August 2, 2010

Mexican Government Scholarship Program 2011

The scholarships are granted for specialization, Master’s, Ph.D., and medical specialization courses as well as for postgraduate-level research, postdoctoral stays, postgraduate mobility programs, artistic creation residences, high-level conferences, residences for Mexicanist researchers, residences for media collaborators, and special chairs for visiting professors.

Scholarships are not granted for preparatory courses; distance, open learning courses; and direct doctorates (programs that comprise M.A. + Ph.D.)

The scholarships are open only for the programs, institutions and hospitals listed in this Call. Scholarships are not offered for dentistry, plastic surgery, marketing, accounting, advertising, and business management.

Scholarships are awarded on a yearly basis for a duration of up to:
  • 1 year for specialization studies
  • 2 years for M.A. studies
  • 3 years for Ph.D. studies
  • 3 years for medical specialties and subspecialties
  • 1 to 12 months for postgraduate research and postdoctoral stays
  • 3 to 5 months for postgraduate mobility programs
Applicants’ Profile

Preference will be given to candidates that:
  • Further studies on prioritary subjects for the development of their country.
  • Work in particularly important areas for their country’s’ institutional development.
  • Study postgraduate courses that are not offered in their country.
  • Carry out studies or research in institutions located in the states of the Mexican Republic.
  • Hold faculty or research positions at public higher education institutions or scientific research centers in their country.
  • Are public officials in charge of areas or programs of special interest for their country.
  • Work at human, social, or economic development programs focusing on marginalized groups or at socially or economically depressed regions.
General Requirements
  • Submitting the corresponding application (A or B) within the application deadlines.
  • Having an official Government candidacy endorsement as part of application A.
  • Holding a bachelor’s, master’s, or Ph.D. degree as required by the degree program for which the scholarship is requested.
  • Having a minimum cumulative grade average of 8 on a scale of 0-10, if a different scale is used, it is essential to submit its equivalency.
  • Receiving academic acceptance from the host Mexican institution
  • Spanish. If Spanish is not the applicant’s native language, proof of advanced knowledge of Spanish issued by a university or language learning center must be attached.
  • Meeting the requirements set forth in this Call. Incomplete filings or original documents will not be received.
  • For postgraduate mobility scholarships, an academic acceptance letter of the host institution must be provided together with a communication from the applicant’s institution acknowledging completion of educational credits.
  • This Call is not open for residents of Mexico, foreign diplomats recognized in our country or their relatives, or individuals holding a dual citizenship by naturalization.
  • The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE) does not receive original documents except for medical certificates.
Application Submission

All scholarship applications will be submitted to the Mexican embassy or concurrent embassy for the applicant’s country through that country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs or Education and/or the government institution appointed for such end. All “A” applications require a candidacy endorsement signature from the applicant’s government since it is an inter-governmental offer. Such signature is essential for the application to be considered. 

The applications must be submitted to the Mexican embassies between June 21 and October 15, 2010. Copies of the documents must be authenticated and a postille-stamped when required by the host institution as a condition to accept the applicant.

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