Apply for the 2015 Mexican Government Scholarship Program for International Students

The Mexican Government has flung open a window of opportunity to international students interested in studying in Mexico. 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 2015 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.

Benefits:

The scholarship covers;

  • Tuition fees
  • Health insurance from the Mexican Social Security Institute (starting in the third month 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)
  • Monthly stipend of 8,074.80 Mexican pesos (equivalent to €450) for undergraduate mobility scholarships, specializations, master’s degrees or master’s degree research, Spanish language and Mexican culture courses. For doctoral studies and research, postdoctoral fellowships and medical specializations and sub specializations, the monthly stipend is 10,093.50 Mexican pesos (equivalent to €570).

Eligibility

Applicants should

  • Possess Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD degree, as required by the program for which the scholarship is requested
  • Be accepted to or currently enrolled in a program at one of the participating Mexican institutions
  • Be a citizen of one of the eligible countries. Check list of eligible countries HERE
  • Have a minimum grade point average of eight (8.0) on a scale of zero (0.0) to ten (10), or the equivalent, for the last academic degree received

Application criteria:

  • No applications will be accepted directly from the applicants.  The entire scholarship application process must be done at the Mexican or concurrent embassy for the applicant’s country.
  • The applicant must submit the following documents (if they are in any language other than Spanish must be accompanied by a Spanish translation):
    • Official nomination from his/her government;
    • A letter explaining why the applicant is interested in studying or conducting research in Mexico;
    • CV;
    • Copy of passport;
    • Acceptance letter from the Mexican host institution indicating the length of the program with start and end dates;
    • Copy of the diploma for the last degree obtained;
    • Copy of the transcript of the last degree obtained showing a minimum grade point average of 8/10 (if a different scale is used, the equivalent on a 10-point scale must be submitted);
    • 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
    • Original medical certificate, issued by a public institution no more than three months prior to submitting the application;
    • Copy of birth certificate;
    • Eight recent photographs (not digital), full-face front view, white background, 3 cm x 3cm.

Deadline: July 31, 2014

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