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UAM – Banco Santander Call for Scholarship Applications

  • 1. Scholarship Benefits

  • 2. Requirements

  • 3. Integration of the file

  • 4. Selection of candidates

  • 5. FAQ

  • Monthly stipend of $900 EUR for five months to cover accommodation and living expenses during the program.
  • Help with the cost of the airfare up to $1000 EUR (2*)
  • Exemption from academic and administrative fees at UAM (3*)
  • Health and accident insurance in Spain (4*)

* IMPORTANT NOTE: These requirements must be met to the letter WITHOUT EXCEPTION. Without any of these, the student will not be considered to participate and their file will be discarded.

For professional students *:

  • Have Mexican nationality and have a valid passport for the year 2020 (5 *).
  • Be enrolled in one of the Tecnológico de Monterrey campuses during the January-May 2019 semester and meet the requirements to pursue a semester abroad, established in the Policies and Regulations of the Vice-Rectory of Internationalization.
  • Be a regular student. Have a cumulative average at the last full period greater than or equal to 90.
  • Have at least 18 subjects of the plan accredited and approved at the time of applying and not be a candidate for graduation in the January-May 2020 semester.
  • Not having completed a full period (summer, winter or semester) abroad during the professional career.
  • Not be conditioned academically or disciplinarily.
  • Have a socioeconomic scholarship from Tecnológico de Monterrey of at least 50% or more.

For graduate students *:

  • Have Mexican nationality and have a valid passport for the year 2020 (6 *).
  • Be enrolled in one of the Tecnológico de Monterrey campuses during the January-May 2019 semester and meet the requirements to pursue a semester abroad, established in the Policies and Standards of the Vice-Rectory of Internationalization.
  • Be a regular student. Have a cumulative average at the last full period greater than or equal to 90.
  • Have approved at least 4 subjects of your curriculum at the time of applying and not be a candidate for graduation in the January-May 2020 semester.
  • Not be conditioned academically or disciplinarily.
  • Have a socioeconomic scholarship of at least 50% or more.
  1. On a professional level it applies to all campuses and open to all careers. At the graduate level it only applies to the programs of the Schools of Humanities and Education and Engineering and Science. Important for postgraduate students: if you are a PhD student, you can only accredit masters in the UAM, do not allow doctoral courses.
  2. The student must cover the amount of his flight, and upon arriving in Spain after signing the scholarship contract, the amount will be reimbursed up to the assigned limit. The student will receive a check with the amount of the first two months (maintenance) and travel assistance upon arrival at the Latin American Studies Center (CEAL). As a UAM-Banco Santander Exchange Program Fellow, you must open a bank account at the branch of the Santander Bank campus. In this bank account you will receive the amount of your scholarship, with the exception of the first two monthly payments and travel assistance, which you will receive in a nominative bank slip.
  3. The student will pay his usual tuition at the Tecnológico de Monterrey, scholarship is respected.
  4. The medical expenses insurance granted to the winners is only covered in Spain. However, this does not exempt students from having international insurance according to the guidelines of the Tecnológico de Monterrey and the Spanish embassy in Mexico.
  5. The student will be responsible for having their passport valid until the end of the course (June 2020).
  6. See: http://www.uam.es/UAM/Grados/1234886330662.htm?language=es&nodepath=Oferta%20acad%C3%A9mica%202016/2017&pid=1234886330662
  7. It is important that as far as possible the Career / Postgraduate Director endorses the list of subjects that would be accredited in the UAM.

 

To apply for this scholarship it is necessary that the file contains the following documents:

Curriculum Vitae updated. Free style.

  1. Reason letter (maximum one page) detailing:
  2. a) The reasons and objectives to participate in the program. b) The economic need, socioeconomic scholarship.
  3. Proof of the student's academic record (FAM Sheet) of the current semester.
  4. List of subjects (6 *) (only those indicated as “SEMESTER 2”) that would be taken at the UAM should be selected if selected and, attach a brief justification of why each one was chosen. In addition, the list of subjects that would accredit the curriculum of Tecnológico de Monterrey (7 *) should be included.
  5. Simple copy of valid passport.
  6. Letter made and signed by the student where it is mentioned why you have not participated in any academic program. Free style.
  7. Letter of nomination of the Tutor or Director of the academic program (This requirement only applies to graduate students)

All these documents must be integrated in the same order, within a single file and in .pdf format, which must not exceed 5 MB. The name of the file must contain: Registration + First name + Paternal last name + Campus (EJ: A0123456 José Martínez MTY)

For any comments regarding this call, the interested party may send their questions to the email itesmvi@servicios.itesm.mx

 

 

The next step will be announced to the finalists. The final selection will be made in conjunction with the Autonomous University of Madrid.

Q: I made the application online and uploaded my file, how can I confirm that they received it?
A: Pressing the "Send" button will appear a few moments later a message with the following legend:

Thank you!
Your request has been received. Much success! The list of the 10 finalists will be published on this site from the day -----------.
Also, if you are one of the finalists, we will be contacting you by email.

We recommend you to be patient and wait for your file to load, you do not need to send us an email to confirm your application, this message confirms it.

Q: I sent in error, more than once the online application request, which one will you consider?
A: Only the last request you submitted will be taken into account. It will be sorted by date / time and the most recent will be taken into account before closing.

Q: When do you announce the finalists?
A: The first week of classes for the August-December 2019 semester is scheduled to be announced to the finalists.

Q: Can I participate in another international program?
A: Yes, you are just in time to participate in the first round. We invite you to review the calendar of the offer of International Programs.

Q: If I graduate in the January-May 2020 semester, can I apply?
A: No, it only applies for students to graduate from December 2020 onwards.

Q: In the requirements, 18 accredited subjects are requested, do they also have remedies?
A: No, they must be subjects within the plan.

Q: They request in the requirements to have 50% of scholarship, can it be any scholarship?
A: Yes, it can be any scholarship, academic, sports, business and it can be the total of one credit grant plus academic scholarship (ex: 25% scholarship plus 25% credit).

Q: Does the passport have to be valid?
A: Yes, it is recommended; In case it is not in force, we would appreciate sending us a letter where you commit to renew it or informing that it is already in process.

Q: Do all the academic offer mentioned on the page participate?
A: Yes, all the faculties and the Higher Polytechnic School participate. You just have to exclude the CSEU La Salle.  Q: If I get the scholarship, can I use it in any semester?
A: No, the scholarship only applies for use in the January-May 2020 semester.

Q: How will the refund of the flight purchase be?
A: You will have to buy and cover the amount of your flight, and upon arriving in Spain after signing the scholarship contract, you will be reimbursed the amount up to the assigned limit. More information will be provided upon arrival at UAM.


IMPORTANT
For postgraduate students: If you are a doctoral student, you can only accredit master's subjects at the UAM, do not take doctoral subjects.

For more information write to: itesmvi@servicios.itesm.mx