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Brazil Science Without Borders Undergraduate Scholarship Program: Become a Host Institution

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The Brazilian government's new Science Without Borders Program will provide scholarships to undergraduate students from Brazil for one year of study at colleges and universities in the United States. Scholarships will be given primarily to students in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields. This is a one-year non-degree program, and students will begin their program in either the spring semester of 2012 or fall semester of 2012. It is hoped they will also engage in a summer internship. Students in the program will return to Brazil to complete their degrees.

This program, administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE), is part of the Brazilian government's larger initiative to grant 100,000 scholarships for the best students from Brazil to study abroad at the world’s best universities. For more information about the program, please go to: www.iie.org/Programs/Brazil-Science-Without-Borders

Become a Host Institution
On behalf of the Government of Brazil, the Institute of International Education (IIE) is pleased to invite U.S. institutions to serve as host institutions in the Science Without Borders Undergraduate Scholarship Program. IIE will make arrangements to pay the students' tuition, room, board, and health insurance upon receipt of an invoice from each host school. IIE will also provide J-1 visa sponsorship in the student non-degree category under our exchange visitor program. Round trip transportation to/from Brazil, a monthly stipend, and book allowance will be provided to each student directly from the Brazilian government.

The requirements of a host institution are that they:

  • Offer strong coursework relevant to (mostly) STEM fields 
  •  Accept documentation through IIE, including the Common Application, TOEFL score reports, transcripts, etc.
  • Are welcoming to international students by offering excellent support services, appropriate housing, meal plan, and assistance in securing internships

The deadline to submit the Host Institution Application is October 15, 2011.

For more information, or to complete the Host Institution Application, please go to:


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