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Mexican government scholarships

Mexican government scholarships

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Mexico

Fully Funded

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Jul 21, 2023

More details :

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE), through the Mexican Agency for International Cooperation for Development (AMEXCID), has developed a scholarship program to contribute to nations' sustainable development by fulfilling objectives and commitments adopted in international agendas. Additionally, the program aims to address global issues effectively and shared challenges by training excellent human capital and providing access to quality, inclusive, and equitable education. This call is open to foreign individuals interested in pursuing studies in Mexico from over 180 countries per diplomatic relations, bilateral legal frameworks, multilateral mechanisms, and special agreements. 


More than 80 Mexican Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) participate in this edition. The development of this call offers the opportunity to carry out student exchanges that allow for academic and cultural integration between partner countries and Mexico.

Eligibility :



1. Nationality: Applicants must hold citizenship in one of the countries listed above.


2. Residence: Applicants must not currently reside in Mexico.


3. Academic Qualification: Applicants must possess a Bachelor's, Master's, or Ph.D. degree as required by the program they are seeking the scholarship for.


4. Academic Excellence: Scholarships will be awarded based on the applicant's demonstrated academic excellence.


5. Enrollment: Applicants must be accepted or currently enrolled in a program at one of the participating Mexican institutions during the Call.


6. Area of Study: The candidate's academic excellence in the intended area of study will be considered.


7. Relevance: The intended field of study or specialization in Mexico should align with the applicant's academic and professional background.


8. Impact on Country Development: The area of study must be significant and have a direct impact on the development of the applicant's country.


9. Project Alignment: The program chosen by the applicant must be relevant to specific ongoing or approved projects that contribute to the development of the applicant's country.

Required documents :


1. Valid passport copy displaying applicant's identification information.

2. Signed declaration letter by the applicant (Format 1).

3. Curriculum Vitae (maximum 4 pages) filled out using a word processor and signed by the applicant (Format 2).

4. Copy of recent medical certificate from a public or private healthcare institution, issued within the last 3 months, indicating good health (accompanied by a certified translation if not in Spanish).


For applicants studying in Mexico:


1. Unique Population Registry Code (CURP).

2. Temporary Resident ID card for students.


For undergraduate and graduate level mobilities:


1. Acceptance letter from the Mexican university (within 60 calendar days) indicating GPA of 85 (on a scale of 0 to 100 or 8.5 on a scale of 10) and study dates (ONLY FOR NON-RESIDENT CANDIDATES), or;

2. Letter of introduction from the Mexican university (within 60 calendar days) stating GPA of 85, current student status, and study dates (ONLY FOR RESIDENT CANDIDATES).

3. Copy of letter from home institution confirming recognition/validation of educational credits in Mexico.

4. Communication from receiving institution committing to provide tutoring in another language if studies are not in Spanish or the applicant's native language.

5. If already pursuing a degree in Mexico, copy of academic transcript with minimum GPA of 85 issued by the Mexican institution of higher education (IES), signed by a responsible authority.

6. For graduate level mobilities, copy of previous degree certificate.


For Master's and Doctorate degrees:


1. Acceptance letter from the Mexican university (within 60 calendar days) indicating GPA of 85 and study dates (ONLY FOR NON-RESIDENT CANDIDATES), or;

2. Letter of introduction from the Mexican university (within 60 calendar days) stating GPA of 85, current student status, and study dates (ONLY FOR RESIDENT CANDIDATES).

3. Copy of immediate previous degree.

4. Copy of studies certificate from last period attended, indicating minimum GPA of 85 (except for doctoral degree applicants).

5. If already pursuing a degree in Mexico, copy of academic record certifying minimum cumulative GPA of 85 issued by the Mexican HEI, signed by a responsible authority.

6. Communication from receiving institution committing to provide tutoring in another language if studies are not in Spanish or the applicant's native language.


For research stays at the graduate level:


1. Copy of immediate previous degree (Master's or doctorate, as applicable).

2. Copy of certificate of studies from last attended period, indicating minimum GPA of 85 (except for doctoral degree applicants).

3. Acceptance letter indicating provision of tutoring, advisor's name, and research title.

4. Communication from receiving institution committing to provide tutoring in another language if research stay is conducted in a different language.

How to apply :

To ensure compliance with the requirements stated in this Call for Applications, including the referenced documents and their corresponding formats, the following provisions must be followed:

  • Electronic Submission: Applications must be submitted electronically through the Academic Cooperation Management System (SIGCA) (https://sigca.sre.gob.mx) within the specified validity period.

  • Language Requirement: The application registration process must be completed in Spanish. All information, including supporting documents, should be provided in the Spanish language.

The Scholarship Benefits:

Selected applicants granted by AMEXCID will receive the following benefits:


1. Stipend based on the scholarship level: 4 times the monthly UMA value for Master's scholarships, and 5 times the monthly UMA value for Doctoral scholarships.

2. Enrollment and tuition fees covered by the Mexican Educational Institution.

3. Medical insurance through IMSS.

4. Payment waiver for the Mexican visa.

5. International air flight transportation upon program completion.

6. National transportation from Mexico City to the host city and back (applicable for national airfare or ground transportation).

7. AMEXCID purchases the air flight ticket.

8. Scholarship recipients are responsible for changes to the ticket after issuance.

9. Reimbursement for bus fare if assigned national transportation is by ground.

10. Administration and management of benefits by AMEXCID's Direction of Academic Exchange.

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