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Faculty of 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. However, the maximum tuition fee contribution from CONACyT is 300,000 pesos per year for 3 years. At today’s exchange rate this is approximately £10.8k (Aug 2021) leaving a shortfall in funding.

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.

Eligibility criteria

In order to be considered for this award nominees must meet the following criteria:

  • Hold an academic offer to start a 3 year PhD programme in September 2022 (must start NO LATER than 31 March 2023)
  • Hold (or be about to obtain) a first class honours undergraduate degree (or international equivalent).
  • 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.
  • Project is in one the priority areas highlighted by CONACyT (please note that priority areas vary by year).

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