How to Apply

Applications to the IPSA-FLACSO Mexico Summer School are open. Please check the entry requirements below and then, apply using the application form.


  • Have completed secondary, high school or equivalent
  • Summer School two week courses are teaching in english, therefore, basic language skills minimum are required.

The registration and payment allows you to immediately reserve a place on your favorite course. To register and pay online, you need a credit card (Visa, or MasterCard) or a paypal account.

Registration officially closes for all courses on May 20th, 2020

Participants without a credit card or paypal account can register and pay their course making a bank transference.

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The Summer School program lasts two weeks. Classes take place from Monday to Friday and last around three and a half or four hours. There is a coffee break in the morning. Depending on the chosen course, there will be two additional hours of computer lab sessions to add the use of specific software to the curriculum. The participants will have the opportunity to receive special assessment about their specific needs related to their own research interests.

This program is also complemented by special lectures in which participants will have the opportunity to examine the impact of different methodologies on specific and substantial issues. Furthermore, the instructors will offer evening lectures on more practical academic matters, such as: "how to be published", and “how to write a successful ‘research protocol’". This year, there will be lectures on the use of Big Data in Social Science, Democratization, and Research Methodology for Surveys. The course schedule is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (including 1 hour for lunch from 1 to 2 p.m.). The total amount of hours per course is 60 hours.

The courses will be offered in English. As long as they are about subjects with specialized language, there will be no simultaneous translation. However, the refresher course includes a vocabulary session in which technical terms will be taught, its meaning and an approximate translation in Spanish.

  • Courses will consist of 3.5 to 4 hours of teaching per day with a coffee break in the morning and, where required, about 2 hours of lab sessions in the afternoon, which will be supervised by teaching assistants.
  • Required reading material will be accessible by an intranet facility following registration and payment.
  • There will be an opening and a closing session, as well as a reception where all participants will have an opportunity to network.
  • Instructors will offer late-afternoon lectures or round tables in more practical matters (such as “how to get published”).