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PhDs in Science and Engineering

CONACyT Tuition Top-up Award


The University of Manchester has an agreement with CONACyT (The Mexican Council of Science & Technology) to provide a 30% tuition fee discount to all CONACyT-funded students. The maximum tuition fee contribution from CONACyT is 300,000 pesos per year for 3 years.

Funding details:

  • The CONACyT Tuition Top Up Awards include tuition top ups to cover the CONACyT funding shortfall - this is calculated as: (0.7 x International fee amount) - £10.8k

Specified use

These awards are open to Mexican nationals across all research areas.

Tenable period

3 years

Funding provider

The University of Manchester Faculty of Science and Engineering

Allowed study options

This funding is available to students undertaking the following modes of study:

  • Full-time

Academic requirements

To be considered for this award you must:
  • Hold (or be about to obtain) a first class honours honours undergraduate degree (or international equivalent)
  • Hold an offer letter from The University of Manchester to start a three year PhD programme (starting no later than 31 March)
  • Ideally hold a master's-level qualification at merit or distinction (or international equivalent)
  • Have some research related experience. e.g. undergraduate/master’s projects, placements, internships, contributions to publications/articles, promoting research or project outcomes to a wider audience, prizes for previous work or setting up collaborations with other groups
  • Be undertaking a project which is in one the priority areas highlighted by CONACyT (please note that priority areas vary by year).

Application procedure

Check funding page for further details

Closing date

Contact the admissions team for more information.

Additional information

Postgraduate Research Funding

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