2016 Mexican Government Scholarships for Foreign Students

Deadline: 31 August 2015
Open to: international students holding Bachelor’s, Master’s, or PhD Degree
Scholarship: monthly stipend ranges from 8,412.00 Mexican pesos (equivalent to 507€) to 10,515.00 Mexican pesos (equivalent to 634€)


For decades, the Mexican cultural diplomacy has worked in different successful programs, such as the human capital training through scholarships for academic degrees awarding and research work performing in different areas of knowledge. The Directorate-General for Educational and Cultural Cooperation, through the Academic Exchange Department, designs and manages the Ministry of Foreign Affairs´ Scholarship Program for Foreigners. These scholarships are awarded to study any one of the courses available at participating Mexican institutions except Business administration, marketing, plastic surgery, accounting, dentistry and advertising. Scholarships are offered to study:

  • Specialization Studies, Master´s and PhD Degrees;
  • Medical Specializations;
  • Postgraduate Research;
  • Postdoctoral Fellowships;
  • Bachelor´s Degree and Postgraduate Mobility;
  • Art Production Fellowships;
  • High-level Conferences;
  • Fellowships for Mexicanologists;
  • Media Contributors Fellowships; and
  • Fellowships for visiting professors.


Requirements for all applicants:

  • Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD degree, as required by the program for which the scholarship is requested;
  • Be accepted to or currently enrolled in a program at one of the participating Mexican institutions;
  • Be a citizen of one of the eligible countries. See list HERE;
  • Minimum grade point average of eight (8.0) on a scale from zero (0.0) to ten (10), or the equivalent, for the last academic degree received.


  • Monthly stipend of 4 times the minimum salary in Mexico City for undergraduate mobility scholarships, specializations, master’s degrees or master’s-level research, Spanish language or Mexican culture courses, currently the equivalent of $8,412.00 pesos (approximately US $546.234 ).
  • Monthly stipend of 5 times the minimum salary in Mexico City for doctoral studies and research, postdoctoral fellowships and medical specializations and subspecializations, currently the equivalent of $10,515.00 pesos (approximately US $681.90).
  • Registration fees and tuition, as established by the program at each institution (see the academic programs offered by the participating IES).
  • Health insurance from the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS), starting in the third month of the scholarship (the scholarship recipient must have health insurance that covers both major and minor medical expenses and provides international coverage for the first three months in Mexico).
  • Round-trip international airfare at the beginning and end of the scholarship.
  • Transportation from Mexico City to the host institution and back at the start and end of the scholarship, if studying outside of Mexico City.


Applications for the scholarship will be accepted from April 15 to August 31, 2015. The results will be announced starting in November 2015 by Mexico’s diplomatic offices abroad. The applicant must submit the following documents (if they are in any language other than Spanish must be accompanied by a Spanish translation):

  1. Official nomination from his/her government;
  2. Application form.
  3. An explanation of why the applicant is interested in studying or conducting research in Mexico.
  4. Curriculum vitae (maximum of 3 pages).
  5. Acceptance letter from the Mexican host institution, signed by the responsible party (Director of the International Affairs Office, Director of Academic Exchanges, Head of the Graduate Studies Department, Graduate Studies Coordinator, etc.), stating the length of the studies with the start and end dates and the type of studies. 2 For research, the acceptance letter should also state that the candidate will receive the mentoring needed for the research project and, if possible, the name of the advisor.
  6. Coy of the diploma for the highest degree received.
  7. Copy of the transcript for the last degree received showing a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 8/10. If a different scale is used, the equivalent on a 10-point scale must be submitted.
  8. For mobility scholarships, a letter from the applicant’s institution agreeing to give academic credit for the classes or course of study that will be taken in Mexico.
  9. For research grants, a copy of the academic document showing the applicant has finished or is currently enrolled in a Master’s or doctoral program.
  10. Candidates already in Mexico must have a current immigration document, with a Temporary Resident Student Visa (card).
  11. If Spanish is not the applicant’s native language, include certificate of an advanced level of proficiency in Spanish from a university or language center.
  12. Copy of birth certificate.
  13. Copy of passport.
  14. Medical certificate of good health in the original issued by a public or private institution no more than three months prior to submitting the documents. Independent health certificates will not be accepted.
  15. 4 recent original photographs (not digital), full face on a white background, 3cm x 3cm, with name and nationality noted on the back.

Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores

Agencia Mexicana de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo

Plaza Juárez 20, Piso 4

Colonia Centro, C.P. 06010

México, D.F.


For more information please visit the official website.


Deadline: 31 August 2015
Open to: candidates who hold a university degree in disciplines relevant to human rights
Scholarship: monthly grant of 500 EUR, travel expenses/health insurance etc (3X up to 400 Euros per year)



All documents must be submitted in English language. Translation to English language of all documents issued in other languages must be provided by an official translation service/Court translator or your university/college. ONLY originals or certified translations will be considered valid.

  1. Application Form;
  2. University diploma
  3. Academic records /transcript
  4. Citizenship certificate
  5. Birth certificate
  6. Passport photocopy
  7. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  8. Two recommendation letters
  9. English language certificate

Interested candidates must apply online HERE.

For further information please contact us at:

ERMA program coordinator:   mariana.hadzijusufovic@cips.unsa.ba

ERMA academic tutor:   alina.trkulja@cips.unsa.ba

The official website

Excellence Master Fellowships at the Univ. of Geneva

Deadline: 15 March 2016
Open to: students from any university with very good performance in their studies with Bc degree
Fellowship: CHF 10’000 to CHF 15’000 per year (approximately EUR 9,595 – EUR 14,393)


The Faculty of science of the University of Geneva is an internationally top-ranked scientific institution covering a broad range of scientific disciplines: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Earth Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Computer Sciences, Mathematics, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Physics. The Masters of the Faculty of Science constitute an ideal entry for high-level professional and academic careers. Therefore the Faculty of Science, in collaboration with several sponsors, has established an Excellence Fellowship Program to support outstanding and highly motivated candidates who intend to pursue a Master of Science in any of the disciplines covered by the Faculty (Complete list of the Master programs). French proficiency is not a formal requirement for the Masters of the Faculty of science.


Application for an Excellence Fellowship is open to students from any university with very good performance in their studies (belonging to the best 10% of their bachelor’s program) and that have completed the Bachelor degree or expect to complete it within 6 months. Selection of the applicants will be based on excellence. Evaluation will be made on the basis of the documentation sent by the applicants.


The Excellence Fellowship consists of a grant amounting to CHF 10’000 to CHF 15’000/year (no teaching duties); it is awarded for one year and extended for the regular duration of the chosen Master’s programme (three or four semesters) provided the applicant is academically successful at the end of his/her first semester of studies.

How to apply?

The deadline for applications is 15 March 2016. The application (in English or French) consists of:

  • Application Form (60 Kb, doc);
  • A Curriculum Vitae including the transcript of exams passed during the bachelor education, with grades;
  • A two-page essay in which the applicant describes his/her specific scientific interests, specifies the Master’s program at the Faculty of Science he/her would like to pursue, and motivates the intention to pursue a Master of Science programme at the University of Geneva;
  • If possible: Letters of references from two professors (preferably sent by them directly to the e-mail address indicated below). They should specifically attest if the candidate fulfills the conditions of the Excellence Fellowship Program (see above);
  • Any other pertinent information like results of GRE (General requirement examination), of TOEFL or other language test.

Applications should be sent as an UNIQUE pdf file by e-mail to the Dean of the Faculty of Science:  Excellence-Master-Sciences@unique.ch. For the application to be considered, each student has to fulfill the enrollment procedure as described on the DIFE website.

For more information please visit the official website.

Travel Film Scholarship 2015

Aspiring documentary makers can apply for a mentored trip to capture the culture and the communities of Colombia’s Pacific Coast.

World Nomads is accepting applications for a travel documentary scholarship. The trip will take place Nov. 21 to Dec. 3.

The winner will spend seven days filming in Colombia under the mentorship of filmmaker and director Brian Rapsey, followed by three days in a post-production workshop in Bogotá.

Applicants must be proficient in English.

The deadline is Sept. 7.

For more information, click here.

Study in Israel | Israel Government Scholarships

Deadline: 30 November 2015
Open to: foreign students with  a BA or BSc degree (or higher)
Scholarship: full and partial scholarships


The Foreign Ministry formulates, implements and presents the foreign policy of the Government of Israel. It represents the state vis-a-vis foreign governments and international organizations, explains its positions and problems throughout the world, endeavors to promote its economic, cultural, and scientific relations, and fosters cooperation with developing countries. Israel currently maintains diplomatic relations with 162 countries.

