​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Mexico Scholarship: CONACYT

Award Overview

Purpose

The National Council for Science and Technology/The Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia (CONACYT) is an organization funded by the Mexican government that has been encouraging the development of professionals of the highest quality for more than 30 years.​

The University of Toronto and the Government of the United Mexican States’ National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT) have renewed their partnership by signing an agreement to support up to 150 scholarships over the period of the 5-year agreement (starting Fall 2018) for Mexican students to pursue doctoral stream education at the University of Toronto.

Mexican state governments and other national government agencies (e.g. Ministry of Energy, FUNED) offer other forms of scholarship assistance to Mexican nationals in partnership with CONACYT, including those for pursuing research and professional programs, and postdoctoral studies at overseas universities. Faculty members interested in admitting students applying to CONACYT scholarships are encouraged to connect with SGS.​

Eligibility

In order to qualify for a CONACYT Scholarship, applicants must:

  • be Mexican citizens with an up-to-date firma Certificate from a “Servicio de Administración Tributaria (SAT)” office;
  • have received an official offer of admission to or be registered in a full-time research stream* master’s or doctoral program at the University of Toronto;
  • have a master’s degree if pursuing a doctoral degree, or have a bachelor’s degree if pursuing a master’s or direct entry doctoral degree; and
  • complete the CONACYT online application.

*While CONACYT scholarships may be held in any CONACYT funded program, only those eligible under the UofT-CONACYT agreement will provide the fee differential between the international and domestic tuition. This includes most research-stream master’s and doctoral programs, which provide graduate funding. In all cases, applicants must receive written confirmation from their proposed graduate program at UofT to verify that it is an eligible program under the UofT-CONACYT agreement. Professional and course-based master’s and doctoral programs are not considered to be eligible programs under the agreement.

​Note, U of T has an independent agreement with CONACYT and therefore does not operate under the CALDO-CONACYT agreement.

For the full list of eligibility criteria, please refer directly to the CONACYT website​.

Cohorts (by admission period) that will be funded under this joint agreement: Fall 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022. Although applicants who started previous to 2018 are not included in the joint UofT-CONACYT agreement, they may still be eligible in the main CONACYT competition and are welcome to apply.

While applicants from all disciplines are welcome, CONACYT has identified the following fields related to health as priority areas for CONACYT scholarship funding in 2021:

  • Virology
  • Parasitology
  • Tropical and new illnesses
  • Epidemiology
  • Other infectious diseases
  • Molecular and biotechnological approaches for the development of biological medicines, and other
  • Advanced imaging and microscopy
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Clinical analysis
  • Administration of health care entities
  • Technology transfer and innovation in drugs, vaccines, equipment, and medical supplies or implements
  • Biology
  • Biomedical Research and health with an emphasis on cardiovascular, chronic-degenerative diseases with an emphasis on childhood, breast, and prostate cancer, and diabetes, hypertension, and kidney disease
  • Data science and health
  • Artificial intelligence and computer systems and health
  • Research in: Family, community, and preventive health
  • Others which could be related to health

Application Process

Please visit the CONACYT website for further instruction on application process for the 2021 CONACYT competition.

Contacts & Resources

CONACYT
Mexico City and metropolitan area: 5322 7708
Interior of the Republic: 01 800 800 8649
From abroad: (52) 55 5322 7708
cst@conacyt.mx
CONACYT website

University of Toronto
Graduate Awards Office
School of Graduate Studies
graduate.awards@utoronto.ca