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The University of Groningen supports Mexican students who would like to finance their PhD trajectory with the help of the Consejo Nacio nal de Humanidades, Ciencias y Tecnologías (CONAHCYT)

Candidates who secure funding from CONAHCYT are also eligible for our top-up program.

To apply for a CONAHCYT scholarship, you will probably need a Letter of Acceptance (LoA). How do you get a LoA from the UG? Consult our webpage for scholarship PhDs.

CONAHCYT’s call for applications for Mexican nationals to apply for full PhD studies abroad is generally published each calendar year. To learn about future calls for applications keep an eye on the CONAHCYT website.

Note that in addition to the above CONAHCYT other calls may open, throughout the year:

  • Other topical calls in priority areas (e.g. energy, education...)
  • Separate calls coordinated via its regional offices ("entidades federales ") in different Mexican states, in accordance with state priorities.

Strategic Partner: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) is one of the nine non-European Strategic Partners of the University of Groningen.

Amongst other things, UNAM:

  • Is ranked 104 of the 2023 QS World University Ranking (Top-10 Latin America). It is the largest university in the region with:
  • >250 thousand students; >40 thousand staff
  • 130 bachelor's degress and 42 postgraduate (master & PhD) programs
  • 14 international venues
  • 26 museums and 18 historical sites
  • A main campus with UNESCO World Heritage status

For more information regarding our Strategic Partnership with UNAM, contact Joyce Fongers, ISR Coordinator for Latin America or Luis Andrés González, UG Representative in Mexico.

Double Degree PhD Program with UNAM

Since May 2017, The University of Groningen and UNAM hold a general double degree PhD agreement, which allows students to set up a co-supervised trajectory in any field and, in term, obtain a diploma from each University based on a single course and thesis.

A double degree PhD can also be combined with UNAMS’s MD-PhD (PECEM) program. Students that carry out in this program will hold UNAM’s diploma of Medical Doctor, and a doctoral diploma from each University.

Candidates can find more information in our Sandwich PhD with Latin America section. Also, all prospective students are required to contact the UG Representative Office in Mexico during the earliest possible stage of the application (preparation) process.

Summer School of Nanomedicine, Biomedicine, and Bionanotechnology

The UMCG and UNAM held their first Symposium and Summer School in Nanomedicine, Biomaterials and Bionanotechnology. The event takes place at the Instituto de Investigaciones en Materiales, Instituto de Química and Facultad de Química in Ciudad Universitaria at Mexico City.

The Symposium offers a wide range of interesting topics on Nanomedicine, Biomaterials, Bionanotechnology and Medical Robotics, with a keynote speaker per session. The Summer School comprises of keynote lectures of the same topics and is aimed to graduate students interested in this emergent and interdisciplinary field.

More information can be found on the official website.


Euroculture is a two-year English-taught multi-university Master programme focused on the study of modern European society, culture and politics in a global context. The Master’s focuses on questions of cultural identities and social values that play a vital role in today’s debates about Europe and its place in the world. Euroculture is all about a critical and interdisciplinary approach to analyzing European culture, politics and society in a globalized context.

Students enrolled in Euroculture will have the option of spending their 3rd semester in one of the non-European partners for a research or professional specialization. One of those options is UNAM!

More information about Euroculture can be found on the official website.

Last modified:20 September 2023 4.19 p.m.