The government of Mexico is inviting several scholarships for foreign students. Scholarships are available to study for a specialization, master’s or doctorate, conduct postgraduate or postdoctoral research, or participate in an undergraduate or postgraduate academic mobility program.
Scholarships to study in Mexico 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 of Science and Technology (CONACYT) as National Quality Postgraduate Programs. These programs demonstrate the progress made by Mexico in the sciences and humanities.
By offering awards from the Mexican government to international students, Mexico strengthens its role as an actor with global responsibility and renews its commitment to cooperation programs that help create highly qualified human capital.
The presence in Mexico of international students, academics, and scientists helps build permanent bridges of dialogue that enrich the long-term foreign policy agenda through contributions of exceptional value to the country and its partners abroad. In addition, Mexican institutions and the academic community benefit from increased internationalization.
Institutions where you will study:
Mexican institutions that offer academic programs are registered with the National Council for Science and Technology (CONACYT). See a list of institutions here.
Levels and study areas:
Specialization, master’s or doctorate, conduct postgraduate or postdoctoral research, or participate in an undergraduate or postgraduate academic mobility program.
Who can participate?:
Hispanics and Latinos with excellent academic records are welcome to apply to international study programs in Mexico.
- For mobility scholarships at the Bachelor’s, Specialization, Master’s, or Research Stay at the Master’s level, a monthly amount for maintenance of 4 (four) times the monthly value of the Measurement and Updating Unit (UMA), currently equivalent to $11,700.36 monthly Mexican pesos ($570 USD).
- For Doctorate scholarships, Doctoral and Postdoctoral Research Stays, Medical Specialties, and Subspecialties, a monthly amount for maintenance of 5 (five) times the monthly value of the Measurement and Updating Unit (UMA), currently equivalent to $14,625.45 in pesos Mexicans ($710 USD)
- Enrollment and tuition, in accordance with the provisions of the program of each Mexican Educational Institution.
- Medical insurance through the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS)
- Exemption from the cost of issuing the Mexican visa.
- International air transportation upon satisfactory completion of the scholarship. The ticket will be granted in tourist class and according to the flight route determined in the greatest convenience for AMEXCID. Consult the list of countries to which this benefit will be granted (Annex 3)
Conditions that must be met by participants:
- Scholarships are available to study for a specialization, master’s or doctoral degree, conduct postgraduate or postdoctoral research, or participate in an undergraduate or postgraduate academic mobility program.
- Scholarships are provided to study any of the courses available at participating Mexican institutions, except business administration, plastic surgery, accounting, marketing, dentistry, and advertising.
- Candidates cannot be living in Mexico at the time of application.
- Except in special cases, scholarships cannot start in November or December.
- All documents and forms must be in Spanish or submitted with Spanish translations.
- Candidates will be informed of the results by the corresponding Mexican embassy or the designated Mexican institution.
- Scholarships are non-transferable and cannot be deferred to future years.
Documents to apply for scholarships from the Government of Mexico
- Scholarship application form, duly completed and signed. (Annex 5).
- A letter detailing the reasons that motivate you to carry out studies or research in Mexico. (Maximum 2 pages, with Arial font size 12 and single line spacing). See Example Here
- Curriculum vitae. (Maximum 3 pages, with Arial font size 12 and single line spacing). See the Example of a CV for scholarships here
- Letter of academic acceptance from the receiving Mexican institution or response from the HEI to the application for admission (see section Requirements of the letter of acceptance).
- Letter of commitment to return to the country of origin (Annex 6).
- Letter of acceptance of the terms of the Call (Annex 7).
- Copy of the birth certificate.
- Copy of the valid passport in color and in open-book format or official identification with photograph.
- Copy of the medical certificate issued by a public or private health institution, with a maximum of 3 (three) months prior to the presentation of the application.
- Copy of the Title of the immediately previous degree (for masters and doctoral studies)
- Copy of the Certificate of studies of the last period completed, issued by the institution of origin which must accredit a minimum average of 85 (on a scale of 0 to 100, or 8.5 on a scale of 10).
Instructions to apply:
Applications will be received in electronic format through the Academic Cooperation Management System (SIGCA) (https://sigca.sre.gob.mx) during its term.
The SIGCA portal will remain open to receive applications in the period between June 20, from 6:00 p.m. and until 11:59 p.m. Central Mexico time on July 24, 2022. For this, the documentation must be Attached according to the indications of the System and of the scholarship to which you aspire.
Until July 24, 2022