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FIDERH (Human Resources Development Fund), Bank of Mexico, Loan Scheme

Subject areas:

A wide range of subjects, as specified by FIDERH

Funding type:

Tuition fee. Living cost.

Awarding body:

FIDERH (Human Resources Development Fund), Bank of Mexico.



As part of an agreement between FIDERH and King's College London, Mexican students receive a 10% discount on their tuition fee if they come to King's College London on a Banco de Mexico loan.

Award details

The Fund for the Development of Human Resources (FIDERH) is a federal trust fund, administered by the Bank of Mexico for more than 40 years, in order to finance postgraduate studies of Mexican students. They are also part of the System of Public Research Centers of CONACYT.

As part of the agreement between FIDERH and King's College London, postgraduate students will receive a 10% discount on their tuition fee if they come to King's College London on a Banco de Mexico loan.

Note that, students who hold more than one loan or scholarship from Mexican sponsors are entitled to only one tuition fee discount/waiver from King's College London, at the highest applicable rate.

Award value

Funds available from FIDERH for up to 24 months for Master's degrees and up to 36 months for Doctoral degrees. Funding can be used towards tuition fees, living expenses and/or health insurance. Refer to FIDERH webpage for details. 

Postgraduate students who are confirmed to be funded by FIDERH for study at King's College London could be offered a 10% discount towards their tuition fees.

Eligibility criteria

General requirements of the Applicant:

  • Mexican nationality by birth or naturalization.
  • Age limit 50 years.
  • Have obtained a bachelor's, specialty or master's degree, with a minimum average of 7.8.
  • Definitive acceptance letter from the University where you will carry out your studies.
  • Proof of knowledge of a second language (no older than 2 years prior to receipt of the application). Any score will be considered in the evaluation.

You must present the certificate of the language in which the study program is taught.

General requirements of the Endorser:

  • Mexican nationality by birth or naturalization.
  • Reside in the Mexican Republic.
  • Age from 18 to 68 years.
  • Proof of current income according to the bases of the call.
  • Mortgaged, intestate properties without a seal from the Public Registry of Property in the deed, in the name of or jointly owned with the applicant or his/her spouse, legal entities, ejidal or communal property are not accepted.
  • Applicants may not endorse another applicant.
  • The applicant may not be a co-owner of the property presented.

For full requirement details, please visit the FIDERH webpage here.

For a list of subject areas covered, please visit the FIDERH webpage.

Application process

For full details and to apply, please visit the FIDERH website.

FAQs are available at: 


If you have any questions about the available support and how to apply, please contact FIDERH at: For further contact information at FIDERH, click here for their contact information

Alternatively, please contact the Centre for Doctoral Studies at King's College London,


Student Testimonial

Alberto Salinas Villasenor, MSc Banking & Finance

"QS Rankings were a big influence in my decision of where to study. London had always been a dream city to me so I started looking for the best universities in the city and quickly realised that King's College London would be a huge opportunity if I was accepted.

I have been involved on financial markets for a long time and spent a couple of years taking multiple certifications and courses on the subject matter. Reading through the syllabus of the MSc, it felt like a natural continuation for my background. This postgraduate course provides me an incredibly large amount of learning tools and resources that will open doors anywhere in the world for me.

I learnt about the funding opportunity by exploring the scholarships section in King's website, the one categorized by countries in particular. I saw that there was a collaboration agreement with my government so decided to apply.

Getting the opportunity was honestly a big help for me, has made things easier for me, especially since the worldwide economy is going through a difficult time.

My advice for a prospective student would be to not be afraid to ask any questions about the opportunity. King's staff were beyond helpful and amicable while being clear about how long the whole process would take and giving me advice to apply properly."



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Study mode:

Postgraduate taught Postgraduate research

Application closing date:

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