Science without Borders is a Brazilian Government scholarship
programme which aims to send 100,000 Brazilian students on
undergraduate sandwich courses, PhD sandwich courses and full PhDs
to study in science, technology, engineering, mathematics
and creative industries at top universities around the
Science without Borders UK is the first large scale student
mobility programme operated in the UK. This ground breaking
initiative, will see the UK welcome up to 10,000 Brazilian students
over the next four years starting in September 2012.
'Science without Borders UK' is managed by the UK HE
International Unit (IU) on behalf of Universities
UK. Universities UK is the representative organisation
for the UK's universities. Founded in 1918, its mission is to be
the definitive voice for all universities in the UK, providing high
quality leadership and support to its members to promote a
successful and diverse higher education sector. With 134 members
and offices in London, Cardiff and Edinburgh, it promotes the
strength and success of UK universities nationally and
SwB is supported at the highest levels of UK and Brazil
governments including the Prime Minister and Ambassadors in both
the UK and Brazil. The UK and Brazil are committed to
building on this successful programme, developing partnerships
between our two governments, higher education institutions and the
private sector to support further collaboration between the two
Science without Borders is run and managed by two Brazilian
higher education agencies CAPES and CNPq.
Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior
(CAPES) is the Federal Agency of Support and Evaluation of
Postgraduate Education in Brazil. CAPES is part of the
Ministry of Education dedicated to the evaluation and expansion of
higher education in Brazil.
Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico
(CNPq), or National Council for Scientific and Technological
Development, sits within the Ministry of Science and Technology.
CNPq is dedicated to the advancement of scientific research
and technology, and to the development of human resources for
research in Brazil.
In addition to sending 101,000 of the best Brazilian students
and researchers to the best universities in the world, the
programme will also provide 'Inbound Fellowships', which aim to
bring to Brazilian universities and research centres a total of
1,250 researchers (860 early-career researchers and 390 senior
scholars) under an unparalleled funding scheme.
The 'Young Talent' awards fully fund 1-3 year research stays in
Brazil with an attractive package (round-trip tickets, relocation
expenses, a tax-free highly competitive lecturer-level monthly
allowance, a contribution toward research costs and funding for
research assistantship) and a particularly generous 2-3 year grant
is available to 'Special Visiting Researchers' (round-trip tickets
for every 1-3 month annual visit to Brazil, a tax-free highly
competitive senior-level monthly allowance, a contribution toward
research costs and funding for a 'Sandwich PhD' in their home
country and a Post-doctoral Fellow in Brazil). To learn more about
this unprecedented opportunity, visit
The Science without Borders UK website, including
undergraduate and postgraduate opportunies, can now be accessed
Please update your bookmarks.