Mexican Government Scholarship


The Government of Mexico have offered 5 scholarships for Indian nationals for the year 2012 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 If Spanish is not the applicants native language, proof of advanced knowledge of Spanish issued by a university or language learning center must be attached. LEVEL OF STUDY: Post-graduate and Ph.D.


QUALIFICATION: Should have Bachelors Degree or equivalent with having a minimum cumulative grade average of 8 on a scale of 0-10, in relevant subject for Post-graduate studies. The candidate should have Post-graduate Degree with having a minimum cumulative grade average of 8 on a scale of 0-10 in relevant subject for Ph.D. 1. Receiving academic acceptance from the host Mexican institute. (A list of participating Mexican Institutions are given in the web site: and 2.Preference will be given by the Mexican Government to candidates that apply for graduate programs not available in their country.


SELECTION CRITERIA Academic excellence in the intended area of study 1.The intended field of study in Mexico is related to the applicants academic and job history. 2.The area of study is important to and has a direct impact on the development of the applicants country 3.The applicants prospects of rejoining the workforce in his/her country at the conclusion of the scholarship. 4.Relationship of the course of study to specific current or approved projects,and their degree of impact on the development of the applicants country. 5.The skills acquired will have a specific application. SCHOLARSHIPS BENEFITS 1.Enrollment and tuition in accordance with the provisions of each institutions program. An allowance of: Four times the current minimum wage in the Federal District for specialty, masters or master-level research and Spanish or Mexican culture studies. This amount is currently equivalent to $7,178.40 pesos. 1.Five times the current minimum wage in the Federal District for Ph.D., doctoral research, postdoctoral stays, medical specialties and subspecialties, and expert and artist residencies. This amount is currently equivalent to $8,973.00 pesos. 2.Medical insurance covered by Mexican Social Security Institution (IMSS), starting three months after the scholarship is initiated. 3.Transportation from Mexico City to the host institution when the scholarship starts, and back to Mexico City upon completion of the scholarship. All expenses not mentioned above will be paid by the scholarship holder, as well as the expenses arising from credit transfer acceptance, thesis printing, academic degree attainment requirements, and registration in the National Registry of Foreign Residents. 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 "Section Officer, ES.5 Section, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of Higher Education, West Block-1, Wing-6, 2nd Floor, R.K. Puram, New Delhi-110 066" by 5.9.2011. Applications received after 5.9.2011 will not be entertained. Applications can also be submitted online at the Department website by 5.9.2011.


NOTES: 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 years 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 as on 5.9.2011 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 30.9.2011, 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. 15. THE DECISION OF SELECTION COMMITTEE SHALL BE FINAL. NO REPRESENTATION IN THIS REGARD WILL BE ENTERTAINED 16. The final Selection of the nominated candidates rests with the Government of Mexico. 17. Mere fulfillment 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 Mexican Embassy on or before 14th October 2011 LAST DATE: 05.09.2011
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