Mexico: CONACYT - PhD & Master scholarships 2017 (NEW!)

2017 PhD & Master scholarships for Mexican Students

In February the Mexican Council for Science & Technology (CONACYT) opened its 2017 calls for applications. Mexican students have an opportunity to apply to funding to do their PhD or master studies abroad. The PhD call is published here, and prospective master students are recommended to apply to the different calls of "federal entities" as listed here.

2017 PhD deadlines

Students themselves are responsible to submit their application to CONACYT. The following general dates & deadlines for PhD applicants apply:

  • Applications to be submitted as of 17 April 2017
  • Application deadline 16 June 2017, 3 PM CST
  • Publication of results: 28 July 2017

Start of scholarship: before March 2018.

IMPORTANT: CONACYT regional offices ("entidades federales") may open additional calls for applications with different deadlines throughout the year.

2017 Master applicants

CONACYT regional offices have published calls for prospective master students which include Health Sciences, i.e. the programs offered by the Graduate School of Medical Sciences of the University Medical Center Groningen/University of Groningen.

If you are a prospective master's student applying to one of the Graduate School's programs Medical and Pharmaceutical Drug Innovation or Clinical and Psychosocial Epidemiology, contact the programs' Coordination in order to learn how to obtain a Letter of Admission to submit with your CONACYT application. Additionally, consult the FAQ section on our master's programs.

PhD applicants

If you are a Mexican prospective PhD student, we welcome you to look into our Research Portfolio and read the FAQs about our PhD program. You can also download a small informative brochure. Questions? Contact us!

PhD Supervisors

UMCG supervisors who are in touch with a Mexican prospective PhD student may request support from the Graduate School of Medical Sciences to facilitate the candidate's application to CONACYT funding. Successful candidates receive a 48-month subsistence scholarship from CONACYT. UMCG Principal Investigators additionally are eligible to receive the standard bench fees from the Graduate School of Medical Sciences.

The following documentation needs to be provided by the student for which assistance from RUG/UMCG is required:

  • Letter of acceptance, contact the Graduate School of Medical Sciences
  • PhD project proposal
  • CV of PhD supervisor (max. 5 pp.)
  • Outline of the PhD curriculum: the PhD Study Guide

Information UMCG PhD supervisors should submit to the Graduate School

In order to prepare the letter of acceptance for CONACYT grantees, UMCG Principal Investigators should provide the Graduate School with the following documentation/information:

CV of the candidate, including:

  • Full name
  • Place & Date of Birth
  • Candidate e-mail

About the project:

  • Total number of months of funding requested (max. 48 months)
  • Start date PhD project (between September 2017 and March 2018)
  • PhD project title
  • Title(s) and name(s) supervisor(s) and their departmental affiliation

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