43 Section III, VI, VIII of the Organic Regulation; as well as by Articles 3, 61 and 62 of the General Study Regulations; Article 41 of the Postgraduate Studies Regulations; all from the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN), through the Directorate of International Relations (DRI).
Postgraduate students of the IPN are invited to participate in the process to obtain a place in the On-site Academic Mobility Program during the August-December 2022 semester, carrying out research stays in the school modality in educational institutions and national research centers and foreigners, in accordance with the following:
Based on the General Study Regulations of the National Polytechnic Institute, First Chapter. – General Provisions in Article 3, is defined as:
One in a regular school situation who attends learning units, develops research or complementary activities in an educational, research or productive sector institution, national or foreign, in accordance with institutional regulations and, where appropriate, with the corresponding agreements.
The process that allows the student, in a regular school situation, to participate in academic programs or develop complementary academic activities in national or foreign institutions with which the Institute has an agreement for that purpose or that are part of a recognized academic program that includes such mobility.
1. All the mentioned documents must be sent by the person in charge of the mobility of the UA or CI.
2. The student person accepts that registering as a candidate in their UA or CI does not imply being approved to participate in the mobility.
3. The student accepts that receiving a letter of acceptance from the ID does not imply confirmation of their participation in the program object of this document until the opinion in favor of the CTMA is obtained.
4. The student accepts that being sanctioned in terms of the regulations in force in the IPN, or losing the quality of “student in a regular school situation” at any time prior to the start of the activities will be grounds for cancellation of participation in mobility. in the ID
5. The student person accepts that, in case of presenting false information or altered documentation, his/her participation in this mobility program and the rest of the economic support administrations will be canceled immediately.
6. The student accepts that incomplete applications or applications submitted outside the times established in the operating calendar of this document will be inadmissible to participate in this scholarship.
7. All academic issues must be dealt with by the student with their UA or CI and the assigned advisor. Academic subjects are not within the competence of the DRI.
8. The administration of economic support for maintenance and transfers will be carried out in a single exhibition and will depend on the timely delivery of the documents that make up the administrative follow-up file, as well as the arrival report at the Destination Institution.
9. The maximum period to carry out mobility stays within the framework of this scholarship will be 4 months, and at least 1 month. For no reason will the extension of this be allowed.
10. The applications received and the allocations of financial support will be analyzed and ruled by the CTMA, which will decide if the student is authorized to participate in the mobility process. Any decision made by said Committee will be FINAL.
11. The CTMA is made up of: the head of the Directorate of International Relations, who will chair it, the Directorate of Higher Education, the Postgraduate Directorate, the Directorate of School Administration, the Directorate of Programming and Budget, and the Office of the Attorney General.
12. The insurance for major medical expenses must provide broad coverage to the participant, have a duration at least equal to that of the stay and no longer than one more month, as well as contemplate the repatriation of remains.
13. The level of proficiency in the English language will be at least B1 and must be verified with: a) a certificate or proficiency exam from CENLEX, b) international certifications, such as TOEFL, IELTS, FIRST CERTIFICATE, CAE (Cambridge) or c) a CENNI equivalence voucher.
14. To check the following languages: German, Chinese, French, Italian, Japanese, and Portuguese, you must present: a) an international certification, for example, OSD, HSK, DELF, PLIDA, PLE, or CELPE, b) an exam of CENLEX language proficiency or, c) a certificate of language proficiency in accordance with CEFR, which must clearly indicate that the required level has been reached.
15. The validity of the proof of the level of language proficiency will be that indicated in the supporting document, or it will be considered up to two years from its issuance, for the purposes of this scholarship, if the document does not indicate it. If the document does not contain any date, it cannot be validated, thus understanding that this requirement is not met.
16. In the event of a strike, work stoppage, catastrophes and/or natural disasters, political or military conflicts, health contingencies, and other situations not contained in this document, that affect the ID or the country in which it is located, and the academic activities are suspended, the UA or the CI will determine the academic follow-up of the student.
