Science without Borders Holland (SwB Holland) – Bachelor Call
The Science without Borders Holland Program, an initiative of the Brazilian government, provides scholarships to students from Brazil for a period of up to one year of study at a Dutch University. This program is only open to Brazilian students.
Scholarships will be given primarily to students in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics - so-called STEM fields. Students in the program will return to Brazil to complete their degrees.
The program is part of the Brazilian government’s larger initiative to grant scholarships and research funds to the best students and scholars from Brazil to enable them to study and work abroad at the world’s best universities.
How to apply
The table below shows the procedure and deadlines for Brazilian students who would like to spend a sandwich period of one or two semesters at TU/e.
|August 15, 2014|
Release Call 193/2014 (Holland-NUFFIC).
|From August 16 to |
September 30, 2014
Students apply on the SwB website by filling in the SwB application form.
|December 12, 2014|
List of pre-selected students for SwB Holland is published by CNPq.
|From January 5, 2015 to February 28, 2015|
Pre-Selected candidates apply for a course at the Dutch Higher Education Institutions.
|March 16, 2015|
Deadline for the Dutch higher education institutions to send list of approved and rejected candidates to Nuffic Neso Brazil.
|From April 16, 2015|
Expected date list of selected students communicated by CNPq.
Beginning of the activities abroad.
- NOTE: Regrettably it is not possible for SwB students to apply for an exchange period at the Department of Industrial Design and Mechanical Engineering.
- Information on the available exchange programs.
Conditions and procedure
Being an advanced science and technology research university TU/e may apply different access requirements (i.e. for English proficiency) than CNPq or than other Dutch institutes of higher learning.
Between November 16, 2014 and January 16, 2015 students will be informed about their acceptance by TU/e. Those who have been accepted will receive an acceptance letter and approved learning agreement from TU/e.
Between March and August 2015, selected students/SwB scholarship holders will be informed about the necessary logistics and visa arrangements for the start of their exchange period in September 2015.