Mexico (Secretariat of Foreign Affairs)

Québec university students can obtain a scholarship for study or research from the Secretariat of Foreign Affairs of Mexico.

Program description

Scholarships are awarded in priority in the following fields:

  • health sciences
  • education
  • environmental sciences and energy
  • telecommunications

The following fields and their related areas are not eligible:

  • business administration
  • dentistry
  • marketing and advertising

The maximum duration of the scholarships is:

  • one term for an undergraduate or graduate mobility program
  • two years for a master’s program
  • three or four years for a doctoral program or a medical speciality program (depending on the duration of the program)
  • one year for a short-term research or a specialty program


To be eligible, you must meet the following criteria:

Application procedure

You must submit two copies of the documents in your application package, one in French and one in Spanish, and in the following order:

  • The Mexican Government Scholarship Program for International Students Application Form This hyperlink will open in a new window., prescribed by the Secretariat of Foreign Affairs of Mexico.
  • A letter of intent describing your study plan in Mexico (two pages maximum).
  • Your résumé.
  • Your confirmation of admission to a participating educational institution in Mexico, or the procedures you have completed with such institution. The official confirmation of admission is required for the complete analysis of the file and for the payment of the scholarship. The list of eligible institutions is available on the Agencia Mexicana de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo This hyperlink will open in a new window. website (in Spanish only).
  • A certified photocopy of the most recent diploma you obtained.
  • A certificate attesting to your knowledge of Spanish is at least equivalent to level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Certificates completed by a language assistant will not be accepted.
  • A photocopy of your passport, or act of birth certified by a Commissioner for Oaths. If you were not born in Canada, you must provide a proof of Canadian citizenship or permanent residence and a proof of your status as a Québec resident as defined in the Regulation respecting the definition of resident in Québec.
  • A certified photocopy of a medical certificate, not more than three months old, attesting to your good health and your ability to travel.
  • The formulaire de confirmation (confirmation form) (PDF 220 Kb).
  • Official transcripts of your university studies. These transcripts must be sent by the signatory or by the educational institution directly to the Ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur.

You must gather your application documents into a single, compressed, encrypted and password-protected folder. Then send it to the Ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur at the following email address:

You must provide the Ministère with your password separately. This can be done by:

  • telephone
  • fax
  • an email separate from the one containing the encrypted folder

Application deadline: to be determined

Selection process

An evaluation committee examines the applications in accordance with the following criteria:

  • previous educational experience
  • relevance of the study plan or research project (expected spin-off for the host and home communities, and for the applicant’s personal journey)
  • motivation (e.g. interest in discovering the culture and learning the language of the host country)
  • careful presentation of the application

The government offering the scholarships makes the final selection.

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Last update: May 6, 2022


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