Chile: CONICYT/Becas Chile

PhD Scholarships for Chilean Students

Chilean students have an opportunity to apply for funding to do their PhD studies abroad within the Becas Chile program through the Chilean Council for Science & Technology. UMCG supervisors who are in touch with a Chilean prospective PhD student may request support from the Graduate School of Medical Sciences to facilitate the candidate's application to CONICYT funding.

Calls for Applications

Each year, CONICYT publishes three different calls for Chilean nationals to apply to master or PhD funding abroad:

  • Full PhD funding: candidates receive up to 48-months of funding to do their full PhD abroad. 
  • Sandwich PhD funding: for candidates already enrolled in a Chilean PhD program.
  • Full master funding: candidates receive up to 24 months of funding to do their entire master degree abroad. 

To learn about calls opening for 2019, keep an eye on the CONICYT website

Call for Applications and Deadlines 2019

CONICYT has opened its 2019 call for full PhD applications in February 2019.

Important dates:

  • Application deadline: 9 April 2019
  • Publication of results: 13 June 2019

Note that the Graduate School needs approximately 3-4 months to prepare your stay before you can actually start your PhD in Groningen. A realistic start date therefore is 1 October 2019.

Ranking University of Groningen/UMCG

Students applying for a PhD position need a letter of acceptance to the PhD program at the University of Groningen or at the UMCG. 

Additionally, students need to provide proof to CONICYT that the university in which they have been accepted as a PhD student to belongs:

  • the top-100 in the relevant OECD sub-area for academic output measured by Web of Science, and/or:
  • the Top-50 of the specific academic field on the Times Higher Education or Shanghai (ARWU) rankings

The University of Groningen publishes their most recent rankings on the website. Please note that specific information on output and subject rankings is even more important; please ask your supervisor for this information.

For Prospective PhD Students

We welcome you to look into our Research Portfolio or download the brochure. You can find the outline of the PhD curriculum in the PhD Study Guide.  In case you need assistance locating a supervisor for your PhD project, please send a message to the Graduate School of Medical Sciences with your English language CV and a summary of your research focus.

For UMCG Supervisors and Principal Investigators

In order to prepare the letter of acceptance for CONICYT applicants, UMCG Principal Investigators should provide the Graduate School of Medical Sciences with the following supporting information and documents:

CV of the candidate, including:

  • Full name
  • Place & date of birth
  • E-mail address

About the project:

  • Total number of months of funding requested (max. 48 months)
  • In case of sandwich PhD scholarship: name of the institution and PhD degree program in which the candidate is enrolled
  • Provisional start date PhD project
  • PhD project title
  • Title(s) and name(s) of supervisor(s) and departmental affiliation(s)
  • Bench fee requested from CONICYT annually