Science without Borders (Ciencia sem Fronteiras)

Level of study
Doctoral research
Subject area
Antiquity, Archaeology, History, Modern Languages and Cultures, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering, Mathematics, Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, Physics and Astronomy, Biological Sciences, Geography, Psychology, Sport and Exercise Sciences, Dentistry, Immunity and Infection, Pharmacy
Nationality
Brazil
Type of Award
External
Deadline for applying
None. Open all year.

Award Description

The University of Birmingham is delighted to be one of the UK institutions selected to participate in the Science without Borders scheme. Information on the scheme and the programmes offered at the University through this scheme are provided below. Students should arrive in Birmingham on 21 or 22 September 2013. Orientation and welcome activities begin on 23 September. Further details will be sent to successful applicants.

What is Science without Borders? 
The Brazilian government is providing funding for both undergraduate and PhD students in certain subject areas to spend 12 months in the UK as part of their degree at a Brazilian university. Students will spend nine months studying in the UK followed by a three-sciencewithoutborders.international.ac.ukmonth laboratory placement. There is also funding for Brazilian students to undertake an entire PhD in the UK.

What subject areas are available under the scheme at the University of Birmingham?

At undergraduate level:
- Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
- Psychology
- Sport and Exercise Sciences
- Biosciences
- Chemistry
- Computer Science
- Mathematics
- Physics and Astronomy
- Chemical Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Metallurgy and Materials
- Electronic, Electrical and Computer Engineering

At doctoral level:
- Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
- Psychology
- Sport and Exercise Sciences
- Biosciences
- Chemistry
- Computer Science
- Mathematics
- Physics and Astronomy
- Chemical Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Metallurgy and Materials
- Electronic, Electrical and Computer Engineering
- History and Cultures Hub
- Ironbridge Institute, Archaeology and Antiquity
- Dentistry
- Immunology & Infection
- Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Value of Award

For full PhD students funding will be awarded for up to 4 years. This funding goes towards the following costs:

  • The student's academic programme including fees associated with coursework or tests
  • University-managed accommodation
  • Administrative and student support within the host UK university
  • Costs of an industrial placement or supervised industrial project

In addition to this funding package, the Brazilian funding agency will provide students directly with an additional stipend to cover travel to the UK and living costs (excluding accommodation).

Eligibility Criteria

For undergraduates: Students must have completed at least one year of a university degree programme in a relevant subject. Students must also meet English language requirements: IELTS 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any band), TOEFL 82 (no less than 19 in Reading, 19 in Listening, 21 in Speaking, 19 in Writing).

For PhD students: Students should hold a Magister degree or equivalent. Students must also meet English language requirements: IELTS 6.0 (no less than 6.0 in any band) or TOEFL 93 (no less than 22 in Reading, 21 in Listening, 23 in Speaking, 21 in Writing). Students wishing to study Medicine or Dentistry must have: IELTS 7.0 (no less than 7.0 in any band) or TOEFL 100 (no less than 25 in any band).

How to Apply

Students must apply through Universities UK. Please visit: http://sciencewithoutborders.international.ac.uk. The Universities UK website also contains details of what is included in the funding package and many other very useful details.

Please contact our Study Abroad and Exchanges team by email at studyabroad@bham.ac.uk or our representative in Brazil, Patricia Borsa, at p.borsa@bham.ac.uk  

Contact

Doctoral Research Enquiry Service
dr@contacts.bham.ac.uk
0121 414 5005