Universidad Politécnica de Victoria

COMEXUS:: Becas Fullbright García Robles

Program Description

The Summer Research Program was launched by COMEXUS within the framework of The US-Mexico Bilateral Forum on Higher Education, Innovation and Research (FOBESII), that complements the 100 thousand strong in the Americas Initiative and Mexico´s Proyecta 100Mil which seek to increase student mobility between Mexico and the United States. The program supports academic mobility for undergraduate Mexican students in the STEM fields.

The call for applications is now open for undergraduate students enrolled in semesters 6th through 8th. This program allows students to become assistants of an ongoing research project in the United States. Lasting 6-to-8 weeks, this program requires students to be available from mid-June through late-August of the current year. The duration of their stay will depend on the university program they are assigned to.

Elegibility

The candidates must be enrolled in any of these programs:

• Civil Engineering
• Biology
• Biological Sciences
• Biological Engineering and Small-Scale Technologies
• Industrial Engineering
• Telematic Engineering
• Computer Engineering
• Hydrologic Engineering
• Geophysics Engineering
• Electronic Engineering
• Robotic Engineering
• Mechatronics Engineering
• Physics
• Environmental Engineering
• Environmental Systems
• Chemical Engineering
• Chemical Sciences
• Electric Engineering
• Informatics Engineering
• Mechanical Engineering
• Pharmaceutics Engineering
• Nanotechnology and Molecular Engineering
• Mathematics
• Applied Mathematics
• Architecture
• Business

Selected students may be assigned to one of the following universities:

• UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS
• UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, MERCED
• UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, RIVERSIDE
• UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO
• UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS, AUSTIN

Requirements

Candidates who are enrolled in one of the listed programs and in their 6th through 8th semester must also meet the following requirements:

• Be a Mexican national without US residency or a dual citizenship
• Be enrolled in a higher education institution in Mexico
• Have a minimum 8.5 grade point average
• Demonstrate intermediate or advanced English proficiency through TOEFL or IELTS results
• A valid passport

As evidence of the previous requirements, interested candidates must upload the following documents, in PDF format, in the following link: https://form.jotform.com/80525053524955. No photographs will be accepted.

• Certified academic record proving the minimum average (8.5) from their university
• Proof of English requirements through a TOEFL test (550 PBT, 213 CBT o 79 IBT) or IELTS equivalent
• Two academic recommendation letters of professors, supporting their candidacy (MUST be written in English)
• A 300-600 word personal statement explaining why you are the right candidate for the program (MUST be written in English)
• A copy of a valid passport

Benefits

The program covers the following expenses:

• Round trip to the assigned university
• Visa expenses and procedures
• University program cost
• Accommodation expenses within the university
• Meal expenses within the university from monday to friday
• Medical insurance
• Round trip to and from the airport in the United States and the University

 

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