All those who want to apply for the MEC scholarships for the 2023-2024 academic year must be very attentive, since, in the next few days, on March 30, the term will open, which will close on May 16. Nor should they lose sight of the novelties that are being introduced this year and how much money will be received, after the 18% increase in the investment that will be allocated to aid, which will reach more than 2,500 million euros, as will be promoted by the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training, led by Pilar Alegría. The objective is for students to have the answer as to whether or not they have been approved for the economic item between August and September, although they will receive the income in the first quarter of 2024. But from this they will only be able to meet a series of requirements.
It was on March 12 when the call was published that can be accessed by those who are enrolled in 1st or 2nd year of Baccalaureate, basic, intermediate and higher grade training cycles, courses to prepare and access the training cycle entrance exams , professional and higher artistic education, language teaching in Official School, sports or higher religious. They are joined by those who are part of preparation courses for university access for people over 25 years of age, which are taught by public universities, university or Master’s degrees.
In addition to the historical investment, another series of changes is added, such as a new supplementary aid for people with special educational support needs, or those related to the displacement supplement, which goes from 1,600 to 2,500 euros. In the second case, it is expected to reach 187,000 students from the rural world who are forced to leave their town to be able to study a degree, as detailed in Royal Decree 117/2023.
In the 2023-2024 scholarship call there will be a new complementary aid aimed at students with specific educational support needs.
➡️€400 to cover additional expenses that must be requested when the call opens. pic.twitter.com/CMQMsvaezP
– Ministry of Education and Vocational Training (@educaciongob) March 6, 2023
What is the amount of the MEC Scholarships 2023-2024?
The first step to receive one of the MEC 2023-2024 scholarships is to request it through the Electronic Office of the Ministry of Education. Once the student has been identified, she has to fill out an electronic form that will be available from March 30, when the term opens. After completing it, the Units in charge of processing the aid will verify that you meet the requirements to receive it and, if so, this is the money that can be obtained:
Fixed amount of 1,700 euros linked to the income of the person requesting it. This can never exceed the real cost of the benefit. Basic scholarship of 300 euros. If Basic Degree training cycles are taken, it will be 350 euros. Scholarship of between 50 and 125 euros for excellence in academic performance, according to the student’s average grade – from 8.00 -. Variable amount whose minimum import will be 60 euro
Requirements to be able to apply for the new aid
A fundamental issue is that not all students have the right to obtain an MEC Scholarship, since the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training will only grant it to those who meet the conditions established by law:
Being Spanish or having the nationality of a Member State of the European Union. It can be granted to those under 18 years of age or who have had residence as of December 31, 2022. Not having obtained a degree of equal or higher level than that of the studies for which the scholarship is requested. That the sum of the value of the urban or rural farms of the family unit do not exceed 42.9000 euros. In turn, the net income from movable capital, together with capital gains, cannot exceed 1,700 euros. And income from economic activities and participation in entities above 155,500 euros are not allowed. They can have a scholarship, with some limitations and conditions, if they enroll for at least 30 credits. University students in the second and subsequent years must be enrolled for at least the same number of credits as the previous year, and they must have passed a percentage of the subjects that varies depending on the branch of knowledge: engineering and architecture, 65%, in health sciences, 80%, and in social and legal sciences, arts and humanities, 90%.