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While we recommend you do a web search to seek out the best government aid programs in your country, here we have included a little overview about the types of aid programs countries may offer for students.  We also provided a listing of government aid programs IE actively participates in, and please, if your country’s aid program is not listed, please email us at and tell us about how we can help you obtain funding from the office that manages the funding scheme.  Generally there is an administrative process where the institution must be officially recognised by the government office, and this an area we have experience in managing.

Government Aid Programs in Spain

Government aid in Spain is economic needs-based and so very often students coming to IE do not qualify for governement stipends.  However, the main points to take into consideration with regards to government aid programs in Spain are:

  • General scholarships are made available through the national Ministry of Education, Social Policy and Sport (MEPSYD) –  see MEPSYD web site (in Spanish)
  • Additional scholarships are available at the Autonomous Community and Provincial level, and so students should consult the various regional and/or provincial government web pages for additional aid and funding program information available to residents of specific regions.  For example, while students coming from the Basque Country should refer to the Departamento de Educación, Universidades e Investigación in Vitoria, students coming from Navarra should refer to the Departamento de Educación in Pamplona.  Each of the 17 Autonomous Communities maintain their own web pages.

International: Selection of Government and Non-Profit Aid Programs Outside Spain

Many countries offer funding support programs for students studying at home or abroad, and often students coming to IE can take advantage of these programs as a means to help in the financing of their program.  Below is a listing of some of the government and non-profit supported aid programs IE students have access to:

  • Alberta Student Funding (Canadians with residency in the province of Alberta)
  • Canada-Ontario Integrated Student Loans (Canadians with residency in the province of Ontario)
  • CareerConcept AG Bildungsfonds (Program for German nationals)
  • Colfuturo Loan-Scholarships (Program for Colombian nationals)
  • Corporación de Fomento de la Producción – CORFO (Program for Chilean nationals)
  • Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología – CONACYT(Program for Mexican nationals)
  • Danish State Education Grant and Loan Scheme (Program for Danish nationals)
  • Federal Government Trust Fund for Human Resources Development – FIDERH (Program for Mexican nationals)
  • Foreign Government Awards Program (Program for Canadian candidates sponsored by the Spanish government)
  • Funda Pro (Program for Bolivian nationals)
  • Fundación Mexicana para la EducaciónFUNED (Program for Mexican nationals)
  • Guatefuturo (Program for Guatemalan nationals)
  • Colombian Institute for Education Lending and Technical Foregin Studies – ICETEX IDB Scholarship Program for Postgraduate Studies (Program for Chilean nationals)
  • Instituto Ecuatoriano de Crédito Educativo y Becas – IECE (Program for Ecuatorian nationals)
  • Instituto para la Formación – IFARHU (Program for Panamanian nationals)
  • Instituto Peruano de Fomento Educativo – IPFE (Program for Peruvian nationals)
  • The Joint Japan / World Bank Graduate Scholarships (for candidates from elegibledeveloping countries)
  • Japan-IDB Scholarship Program (Program for Latin American andCarribean nationals)
  • Japan Student Services Organization – JASSO (Program for Japanese nationals)
  • Programa de becas Presidente de la República (Program for Chilean nationals)
  • Québec Loans and Bursaries Program (Canadians with residency in the province of Québec)
  • Secretaría de Estado de Educación Superior – SEESCyT (Program for Dominican nationals)
  • Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores y Secretaría de Educación – IMEXI (Program for Mexican nationals)
  • Styrelsen for Statens Uddannelsesstøtte (Program for Danish nationals)
  • Statens Lånekasse for utdanning (Program for Norwegian nationals)
  • StudentAid BC (Canadians with residency in the province of British Columbia)
  • UNESCO Scholarships (Program for candidates from UN Member Countries)

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