Brazilian Students

Brazilian Students

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Program Components

Participant Eligibility

Candidate Application

 

Program Components

Students selected for the Canada-Brazil CsF Scholarship Program come to Canada for a duration of 12 to 16 months (12 months for students with acceptance into academic studies, or 16 months for students who require language training). During this time, they will complete three to four semesters: September to December; January to April; and  May to August. The first semester is either for language training (if required), or for direct admission into academic studies. The second semester and possibly third semester are for academic studies and the fourth semester is for a research/industry placement.

All CsF students will be assigned a mentor or supervisor who will assist them as they progress through each phase of the scholarship program. This person will be somebody from Brock's Office of International Services and Programs Abroad. Additional, all CsF students will be assigned a supervisor for the research/industry placement, either a faculty member, a researcher at the university’s research lab, or a staff member at an industry placement.

For more information about the CsF program, please visit the CBIE website.

 

The Language Component

Students who require language training will complete a maximum of one semester of English as a Second Language training. This training will be administered by ESL Services at Brock. Students must meet Brock's English Language Proficiency Requirements for direct entry into undergradute study, or complete Level 5 of Brock's Intensive English Language Program (IELP) and/or the Graduate Academic Preparation Program (GAPP).

 

The Academic Component

Students who have completed one semester of language training, or who do not require any language training will enter into full-time academic study, or a minimum of four academic courses. All students will complete two full-time academic semesters. Academic assistance and support will be provided by International Services and Programs Abroad. Students may be able to transfer successfully-attained course credits to their home institution. All matters related to course registration, health insurance, and other student services will be administered by International Services and Programs Abroad throughout the duration of the CsF scholarship program.

 

The Internship Placement

All students will complete a mandatory research, lab-based, or industry placement. The placement and related support will be coordinated by Brock International. All placements will be full-time (approximately 35 hours per week) for 14-16 weeks and can take place on or off campus. Students will experience a collaborative work or research environment as part of Brock's University Mentorship Program during their internship placement. 

For more information about the Internship Placement, please click here. 

 

Eligibility

Undergraduate

To be considered for a scholarship, candidates must:

  • be citizens of Brazil;
  • be currently registered in an undergraduate program in a university in Brazil;
  • have completed at least 20%, but no more than 90% of their required degree in Brazil;
  • must demonstrate a consistently high level of academic performance; and
  • be proficient in English or in French.

Candidates must also agree to remain in Brazil for double the number of months that they will have studied in Canada upon completion of their study abroad program.

Doctoral

Full PhD Program

To be considered for a scholarship, candidates must:

  • be Brazilian citizens or have a Brazilian permanent visa;
  • reside in Brazil, except in exceptional circumstances previously authorized by the Ciência sem Fronteiras (CsF) Program (justification must be submitted along with the proposed project);
  • possess a Master’s degree or equivalent training (with some exceptions, for example: an agreement with the Latin American Scholarship Program of American Universities (LASPAU). CNPq will not grant a PhD scholarship to a candidate who already has a doctorate;
  • be proficient in English or French;
  • not be retired;
  • not hold a Ciência sem Fronteiras (CsF) scholarship simultaneously with any other scholarship offered by a Brazilian government agency;
  • have their thesis projects approved by the Advisory Committee (Comissão de Assessoramento), which is composed of experts in innovation and technology and, if necessary, the candidate may need to do an interview with the Advisory Committee; and
  • provide justification for completing the full doctorate abroad and explain the relevance of performing the research abroad as opposed to in Brazil.

PhD Visiting Students

To be considered for a scholarship, candidates must: 

  • be proficient in English or French;
  • not be retired;
  • have consent of course coordinator and supervisors in Brazil and abroad;
  • be a Brazilian citizen or have a Brazilian permanent visa;
  • not have exceeded the total period of the doctorate, in accordance with the PhD deadline for the thesis, as well, there should be at least six (6) months of the PhD period remaining once the student returns to Brazil, to finalize and defend the thesis;
  • be able to participate in the Canada-Brazil CsF visiting student doctoral program without compromising the time it takes to complete the PhD program at their Brazilian institution; and
  • have their work plan to be performed abroad evaluated by an Advisory Committee composed of experts in innovation and technology (the approval will depend on whether the proposed work plan aligns with one of the priority areas of the Ciência sem Fronteiras program, including making a contribution to innovation).

Post Doctoral

To be considered for a scholarship, candidates must: 

  • have, by the time the grant is implemented, been granted a doctoral degree in a program recognized by Brazilian legislation;
  • demonstrate teaching or research experience at the doctoral level;
  • not be retired;
  • not be currently receiving other grants awarded by any Brazilian national development agency;
  • ensure that if they are a postgraduate alumni that formerly studied overseas through a grant awarded by a Brazilian national agency, they must observe the minimum stay in Brazil required by the agency (if a federal public servant of the government of Brazil, the candidate falls under the provisions of Law No. 8.112/90;) and
  • be a Brazilian citizen or hold a Brazilian permanent visa.

 

Application

Undergraduate

Doctoral

Postdoctoral