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The Canada-Brazil Ciência sem Fronteiras Scholarship Program (CsF) at Memorial

Memorial University is among universities across Canada and worldwide selected to participate in the Science without Borders in English (SwB) scholarship program. Sponsored by the government of Brazil, this program places 3rd and 4th year Brazilian students in science and engineering programs for 12 to 16 months, with the aim of enhancing their studies.

(More comfortable reading Portugese?)

At Memorial University, SwB students participate in ESL (when required), two semesters of credit courses and an on-campus research placement.

The placements provide valuable research experience related to the student’s area of study. They are supervised by professors, instructors or mentors who provide regular supervision and feedback.

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 Memorial also 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.

Brazil boys on tour

SwB and CsF Background Information

SwB 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).

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.

Helpful Links and Contacts

Brazilian João Neto studied at Memorial University as part of the Science Without Borders program.

We have information available in Portugese, as well. 

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

Sponsored Student Program Coordinator
Vacant, please contact

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