15 Scholarships Available to Study in Mexico Print E-mail
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Thursday, 19 May 2011 00:00

The Embassy of Mexico is encouraging Belizean students to take advantage of opportunities available in Mexico for higher education. Mexico is offering 15 scholarships to Belizean Nationals to study at the Professional Technical Level in Mexico. The call for submissions for the Academic year 2011-2012 is coordinated by the National College of Professional Technical Education (CONALEP) of Mexico and the Belize’s Ministry of Education.

CONALEP provides more than 33 different technical degree programs at different campus in Mexico. Careers are available on 7 different areas, such as Electricity and Electronics, Maintenance and Installation, Production Processes and Physical Transformation, Chemistry-Biological production and Transformation processes, Information Technology, Tourism and Health.

The Mexican government scholarships are granted under an agreement between the CONALEP and the Belize’s Ministry of Education. This exchange education program started in 1991 and in the last ten years, more than 140 Belizean students have benefited from this agreement and have obtained technical education certificates from Mexico.

The length of the scholarships is between two and three years depending on the program. They include registration and tuition fees, as well as food expenses. Applicants must meet all minimum requirements of CONALEP which include: to be at least 17 years old, must reside in Belize, and submit the following documents: a copy of birth certificate, current medical certificate issued by a public health institution, 2 (two) pictures (in color), intermediate level of Spanish, application form duly completed, explanatory letter of persuasion describing the importance of the selected career and how these studies will help Belize, copies of certificates of primary and secondary schools and a commitment letter (electronic print out provided by the Ministry of Education) to return to study or work for Belize at the end of the studies in the CONALEP system.

Applications, along with all required documentation, must be submitted to the Ministry of Education no later than May 26th 2011. Applicants will be interviewed by CONALEP examiners on June 8th and 9th 2011 and sit an exam on June 10th 2011 in Belize City. Applicants may obtain a CONALEP Scholarship Application Form from any District Education Center countrywide and from the Ministry of Education website, Four copies of forms and all other documents are to be submitted.

The Application Form and personalized attention is also available at the Institute of Mexico in Belize, corner of Newtown Barracks and Wilson Street, Belize City. For more information call 223-1408 or write to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it