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Government of Mexico Undergraduate, Graduate and Specialisation Scholarships 2020 for International Students

The Mexican Government is now offering its Scholarship Program for Foreign Students to study for Bachelors, Masters, PhD degrees in Mexico.

Application Deadline: 27th September 2019 at 15:00 (Local Time in Mexico City).

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: See list below

To be taken at (country): Mexico

About Scholarship: For decades, the Mexican cultural diplomacy has worked in different successful programs, such as the human capital training through scholarships for academic degrees awarding and research work performing in different areas of knowledge.

The Directorate-General for Educational and Cultural Cooperation, through the Academic Exchange Department, designs and manages the Ministry of Foreign Affairs´ Scholarship Program for Foreigners. The scholarships of the Mexican Government present two programs: the scholarship for academic studies and the scholarship for special programs.

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 to take short-term fellowships addressed to Visiting Professors, Researchers in Mexico´s issues, Media Contributors, Art Production Fellowships, etc.

Type: Specialization, Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD Degrees, and Postgraduate Researches including short-term fellowships

Selection Criteria and Eligibility: The scholarships will be awarded on academic excellence.

  • Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s, Master’s or Ph.D. Degree, as required by the program for which the scholarship is requested. Technical and / or commercial degree titles are not accepted. For the cases of mobility at the Bachelor’s level, it will not be necessary to submit a diploma, only proof of studies of the last academic period completed, issued by the institution of origin.
  • Candidates cannot be living in Mexico at the time of application.
  • Applicants must have achieved a minimum grade point average of
    eighty (80), on a scale of 0 to 100, or the equivalent, for the last academic degree received. Applications with a lower grade point average will not be considered
  • The scholarships are not transferable and cannot be deferred to future years.

Number of Scholarships: Several

Value of Scholarship:

-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)
  • Undergraduate: 4 years
  • -Graduate research and postdoctoral fellowships-12 months (1 month minimum)
  • -Specialization – 1 year
  • -Master’s degree – 2 Years
  • -Doctorate- 3 or 4 years
  • -Medical specialties and subspecialties- 3 Years

Eligible Countries

  • Africa: 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
  • North America: United States, Canada and Canada / Province of Quebec
  • Latin America: Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela)
  • Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Puerto Rico (Commonwealth), Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago
  • Europe: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and Ukraine)
  • Asia: Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, Kingdom of China, People’s Rep., India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Democratic Rep., Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, North Korea, Pakistan, Islamic Rep. of Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Thailand, Kingdom of Timor – Leste, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam and Socialist Rep. of
  • Pacific: Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji Islands, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Independent State, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu
  • Middle East: Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestinian National Authority, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen, and
  • Non-self Governing Territories: American Samoa, Anguilla, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Gibraltar, Guam, Montserrat, New Caledonia, Pitcairn, Saint Helena, Tokelau, Turks and Caicos Islands and United States Virgin Islands

How to Apply: Only applicants from Cuba, Saint Lucia, the Dominican Republic, Antigua and Barbuda, Trinidad and Tobago, Dominica, Barbados, Suriname, Guyana, Jamaica, Haiti, Nicaragua, Slovakia, Slovenia, Lithuania, Latvia, Turkey, Venezuela, New Zealand, the Palestine and the countries of the African continent may submit paper or online applications.

  1. Download Application Form (only for “Paper Applications”)
  2. Applications must be submitted online through the Academic Cooperation Management System (SIGCA (https://sigca.sre.gob.mx), during the duration of the Call.
  • It is important to go through ALL application requirements in the Award Webpages (see Links below) before applying.
  • GOODLUCK

Visit Award Webpage for details on how to apply and PDF

Sponsors: Mexican Government

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

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7 Comments
  1. Promise says

    I am interested, plz how and when do i apply? Tanx 4 ur anticipated reply

  2. Solaja Rachael Olapeju says

    This is quite interesting.

  3. Tharheer Amuda says

    Good day sir, am a graduate of zoology with cgpa of 2.76 out of 5.0 .wishing to further my study in entomology at master level in your country under the grace of scholarship pls do I have any chances even if not this one do I have any at all ?
    The admin thank you for giving me this opportunity . I will so much appreciate it if I could be replied back to at this email. [email protected]. Thank you sir as await your reply.

  4. Sonola Sadiat says

    Am an Registered Nurse in my country,I wish to continue my study (Bsc Nursing) in one of your universities,thanks.

  5. tejiri williams says

    where do i start from please? the whole process is a bit complicated to me. please can someone give me a breakdown. Thanks

  6. Angesom Tilahun Fond says

    i'm going to graduate for BA after 50 days in GEOLOGY in uog ethiopia

  7. Kebede Beyene says

    very good chance!!

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