The 2013/2014 Mexican Government Scholarship for Foreigners

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Application Deadline: August 30, 2013

The academic scholarships are offered for full programs at specialty, master’s, doctoral and conduct research at the graduate level. The offer also includes academic mobility in the undergraduate and graduate levels. For its part, grants for special programs are for short stay visitors aimed at teachers, researchers in Mexico issues, media partners and stays of artistic creation, among others.

Mexican Cultural diplomacy has worked for decades in several successful programs, one of which is undoubtedly the formation of human capital through scholarships for obtaining academic degrees and conducting research in various areas of knowledge.

The General Directorate for Cultural Affairs through the Directorate for Academic Exchange, designs and manages the Scholarship Program for Foreigners of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Mexico Government Scholarships mention two ways: the academic scholarships and grants for special programs.

Selection Criteria/Eligibility

The scholarships will be awarded on academic excellence.

  • The scholarships for academic studies are offered to take complete programs for Specialization, Master’s or PhD Degrees, and Postgraduate Researches. Likewise, the offer includes academic mobility for Bachelor’s and Postgraduate Degree. On the other hand, the scholarships for special programs are offered Preferred to take short-term fellowships addressed to Visiting Professors, Researchers in Mexico’s issues, Media Contributors, Art Production Fellowships, etc.
  • Candidates cannot be living in Mexico at the time of application.
  • Except in special cases, scholarships cannot begin in November or December.
  • Requests for information and all scholarship applications must be submitted to the Mexican embassy or concurrent embassy of the applicant’s country or to the designated Mexican institution. Only applications that fulfill all of the requirements will be considered.
  • All documents and forms must be in Spanish or submitted with translations into Spanish.
  • Candidates will be informed of the results by the corresponding Mexican embassy or designated Mexican institution.
  • The scholarships are not transferable and cannot be deferred to future years.

Scholarship Worth:

  • Enrollment fees  and tuition
  • Health Insurance
  • Transportation from Mexico city to the Host Institution
  • Monthly Stipend

Duration of Scholarship:

  •  Undergraduate and graduate academic mobility programs- one academic term (quarter, trimester or semester)
  • Graduate research and postdoctoral fellowships-12 months (1 month minimum)

Duration of award(s): 

  • Specialization-1 year
  • Master’s degree- 2 Years
  • Doctorate- 3 Years
  • Medical specialties and Sub-Specialties- 3 Years

What does it cover?

  •  Enrollment fees  and tuition.
  • Health Insurance
  • Transportation from Mexico city to the Host Institution
  • Monthly Stipend

Eligible Africa Countries

Algeria ,Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad, Comoros, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Malawi, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Nambia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Saharawi, Arab Rep., Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe

Notification:

Candidates will be informed of the results by the corresponding Mexican embassy or designated Mexican institution.

How to Apply:

The mode of applying is by post. The completed, original applications must be submitted prior to the deadline. Applications sent by fax or email will not be accepted. All documents and forms must be in Spanish or submitted with translations into Spanish.

 

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Mexican Government Scholarship for Foreigners

 

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