The Brazil Scientific Mobility Program provides scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students from Brazil for study at colleges and universities in the United States. Scholarships are awarded to students in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields. The program is part of the Brazilian government's larger initiative to grant 100,000 scholarships for the best students to study at the world's best universities.
The Undergraduate Program
The Brazil Scientific Mobility Program for undergraduates, or BSMP, is a non-degree program for Brazilian students to study at colleges and universities in the United States. Over the past two years, the Institute of International Education (IIE) has placed approximately 6,000 Brazilian undergraduate students at institutions across the U.S.
The Brazil Scientific Mobility Program is designed to offer students the opportunity to pursue study in mostly Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields for one-year full-time academic programs. Based on their English levels, students may participate in a Short-Term Intensive English Program (IEP), during the summer prior to the start of their 2015-2016 full-time academic study, which would last two semesters (or three quarters).
U.S. institutions will find that hosting these students will enrich diversity on campus, enhance international exposure and broaden cultural perspectives. The program is foreign-sourced, fully funded by CAPES and CNPq and administered by the Institute of International Education in the United States.
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The Graduate Program: Master's Degree in Applied Sciences (Mestrado Profissional nos EUA)
The goals of the Mestrado Profissional nos EUA (Master's Degree in Applied Sciences) Program are to provide students with educational experiences in applied STEM fields of strategic priority for Brazil. Students will enroll in applied technology and science programs to gain knowledge in and experience with cutting-edge and innovative technologies and approaches as well to build pathways into technical and science-based careers. Further, the undergraduate and graduate-level programs aim to identify institutions, centers, organizations, and leaders with whom sustainable linkages and cooperative exchanges can be established.
Learn more about hosting Brazilian Scientific Mobility Graduate students
Undergraduate Scientific Mobility Program Grantees who score below 79 iBT (550 pBT) may be funded by CAPES to participate in pre-academic intensive English language programming prior to beginning their academic programs. IIE is currently hosting a Fall 2014 long-term English cohort. For the upcoming 2015 program cycle, IIE is confirmed to host a summer short-term English cohort, which will provide students with six to eight weeks of intensive English training prior to their enrollment in academics in Fall 2015.
Learn more about Intensive English training