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Mexican Students-CONACYT

On June 27th, 2016, McGill signed an agreement with the National Council for Science and Technology (CONACyT) to co-sponsor Mexican students enrolled in a Master's Thesis Program or PhD at McGill. The agreement aims at attracting top Mexican students to pursue graduate studies at Canada’s leading research-intensive university.

Value & Duration

CONACyT will provide annual funding for the following:

  • McGill tuition at the Quebec Resident rate
  • Program/ancillary fees
  • Health insurance
  • Annual living expenses (paid directly to the student each month)

McGill, in turn, will cover the tuition differential between the International and the Quebec Resident rate (International supplements).

Funding is provided for a maximum period of two (2) years for Master’s students, and for up to four (4) years for PhD students.

Deadlines

March 20th and June 5th, 2020 (See full calendar in General Call for Applications)

The website will be updated when 2021 competitions open.

General Call for Applications

2020 Calendar for PhD Studies

Note: Master's studies calls may follow a different timeline

First Call

Competition Announcement January, 2020
Start of Application Period January 27 , 2020
End of Application Period March 20, 2020
Review Period until May 28, 2020
Results Announcement May 29, 2020
Formalization Process until March 12, 2021

Second Call

Competition Announcement January, 2020
Start of Application Period April 6, 2020
End of Application Period July 31, 2020
Review Period until September 17, 2020
Results Announcement September 18, 2020
Formalization Process until March 12, 2021

Please note that CONACyT has several calls for applications. The dates above are for the general PhD call for applications, and will be updated when 2021 competitions open. For Master's and field-specific deadlines, please visit CONACyT's website.

Please note that only thesis Master's programs are eligible for the McGill-CONACyT agreement

Eligibility

McGill eligibility criteria:

CONACyT eligibility criteria:

  • Please consult the open calls for applications. You can find them listed under Priority Fields and in the CONACyT website. Please note that not all thesis Master's programs are fundable by CONACyT, and it is the applicant's responsibility to check eligibility requirements from both CONACyT and McGill.

Field of Studies

Subject Matter  Field
Water basins management, knowledge and justice Environmental sciences, Biology, Chemistry, Biotechnology, Sociology, Management, Geography, Engineering, Agricultural Sciences, Regional Development, and related fields.
Food Autonomy Agricultural Sciences, Biotechnology, Fishery, Animal Health and Production, and related fields.
Socioecology and sustainability Environmental Sciences, Sociology, Biology, Engineering, and related fields.
Pollution processes and toxicity Environmental Sciences, Biology, Engineering, Chemistry, and related fields.
Health Public Health; Childhood leukemia; renal failure; Heart, brain and vascular diseases; breast and cervical cancer; Interdisciplinary immunology; virology; Biomedical sciences; Clinical medicine; Biotechnology; and related fields.
Structural Violence Sociology, Psychology, Security, Anthropology, Archaeology, Education, Law, Human Rights, and related fields.
Human Mobility Sociology, Anthropology and Archaeology, Demography, Geography, and related fields.
Education for Inclusion and Peace Education, Pedagogy, and related fields.
Historical Memory and Biocultural diversity in Mexico History, Anthropology and Archaeology, Biology and related fields.
Energetic Transition Environmental Sciences, Engineering, and related fields
Disaster and risk prevention Behavioral Sciences, engineering, architecture, Education and related fields.
Sustainable cities Architecture and Urbanism, Environmental Sciences, Biotechnology, Engineering, and related fields.
Climate change and air quality Environmental sciences, Engineering, and related fields.
Sustainable housing (safety, culture and environment) Architecture and Urbanism, Environmental Sciences, Biotechnology, Engineering, Sociology and related fields.

How to Apply

Candidates must apply directly to CONACYT. You can see open calls for applications here.

Other Calls for Application

CONACyT-FUNED call for Masters studies

Deadline: 19 June, 2020.

See the McGill-FUNED website for more info.

Region-specific calls (Masters and PhD)

Please consult CONACyT for fields and degrees eligible, which vary according to the Mexican region in which you reside. Please note that only thesis-based masters programs and PhDs are eligible for the agreement.

Deadline: 10 July, 2020

Result Announcement: 21 August, 2020

CONACyT-FINBA (Masters and PhD)

Fine Arts, Environmental Sustainability related to the management of Fine Arts, and Engineering and Technology related to Fine Arts development. Please note that only thesis-based masters programs and PhDs are eligible for the agreement.

Deadline: 24 July, 2020

Result Announcement: 28 August, 2020

The website will be updated when 2021 competitions open.

 

External DFWs

CONACyT recipients are required to apply to the External DFWs offered by the Government of Quebec, via AMEXCID.

Deadline to apply for the Fall 2020 term: 8 May 2020.


Additional Information for Staff

Guideline for Staff

Please visit the guideline here for staff only (need to login first).

Note: This agreement has been in effect since Fall 2017.

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Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, McGill University.

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