Mexican Government Scholarship 2024 for Afghanistan and International students

Scholarship in Different Fields
  • Mexico, Mexico
  • Apply Before : June 28, 2024

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 3542
  • Degree BachelorMasterPH.DResearch
  • Fields of study Various Fields
  • Opportunity Type : Fully Funded
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction Spanish
  • Application Fee Required No

Opportunity Description

Application is open for the 2024 Mexican Government Scholarship for international students. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE), through the Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation (AMEXCID), offers a scholarship program to support sustainable development and address global challenges by providing quality, inclusive, and equitable education. Based on diplomatic and legal agreements, this program is open to foreign applicants from over 180 countries. Over 90 Mexican Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) participate in promoting student exchanges and academic integration.

To develop high-level academic human capital by awarding scholarships for full-time, on-site Master’s and Doctoral programs, undergraduate and Master’s level student mobility, and postgraduate research stays in Mexico.

Scholarship Details

Fields of Study:  Almost all fields

Application Deadline: June 28, 2024

Notification of Results: August 5 – August 9, 2024

Scholarship Award Period: September to December 8, 2024

Level of study and duration:

  • Undergraduate mobility program: 24 months
  • Master’s level mobility program: 12 months
  • Master’s program: 24 months
  • Doctoral program: 36 months
  • Postgraduate research stays (Master’s, doctoral, and postdoctoral levels): 12 months maximum


AMEXCID will grant the following benefits to selected applicants:

  • Monthly Stipend:
    • Master’s, Undergraduate, and Master’s Level Mobility: 4 times the UMA (currently MXN 13,202.12 monthly).
    • Doctoral and Research Stays: 5 times the UMA (currently $16,502.65 monthly)
  • Enrollment and Tuition Fees: Covered as per the program of each Mexican Educational Institution (subject to each Institution’s final decision)
  • Medical Insurance: valid from the seventh month of the scholarship and lasting for the scholarship period.
  • There is no cost for issuing a Mexican visa.
  • International Air Transportation: Economy class ticket upon completing the scholarship (for eligible countries).
  • National Transportation: From Mexico City to the host city and back upon completion (applies to national airfare or ground transportation)
  • Airline Tickets: Purchased by AMEXCID (changes to tickets the individual must cover post-issuance)
  • Bus Fare Reimbursement
  • Administration: Managed by the Academic Exchange Directorate of AMEXCID, with communication to selected candidates before formalizing the scholarship

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Applicants should be national of one of the 180 eligible countries listed below
  • Have a bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree, or Ph.D. degree according to the level of the program requested
  • The application registration must be in Spanish
  • Have an average grade point of 80 % in a recent degree obtained.
  • Admitted to a Mexican University listed in this post above
  • Applicant should be living outside of Mexico at the time of application.


The following people are not eligible to apply for the Excellence Scholarships of the Government of Mexico:

  • Foreign diplomats accredited in Mexico and their direct family members
  • Outsiders in Mexico who DO NOT have a Temporary Student Resident stay in Mexico
  • Foreign citizens with Mexican nationality, including children of Mexican parents
  • International applicants with a Mexican visa for family unity or intending to obtain it
  • Previous year scholarship recipients from any Federal Government Institution
  • Scholarship recipients from any agency of the Government of Mexico
  • Former grantees of AMEXCID who applied for a scholarship when the same number of months during which the benefits received have not elapsed

List of Eligible Countries

188 countries + 12 non-self-governing territories are eligible for this scholarship:

North America: Canada, Canada / Province of Quebec

Latin America (9 countries): Plurinational State of Bolivia, Argentine Republic, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Republic of Chile, Republic of Colombia, Republic of Paraguay, Republic of Peru, Federative Republic of Brazil, Oriental Republic of Uruguay

