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CONACyT Scholarships

About the award

Level: Masters, PhD
Course: PhD or Masters study in any subject*. *Masters courses in the School of Medicine and Dentistry will not be discounted for CONACyT scholars.
Country: Mexico
Value: CONACYT provide 300,000MX Pesos towards tuition fees and £770 (or £963 for married scholars) per month towards living costs. Queen Mary discounts tuition fees by 30% for CONACyT funded students for all Masters and PhDs except those in Medicine and Dentistry.
No. of awards: Variable
Deadline: Several CONACyT and Sener funding calls.

More information

Queen Mary has been a proud partner of CONACyT since 2012 and welcomes a diverse cohort of Masters and PhD students every year. We also admit a number of SENER-funded students onto our energy and sustainability-related courses.

Masters scholarships

We are pleased to offer Master's students, who are successful in receiving CONACyT funding, a 30% discount on tuition fees. This discount will be applied to students studying courses in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Science and the Faculty of Science and Engineering. There is no discount for those pursuing a Master's degree in the School of Medicine and Dentistry.

CONACyT will pay scholars a stipend towards living costs to its scholars. This may be supplemented by funding from Fiderh or Funed as it is not enough to meet UKVI requirements. 

PhD scholarships

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*. 

Upon applying for the PhD, applicants must inform their supervisor and department that they are applying for CONACyT funding. CONACyT will pay scholars a stipend towards living costs to its scholars. This may be supplemented by funding from Fiderh or Funed as it is not enough to meet UKVI requirementsPhD students can often earn money from lab demonstrating, marking and tuition. However, this should not be replied upon for funding.

*For some areas of research in the School of Medicine and Dentistry, extremely high research costs may prevent the School from covering the remaining fees. For this reason, it is especially important that applicants discuss this with their supervisor and department upon applying to Queen Mary.  

Application process

Students must apply to CONACyT for the scholarship and QMUL for admission to their chosen course. Upon applying to Queen Mary, applicants should state that they are applying for CONACyT funding. There are multiple CONACyT calls each spring and summer and they vary by state. Please check the CONACyT webpages regularly for updates.

 Our academic Schools are aware of CONACyT funding and will support you through you application. However, if you require further guidance please contact the International Office contact below. 


Felicity Shelley
Postgraduate Recruitment and Sponsor Relations Manager
CB105 Queens' Building
+44(0)207882 6484


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