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CONACyT Scholarship

The Mexican Council for Science and Technology (CONACyT), supports students from Mexico. It focusses on Mexican students who want to enroll for a Master's or PhD programme at the University of Twente in the area of health related subjects.

CONACyT is focussing this year on providing scholarships related to Health. Programmes in which the University of Twente is connected to Health areas can be found here.

Specific information on CONACyT can be found here: Mexican Council for Science and Technology (CONACyT) .

  • Priority fields

    The PCTI (Programa Especial de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación / Sciences, Technology and Innovation) programme:

    areas that apply to the University of Twente are:

    Exact and natural sciences

    Material sciences, Physics, Mathematics, Earth Sciences, Chemistry


    Automation and Robotics, Advanced Materials, Urban Engineering and Transport, Information Technology, Telecommunications and Electronics, Engineering

    Environmental Sciences

    Hydrology, Climate Change, Ecosystems and Biodiversity

    Biotechnology and Agricultural Sciences

    Agronomics, Food and its production, Biotechnology, Veterinary sciences

    Health Sciences

    Emerging diseases of national importance, Preventive medicine and healthcare, Forensic medicine

    Social Sciences (only PhD)

    Combating poverty and food security, Knowledge economy, Citizen's security, Public security, Public Science Communication, Digital society and economy, Natural risk prevention, Humanities related to the aforementioned subjects


    Programmes associated with exact sciences and their relation with the field of energy in terms of sustainable energy and hydrocarbons (e.g. physics, chemistry, Mathematics, etc.)

    • Hydrocarbons - programmes related to different processes in the field (exploration and extraction, industrial transformation, logistics and transport)
    • Sustainable energy - Energy efficiency, Renewable energy, Usage of clean technology and diversification of primary energy sources

Scholarship value

There are different programmes for different regions. Visit the CONACYT website for specific scholarship value details in your region.

Eligible Level and eligible countries

Master's programmes
Applied Mathematics

As an applied mathematician, you occupy a key position in the scientific world. Through mathematical models, you grasp the essence of a problem and see links between seemingly unrelated phenomena.

Applied Physics

Apply yourself to one of the oldest fields of science: physics. Gain fundamental insights into your own research field while honing your research skills.

Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering is about the design and development of healthcare technology to improve lives: from rehabilitation robots and artificial organs, to imaging techniques and prosthetics.

Business Administration

In today’s evolving world it makes no sense to do business as usual. This Master’s turns you into an innovative, entrepreneurial business leader who prepares businesses for the challenges of tomorrow.

Business Information Technology

The Master’s in Business Information Technology makes you an expert in IT-based business innovation, with the skills to devise new services and radically improve the way businesses work.

Chemical Science & Engineering

Chemical Engineering encompasses the fields of chemistry, materials science and process engineering. Chemical engineers are also well versed in areas such as fluid dynamics and thermodynamics.

Civil Engineering & Management

If you are eager to focus on both the technical and non-technical aspects of civil engineering projects and systems, then the Master’s in Civil Engineering and Management is the programme for you.

Communication Science

This one-year, English-taught Master’s degree will make become a highly valued communication specialist, equipped to help people and organizations navigate technological advances and societal shifts.

Computer Science

Computer Science is omnipresent in modern society. Latest hardware and software developments are crucial in domains such as social media, security, health, energy, ICT systems, finance and telecom.

Construction Management & Engineering

Complex, innovative and multidisciplinary projects in a dynamic environment require a new breed of engineers who are able to expertly combine engineering knowledge with management skills.

Educational Science & Technology

Are you fascinated by learning, but not necessarily dreaming of becoming a teacher? Engage in educational breakthroughs in schools and/or organisations as a researcher, designer or consultant.

Electrical Engineering

This master's challenges you to develop new methods and technologies for high-tech electronics-based systems in nanotechnology, robotics, electronics, telecommunication or biomedical systems.

Embedded Systems

This master’s focuses on the design of embedded systems: the hardware and software that control a device, process or system, e.g. smart phones, pacemakers, chip sets or navigation systems.

Environmental & Energy Management

The one-year, English-taught Environmental & Energy Management Master’s will equip you to lead, manage and govern socio-technological change processes related to energy, water and the environment.

European Studies

Managing Europe is a complex challenge. The Master’s in European Studies gives you the expertise to operate in this fascinating environment where various levels of government come together.

Geo-information Science and Earth Observation

This programme takes an application-oriented approach to collecting, processing, analyzing and visualizing spatial data. Graduates are at the forefront of one of today’s fastest growing industries.

Health Sciences

The programme focusses on the use of technology and innovation for improving healthcare.

Industrial Design Engineering

Combine design and engineering in creating innovative products that enrich people’s lives. During this two-year Master’s, you learn to optimise both products and the development processes involved.

Industrial Engineering & Management

Become a creative, multidisciplinary manager with both technological know-how and engineering and management skills and optimise processes and solve problems in complex, globally active organisations.

Interaction Technology

Interaction Technology combines principles from electrical engineering and IT with the analysis of human behaviour and storytelling.

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineers focus on the design, analyses and maintenance of machinery, structures and products. The Master’s programme in Mechanical Engineering zooms in on one of these disciplines.


The two-year MSc programme in Nanotechnology focuses on the design, creation and study of functional materials, structures, devices and systems by directly controlling matter on the nanometre scale.

Philosophy of Science, Technology & Society

Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society is the premier Master's programme for learning how to critically analyse and assess the impact of scientific and technological developments on society.


What makes people act the way they do? And how can we use psychological expertise to solve real-life problems? You will tackle these questions and more in the Master’s programme in Psychology.

Public Administration

In this one-year, English-taught Master’s, you will combine public administration with 21st-century skills and cross-disciplinary, technology-oriented research in a societal domain you care about.

Spatial Engineering

The Master’s programme Spatial Engineering prepares you to address major multi-level spatial problems with a combination of technical and socio-economic knowledge.

Sustainable Energy Technology

The Master’s programme in Sustainable Energy Technology (SET) enables you to become an engineer with in-depth knowledge on renewable energy technologies.

Systems & Control

This two-year master’s programme teaches you how to control the behaviour of dynamic phenomena and systems in interaction with their environment.

Countries eligible for this scholarship
  • Mexico

Application requirements

To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Have the Mexican nationality
  • Have been admitted to a Master's or PhD programme at the University of Twente
  • Have an excellent academic record

Please be aware - due to visa deadline restrictions for applications is in July, you are advised to apply for the February intake in the academic year of 2020 - 2021. September intake is possible only if the student can provide financial means which cover the minimal financial entry requirements by 1 July 2020 along with a valid entry visa to Netherlands. For more information please refer to the Master admission website.

For PhD admission requirements we may refer to our website.

PhD's have to find and contact their supervisor and request this supervisor if they can come with their own promotion research plan. Find your supervisor: and/or check:

Please note as well that there are different programmes for direct regions. Visit the CONACYT website for specific deadlines per CONACYT programme in your region. 

Announcement of award of scholarships starts from the first week of July each year.

How to apply

Click on the button below to start your application at Conacyt!
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Please only apply if you meet all the requirements and if you have been admitted to a Master's programme's for the February intake.