Africa (54 countries – all countries in Africa): Burkina Faso, State of Eritrea, Eswatini, Republic of Rwanda, Republic of Tunisia, Libya, Kingdom of Lesotho, Kingdom of Morocco, People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, Central African Republic, Republic of Angola, Republic of Benin, Republic of Botswana, Republic of Burundi, Republic of Cape Verde, Republic of Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Republic of Djibouti, Republic of The Gambia, Republic of Ghana, Republic of Guinea, Republic of Equatorial Guinea, Republic of Guinea-Bissau, Republic of Kenya, Republic of Liberia, Republic of Madagascar, Republic of Malawi, Republic of Mali, Republic of Mauritius, Republic of Mozambique, Republic of Namibia, Republic of Seychelles, Republic of Sierra Leone, Republic of South Africa, Republic of South Sudan, Republic of Uganda, Republic of Zambia, Republic of Zimbabwe, Republic of Cameroon, Republic of Chad, Republic of Congo, Republic of Niger, Republic of Senegal, Republic of Sudan, Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Federal Republic of Somalia, Gabonese Republic, Islamic Republic of Mauritania, Togolese Republic, United Republic of Tanzania, Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, Union of the Comoros

Asia (26 countries): Brunei Darussalam, Federation of Malaysia, Japan, Mongolia, Kingdom of Cambodia, Kingdom of Thailand, Republic of Korea (South Korea), Republic of the Philippines, Republic of Indonesia, Republic of Kazakhstan, Republic of India, Republic of Singapore, Republic of Tajikistan, Republic of Uzbekistan, Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Kyrgyz Republic, People’s Republic of China, People’s Republic of Bangladesh, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea), Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Turkmenistan

Central America (7 countries): Belize, Republic of Costa Rica, Republic of El Salvador, Republic of Guatemala, Republic of Honduras, Republic of Nicaragua, Republic of Panama

The Caribbean has 15 countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Commonwealth of Dominica, Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Grenada, Jamaica, Republic of Cuba, Republic of Guyana, Republic of Haiti, Republic of Suriname, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Dominican Republic, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Lucia.

Europe (43): Bosnia and Herzegovina, Swiss Confederation, Russian Federation, Georgia, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Hungary, Ireland, Republic of Lithuania, Montenegro, Principality of Andorra, Kingdom of Belgium, Kingdom of Spain, Kingdom of the Netherlands, Kingdom of Norway, Kingdom of Sweden, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Czech Republic, Republic of Albania, Republic of Armenia, Republic of Austria, Republic of Azerbaijan, Republic of Bulgaria, Republic of Cyprus, Republic of Croatia, Republic of Slovenia, Republic of Estonia, Republic of Finland, Republic of Latvia, Republic of North Macedonia, Republic of Malta, Republic of Moldova, Republic of Poland, Republic of San Marino, Republic of Serbia, Republic of Turkey, Slovak Republic, Federal Republic of Germany, French Republic, Hellenic Republic (Greece), Italian Republic, Portuguese Republic, Romania, Ukraine

Middle East (15): United Arab Emirates, State of Israel, State of Kuwait, State of Palestine, State of Qatar, Republic of Iraq, Kingdom of Bahrain, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Arab Republic of Egypt, Syrian Arab Republic, Republic of Yemen, Islamic Republic of Iran, Lebanese Republic, Sultanate of Oman

Pacific (17 countries): Australia, Independent State of Papua New Guinea, Independent State of Samoa, Federated States of Micronesia, Cook Islands, Solomon Islands, Niue, New Zealand, Kingdom of Tonga, Republic of Fiji, Republic of Kiribati, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Republic of Maldives, Republic of Nauru, Republic of Palau, Republic of Vanuatu, Tuvalu

Non-Self-Governing Territories (12): Anguilla, Bermuda, Gibraltar, Cayman Islands, Turks and Caicos Islands, British Virgin Islands, Montserrat, New Caledonia, Pitcairn Islands, Western Sahara, Saint Helena, Tokelau

List of Host Institution

Following is the list of eligible host institutions that applicants can apply for:

