Ciência sem Fronteiras: Science without Borders Brazil Scholarship Programme
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Notification of Selection Results will be published on 18 March
Welcome to Science without Borders at Umeå University
Umeå University welcomes qualified students from Brazil as part of the Science without Borders (Ciência sem Fronteiras) programme.
Science without Borders is a Brazilian Government scholarship programme which aims to send 100,000 Brazilians in overseas higher education institutions over the next four years to study in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and creative industries at universities across the world.
During 2013 and 2014, higher education institutions in Sweden will welcome Brazilian students. Seats will be available at the undergraduate and postgraduate (master) level.
Education for boundless knowledge
Umeå University is firmly anchored in an academic tradition of freedom, knowledge seeking and loyality combined with marked social responsbility and commitment in which creativity, trustworthiness and the will to collaborate is crucial.
Our objective is to provide you with an educational experience of the highest quality with a skilled teaching staff, encounters with research and the outside world, and a strong international dimension.
We have course packages (undergraduate sandwich programmes) lasting ten months in duration in the following subject areas and specialisations:
|Subject area||Course Package/ Specialisation|
|Engineering and other related fields||Robotics and Control|
|Computational Science and Engineering|
|Physical Sciences; Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Earth Sciences||Computing Science|
|Photonics and Nanotechnology|
|Biology, Biomedical and Health Sciences||Ecology|
|Plant and Forest Biotechnology|
|Computing, Information and Media Technology||Robotics and Control|
|Computational Science and Engineering|
|Biotechnology||Plant and Forest Biotechnology|
What does Umeå University offer for Brazilian students?
- Housing Guarantee - All arriving students from Brazil will be offered a guaranteed residence assignment via our International Housing Office (IHO).
- Course in English Proficiency - The course is primarily aimed at improving the students' oral and written language proficiency.
- Swedish Culture and Language course - The aim of the courses is to make it easier for the participants to manage in the Swedish society during their temporary stay in Sweden.
- Complimentary Insurance Coverage - Visiting students from Brazil will be provided with medical, dental, accidental and home transport if necessary.
Any Questions? Please Contact Us
Please contact the our Science without Borders programme advisor directly for information about specific courses we will be offering in association with this programme.
Application for Science Without Borders for the study year autumn/spring 2014/2015 is now open, please apply at November 29 at the latest.
For information on how to apply to the Science Without Borders programme, visit Brazil’s federal Agency for Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education CAPES.
The period of the scholarship is up to 12 months, starting at the end of July. It is a one year non-degree program, as students will return to complete their degrees in Brazil. It is hoped they will also engage in a summer internship.
Students will be selected through calls for proposals, which will be announced by CAPES (Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior) and CNPq (Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico). Brazilian universities will submit their top students selected on a merit basis which meet the requirements for each type of scholarship. The candidates will also have to prove they have enough knowledge of the language required.
Basic Eligibility Requirements
The student must have completed at least 60% of the studies planned for your degree program at the time for the planned beginning of the scholarship period.
The student must present the result of a TOEFL test (Test of English as Foreign Language) in the modalities iBT (Internet Based Test), or PBT (Paper Based Test), or an IELTS, performed sometime after August 1, 2010. The language requirements will be different depending on the Course package selected. Please review the specific language requirements on the right side of the individual Course package web page.
As of September 2014, we will also accept an ITP (Institutional Test Protocol) score of 550 or more, but in this case, the Booster course becomes mandatory. So far all 13 SWB students going to Umeå have enrolled in this course, irrespective of if they have already qualified in English, and it has become one of the most appreciated parts of our SWB offer.
Booster course in English
Upon arrival at Umeå University in July students participating in Science Without Borders are offered a four week booster course in English. The aim of this course is to prepare the student for studies in his or her discipline, where English will be the tuition language.
The course starts with diagnostic tests to determine the student's current level of language skills in English. After this, an individual training scedule will be formulated to improve specific areas, but also the overall performance in oral and written communication.
A successful completion of the course will earn the student a non-graded certificate of attendence.