Mexico Scholarship for international students in 2023-2024

Are you looking for scholarships in Mexico?

You can get a scholarship in Mexico, whether through your university or foreign organization like CIEE or Boren. Also, you can get the most benefit from the fully funded Scholarship offered by the Mexico Government for international students.

Therefore, we have listed here some details about the available scholarships in Mexico for international students, eligibility criteria, scholarship requirements, and registration process.

Mexican Government Scholarship Program

On behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation (AMEXCID) offers a fully-funded Mexican government scholarship program in 2020 for international students who want to study a specialization, master’s degree, doctorate, conducting graduate-level or post-doctoral research.

Also, the Mexican government offers scholarships to more than 180 countries through a series of bilateral conventions, multilateral programs, and special agreements.

Besides, 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.

Eligibility Criteria for Mexico Government Scholarship

Applicants must meet the below criteria:

  • Holding bachelors, master’s or PhD, and Students are eligible to apply.
  • Academic excellence: having achieved the minimum GPA 8.0 of 10.
  • Currently enrolled in a program at one of the participating Mexican institutions.
  • Submission of all required documents

Moreover, students learning social welfare, science and technology, tourism, sports, culture and education, as well as humanitarian aid are granted preference for the scholarship.

Mexico Scholarships Application

Required Documents:

Applicant must submit the documents as follows:

  • The official nomination of the applicant’s government.
  • Application form.
  • Explanation for the reasons that motivate the candidates to carry out studies or research in Mexico.
  • CV (Maximum 3 pages).
  • Letter of acceptance from the host Mexican institution with the signature of the person in charge. Also, mentioning the duration of the study, the start and end dates, and the field of studies.
  • For research, the acceptance letter must also state that the candidate will receive the necessary direction for the research project (mentioning the name of the consultant if possible).
  • Copy of diploma certificate with the highest GPA gained.
  • Copy of the last GPA with mentioning the minimum GPA 8 of 10 or its equivalent and to be presented on a 10-point scale.
  • Submit a letter of acceptance by the applicant’s institution that grants academic grade for study materials that will be conducted in Mexico.

Research Scholarship Requirements

  • Copy of the academic certificate as proof of receiving a Master’s or PhD program or to be enrolled in one of the two programs.
  • Candidates must have a valid immigration documents with a temporary residence visas.
  • In case the applicant is not a Spanish native speaker, he must submit a Certificate of advanced level of proficiency in Spanish from one of the language universities or centers.
  • Copy of birth certificate as well as a copy of the passport.
  • Health certificate issued by Public or private institution with a maximum of 3 months prior to submission of the application. Indicating that the applicant enjoys good health.
  • Recent original photograph (not digital prints) clearly viewing the face with white background 3 cm *3 cm. In addition to, your name and nationality on the back.

What is the scholarship from the government of Mexico worth?

International students who benefit from one of the Mexican government scholarships will get full tuition coverage. Also, they receive a monthly stipend worth around $590 for undergraduate and master’s level studies. PhD and postdoctoral scholarships come with a stipend of $740. This is the same amount for medical specialties and subspecialties.

Other benefits include student accommodation and health insurance coverage from the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS), starting from the third month of the scholarship. Moreover, the student will be granted the coverage of their university application fees, student visa fees and international and national air and ground transportation costs. 

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Duration of the government scholarship in Mexico

The scholarships last up to 24 months for the undergraduate and master’s degree studies. If you get a PhD scholarship from the government of Mexico, the duration is for 36 months maximum. Stay’s duration for the master’s and postdoctoral researches is 12 months. 

Moreover, medical specialties and subspecialties scholarships cover studies for 36 months. While high medical specialty courses are covered for only 12 months maximum. 

Registration Process

All applicants must submit all paper applications to the  Mexican Embassy in their country of residence.

In conclusion, hope this article gets your attention and fulfill all your inquiries. Also, if you decide to study in Mexico, you have to know more about the cost of living in Mexico.

Learn more about Cost of living and studying in Mexico

For more information, read the following articles:

How to apply in Mexican university

Study Master and PhD in Mexico

Bachelor’s degree in Mexico

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