  • Benemérita Autonomous University of Puebla – BUAP
  • Center for Scientific Research and Higher Education of Ensenada, Baja California – CICESE
  • Center for Research in Food and Development, A.C. – CIAD
  • Center for Research in Geospatial Information Sciences, A.C. – CENTROGEO
  • Center for Research in Mathematics, A.C. – CIMAT
  • Center for Research in Advanced Materials, S.C. – CIMAV
  • Center for Research in Applied Chemistry – CIQA
  • Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute – CINVESTAV
  • Center for Economic Research and Teaching, A.C. – CIDE
  • Center for Research and Higher Studies in Social Anthropology – CIESAS
  • Northwest Biological Research Center, S.C. – CIBNOR
  • Center for Research in Optics, A.C. – CIO
  • International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center – CIMMYT
  • College of Postgraduates – COLPOS
  • College of Jalisco, A.C. – EL COLJAL
  • College of the Northern Border – EL COLEF
  • College of the Southern Border – ECOSUR
  • College of Mexico, A.C. – COLMEX
  • College of Michoacán, A.C. – COLMICH
  • College of San Luis A.C. – COLSAN
  • College of Sonora – COLSON
  • College of Tlaxcala A.C. – COLTLAX
  • Mexican College, A.C. – CMQ
  • National School of Conservation, Restoration and Museography “Manuel del Castillo Negrete” – ENCRYM
  • Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences – FLACSO
  • Institute of Ecology, A.C. – INECOL
  • Institute for Dr. José María Luis Mora Research – IMORA
  • Mexican Institute of Water Technology – IMTA
  • National Institute of Anthropology and History – INAH
  • National Institute of Astrophysics, Optics and Electronics – INAOE
  • National Institute of Electricity and Clean Energy – INEEL
  • National Institute for Nuclear Research – ININ
  • National Institute of Genomic Medicine – INMEGEN
  • National Institute of Public Health – INSP
  • National Polytechnic Institute – IPN
  • Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico – ITAM
  • Technological Institute of Aguascalientes – ITA
  • Technological Institute of Ciudad Victoria – ITCV
  • Technological Institute of Celaya – ITC
  • Technological Institute of Chetumal – ITCH
  • Technological Institute of Colima – ITCOLIMA
  • Technological Institute of Conkal – ITCONKAL
  • Technological Institute of Culiacán – ITC
  • Technological Institute of Durango – ITD
  • Technological Institute of La Paz – ITLP
  • Technological Institute of Mérida – ITM
  • Technological Institute of Morelia – ITMORELIA
  • Technological Institute of Nuevo León – ITNL
  • Technological Institute of Roque – ITR
  • Technological Institute of Tuxtla Gutiérrez – ITTG
  • Technological Institute of Veracruz – ITV
  • Technological Institute of the Valley of Oaxaca – ITVO
  • Higher Technological Institute of Misantla – ITSM
  • Higher Technological Institute of Poza Rica – ITSPR
  • Higher Technological Institute of Tantoyuca – ITSTA
  • Technological University of Ecatepec – TESE
  • Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education – ITESM
  • Aeronautical University in Querétaro – UNAQ
  • Antonio Narro Autonomous Agricultural University – UAAAN
  • Chapingo Autonomous University – UACH
  • Autonomous University of Baja California – UABC
  • Autonomous University of Chiapas – UNACH
  • Autonomous University of Chihuahua – UACH
  • Autonomous University of Ciudad Juárez – UACJ
  • Autonomous University of Coahuila – UADEC
  • Autonomous University of Nuevo León – UANL
  • Autonomous University of San Luis Potosí – UASLP
  • Autonomous University of Sinaloa – UAS
  • Autonomous University of Tamaulipas – UAT
  • Autonomous University of Tlaxcala – UATX
  • Autonomous University of Zacatecas “Francisco García Salinas” – UAZ
  • Autonomous University of the State of Hidalgo – UAEH
  • Autonomous University of the State of Mexico – UAEMEX
  • Autonomous University of the State of Quintana Roo – UQROO
  • Metropolitan Autonomous University – UAM
  • University of Sciences and Arts of Chiapas – UNICACH
  • University of Colima – U DE C
  • University of Guadalajara – UDEG
  • University of Guanajuato – UGTO
  • University of Monterrey – UDEM
  • University of the Cloister of Sor Juana – UCSJ
  • University of the Sea – UMAR
  • Ibero-American University, Mexico City
  • La Salle University, Mexico – LA SALLE
  • Michoacan University of San Nicolás de Hidalgo – UMSNH
  • National Autonomous University of Mexico – UNAM
  • National Pedagogical University – UPN
  • Polytechnic University of Puebla – UPPUE
  • Polytechnic University of Tulancingo – UPT
  • Autonomous Popular University of the State of Puebla, A.C. – UPAEP
  • Veracruz University – UV

