2014 Mexican Government Scholarships for Kenya Students

Scholarship Overview

  • For decades, the Mexican cultural diplomacy has worked in different successful programs, such as the human capital training through scholarships for academic degrees awarding and research work performing in different areas of knowledge.
  • The Directorate-General for Educational and Cultural Cooperation, through the Academic Exchange Department, designs and manages the Ministry of Foreign Affairs´ Scholarship Program for Foreigners. The scholarships of the Mexican Government present two programs: the scholarship for academic studies and the scholarship for special programs.
  • The scholarships for academic studies are offered to take complete programs for Specialization, Master´s or PhD Degrees, and Postgraduate Researches. Likewise, the offer includes academic mobility for Bachelor´s and Postgraduate Degree. On the other hand, the scholarships for special programs are offered to take short-term fellowships addressed to Visiting Professors, Researchers in Mexico´s issues, Media Contributors, Art Production Fellowships, etc.

Host School(s)

  • Study at 71 different Mexican Universities

Field(s) of Study

What does the scholarship cover?

  • Enrollment fees and tuition, as established by the program at each institution.
  • Health  insurance from the Mexican  Social Security Institute (IMSS),  starting in the third month  of the scholarship.
  • Transportation from  Mexico  City  to  the  host  institution   and  back  at  the  start  and  end  of  the scholarship, if studying outside of Mexico City.
  •  Monthly stipend  of  $7,771.20  Mexican  pesos  (equivalent  to  $ 598.71  USD2)   for  undergraduate mobility scholarships,  specializations,  research  at  the  Master’s  degree level, Spanish  language  and Mexican culture courses.
  •  Monthly  stipend  of $9,714.00 Mexican pesos (equivalent to $ 748.38 USD2) for doctoral studies and research, postdoctoral fellowships and medical specializations and subspecializations.

How many scholarships are given?

Program    Maximum duration of scholarship

  • Undergraduate and graduate academic mobility programs          One academic term (quarter, trimester or semester)
  • Graduate  – research and postdoctoral fellowships                         12 months (1 month  minimum)
  • Specialization                                                                                          1 year
  • Master’s degree                                                                                       2 years
  • Doctorate                                                                                                 3 years
  • Medical specialties and subspecialities                                             3 years

Which countries are targeted?

  • All but
  • If Spanish  is not  the applicant’s  native language,  certificate for an advanced level of proficiency in Spanish. issued by a university or language center for its accreditation. It is suggested to present the exam in the Centro  de Ensefianza para Extranjeros  (CEPE) of the Universidad  Nacional Aut6noma de Mexico (UNAM), Tel. +52 (762) 622-3410, Fax +52 (762) 622-0124, www.cepe.unam.mx

Am I Eligible to Apply?

Requirements  for all candidates:

  • Bachelor’s,  Master’s  or  Ph.D. degree,  as  required  by  the  program  for  which  the  scholarship  is requested.
  • Minimum grade  point  average of eight  (8.0) on  a scale of 0 to 10,  or the  equivalent,  for  the last academic degree received.
  • Be accepted to or currently enrolled in a program at one of the participating Mexican institutions.

Preference will be given to candidates that:

  •  Select a program on an issue important to the development  of their country.
  • Apply for graduate programs not available in their country.
  • Study or do research at institutions located outside of the Mexico City metropolitan  area.
  • Hold  faculty  or  research  positions  at  public  universities  and  scientific  research  centers  in  their country.
  • Are public officials in charge of areas or programs of special interest for their country.

How to I Apply – Next Steps

  • The  entire  application  process for scholarships  must be done at the Mexican embassy or concurrent  embassy for the applicant’s country.

Closing Date:

  • Applications for the scholarships will be accepted from June 26 to August 26, 2013.

How do I get more information?


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