CONACYT - OAS - AMEXCID Scholarship Program

The Organization of American States (OAS), the Mexican National Science and Technology Council (CONACYT) and the Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation (AMEXCID), with the support of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), under the OAS Partnership Program for Education and Training (PAEC) offer scholarships and one-time grants for graduate programs. These scholarship opportunities are offered on-site in Mexico for citizens of the OAS Member States, with the exception of Mexico*. Approximately 1 out of 6 scholarships are exclusively for students from Central America and the Caribbean.

The scholarships will cover graduate programs in engineering, science, and health. Over 200+ programs are offered in English. See the List of English Programs. To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants must have been accepted to an on-site graduate program at any of the Mexican institutions registered in the Programa Nacional de Posgrados de Calidad (PNPC).

2017 SELECTED CANDIDATES

*The CONACYT–OAS-AMEXCID Scholarship Program is not available to Mexican nationals or permanent residents as one of the objetives of the program is to promote regional integration through the internationalization of students in highly prestigious educational institutions in Mexico.

 

ABOUT THE SCHOLARSHIP
   
Apply to an on-site graduate program at any of the Mexican institutions registered in the Programa Nacional de Posgrados de Calidad (PNPC). Apply and be selected for a 2017 CONACYT Scholarship. Applicants must follow the process established by the University or Research Center. Top ranking candidates can also be selected to receive an additional benefit, the one-time grant of US $1,200 from the OAS or the AMEXCID.

 

BENEFITS
  • Financial contribution towards living expenses. (2017 stipend amounts)
  • Basic medical insurance while in Mexico.
  • A one-time grant of $1,200 USD to be disbursed when the student arrives at the university,only for a limited number of awardees.
  • Possibility of carrying out part of the studies at institutions outside of Mexico (including the country of origin of the scholar), receiving a complementary stipend for living expenses, health insurance and transportation.
  • Possibility of obtaining total or partial enrollment fee discounts in Mexican universities that are part of the OAS Consortium of Universities and other study programs participating in this call.
STUDENT'S FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Round trip airline tickets
  • Tuition and enrollment costs of the program of study for which the student has received the scholarship and student services fees. (* except for universities that offer a partial or total tuition waiver as part of the scholarship)
  • Visa fees
  • International health insurance that includes repatriation and funeral coverage
  • Additional monthly subsistence expenses
  • Any other expenses not mentioned in the announcement for CONACYT-OEA-AMEXCID 2017 scholarships
SCHOLARSHIP PROCESS CALENDAR

Announcement Opens: May 2017

CONACYT sends OAS and AMEXCID the list of elegible candidates for the scholarship: May and November 2017 Scholarship

Helpdesk becasmexico@oas.org will only be available and answering questions from May, 2017 and will be inactive after the announcement closes. Office hours are from Monday through Friday from 09:00 to 17:00 hrs, local time in Washington, D.C., USA.

Announcement of results of the call and publication of selected candidates: June and Octuber, 2017


SCHOLARSHIP PROCESS

-Applicants must be citizens and/or permanent residents of any of the OAS Member States with the exception of Mexico*.

-Be enrolled or show proof of acceptance in an on-site graduate program of any Mexican institution registered with the Programa Nacional de Posgrados de Calidad (PNPC) in the following areas: biology and chemistry, physics (only master's programs) and mathematics, geosciences, engineering, and biotechnology.

-Applicants must:

  • Hold a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) to apply to a master's degree program, and a master's degree diploma to apply to a doctoral program.
  • Have an average grade point average equivalent to an 8 on a scale of 1 to 10. (1=lowest, 10= highest) or equivalent.
  • Meet the language requirements of the study program of choice.

-All applicants, regardless of their country of origin, must process the  student visa in order to travel to Mexico for the enrollment at the University or Research Center.

*The CONACYT –OAS-AMEXCID Scholarship Program is not available to Mexican nationals or permanent residents as one of the objetives of the program is to promote regional integration through the internationalization of students in highly prestigious educational institutions in Mexico.

CONACYT scholarship application process:

-The student must first be admitted to any of the on-site graduate programs that are part of the Programa Nacional de Posgrados de Calidad (PNPC)

- Students must then contact their University or Research Center coordinator to inquire about the procees, requirements, documentation and deadlines for applying to the CONACYT scholarship.Applicants are responsible for delivering all the documentation to their academic program coordinator.

-The student's University or Research Center program coordinator will validate and nominate the candidate for a scholarship directly to CONACYT. (The scholarship application must follow the CONACYT calendar and requierements.

-Once CONACYT approves the scholarship, the student will start receiving benefits (a monthly subsistence allowance and will be entitled to medical insurance).

-All CONACYT scholarship awardees will also be eligible for the OAS-AMEXCID one-time grant. However a separate selection process will determine who is elegible for this grant (process explained below).

Assignment of theOAS and AMEXCID one-time US $1,200 grant

-CONACYT will nominate students enrolled in the Becas Nacionales CONACYT program for the chance to be selected for the additional benefit of the one-time grant of US $1,200.

-The selection process will be conducted by the Benefits Allocation Commitee, constituted for this purpose by the OAS, CONACYT and AMEXCID. Among the criteria taken into consideration for the selection of the awardess for this grant are:

  • Geographic distribution, based on the applicant’s country of origin
  • Human development index
  • Level of study (PhD’s over Master’s and Master’s over Specialization)
  • Gender diversity
  • Geographic distribution among the receiving institution in Mexico
  • Student rank provided by the university coordinator

-After the evaluation, the selected candidates will receive the one-time grant of US$1,200 (one thousand two hundred United States dollars) from the OAS or the AMEXCID, indicated in section 7 of the CONACYT-OAS-AMEXCID scholarship announcement.

-The OAS, CONACYT, and AMEXCID will announce the results on their respective webpages after November 27, 2017. The institutions will contact the benefited students directly, in order to process the deposit of the one-time grant.

Approximately 1 out of 6 scholarships are exclusively for students from Central America and the Caribbean.

 

DOCUMENTS TO APPLY

 

PARTNERSHIP MEMBERS

Through these advanced educational opportunities, the Organization of American States (OAS), the Mexican National Science and Technology Council (CONACYT) and the Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation (AMEXCID), with the support of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), support the training, development and networking of high-level human resources that contribute to the progress of their countries and strengthen the bonds of cooperation with Mexico.

This scholarship programs reflects the great interest of these institutions in contributing to the improvement of scientific and technological capacities, and to the mobility of graduate students in the Americas. This is made possible by promoting scientific and cultural exchange, internationalization and the mobilization of outstanding students from the Americas. In this edition, programs in the area of health, with emphasis on research for health, will be offered thanks to the cooperation agreement signed between the OAS and the PAHO / WHO.

 

Do you have questions about the requirements or the application process?
Please send an email to becasmexico@oas.org

Office hours are from Monday through Friday from 09:00 to 17:00 hrs, local time in Washington, D.C., USA.