17. In the event that the transfer to the ID cannot be carried out in a timely manner, in accordance with the work plan delivered within the framework of this grant, a new work plan must be delivered with the pertinent adjustments, as a condition to the release of the support for the concept of transfer. The DRI is not responsible for changes in the possibilities of transfer to the country of the ID, which may result in the impossibility of carrying out the activities of the participant’s work plan, resulting from the policies of the latter.
18. Failure to comply with any of the conditions established in this scholarship acts of academic dishonesty, and the incurrence of legal sanctions by the participant, may result in the cancellation of the mobility, the obligation to reimburse the DRI in full of the amount received as support and the immediate return to Mexico.
19. The Holder of the UA or CI will make the decisions on the academic aspects inherent to the effect of any sanction or cancellation that is applied.
What benefits do IPN Face-to-Face Academic Mobility Scholarships offer?
1.1. For cases of international mobility, single economic support will be provided for round trip air transportation, the amount of which will rise to a maximum of $20,000.00 MXN. Said support will apply only for transfers in tourist class.
1.2. For cases of national mobility, single economic support will be provided for a round trip by air or land, as the case may be, the amount of which will rise to a maximum of $10,000.00 MXN. Said support will apply only for transfers in tourist class.
2.1. For cases of international mobility, monthly maintenance support of up to $21,000.00 MXN will be provided for a period not exceeding 4 months.
2.2. For cases of national mobility, monthly maintenance support of up to $14,000.00 MXN will be provided for a period not exceeding 4 months.
3. For cases of international mobility, single economic support will be provided for major medical expenses insurance, the amount of which will rise to a maximum of $10,000.00 MXN.
What are the requirements to achieve one of the IPN Scholarships for the Face-to-Face Academic Mobility Postgraduate Level?
1. Be a regular full-time student, enrolled in a postgraduate program in school modality with a minimum general average of 8.0.
2. Be enrolled in at least the 2nd semester of the corresponding study plan at the time of applying for mobility.
3. For international mobility applicants, be accepted by a Destination Institution (ID) located in the first 300 places of the QS World University Ranking for the current year, in the first 300 places of the thematic field relevant to the research stay to be carried out in the most recent QS Thematic Ranking, or by a host researcher whose H-Index has a value equal to or greater than 8 according to SCOPUS.
4. For applicants to national mobility, be accepted by an ID located in the first 800 places of the QS World University Ranking of the current year, in the first 500 places of the thematic field relevant to the research stay to be carried out in the most recent QS Thematic Ranking, be accepted by a host researcher whose H Index has a value equal to or greater than 10 according to SCOPUS, or who belongs to the SNI with at least level 2.
5. Have the domain level B1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) of the English language and/or the equivalent of the language necessary for the stay, with the exception of those cases in which the ID corresponds to a Spanish-speaking country or is located in Mexico.
6. Have the technological and computer tools and capacities requested by the ID to carry out the pertinent activities.
7. Not be participating in any other mobility or internationalization action promoted by the International Relations Department (DRI).
8. Not having previously participated in the Leader Training Program or in other mobility programs financially supported by the DRI at the same academic level.
How do I apply?
The application of the applicants will be the responsibility of the heads of the Academic Units (AU) or Research Centers (CI), who may submit applications from those students who meet all the requirements.
What are the key dates?
There are three scholarship application periods:
FIRST PERIOD FOR RECEPTION OF APPLICATIONS
Opening of the student grant: August 8, 2022
Deadline to apply: August 15, 2022
Publication of results: August 19, 2022
SECOND PERIOD FOR RECEPTION OF APPLICATIONS
Opening of the scholarship: August 16, 2022
Deadline to apply: September 9, 2022
Publication of results: September 15, 2022
THIRD PERIOD FOR RECEPTION OF APPLICATIONS
Opening of the free grant: September 12, 2022
Deadline to apply: September 30, 2022
Publication of results: October 7, 2022