Competition: Closed for 2014
Who Applies: Canadian students and researchers
Description: Scholarships are available to Canadians for study or research at the Bachelor, Master's, Doctoral or Postdoctoral level in Mexico.
The Government of Mexico, through Mexico’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, offers scholarships for study or research at the undergraduate, Master’s, PhD, or Postdoctoral level. Canadians must apply to one of the institutions listed on Mexico’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Scholarship Program for Foreigners website (Spanish only).
Candidates who do not meet Spanish language requirements will be eligible for six months of Spanish language training before the start of their graduate courses. It is important to note that the language training is not offered to students under the short-term exchanges (also referred to as mobility scholarships). This language training will be provided at the Centro de Enseñanza para Extranjeros (CEPE) of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) in Mexico City. This language training is subject to a letter of acceptance for graduate studies by a post-secondary institution listed on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Scholarship Program for Foreigners website (Spanish only).
The award includes:
The duration varies based on the level and program of study:
Awards are tenable as of the start of the September 2014 academic year. This scholarship may not be extended.
The terms and conditions are as follows:
The deadline for the application is 11:59 p.m. EDT, October 31, 2013. Applications received late or incomplete will not be considered.
It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that supporting documents are submitted by the deadline. All required information must appear in the space provided. Supporting documents other than those specifically requested will not be accepted.
All applicants will be informed in October, by the scholarship administrator, of the status of their application. Candidates pre-selected by the Canadian Scholarship Selection Committee will have their application forwarded to Mexico’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Applicants must ensure that a permanent email address is included in the application.
The final selection of scholarship recipients is made by the host country. Notification will only be sent out to successful candidates in January 2014.
To be considered for a Foreign Government Award-Mexico program, applicants must complete and submit the online application form and provide the supporting documents as requested.
Late or incomplete submissions will not be considered.
Applicants are encouraged to carefully read the instructions below before beginning the online application process. If applicants experience difficulty filling out or submitting the application form, applicants should send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following documentation must be uploaded and attached to the online application form in one of the following formats: .pdf, .jpg, .doc, .docx, .txt or .gif. Each document must be smaller than 5 Mb in order for the application to upload successfully.
The following documents must be sent by mail:
Letters of recommendation are not required.
It is strongly recommended that the applicant collect the supporting documents in a sealed envelope and send them all to the scholarship administrator in one package by a method that provides confirmation of its delivery, such as courier service or registered mail.
All supporting documentation should be sent to the scholarship administrator at:
Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE)
Attn: Foreign Government Awards - Mexico
220 Laurier Avenue West, Suite 1550
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5Z9
CBIE will not be able to acknowledge receipt by letter or by phone but all inquiries regarding this scholarship can be directed by email to: email@example.com
All recommendations of the Canadian Scholarship Selection Committee and decisions made by the host country are final and are not open to appeal.
The Canadian Scholarship Selection Committee is not able to provide feedback to unsuccessful candidates.
Applications submitted directly to the Embassy of Mexico or to Mexico’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs will not be considered.
Documents submitted to the scholarship administrator will not be returned.
These scholarships are subject to the availability of funding provided by the Government of Mexico.
The Canada-Mexico awards are based on reciprocal agreements between the Government of Canada and the Government of Mexico. Under this agreement, Mexico’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Scholarship Program for Foreigners provides a minimum of 15 awards to Canadian citizens wishing to pursue studies or research in Mexico and includes the possibility of preliminary language training.