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Mexican Government Scholarships for Foreign Students


On behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation (AMEXCID) invites foreign citizens who are interested in studying for a specialization, master’s degree or doctorate, conducting graduate or postdoctoral research, or taking part in an undergraduate or graduate-level academic mobility program, to participate in the 2016 Mexican Government Scholarship Program for International Students.

Scholarships are not granted for direct Ph.D. programs (combined M.A. and Ph.D. programs), distance learning programs, open or online education.

Host Institution/Eligible Programs:

The following institutions and academic programs are included at this link.  The following academic programs are NOT eligible for scholarships: business administration, plastic surgery, accounting, marketing, dentistry and advertising, and related areas.

Number of Scholarships:

Not specified.

Target group:

The scholarships are offered to students from these countries.

Scholarship value/inclusions:

The scholarship includes monthly stipend, registration fees and tuition, health insurance, round-trip international airfare, and transportation to and from Mexico City.

Read the complete scholarship benefits at the 2016 Scholarship Terms and Conditions (link found below).


Requirements for all applicants:

  • Bachelor’s, Master’s, or PhD Degree, as required by the program for which the scholarship is requested.
  • Minimum grade point average of eight (8.0) on a scale of 0 to 10, or the equivalent, for the last academic degree received.
  • Be accepted to or currently enrolled in a program at one of the participating Mexican institutions.

Application instructions:

No applications will be accepted directly from the applicants. The entire scholarship application process must be done at the Mexican or concurrent  embassy for the applicant’s country. Applications for the scholarships will be accepted until 31 August 2015.

It is important to read the 2016 Scholarship Terms and Conditions and visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.



Official Scholarship Website:

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