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Science without Borders (SwB) is a scholarship and exchange program funded primarily by the Brazilian Government, which was launched in July 2011. Striving to enrich the interaction between Brazilian university students and other countries and cultures, the program anticipates sending 101,000 Brazilian university students to study internationally in the subject areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) by 2015. The program is administered by Brazil's federal Agency for Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education (CAPES) and the national Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq).

The Canada-Brazil Ciência sem Fronteiras Scholarship Program (CsF) continues to do well.

Fall 2014 Cohort

The CBIE CsF team recently concluded the placement of its fifth cohort of students slated for the fall of 2014. This brings our total number of students placed in 59 universities across Canada to almost 4,000. When CALDO and Colleges and Institutes Canada numbers are included, Canada’s grand total reaches close to 5,500 students placed.

Total number of undergraduate CsF students placed by CBIE

Fall 2012 Winter 2013 Fall 2013 Winter 2014 Fall 2014 Total
665 530 1537 585 660 3975


Intended mainly for Brazilian students and researchers, the SwB program entails one-year of study for students at the undergraduate level, PhD interns, full-time PhDs, postdoctoral and professional education awards, senior fellowships and visiting researchers/scholars throughout the globe. In order to facilitate the process of going abroad, the program covers return airfare, a monthly stipend for housing and living costs, health insurance, and in some cases a pre-negotiated tuition fee package.

Ranking as one of the top-ten comprehensive universities in Canada, Memorial offers SwB participants the opportunity to study and research in a versatile academic environment with outstanding resources, while being immersed in Newfoundland’s unique cultural landscape. Not only are our academics and locality one-of-a-kind, but, too, Memorial has one of the lowest tuition fee rates in all of Canada. No matter the discipline, Memorial is an ideal destination for students wanting to become part of a prosperous and welcoming community.

Research and Industry Internships

Over the fall and winter seasons, efforts to provide more industry internship opportunities to CsF students have resulted in a significant increase in the proportion of students completing internships in industry settings. Last summer, 23% of students completed industry internships. This proportion has come to exceed 50% over the last several months. This spring and summer, 1376 students will participate in research or industry internships at various locations across Canada. For more information about the internship component of the CsF program, please read the most recent issue of the Canada-Brazil CsF Newsletter.

For Canadian Researchers

The CsF program also offers two programs that could be of interest to Canadian researchers wishing to conduct research in Brazil. The Special Visiting Researcher and Young Talent programs exist to attract senior and junior researchers, respectively, to Brazil. For more information, please see CBIE’s dedicated webpage.

For information on how to apply to the Science Without Borders program, deadlines, and requirements please contact:

Sponsored Student Program Coordinator
Moira Finn
Phone: (709) 864-2330

Mailing Address:
International Centre
323 Prince Philip Drive
G.A. Hickman Building, Room ED4007
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, NL CANADA A1B 3X8