CONACyT provides funding for students from Mexico to undertake postgraduate taught and research programmes within the following colleges: College of Arts and Social Sciences, College of Physical Sciences, College of Life Sciences and Medicine. Successful CONACyT funded students will benefit from a 25% discount of their tuition fees.


In April 2013 the University of Aberdeen signed a contract with CONACyT, the Mexican Council for Science & Technology which was established in 2011, further cementing links between the institution and Mexico ( The University is among 22 Higher Education Institutions in the UK who can now receive fully funded students for postgraduate taught and research programmes across all the Schools.

Information on postgraduate study options at the University of Aberdeen can be accessed here.

The agreement demonstrates the University’s commitment to developing solid and long-lasting partnerships in Mexico, in particular with the country’s oil and gas industry. The University already has existing partnerships with PEMEX, the Mexican Petroleum Institute and the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), which aim to support professional and technical developments in the deep waters of the Mexican sector, Gulf of Mexico. The agreement also reflects the role CONACyT has in managing research funding on behalf of PEMEX and the Ministry of Energy (SENER).

Application Procedure

Please refer to for further details or email Amy Easton, Regional Manager, at

If you are successful in obtaining CONACyT funding, you should notify our Postgraduate Admissions team at the earliest opportunity so that the appropriate information can be reflected in your CAS document for Student Visa purposes. Please contact, providing a copy of your funding confirmation letter.


No deadline specified