School of Biological and Chemical Sciences

CONACYT PhD studentships

CONACYT offers a scholarship programme which aims to send Mexican students on PhDs to study science and technology at top universities around the world.


Queen Mary is pleased to offer CONACYT funded PhD students a variable fee discount to meet the CONACYT maximum contribution. CONACYT will contribute 300,000MX Pesos towards your fees each year and Queen Mary will waive the remaining fee. CONACYT will pay a stipend towards living costs to its scholars.

Eligibility and Applying

Applicants must meet the eligibility criteria set out by CONACYT and should also meet our entry requirements.

Applicants must apply for our PhD programme following our usual application procedures. We accept applications all year round. Applicants are advised to apply to Queen Mary at least 1 month before they require a formal offer to support their scholarship application.

Applicants should then apply to CONACYT for the scholarship. There are multiple calls each spring and summer and they vary by state. Please check the CONACYT webpages regularly for updates.