CONACyT for PhDs

Important details
  • You are accepted as a PhD candidate at Erasmus University Rotterdam.
  • Your PhD programme is in an area related to the priorities of the Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología’ (the National Council of Science and Technology, abbreviated CONACyT).
  • You are granted a scholarship from CONACyT under this agreement
  • Mexican
Participating faculty
  • All faculties (Erasmus MC has a separate agreement)
Level of study
  • PhD
Scholarship / Grant in €
  • 35% discount on PhD tuition for four years of your programme at Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • Grant from CONACyT for health insurance, travel and living expenses, as outlined in annual plan from CONACyT
DeadlineVaries by programme; please follow application guidelines on each PhD programme website carefully
More details & contact

CONACyT website (in Spanish)

Background information

These scholarships are a provided by CONACyT, the Mexican National Council for Science & Technology. It provides both PhD and MSc scholarships for Mexican citizens intending to pursue a PhD degree at Erasmus University Rotterdam.

The scholarship is once a year

  • PhD scholarship covers 1090 USD/month living allowance plus 715 USD/year for health insurance
  • Last call: April 5th – June 11th, 2021. Next call expected April-June 2022
  • Online application at the website of CONACyT, after the candidate has a Letter of Acceptance, signed by his/her School’s representative (given on request by the candidate’s future supervisor, not on request by the candidate him/herself)

Procedure - CONACyT-Scholarship for PhDs

  • Candidates must apply for a position at the relevant Erasmus School and comply to the school’s specific admission criteria (see below). This can be done before the opening of the call (it is advised to do so since the interview & selection process may also take some time)
  • Successful candidates must ask their Erasmus professor for a Letter of Acceptance
  • Candidates must comply to LPDPs criteria [link]
  • Candidates must submit a scholarship proposal online

CONACyT PHD vacancies

Currently closed because there is no call. For examples of vacancies see the different schools’ own web pages.

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