Mexican Government Scholarships-2010


LAST DATE: 20.7.2009

The Government of Mexico have offered 3 scholarships for Indian nationals for the year 2010 for studies at a Mexican University or any institution of higher education in Mexico. The scholarships would be available for studies in the following subject fields:

1. Agriculture
2. Biotechnology
3. Information Technology
4. Electronics Engineering

Since, the medium of instructions would be Spanish Language, it would be mandatory that all applicants are able to speak Spanish at the time of submitting their applications. Only in exceptional cases, the Government of Mexico might consider to exempt this pre-requisite to the student if he agrees to undergo 6 months course in Spanish language prior to the start of the regular study.

AGE: Below 26 years for P.G. (Masters) & below 30 years for Ph.D. as on 31.8.2009.

Registration to apply for a scholarship will be conducted by Mexico Embassy, New Delhi online through the following website: A special link will be activated from 15th July to 15th August 2009. Each applicant should register through this mean and, if approved, all the correspondent documents should be submitted to this Embassy up to 31st August 2009.

LEVEL OF STUDY: Post-graduate and Ph.D.

QUALIFICATION: Should have Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent with minimum 65% marks in relevant subject for Post-graduate studies. The candidate should have Post-graduate Degree with minimum 65% marks in relevant subject for Ph.D.


• Enrollment and school fees, where applicable.
• Monthly allowance, equal to:

1) 4 D.F. (Federal District-Mexico City) minimum wages for a Specialty, Master’s or Master’s-level research, as well as for studies in the Spanish language and Mexican culture. This currently amounts to $6,576.00 pesos

2) 5 D.F. (Federal District-Mexico City) minimum wages for a doctorate or doctoral research, as well as postdoctoral visits, medical specialties or subspecialties, and expert and artistic visits. This currently amounts to $8,220.00 pesos.

• Medical insurance coverage from the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS), effective as of the third month of the scholarship, as long as scholarship grantees comply with the delivery of the documentation requested in due time and manner in order to proceed with their admission into the IMSS system.
• At the beginning of the scholarship, transportation from Mexico City to the location of the academic institution where the grantee is to study, and transportation from there back to Mexico City upon termination of the scholarship.
• International air travel costs will only be paid to nationals of countries with which Mexico has a reciprocal agreement covering the international air travel of scholarship grantees, and to grantees whose program in this Call includes said benefit.

Any expenses not stipulated in the foregoing shall be payable by the scholarship grantee, including: costs involving study incorporation and revalidation costs; costs for printing of the thesis; graduation and degree-procurement processing fees; costs of registration in the National Register of Foreigners; and visa renewal fees.

Application on plain paper (in prescribed format) along with photocopies of educational certificates (including proof of age) and other documents, with a copy of recent passport size photograph pasted on the application, should reach “The Section Officer, ES.5 Section, Department of Higher Education, A.2/W.4, Curzon Road Barracks, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi-110001” by 20.7.2009. Applications received after 20.7.2009 will not be entertained. Applications can also be submitted online at the Department website by 20.7.2009.


1. The following must be attached with the application:

(a) Attested copy of the mark-sheet of the qualifying examination; and attested copy of the certificate certifying the date of birth.
(b) Attested copies of all other degrees/diplomas/certificates etc.
(c) Self attested copies will not be accepted.
(d) Where grades are mentioned, the candidate must indicate the conversion formula adopted by the University/Institution and should indicate equivalent percentage of marks.

2. Equivalent foreign degrees will be considered.

3. M. Phil will be treated as one year’s research experience unless a certificate from the University is enclosed stating the duration of the M.Phil Course in that University.

4. Candidates who have already been abroad for study/research/training for more than six months at a time either on a scholarship or on their own, are eligible to apply only if they have been in India for at least two consecutive years on 20.7.2009 after their return from abroad. Applications of candidates, who are staying abroad, will not be considered.

5. Candidates should have adequate knowledge of geographical situation, culture and heritage of Mexico and India.

6. Applications in subject-fields, other than those specified, will not be considered. But all required documents are to be attached with each application. Applications in which the subject has not been indicated shall be rejected. Applications in only one subject would be considered.

7. Employed candidates must send their applications through their employers with “No Objection Certificate”. However, an advance application can be submitted with the understanding that the application through employer should reach before the date of interview. Otherwise candidates will not be allowed to appear for interview. Advance application must be complete in all respects.

8. Candidates must attach with the application a description in at least 500 words of his project/proposal of study/research to be undertaken in Mexico.

9. In case no communication is received by a candidate, who applied in response to the advertisement by 30.09.2009, it may be presumed that he/she has not been nominated for the scholarship. No correspondence will be entertained in this regard.

10. Applications, which are incomplete (viz. subject has not been mentioned; photograph has not been pasted; unsigned applications) will not be considered.

11. Canvassing in any form will disqualify the candidature of the applicant.

12. While indicating the period of past experience and stay abroad, candidate should mention the specific dates.

13. As these scholarships are offered by foreign Govt, the applications should be submitted in English only.

14. Candidates who do not possess the essential qualifications and necessary eligible conditions need not apply.


16. The final Selection of the nominated candidates rests with the Government of Mexico.

17. Mere fulfilment of minimum requirements as laid down in the advertisement does not qualify a candidate for interview. Interview letters are sent only to limited number of candidates after their applications are examined by the committee of experts.

18. The applicants who are in employment should have an assurance that if their nomination is successful, they will be granted sufficient leave by his/her employer.

19. This Division will not be responsible for postal delay.

20. All candidates shall address themselves to the Mexican Academic Institutions in order to be formally accepted. The acceptance of each candidate from a Mexican academic Institution must be done through a letter of acceptance signed by the Director of the Institution or some other authority, and mentioning the kind of studies and the period in which they will be carried out by the candidate. The letter of acceptance must be submitted at the time of interview. The candidates who are not able to submit the letter of acceptance at the time of interview will have to submit the same to the Embassy of Mexico, New Delhi by 31st August 2009.

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