Brazil

NUI Galway is delighted to participate in Brazil’s Science without Borders (Ciência sem Fronteiras) scheme and we look forward to welcoming an increasing number of Brazilian students to Galway over the coming year. NUI Galway already has a number of substantial academic links with Brazil, and it is our hope that the Science without Borders scheme will strengthen these links further and also enhance the intellectual and cultural life of the University.

Science Without Borders Undergraduate Students

 

The online application systemfor undergraduate students is opening to students THIS MONDAY - January 20th and will close 10th February 2014. Further information, testimonials and videos etc are available on our Facebook page for Brazil

 

Visiting Undergraduate Students

We are delighted to participate in Brazil’s Science without Borders (Ciência sem Fronteiras) scheme and during the first two Calls 140 students from 69 universities throughout Brazil have been accepted by NUI Galway to study a range of modules from Anatomy to Zoology, and from Artificial Intelligence to Tissue Engineering. NUI Galway, with the highest number of international students in an Irish university, has been central to Ireland’s participation in Brazil’s Science without Borders (Ciência sem Fronteiras). With the largest cohort of Brazilian students than any other university in Ireland, NUI Galway has proven to be the university of choice in Ireland for Brazilian students and we would hope that our Brazilian family will grow and grow as we look forward to welcoming an increasing number of Brazilian students to Galway over the coming years. NUI Galway already has a number of substantial academic links with Brazil, and it is our hope that the Science without Borders scheme will strengthen these links further and also enhance the intellectual and cultural life of the University.

Our popular Study Abroad Programme offers undergraduate students the opportunity to study at NUI Galway for one semester and earn credits towards their degree at their home institution. Semester One runs from September to December while Semester Two runs from January until May.

 

Classes available to Ciência sem Fronteiras undergraduate students

Undergraduate students participating in the Ciência sem Fronteiras scheme can expect to take 5 - 7 classes per semester. This equates to approximately 30 ECTS credits, which is a normal course load for NUI Galway students. Please refer to the following documents for detailed descriptions of the modules on offer in Science and Engineering to Science Without Borders students:

Science Without Borders Semester 1 Modules (2013-14)

Science Without Borders Semester 2 Modules (2013-14)

 

Entry Requirements

Applications are assessed on a case by case basis, however as a general guide visiting undergraduate students from Brazil are normally required to have completed at least 20% and at most 90% of their study plan in Brazil, with a minimum GPA of 6.0 (or equivalent). Admission to particular classes may also subject to meeting certain pre-requisites.

Language Requirement 

Students admitted from the next Call may be required to complete a pre-sessional English language programme at Atlantic Language with a view to commencing studies at NUI Galway in September 2014. Students must therefore meet the following English language requirements:

 

Programme

IELTS

TOEFL (IBT)

TOEFL ITP

Start English

Start University

Direct Entry (September 2014)

6.0*  

80

550**

   

September 2014

1 month English classes and 2 semesters Study Abroad:

5.5

72 - 79

530-549

1st August - 29th August 2014

September 2014

2 months English classes and 2 semesters Study Abroad:

5.0

65-72

513-530

1st July - 29th August 2014

September 2014

3 months English classes and 2 semesters Study Abroad:

4.5 *  

50-64

470-512

1st June - 29th August 2014

September 2014

 Language tests must be undertaken no more than two years prior to commencement of your programme at the University.

*with not less than 5.5 in any component (for direct entry)
** NUI Galway does not accept TOEFL ITP for direct admission. However, students presenting an ITP score above 550 may be considered for an intensive 4 week TOEFL IBT preparation programme prior to term.

***with not less than 4.5 in any component (for entry onto PSE)

English Language Courses

Students who do not yet meet our English language Requirements can apply to undertake 1-3 months intensive English language studies at our partner language school. Find out more about our English language courses.

 

How to Apply

Applications by Brazilian visiting students applying under the Science Without Borders scheme can be made online at www.csfirlanda.ie

The following documents must also be submitted online:

  • Most recent college transcript (in English)
  • English language qualification
  • Copy of birth certificate/identity page of passport
  • One letter of reference from an academic staff member of the University/College you are attending
  • A passport size photograph
  • A list of the modules (classes) the applicant wishes to enrol on - please refer to the following documents for detailed descriptions of the modules on offer in Science and Engineering to Science Without Borders students:

Science Without Borders Semester 1 Modules (2013-14)

Science Without Borders Semester 2 Modules (2013-14)

 

 

Science Without Borders - PhD Students

brazil flagThe Science Without Borders programme aims to revolutionise Brazil’s R&D system by exposing Brazilian students and researchers to an environment of high competitiveness and entrepreneurship. Applicants can read more information about Science Without Borders here (in Portuguese).

NUI Galway and Brazil

National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI Galway), one of Ireland’s most prestigious universities, is proud to welcome PhD students from Brazil under the auspices of its government’s Science Without Borders / Ciência Sem Fronteiras programme.

NUI Galway is world-renowned as an expert research-led University. It is currently ranked third in Ireland in the latest Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, and stands as the highest-ranked Irish university outside the capital city of Dublin. You can read an article from Brazilian newspaper CORREIO BRAZILIENSE‌ about research at NUI Galway.