The Government of Israel is pleased to offer scholarships to foreign students. Students can choose either a short-term scholarship or a long-term scholarship.

Short Term Scholarship – granted for a Summer Language Course (Ulpan). At present the Ulpan course that they offer is a 3-4 week program at the Ulpan of the University Haifa.

Long Term Scholarship – granted for a period of maximum 8 months (one academic year). Students may apply to the programs are listed below:

  • Post Doctorate Program: Students will need to present a research plan and an acceptance letter from an Israeli supervisor at one of the Israeli universities;
  • Research program: Students may create their own research program under the supervision of an Israeli supervisor from one of the Israeli universities. Candidates will need to present a research plan and an acceptance letter;
  • PhD Students: PhD students who are registered for PhD studies in Israel may apply for a one academic year (8 months) scholarship from the Ministry. This scholarship is not renewable and the student will need to find other sources to finance the full degree. Registration to the PhD program is the student’s responsibility. The student will need to meet the Israeli university requirements for the PhD program;
  • MA students: MA students who are registered for MA studies in Israel to apply for a one academic year (8 months) scholarship from the Ministry. This scholarship is not renewable and the student will need to find other sources to finance the full degree. Registration to the MA program is at the student’s responsibility and the student will need to meet the university requirements for the MA program;
  • Overseas and International programs: It is possible to register to one of the Overseas or International Programs under the following restrictions: The scholarship will be given for one academic year (8 months) only and not for the full program. Tuition fees will not include extra courses such as summer Ulpan, Arabic language course, or any other additional course offered by the Overseas or International Program;
  • Special Programs: Some Israeli universities offer special post-graduate programs in English. It is possible to register to one of these special programs under the following restrictions: The scholarship will be given for one academic year (8 months) only and not the full program.


  • The applicant should hold a BA or BSc degree (or higher) and have a good record of academic achievement;
  • The applicant should be a citizen of the country where he/she applies for the scholarship and be under the age of 35 (at the beginning of the academic year);
  • Proof of English or Hebrew language proficiency;
  • The applicants should meet the academic requirements of the Israeli University to which they apply. A scholarship will be granted only after the required institute approves the acceptance of the candidate.


The scholarships are of two types: Full and Partial Scholarships.

Full scholarship includes:

  • Tuition fee;
  • Monthly allowance for one academic year (8 months only);
  • Basic health insurance.

Partial scholarship includes:

  • Part of the tuition fee;
  • Monthly allowance for one academic year (8 months only);
  • Basic health insurance.
  • Accommodation, transportation and travel arrangements to and from Israel are the applicant’s responsibility;
  • Scholarships will be granted only for study in universities and programs approved by the Israeli Council for Higher Education;
  • Scholarships for Ulpan language studies will be granted in the Ulpan chosen by the Ministry of foreign Affairs.

How to apply?

Date for the submission of application forms is different in each country but normally is no later than November 30. It is very advisable to contact your local Israeli embassy to verify the date for submitting applications and to receive more detailed information concerning the process of choosing the candidates for scholarship from your country.

Applications should include:

  • Completed application form;
  • Detailed letter describing the field the applicant intends to study in Israel, specifying the University he/she wishes to attend;
  • Curriculum Vitae;
  • Copies of letters exchanged with Israeli universities or the Israeli supervisor (in the case of a research or post doctorate);
  • Official original academic records (or notarized copies) of all relevant studies and test scores, diplomas attesting the completion of an academic degree, including a transcript of the student’s records;
  • At least two (2) letters of recommendation from lecturers/professors who taught the candidate;
  • Three (3) photographs;
  • Certificate of health.

All of the above should be printed in English and submitted in three (3) copies to the Israeli embassy in the applicant’s country.

For more information please visit the official website. 


White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI) Opportunities

Apply To Be a 2015-2016 WHIAAPI E3! Ambassador

WHIAAPI is pleased to launch the application for its E3! Ambassadors Program for the 2015-2016 year. The E3! Ambassadors Program equips young leaders with the opportunity to work with the federal government to brainstorm and implement their own unique ideas to help improve the overall quality of life for AAPIs across the country in the areas of education, mental health, pathways to public service, and immigration. The 2014 inaugural class of 31 E3! Ambassadors came from 29 different cities and hosted more than 55 events during the 2014-2015 year to educate, engage, and empower their campuses and communities. The deadline to apply is August 9, 2015. Read more.

