Mexican Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT) – UT Dallas Program

Mexican students may apply for sponsorship to pursue graduate programs at UT Dallas under the auspices of the CONACYTUT Dallas partnership.  The program focuses on supporting Mexican students to pursue Ph.D. programs in the field of science and technology.  To be eligible for this award, the student must: 

  1. Be a Mexican citizen.
  2. Be accepted in a full time graduate degree program at UT Dallas.
  3. Satisfy CONACYT requirements for the CONACYT – UT Dallas scholarship.

If the student is awarded by CONACYT, he / she must follow these instructions:

  1. To submit CONACYT Scholarship Certificate to the UT Dallas Office of International Partnership Development.
  2. To apply for the Pilot Program for Enrolling Mexican Students (PPEMS) to be eligible for in-state tuition.
  3. To maintain a minimum cumulative  GPA of 3.0 (1-4 scale).
  4. To maintain a good immigration status, including full time enrollment.

Notes and restrictions:

  1. The length of UT Dallas- CONACYT scholarship program is for five years for Ph.D. program.
    • For Ph.D. programs, CONACYT sponsors the first four years of the program, including in-state tuition and fees, living expenses, and a stipend for health insurance. UT Dallas sponsors the fifth year through teaching or research assistantships, including in-state tuition and living expenses.
  2. Students are responsible for UT Dallas admission application fee(s), complete sponsorship of health insurance, and immigration fees when applicable such as SEVIS fee(s).
  3. In some individual instances, the CONACYT sponsorship of tuition is limited to a maximum amount per academic year. If so, the student is responsible for any difference to cover full time tuition.

UT Dallas Contact Information:

Sara Spiegler
Director of International Education
800 W. Campbell Road
Student Services Building (SSB) 3.400
Richardson, TX 75083-0688


  1. UT Dallas Academic Offer
  2. UT Dallas Admissions
  3. Pilot Program for Enrolling Mexican Students (PPEMS)
  4. UT Dallas PPESM Guide