2016 Mexican Government Excellence Scholarship Program for Foreign Students, Mexico

Mexican Government is offering excellence scholarship program for foreign students. Scholarships are available for special programs (Visiting Professors, High-level Conferences, Genaro Estrada Scholarship for Specialists in Mexican Studies, Artist Residencies, Media Residencies and Improving the Quality of Mexican Secondary and Higher Education Institutions) at Mexican host institutes. The scholarships are not transferable and cannot be deferred to future years. Two people cannot be awarded a scholarship for the same project. The application deadline is August 14.

Study Subject (s): Visiting Professors program is available to give special lectures, courses, workshops, seminars, etc. in Mexican universities or research centers. High-level Conferences is available give the high-level conference, Genaro Estrada Scholarship is awarded in Mexican Studies, Artist Residencies is available in the field of artistic work, Media Residencies is available to media professionals (print or electronic) who are interested in writing articles and reports and conducting interviews in Mexico and Improving the Quality of Mexican Secondary and Higher Education Institutions to applicant who is expert in the topic of the conference, course, workshop or exchange of experiences and best practices in internationalization.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for special programs (Visiting Professors, High-level Conferences, Genaro Estrada Scholarship for Specialists in Mexican Studies, Artist Residencies, Media Residencies and Improving the Quality of Mexican Secondary and Higher Education Institutions) at Mexican host institutes.
Scholarship Provider: Mexican Government
Scholarship can be taken at: Mexico

Eligibility: Scholarships are not transferable and cannot be deferred to future years. The following are not eligible:
-Foreign diplomats accredited in Mexico or their family
-Resident foreigners in Mexico
-Foreigners with Mexican citizenship
-Two people cannot be awarded a scholarship for the same project.
Visiting Professors: Must have a PhD or an established academic/research career in the academic area to be pursued in Mexico. Four hours a week is the minimum required for the activity.
High-level Conferences: Must have a PhD or an established academic/research career in the academic area to be pursued in Mexico.
Genaro Estrada Scholarship for Specialists in Mexican Studies: Researchers and specialists with extensive research experience and publications on any topic related to Mexico.
Artist Residencies: Artists, graduate students or academics with a proven history in the area for which the grant is requested.
Media Residencies: Must be an international education administrator or an expert in the topic of the conference, course, workshop or exchange of experiences and best practices in internationalization.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Only citizens following countries can apply for these Mexican Government scholarships: North America (United States, Canada and Canada / Province of Quebec), Latin America (Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela), Caribbean (Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Puerto Rico (Commonwealth), Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago), Europe (Germany, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Slovenia, Spain, Russian Federation, Finland, France, Hungary, Britain, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Romania, Serbia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and Ukraine), Asia (Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, Kingdom of China, People’s Rep., India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Democratic Rep., Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, North Korea, Pakistan, Islamic Rep. of Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Thailand, Kingdom of Timor – Leste, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Vietnam), Pacific (Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji Islands, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Independent State, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu), Africa (Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad, Comoros, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Malawi, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Republic Arab Saharawi, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe), Middle East (Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestinian National Authority, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen) and Self Governing Territories (Anguilla, Bermuda, Gibraltar, Guam, Cayman Islands, Turks and Caicos Islands, BVI, Virgin Islands of the United States, Montserrat, New Caledonia, Pitcairn, American Samoa, Santa Elena and Tokelau).

Scholarship Description: Mexican Government is offering excellence scholarship program for foreign students.   Scholarships are available for pursuing special programs at Mexican host institute. The scholarships are not transferable and cannot be deferred to future years. Applicants will be informed of the results in writing by the corresponding Mexican embassy or the Mexican host institution.

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s):
Visiting Professors: Minimum: One month and Maximum: Six months
High-level Conferences: Minimum: Five days and Maximum: One month
Genaro Estrada Scholarship for Specialists in Mexican Studies: Minimum one month and Maximum twelve months
Artist Residencies: Minimum: One month and Maximum: Six months
Media Residencies: Minimum: Five days and Maximum: One month
Improving the Quality of Mexican Secondary and Higher Education Institutions: Minimum: Five days and Maximum: One month

What does it cover? The Academic Exchange Office will arrange for and purchase the international airfare. If the applicant or the host institution purchases the ticket directly, they will not be reimbursed. If the applicant cancels his/her trip after the Foreign Ministry has purchased the plane ticket, he/she or the institution that nominated the applicant will be asked to reimburse the Foreign Ministry.
Visiting Professors:
-Monthly stipend equivalent to 5 (five) times the minimum salary in Mexico City, currently the equivalent of $10,515.00 pesos (approximately US$681.901 ).
-Round-trip international airfare at the beginning and end of the scholarship.
-Mexico City host institution Mexico City transportation. Any activities carried out elsewhere in Mexico during the stay must be paid for by the applicant.
-IMSS health insurance beginning in the third month of the grant.
High-level Conferences: 
-Round-trip international airfare at the beginning and end of the grant.
-Mexico City host institution Mexico City transportation if the conference is given outside of Mexico City.
Genaro Estrada Scholarship for Specialists in Mexican Studies:
-Monthly stipend equivalent to 5 (five) times the minimum salary in Mexico City, currently the equivalent of $10,515.00 pesos (approximately US$681.901 ).
-Round-trip international airfare at the beginning and end of the scholarship.
-Mexico City host institution Mexico City transportation. Any activities carried out elsewhere in Mexico during the stay must be paid for by the applicant.
-IMSS health insurance beginning in the third month of the grant.
Artist Residencies:
-Monthly stipend equivalent to 5 (five) times the minimum salary in Mexico City, currently the equivalent of $10,515.00 pesos (approximately US$681.901 ).
-Round-trip international airfare at the beginning and end of the scholarship.
-Mexico City host institution Mexico City transportation. Any activities carried out elsewhere in Mexico during the stay must be paid for by the applicant.
-IMSS health insurance beginning in the third month of the grant.
Media Residencies:
-Monthly stipend equivalent to 5 times the minimum salary in Mexico City, currently the equivalent of $10,515.00 pesos (approximately US$681.901 ).
-Round-trip international airfare
Improving the Quality of Mexican Secondary and Higher Education Institutions:
-Monthly stipend equivalent to five times the minimum salary in Mexico City, currently the equivalent of $10,515.00 pesos (approximately US$681.901 ).
-Roundtrip international airfare at the beginning and end of the scholarship.
-Mexico City host institution Mexico City transportation

Selection Criteria: Not Known

Notification: Applicants will be informed of the results in writing by the corresponding Mexican embassy or the Mexican host institution. The files of any unsuccessful applicants will not be returned.

How to Apply: The complete application and accompanying documentation, as indicated by each program, must be received by the Academic Exchange Office at least one month before the start date of the activity. Applications will not be accepted directly from the applicants.  Applications sent by fax or email will not be accepted.  Only applications accompanied by all of the required documentation will be accepted. Original documents will not be accepted (only the medical certificate should be the original copy). The files of any unsuccessful applicants will not be returned.

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Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is August 14.

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