Application Deadline: August 31st 2015
On behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Mexican Agency for International
Development Cooperation (AMEXCID) invites foreign citizens who are interested in
studying for a specialization, master’s degree or doctorate, conducting graduate-level research, or taking part in an undergraduate or graduate-level academic mobility program in Mexico, to participate in the 2016 Mexican Government Scholarship Program for International Students.
The scholarships are offered to more than 180 countries through a series of bilateral
conventions, multilateral programs and special agreements. More than 70 Mexican institutions of higher education (IES) participate and all offer academic programs registered with the National Council for Science and Technology (CONACYT) in the National Program of Quality Graduate Degrees. These programs demonstrate the progress made by Mexico in various areas of the sciences and humanities.
Requirements for all applicants:
- Bachelors, Master’s or Ph.D. degree, as required by the program for which the scholarship is requested.
- Minimum grade point average of eight (8.0) on a scale of 0 to 10, or the equivalent, for the last academic degree received.
- Be accepted to or currently enrolled in a program at one of the participating Mexican institutions.
The applicant must submit the documents in the following order:
- Official nomination of his/her government.
- Application form.
- An explanation of why the applicant is interested in studying or conducting research in Mexico.
- Curriculum vitae ( maximum of 3 pages).
- Acceptance letter from the Mexican host institution, signed by the responsible party ( Director of the International Affairs Office, Director of Academic Exchanges, Head of the Graduate Studies Department, Graduate Studies Coordinator, etc.), stating the length of the studies with the start and end dates and the type of studies.
- For research, the acceptance letter should also state that the candidate will receive the mentoring needed for the research project and, if possible, the name of the advisor.
- Coy of the diploma for the highest degree received.
- Copy of the transcript for the last degree received showing a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 8/10. If a different scale is used, the equivalent on a 10-pointscale must be submitted.
- For mobility scholarships, a letter from the applicant’s institution agreeing to give academic credit for the classes or course of study that will be taken in Mexico.
For research grants, a copy of the academic document showing the applicant hasfinished or is currently enrolled in a Master’s or doctoral program.
Candidates already in Mexico must have a current immigration document, with aTemporary Resident Student Visa (card).
If Spanish is not the applicant’s native language, include certificate of an advanced level of proficiency in Spanish from a university or language center.
Copy of birth certificate
Copy of passport.
Medical certificate of good health in the original issued by a public or private institution no more than three months prior to submitting the documents. Independent health certificates will not be accepted.
recent original photographs (not digital), full face on a white background, 3cm x3cm , with name and nationality noted on the back.
- Monthly stipend of 4 times the minimum salary in Mexico City for undergraduate mobility scholarships, specializations, master’s degrees or master’s-level research
- Spanish language or Mexican culture courses, currently the equivalent of $8,412.00 pesos (approximately US $546.234).
- Monthly stipend of 5 times the minimum salary in Mexico City for doctoral studies and research, postdoctoral fellowships and medical specializations and sub specializations, currently the equivalent of $10,515.00 pesos (approximately US$ 681.90).
- Registration fees and tuition, as established by the program at each institution( see the academic programs offered by the participating IES).
- Health insurance from the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS), starting in the third month of the scholarship ( the scholarship recipient must have health insurance that covers both major and minor medical expenses and provides international coverage for the first three months in Mexico).
- Round-trip international airfare at the beginning and end of the scholarship.
- Transportation from Mexico City to the host institution and back at the start and end of the scholarship, if studying outside of Mexico City
Expenses Not Covered by the Scholarship
- Academic costs (registration and tuition) if not waived by the academic institution or authorized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
- Laboratory fees, workshops, language courses or other academic activities that are part of the academic program and are not waived by the academic institution.
- Fees for transferring academic credits and course revalidation.
- Cost of printing the thesis.
- Fees for obtaining the diploma and/or certificate.
- Registration in the National Registry of Foreign Citizens
- Any other expense not mentioned above.
How to Apply:
The entire scholarship application process must be done at the Mexican embassy in the
applicant’s country or at the concurrent embassy. Directory of Mexican Embassies:
- Applications for the scholarship will be accepted from April 15 to August 31, 2015.
- The results will be announced starting in November 2015 by Mexico’s diplomatic offices abroad.
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