FIDERH is a federal trust managed by the Central Bank of Mexico to offer affordable loans to Mexican students to finance their graduate studies, for instance the University of Twente in the Netherlands.
To obtain the loan the students have to participate in one of the application periods published on the FIDERH website. Generally, there are 4 calls for application each year in January, March, May and July, subject to the budget availability. Scholars can send their applications from Mexico or also from abroad as FIDERH also finances studies that students have already started.
- Applicable to all UT master and PhD study programmes
- Also applicable to studies already under way
- No administrative costs
- No payments and no interests during studies
- Students receive the resources in Euros and pay back in Mexican pesos
- Students start paying back the loan one year after graduation
- Pay back over 10 years time
- Discount in interest payments if the loan is paid on time and students return to work in Mexico
- Interest payments are forgone if students return to work in a Mexican University as a researcher or professor
RESULTS PRESENT APPLICATION
To check the current application results: https://www.fiderh.org.mx/convocatorias.html.
Detailed information FIDERH in Spanish
NOTE: This is a loan scheme, not a scholarship! You receive the loan once you start your programme, not before (to consider this for the Visa application).
The financial scheme is divided in three stages:
The students receive annual stipends to cover tuition fees, living expenses or medical insurance. During this period, students do not reimburse any of the loan and there is no interest accumulated on your loan. Study reports should be submitted constantly to keep the 0% interest rate while studying.
After finishing your studies, FIDERH allows a 12 month grace period, meaning you will not have to reimburse any of the loan instalments in the first year.
Students have ten years to pay back the loan in 40 quarterly installments. Students who pay on time, are eligible to receive a discount or a cancellation in the interest rate. They also can make advanced payments without penalties.
400,000 MXN (or equivalent in Euro's) per year.
Maximum of 800,000 MXN for the whole program (Master or PhD)
Eligible programmes AND COUNTRies
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.
Apply yourself to one of the oldest fields of science: physics. Gain fundamental insights into your own research field while sharpening your research skills.
Contribute to better healthcare by designing and developing medical innovations for improved diagnostics, treatment, rehabilitation, prevention and a better quality of life.
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.
Become an expert in IT-based business innovation, able to devise new services and radically improve the way businesses work with the use of IT.
This Master’s will help you to develop novel chemical processes, materials and molecules and contribute to innovations that benefit our society in areas such as health, water, food and sustainability.
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 & Management is the programme for you.
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.
This Master’s helps you to become an expert in managing large-scale, complex construction projects in an increasingly digitised industry, using an innovative, holistic approach.
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.
This Master’s focuses on the design of embedded systems: the hardware and software that control a device, process or system, e.g. smartphones, pacemakers, chip sets or navigation systems.
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.
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.
This Master’s teaches you to tackle some of mankind’s greatest challenges such as climate change, food and water security, land scarcity, and natural disasters by using geo-information data.
This Master’s focuses on healthcare policy and organisation, with specific attention to the role of technology in healthcare.
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.
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.
Delve into the field of human-computer interaction and design and develop interactive technologies that are meaningful to people and society.
Become an expert mechanical engineer that focuses on the futureproof design, analysis and maintenance of machinery, structures, products and production processes.
Tackle big, societal issues at the smallest level: become an expert in the upcoming field of nanotechnology and invent, design, and develop innovative solutions on the extremely small nanoscale.
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.
To understand human behaviour means to understand the world. This Master’s will deepen your understanding of human behaviour in order to design effective solutions to societal problems.
Learn to tackle the grand challenges our complex society faces from a political-administrative point of view and develop your own profile within a domain of your choice.
Natural disasters, poverty, food shortage, epidemics, climate change: learn to tackle society’s greatest and most complex challenges with the use of spatial data.
Do you feel called upon to make a valuable contribution to the sustainable energy transition? Become an expert in the development, implementation and integration of sustainable energy technologies.
This Master’s will equip you to become a technical doctor who can use medical technologies to their full potential.
Solving global water problems requires a multidisciplinary approach of knowledge and skills. That is why the Wetsus Insitute and three Dutch universities offer a joint degree in Water Technology.
Countries eligible for this scholarship
- Application for a FIDERH loan is a separate procedure from the application for admission at the University of Twente. Regardless of funding, you will need to be admitted to a UT study programme first
- You must be unconditionally admitted to one of the UT Master or PhD programmes
- You must already have obtained a Bachelor's degree
- You comply with the conditions for obtaining an entry visa in the Netherlands (if applicable)
- You comply with the general English language test requirement Academic IELTS 6.5 (or TOEFL iBT of 90)
- You need support from a co-signer
- Read carefully the latest "convocatoria" on the FIDERH webpage https://www.fiderh.org.mx/convocatorias.html