Science without Borders

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The U of M will welcome at least 20 Brazilian graduate students (into master’s and doctoral programs) annually through the Science Without Borders (SwB) Scholarship program over the next five years.

About the Scholarship

Science without Borders is a scholarship program launched in 2011 by the Government of Brazil, which by 2015, aims to send more than 100,000 Brazilian students to study science, technology, engineering and mathematics at institutions abroad.

Successful applicants take academic courses and participate in research with direction from a faculty advisor. English Language support is available.

The scholarship covers room and board, but students are responsible for organizing their own accommodations. The U of M International Centre for Students is eager to offer assistance with this and can provide other support as well.

What units participate in this program?

All those that offer a PhD program.

What does the scholarship cover?

  • Tuition
  • Round-trip transportation from and to Brazil
  • Room and board
  • Monthly stipend for living costs
  • Health insurance


  • Candidates must be citizens of Brazil.
  • Candidates must be currently attending college or university in Brazil.
  • Candidates must have superior academic abilities and well-rounded personalities. Transcripts should show a consistently high level of performance, indicative of good academic potential.
  • Candidates must be proficient in English.
  • Candidates must submit TOEFL score report.
  • Candidates must present official and translated transcripts from an institution recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education.
  • Candidates must agree to remain in Brazil for double the number of months that they studied in Canada when they complete the Program (an exception may be granted if the student graduates in Brazil and goes abroad for graduate study).
  • Candidates that were admitted in HEI through ProUni or Sisu (Unified Selection System) with grades at ENEM higher than 600 have to present the proper documentation to prove participation in the program.
  • Candidates awarded honors/prizes at Jovem Cientista, CNPq Iniciação Cientifica – PIBIC or CAPES PIBID have to present the proper documentation to prove participation in the program.

How to Apply

You must apply first to the Canadian Bureau of International Education (CBIE), and then to the University of Manitoba. CBIE will guide you through the entire process.

Apply to the University of Manitoba

To start, contact the University of Manitoba Graduate Admissions Office by email at or by phone at 204-474-7874.

Identify that you are:

  • a potential SwB scholarship recipient;
  • your area of interest to study;
  • your potential supervisor; and
  • the term in which you’d like to start.

To begin your application, please visit our UMGradConnect site. Deadline information can be found on the CBIE website.

More Information

Canadian Bureau of International Education (CBIE)
Tourism Winnipeg
International Centre for Students
English Language Studies