The Science Without Borders program, a competitive scholarship program, provides students matriculated at Brazilian universities an opportunity to pursue study in mostly STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) for up to 12 months at colleges and universities in the United States or select other countries. Students transfer the credit back to their degree program at their own university and return to complete their degree in Brazil.
New York University and NYU-Poly are among the options in the U.S.. This is a one year non-degree program. Students will begin their program in either January (spring semester at NYU); or September (fall semester at NYU). Students may engage in a summer (May to August) internship.
How to Apply:
NYU works through CAPES, the Brazilian government’s educational funding agency. Interested students should consult their own universities and apply at the CAPES website, http://www.cienciasemfronteiras.gov.br/web/csf/graduacao. IIE, the U.S. entity charged with administering the CAPES grants, identifies the appropriate U.S. college or university for each student, and forwards the application.
Students may not apply directly to NYU for this program. All students are directed to apply through CAPES at the website above.
In 2012-13, NYU and NYU-Poly are hosting 16 undergraduates in engineering, physics, computer science, communications technology, and film technology.
Once a student is offered admission and particpation is confirmed, Institute for International Educaiton (IIE) will make arrangements to pay the students' tuition, room, board and health insurance. IIE will also provide J-1 visa sponsorship in the student non-degree category under the 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.