Application Deadline Extended for Fall 2015 Internship Program

The application deadline for the WHIAAPI Fall 2015 Internship Program has been extended to August 7. Interns at the Initiative are responsible for assisting the staff on a wide range of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) issues and priorities.  In addition, interns will help write policy memos and proposals, draft blogs, assist with communications and social media, coordinate and staff events, and conduct outreach to national and local AAPI organizations and leaders. WHIAAPI Seattle interns will focus primarily on expanding AAPI regional engagement efforts through effective outreach and event planning. Read more.

Young AAPI Leaders Convene for the Fifth White House AAPI Youth Forum

On July 9, the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI), the White House Office of Public Engagement (OPE), and the East Coast Asian American Student Union (ECAASU) hosted the fifth White House AAPI Youth Forum and launched the second year of the Initiative’s E3! Ambassadors youth engagement program. Over 150 young AAPI leaders attended the event, along with leaders in the Administration and community organizations throughout the country. Read more.

European Youth Media Days 2015

Deadline: 16 August 2015
Open to: Journalists between the ages of 18 and 30 years old, from Europe and neighboring countries
Venue: 20 – 22 October 2015 in Brussels, Belgium


Media freedom in Europe, European Youth Media Days 2015. Innovative, interactive and inspiring to promote dialogue, exchange, learning and networking in media.

Media freedom is one of the cornerstones in the development of democratic societies in Europe and has become a constitutional guarantee in many European states since WWII as well as one of the fundamental rules in modern European Union. However, not all EU Member States score the best in media freedom watch and reports from ONG or human rights watchdogs, and media and journalists’ liberties are an even more delicate issue in several EU neighbouring countries.


The call is open to young journalists aged between 18 and 30 who are citizens or legal residents of a EU Member State or neighbouring country only. The event will be held in English, so a working level of the language is required. Participants applying for the documentary workshop need to demonstrate experience in documentary filmmaking or video-reporting as well as to bring the camera and editing software (the movie has to be finished until December 22, 2015).


Costs – citizens or legal residents of the EU Members States

Participants’ travel costs (specific conditions apply, more information will be given after you have been selected) will be reimbursed by the European Parliament 1 to 2 weeks after the event, upon submission of all necessary documents (forms for completion and instructions will be sent by the European Parliament prior to the event). The European Parliament will also pay up to 360 Euroslump sum to working journalists (who need to provide a copy of their valid press card or a letter of instruction from their editor stating that they work as a paid journalist) or up to 180 Euroslump sum to journalism students or interns (who need to provide proof (e.g. in the form of a letter) from their university or from the organisation they are interning at) to cover accommodation, meals and local transport. The lump sums will be paid at the same time as the travel reimbursement, 1 to 2 weeks after the event.

Attention: for participants living in Brussels no lump sum or travel cost will be paid.

The young journalists chosen to participate will have to arrange their own accommodation and travel and provide the necessary documents to the European Parliament for reimbursement.


Costs – citizens or legal residents of the EU neighbouring countries [1]

Participants’ travel costs (up to 250 Euros, specific conditions apply, more information will be given after you have been selected) will be reimbursed by the European Youth Press 2 weeks after the event, upon submission of all necessary documents (reimbursement form will be sent by the EYP prior to the event). The European Youth Press will also pay up to 250 Euros in total to team members involved in the project to cover accommodation and meals in Brussels. They need to provide originals of the corresponding documents (receipts, invoices) and EYP reimbursement form. The lump sums will be paid at the same time with the travel reimbursement, 2 weeks after the event. Participants will have to arrange their own travel. European Youth Press will assist with finding the accommodation in Brussels. Team members are responsible to provide the European Youth Press with all necessary documents requested for reimbursement.


Include your CV, motivation letter and the links to two media samples (of any type) by August 16, 23:59 CET.

In order to apply, register HERE.

Young journalists from any other countries can participate at their own costs and need to contact the organisers prior to August 9.

If you have any questions, please send an email with the subject “EYMD 2015 questions” to  questions@youthmediadays.eu.

The official web-page.