Scholarships for Mexican Students
With a long history of welcoming students from Mexico, we are pleased to share three scholarship options offering funding support.
Consejo Nacional de Humanidades Ciencias y Tecnologias (CONAHCYT)
CONACYT offers scholarships to Mexican students enrolling on postgraduate courses.
We have a co-funding partnership agreement (convenio) with CONAHCYT for all of our courses, which means that the scholarship you receive will cover most of the tuition fee and living expenses for eligible taught and research courses.
You will not have to pay the money back to CONAHCYT, however, you will be required to return to work in Mexico after your period of study in the UK.
How to apply
You will need to have an unconditional offer to study at Cardiff University before you can apply for a CONAHCYT scholarship.
Once you have your unconditional offer, you can apply directly to CONAHCYT. Scholarships are awarded on merit and the minimum ‘promedio’ required by applicants is 8.0.
See scholarship application dates and deadlines on the CONAHCYT website.
FIDERH (Fondo para el Desarrollo de Recursos Humanos) is a federal trust fund, administered by the Bank of Mexico, offering financing for speciality, master’s, or doctoral Studies at universities in Mexico and abroad.
As part of the agreement between FIDERH and Cardiff University, eligible FIDERH postgraduate students will be awarded a scholarship in the form of a 10% tuition fee discount.
FUNED (Fundación Mexicana para la Educación, la Tecnología y la Ciencia) offers scholarships and grants for high-achieving Mexican students to study postgraduate master’s degree programmes.
As part of the agreement between FUNED and Cardiff University, eligible FUNED postgraduate students will be awarded a scholarship in the form of a 10% tuition fee discount.
For more information on these scholarships or our activities in Mexico, please email Chris Wright:
For more information on scholarships for Mexican students, please our Mexico country page.
Visit the CONAHCYT website to find out more about postgraduate scholarship opportunities for Mexican students.