Required Documents

Applicants of different study levels should provide some general and specific application documents as mentioned below:

General Required Documents:

  • Online application form
  • All academic documents (Certificate, Diploma, and Transcripts)
  • Copy of a valid passport
  • Signed declaration letter by the applicant (Format 1)
  • Curriculum Vitae of a maximum of 4 pages with applicant’s signature (Format 2)
  • Copy of a medical certificate from a public or private healthcare institution dated no more than 3 (three) months

For undergraduate and graduate level mobilities:

  • Acceptance letter or letter of introduction from a Mexican University not more than 60 days from the date of issuance indicating a GPA of 85 (on a 0 to 100 scaling system or 8.5 on a scale of 10)
  • A copy of the letter from the home institution showing the educational credits for the subjects or studies in Mexico.
  • If the mobility is carried out in a language other than Spanish or the mother tongue, a copy of the communication issued by the receiving Institution
  • If the candidate is already pursuing a degree in Mexico, a copy of the academic transcript indicating a GPA of 85 (on a scale of 0 to 100 or 8.5 on a scale of 10)
  • A copy of the previous degree certificate for graduate-level mobilities

Master’s Degree, Doctorate:

  • Acceptance letter or letter of introduction from a Mexican University not more than 60 days from the date of issuance indicating a GPA of 85 (on a 0 to 100 scaling system or 8.5 on a scale of 10)
  • Copy of the immediate previous degree
  • Copy of the studies certificate from the last study period, issued by the home Institution, indicating a GPA of 85 (on a scale of 0 to 100 or 8.5 on a scale of 10)
  • If the candidate is already pursuing a degree in Mexico, a copy of the academic record that certifies a minimum cumulative GPA of 85 (on a scale of 0 to 100 or 8.5 on a scale of 10)
  • If the studies are in a language other than Spanish mother language, a copy of the communication from the receiving Institution

Research stays at the graduate level:

  • Copy of the immediate previous degree (Master’s or doctorate as applicable)
  • A copy of the certificate of studies from the last period attended by the Institution of origin indicates a GPA of 85 (on a scale of 0 to 100 or 8.5 on a scale of 10). Candidates with a Ph.D. degree do not need to prove a minimum average
  • The acceptance letter indicates that tutoring is for research development, the person who will advise the applicant and the research’s name.
  • If the research stay is in a language other than Spanish and the applicant’s native language, a copy of the communication from the receiving Institution

Important Notes:

  • Documents that are not Spanish must have a simple translation into Spanish with the applicant’s signature on a separate sheet.
  • The applicant must submit colored documentation in PDF format of a maximum size of 1.8 MB
  • All documents must be attached to the application in the system before the close of the Call.
  • The documents must be legible.
  • The applicant must match the passport signature and sign in blue ink for documents requiring a signature.

Selection Criteria

Below are the highlights of the selection criteria for applications:

  • No discrimination based on ethnicity, gender, age, disabilities, social status, health, religion, opinions, sexual preferences, marital status, or any other condition.
  • Submission of all required documents.
  • Academic excellence.
  • Preference to those who have not previously received an AMEXCID scholarship.
  • Priority is based on the order of application registration.

How to Apply?

The application procedure is online, and applicants should apply through SIGCA (Academic Cooperation Management System).



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