NUI Galway already has a number of substantial academic links with Brazil, and it is our hope that the Science without Borders scheme will strengthen these links further and also enhance the intellectual and cultural life of the University. Our current research collaborators in Brazil include:

  • Universidade de São Paulo
  • Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
  • Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie
  • Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG)
  • Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio De Janeiro
  • Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
  • Universidade Federal de Uberlândia
  • Universidade Federal de Viçosa
  • Universidade de Fortaleza (UNIFOR)

PhD Programmes at NUI Galway

NUI Galway currently has over 500 project opportunities for PhD students in the Science Without Borders scheme. Please refer to list below.

PhD students can apply to (1) undertake a full PhD at NUI Galway or (2) apply to spend up to one year undertaking postgraduate research at NUI Galway as a visiting PhD student.

Entry Requirements (PhD)

Entry requirements for PhD programmes may vary, however students will normally be expected to present a 4 year Bacharel or Licenciado/Licenciatura or Título Profissional degree with a GPA of 7.0 or above.

In addition, all international students must demonstrate English language proficiency.

DisciplineIELTSTOEFL (IBT)TOEFL (PBT)TOEFL (CBT)
Arts/Business/Law/Medicine    6.5* 92 580 240
Science/Engineering 6.0*   80 550 213


Language tests must be undertaken no more than two years prior to commencement of your programme at the University.

The NUI Galway TOEFL institution code is 8861.

*with not less than 5.5 in any component

 

How to Apply

PhD applicants should first search the database of available projects below before contacting the relevant supervisor at NUI Galway to discuss a research proposal.

When contacting a potential supervisor, applicants should also enclose the following:

  • Personal Statement (maximum 600 .words outlining research interests)
  • Resumé (Curriculum Vitae)
  • University Transcripts (in English)
  • Evidence of English Proficiency (if available)
StepStageAction
1 Project Selection Applicant searches the list of current PhD projects available at NUI Galway (see below)
2 Email Enquiry Applicant emails the named supervisor of their chosen project(s) to discuss a research proposal, enclosing the following: Personal Statement (maximum 600 words outlining research interests) Resumé (Curriculum Vitae) Transcripts describing results attained in University education to date
3 Applicant Review Applicant’s details are reviewed by the potential PhD supervisor at NUI Galway. The supervisor may ask the applicant to write a short proposal or research document, to discuss the research by phone, or to undergo some similar review process.
4 Decision If the supervisor agrees to accept the applicant as a PhD student, then the supervisor will guide the applicant in making a formal application to the university. (This will include a requirement to submit evidence of English-language competency).
5 Letter of Offer NUI Galway issues a Letter of Offer to the applicant as per the requirements of the Ciência Sem Fronteiras programme.
6 Funding Application Applicant proceeds to apply for funding from the Ciência Sem Fronteiras programme.
7 PhD Commencement Student commences PhD studies at NUI Galway.

Science without Borders - Application Instructions (PDF)

 

Browse our PhD Projects

We have nearly 500 project opportunities for PhD students in the Science Without Borders scheme. Click on any of the following categories to see a full list of projects in each area.

 

Applicants can also download an Excel List of Science Without Borders Projects or search the Euraxess Ireland online database for a list of current research projects open to international students and researchers.

 

Atlantic - Brazil Programme

English for Academic Purposes

A Pre-University English Language Programme for International Students

Atlantic Language School, Galway provides pre-university intensive English language programmes for international students who wish to study at National University of Ireland, Galway.

 

English language courses are offered at various levels over 4, 12 and 25 weeks to enable students reached the required level of English to study at NUI Galway. For more information, download the Atlantic Language Brazil Brochure or contact:

 

Kotaro Tanaka
Registrar, Admissions Department
Atlantic Language Galway
Fairgreen House, Fairgreen Road
Galway, Ireland
T: +353-(0)91-513 563
E: kotaro.tanaka@atlantic.ac
W: www.atlantic.ac

 

Galway – Ireland’s Cultural Heart

The university campus is a 10 minute walk from the centre of Galway. Galway is Ireland’s third largest city, with everything you would want in terms of shopping facilities, theatres, restaurants, music venues, sports facilities.

Galway is widely regarded as the cultural capital of Ireland and is home to the world renowned Druid Theatre Company, the Macnas Street Theatre Company and An Taibhdhearc, the national Irish language theatre company.

Students account for approximately 20% of the population of the city during term which gives Galway a young and vibrant feel. This creative energy of Galway is reflected in the many internationally renowned festivals, music sessions, cultural and sporting events that are hosted in the city every year.

Ireland’s Little Brazil

'Little Brazil': The Brazil festival at Gort (bbc.co.uk)The town of Gort in Co. Galway is known as “Ireland’s Little Brazil” and is a centre point for the 20,000 Brazilians who have come to live and work in Ireland over the last few years. Each year, the traditional Quadrilha Festival marks the contribution Brazilian people have made to the cultural life of Galway, with a celebration of traditional Brazilian music, food and dance.

 

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International Affairs Office
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NUI Galway
Galway
IRELAND

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