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 next Call for SWB sandwich undergraduate students to choose Ireland is NOW OPEN. The online application system opens to SWB students from the 12th until the 30th January 2015. NUI Galway look forward to welcoming more Brazilian students to our beautiful campus in the future as we have been the University of choice for Brazilian students coming to Ireland, to date. Further information, testimonials and videos etc are available on our Facebook page for Brazil In NUI Galway SWB students can design your own degree by choosing a mix of subjects from over 1000 available modules

 

Visiting Undergraduate Students

We are delighted to participate in Brazil’s Science without Borders (Ciência sem Fronteiras) scheme and during the first three Calls 258 students from over 100 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 4 - 7 classes per semester. This equates to approximately 25 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:

SWB Module Booklet S1 2015-16

 

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 with a view to commencing studies at NUI Galway in September 2015. Please note that CAPES have confirmed that students must therefore meet the following English language requirements: 

Programme

IELTS

TOEFL (IBT)

TOEFL ITP

Start English

Start University

Direct Entry (September 2015)

6.5  

80

***

   

September 2015

1 month English classes and 2 semesters Study Abroad:

6.0*

74 - 79

537 or higher

1st August - 29th August 2015

September 2015

2 months English classes and 2 semesters Study Abroad:

6.0**

69-73

525-536

1st July - 29th August 2015

September 2015

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
** with not less than 5.0 in any component (for entry onto PSE)

*** NUI Galway does not accept TOEFL ITP for direct admission. However, students presenting an ITP score above 525 may be considered for TOEFL IBT preparation programme prior to term.

English Language Courses

Students who do not yet meet our English language Requirements can apply to undertake 1-2 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
  • 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:

 

 For more information and the answers to some frequently asked questions see SWB Study Abroad FAQ Document

 

Videos showing what our SWB students have to say about NUI Galway;

Ciência sem fronteiras na NUI Galway

Science without Borders student experiences at NUI Galway 

Research Opportunities for SWB students at NUI Galway  

Video Testimonials from SWB students - Luciana Leal PUC MG

Video Testimonials from SWB students - Jessica Tsurmaki SP

Welcoming 100 Brazilian Students to NUI Galway! 

 

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.

  • Biotechnology
  • Engineering and other technological areas
  • Health/Biomedical/Clinical/Pre-clinical Sciences
  • Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs)/Computing
  • Marine Sciences
  • Nanotechnology/New Materials
  • New Technologies in Constructive Engineering
  • Oil/Gas/Coal
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Pure/Natural/Physical Sciences (e.g. mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, geosciences)
  • Renewable Energy
  • Sustainable Agricultural Production
  • Technologies for Prevention and Mitigation of Natural Disasters

 

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

Entry Requirements

 

Please check individual programme pages to see whether the entry requirments are a 2:2 or 2:1.

Programme

Qualification

Minimum Grade Required/Degree 2:2 Equivalent

Very Good/2:1 Equivalent

Excellent/1st Equivalent

 Foundation Programme Certificado do Ensino Medio  Recommended 8 CGPA   N/A  N/A
Undergraduate Programmes One year University course in Brazil  60% GPA 70% GPA 80% GPA
  First year of Bacharel/Licenciado/Licenciatura / Bachelors Degree 6.5 GPA 7.5 GPA 8.5 GPA
Postgraduate Programmes  Bacharel/Licenciado/Licenciatura / Bachelors Degree (when awarded by a regionally accredited institution)    6.5 GPA 7.5 GPA 8.5 GPA