Mexican Government scholarship program 2019 for international students (Deadline: September 28,2018)

Applications are open for The 2019 Mexican Government Scholarships for International Students .The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE), through the Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation (AMEXCID), invites foreigners interested in studying in Mexico, at the specialty, master’s, doctorate and research levels. postgraduate, as well as undergraduate and graduate student mobility programs, to participate in the “Call for Scholarships of Excellence of the Government of Mexico for Foreigners 2018”.
The Call is offered to more than 180 countries, within the framework of bilateral agreements, multilateral mechanisms and special agreements. More than 90 Mexican Higher Education Institutions (IES) participate in this Call and all have academic programs registered in the National Postgraduate Program in Quality of the National Council of Science and Technology. These programs testify to the progress the country has made in various areas of the sciences and humanities.

Through the granting of Scholarships of Excellence of the Government of Mexico to foreign students, Mexico strengthens its role as an actor with global responsibility and endorses its commitment to the promotion of cooperation actions to promote the formation of high-level human capital. The presence in Mexico of foreign students, academics and scientists, women and men, contributes to the construction of permanent and long-term dialogue bridges that enrich the foreign policy agenda with actions of exceptional value for the country and for its foreign partners . Likewise, HEIs and the Mexican academic
community benefit from greater internationalization.

Eligibility criteria

  • Bachelors, Master’s or PhD Degrees as required by the program for which the scholarship is requested
  • Minimum grade point average of 80 on a scale of 0-100, or the equivalent for the last
    academic degree received.
  • Be accepted, or currently enrolled in a program of the participating Mexican institutions in the Call.
  • Candidates cannot be living in Mexico at the time of application

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Scholarship award

  • Monthly stipend of 4 (four) times the value of the unit of Measure and Actualization (UMA) for Undergraduate mobility scholarships, Specializations, Master’s degrees or Master’s-level research, Spanish language or Mexican culture courses. During 2018, the stipend was calculated with the minimum salary in Mexico City and was equivalent of $9,604.80 pesos (approximately USD 529.77)
  • Monthly stipend of 5 (five) times the value of The Unit of Measure and Actualization (UMA) for Doctoral programs and Research periods, Postdoctoral fellowships and Medical specialities and subspecialties. During 2018, the stipend was calculated with the minimum salary in Mexico City and was equivalent of $12,066.00 Mexican pesos (approximately USD $665.52).
  • Monthly stipends are not divisible or partial. The Scholarships will be paid at the end of each month.
  • Registration fees and tuition, as established by the program at each institution ,subject to the final decision of the participating HEI, established in the letter of acceptance.
  • Health insurance from the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS), starting the third month of the scholarship. The Scholarship recipient must have health insurance that covers both major and minor medical expenses and provides international coverage for the first three months in mexico.
  • The cost of the temporary resident/student visa issuance, for stays longer than 180 days.
  • Depending on the reciprocity with the partner country, it will be included a round-trip international airfare at the beginning and/or satisfactory term of the scholarship. The air ticket will be purchased in economy class and will be considered the most convenient flight route for the Academic Exchange Office.
  • Should the recipient of the scholarship is pursuing studies outside Mexico City, transportation from Mexico City to the host institution and back will be provided, at the start and end of his/her academic activities.

Selection criteria

  • Academic excellence of the candidate in the intended area of study
  • The intended field of study or specialization in Mexico is related to the applicant’s academic and job history
  • The area of study is important to, and has a direct impact on the development of the
    applicant’s country
  • The program must relate to specificc current or approved projects that have an impact on the development of the applicant’s country.

Application

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Important documents

1. 2019 Mexican Government Scholarships for International Students

2. List of Institutions and Academic Programs

3. Download Application Form

For more information,download visit https://www.gob.mx

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