Competition: Closed for the 2016-2017 academic year
Who Applies: Canadian students and researchers
Description: Scholarships are available to Canadians for study or research at the Master's, Doctoral or Postdoctoral level, including for medical specializations and sub-specializations, in Mexico.
The Government of Mexico, through Mexico’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE), offers scholarships for study or research at the Master’s, PhD and Postdoctoral level or for medical specialization and sub-specialization. Canadians must apply to one of the participating post-secondary institutions (Spanish only) listed on Mexico’s Agencia Mexicana de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo (Spanish only) website. Please note that each participating institution offers different academic programs within the scholarship program. Applicants must ensure that their field and level of study of research is offered at the institution selected. It is also recommended that applicants review the requirements of their institution of interest.
Scholarships are not offered for studies in business administration, plastic surgery, accounting, marketing, dentistry and advertising and related areas.
Applicants who do not meet Spanish language requirements may be eligible for up to six months (or half the period of the scholarship) of Spanish language training before the start of their study or research at an institution assigned by SRE. Language training is subject to a letter of acceptance by a participating post-secondary institution.
The award includes:
Scholarships are tenable starting September 2016.
The scholarship begins with the first academic term (quarter, trimester, semester), after the student successfully completes the preparatory language courses, if required.
The scholarship duration varies on the program and level of study:
The terms and conditions are as follows:
The deadline to submit an application is 11:59 p.m. EDT, September 21, 2015.
It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all documents required by mail and email are received by the deadline. The scholarship administrator, the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE), will not accept incomplete files. Supporting documents, other than the ones requested, will not be accepted.
All applicants will be contacted by CBIE in October 2015 regarding the status of their application.
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. The Government of Mexico will send a notification to successful candidates only.
None of the decisions related to the selection process are subject to appeal.
To be considered for the Foreign Government Award Program - Mexico, applicants must complete and submit the online application form of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD), available on this website, 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 form. If applicants experience difficulty filling out or submitting the form, they should send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants will receive a confirmation message and reference number by e-mail once their form is submitted.
NOTE: Applicants will have the possibility to save their application and complete it at a later time. Both saved and submitted applications will appear on the applicants’ profile homepage.
All supporting documentation may be submitted in English or in French, but pre-selected applicants will be required to provide English translations.
The following documents 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 or e-mail:
The documents above must be sent by email to email@example.com or by mail to:
Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE)
Attn: Foreign Government Awards-Mexico
220 Laurier Avenue West, Suite 1550
All applications received by the deadline that meet the eligibility requirements will be forwarded to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE), Government of Mexico, through Mexico’s Embassy in Ottawa, where the final selection of scholarship recipients will be made. The final results will be communicated by January 2016.
All decisions made by the Government of Mexico are final and are not open to appeal.
The final decision on the scholarships is made solely by the Government of Mexico.
The Government of Mexico Scholarships for Canadians are based on reciprocal agreements between the Government of Canada and the Government of Mexico. Under these agreements, the Government of Mexico provides up to 27 awards annually to Canadian citizens wishing to pursue studies or to conduct research in Mexico with the possibility of preliminary Spanish language training.