Mexican Government Scholarship Program 2017 for International Students (Fully Funded Study in Mexico)

Application Deadline: September 23rd 2016

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 or postdoctoral research, or taking part in an undergraduate or graduate-level academic mobility program, to participate in the 2017 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 participate and all offer academic programs registered with the National Council for Science and Technology (CONACYT) as National Quality Graduate Programs. These programs demonstrate the progress made by Mexico in the sciences and humanities.

Candidate Profile
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.
Required Documents
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 has
    finished or is currently enrolled in a Master’s or doctoral program.
  • Candidates already in Mexico must have a current immigration document, with a
    Temporary 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 x
    3cm , with name and nationality noted on the back.
Scholarship Benefits
  • 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:
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22 COMMENTS

  1. Dear Sir/Madam
    Good Afternoon! My name is Shamsuddin Niazi, from Afghanistan. I studied my Master Program at Faculty of Education in Hiroshima University, Japan. I would like to study my PhD Program at one of university in Mexico.
    Best regards
    Niazi

  2. Good Morning, i studied my bachelor degree in English literature feld, i would like to study my masters degree. can you help me how to join for this scholarship, hope to help me and give me this great opportunity.

  3. Dr sir/madiam
    Good afternoon! my name is Gull rahman afzali from Afghanistan. I studied my Master program at faculty of Water resource engineering in Kabul Poly technic university at AFGHANISTAN. I would like to study my PHD program at one of Unversity in mexico.
    Best Regard
    Afzali

  4. I am a graduate holding a bachelor degree in Education with English language and History as my major and minor study respectively. I would like to apply for a Master program in Linguistics at a Mexican University through this scholarship but unfortunately Spanish is not my native language.I would like to know if I will qualify for the post without Spanish being my native language.

    Thank you

  5. My name is LASSEY XORSE KWESI. I am a Ghanaian.I completed college of Education and had my diploma. I want you to help me to gain admission for the first degree. I did French in Senior High Secondary School and French in College of Education. Thank you.

  6. My name is Tuaibo Rachide, I am Mozambican,let am graduate a secondary school in Mozambique.I would like to apply for Bachelor program in Administration at a maxican university through this scholarship.

  7. I am Yemane from Ethiopia and I have diploma in engineering. I am interested to upgrade to B.sc, so would you give me a chance to the scholarship. My email: [email protected]. thanks for the information

  8. […] 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 or postdoctoral research, or taking part in an undergraduate or graduate-level academic mobility program, to participate in the 2018 Mexican Government Scholarship Program for International Students. […]

  9. My name is Lamptey Raphael Odartey .I taught for four years with DBE qualification as a professional teacher.Currently , i am having first degree in (B.ED) information technology.My strong area is computer programming in php, JavaScript and little Java. I want to master Oracle database. Am sure with your help, I can have scholarship outside my country Ghana to study. Thank you.

  10. My name is Lamptey Raphael Odartey from Ghana.I taught for four years with DBE qualification as a professional teacher.Currently , i have first degree in (B.ED) information technology.My strong area is computer programming. I want to master Oracle database. Am sure with your help, I can have scholarship outside my country Ghana to study. Thank you.

  11. […] 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 or postdoctoral research, or taking part in an undergraduate or graduate-level academic mobility program, to participate in the 2018 Mexican Government Scholarship Program for International Students. […]

  12. My name is Arzoo .Iam from Afghanistan and I have in 3 class of journalism . it is very a good for all to acceptd in aa your country . I happy to be member of your country. Thank You

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