Brazilian Scientific Mobility Programme (Research)

Brazilian Scientific Mobility Programme (Ciência sem Fronteiras) is a Brazilian Government scholarship programme which aims to send 101,000 Brazilian students to study in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and creative industries at top universities around the world.

The University of Westminster is delighted to be participating in the Brazilian Scientific Mobility Programme, and welcomes students at both undergraduate and research level. With 175 years’ of pioneering applied research, stemming from our foundation by the celebrated Victorian engineer Sir George Cayley in 1838, the University of Westminster’s research today is at the forefront of making sense of critical contemporary economic, societal and scientific issues.

The 2014 Research Excellence Framework confirmed our world leading positions in Art and Design and Media and Communications. It confirmed internationally excellent research in a number of subject areas including Architecture and the Built Environment and Allied Health. Psychology and Neuroscience are also acknowledged for their excellence. The Faculty of Science and Technology performed very well and is now regarded as one of the top performing faculties for science and technology. It has produced research of internationally recognised (3*) or world-leading (4*) quality.

Have a look at our research centres to find out more about joining us in London to continue your studies.

If you are an undergraduate Brazilian Scientific Mobility Programme applicant, please refer to the specific guidance and application information for the undergraduate scheme.

How to apply

You need to hold an offer for a place on a programme from the University of Westminster before you can submit your funding application. General entry requirements guidance for research.

Short-term visiting PhD (Sandwich PhD)

All short-term PhD applicants should start by discussing their intentions to apply for the scheme with their current academic supervisor.

If you are interested in a short-term programme with the University of Westminster, please then check our research centres to see if we can provide research supervision in your area.

If you have found a research centre that fits with your subject area, please email us at [email protected] with full details of your area of study, stating clearly that you are a Brazilian Scientific Mobility Programme candidate.

Full-time PhD

All research applicants must apply for their research degree via UKPass, clearly stating that you are a Brazilian Scientific Mobility Programme candidate.

You should first check you meet our minimum entry criteria, then check our research centres and ensure that we have can provide research supervision in your area.

If you have found a research centre that encompasses your subject area, please submit a full UKPass application.

As part of the UKPass application, you will need to include a research proposal. Please refer to this useful guide on how to write a research proposal.

Once you hold an offer from us, you will be able to prepare your funding application.

Eligibility

Brazilian Scientific Mobility Programme is open to Brazilian citizens and funding is awarded by CAPES and CNPQ.

Full eligibility information for the Sandwich PhD scheme

Full eligibility information for the Full-time PhD scheme

The International Unit in the UK are able to offer support and advice to all Brazilian Scientific Mobility Programme scholars. Please see their website for guidance on how to apply and further support.

International Unit UK – Brazilian Scientific Mobility Programme, email [email protected].

Subject areas

Faculty of Science and Technology

Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment

If you are interested in a subject from another faculty that you believe would be eligible for Brazilian Scientific Mobility Programme funding, please contact us and we will be happy to consider your application.

Contact us

If you have any other queries about the research strand of the scheme at the University of Westminster, please email [email protected].

If you are an undergraduate Brazilian Scientific Mobility Programme applicant, please email [email protected].

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