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 Science Without Borders Program

Countries: Germany, Australia, Belgium, Canada, South Korea, Spain, United States, France, Holland, Italy, Portugal and the United Kingdom.


Areas: Engineering and other technological areas; Exact and Earth Sciences; Biology, Biomedical and Health Sciences; Computer Science and Information Technologies; Aerospace Technology; Pharmaceuticals; Sustainable Agricultural Production; Petroleum, Gas and Mineral Coal; Renewable Energies; Mineral Technology; Biotechnology; Nanotechnology and New Materials;  Technologies of Prevention and Mitigation of Natural Disasters; Biodiversity and Bioprospection; Sciences of the Sea; Creative Industry (directed to products and processes for technological development and innovation); New Technologies of Construction Engineering, Technologist formation.


Requirements: to be enrolled in a higher education program in an area considered as a priority for the Science Without Borders Program; to have Brazilian nationality; to have completed, at the moment of the beginning of the study trip, at least 20% and at most 90% of the curriculum of the undergraduate course; to present foreign language proficiency certificate (except Spain); as well as to meet the internal criteria as established by UFRN (supporting documents) available at page 34 of this guide to be delivered at SRI.



To declare to stay in Brazil for twice as long as the period enjoyed under financial support from the Science Without Borders program.


Duration: 12 (twelve) months, 9 (nine) or 10 (ten) of these dedicated to full time study. In the case of Holland, for the period of 6 (six) to 12 (twelve) months.


Benefits: Tuition fees; Full scholarship paid exclusively to the student; Installation benefit; healthcare insurance; round-trip airline ticket in promotional economy class, for the trip Brazil/Host Country/Brazil.


Passport and Visa

The scholarship student is responsible for obtaining the passport along the Federal Police, as well as the visa for the host country.


Where to apply:


The rules and regulations of the several ongoing calls can be seen by clicking in the area “Open Calls”. In the page of the Application Form the student will find the forms adapted to each of the calls.

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