Science Without Borders

The University of Stirling is delighted to be participating in the Brazilian Science Without Borders scholarship programme, having been selected as one of 110 UK universities to take part. Stirling is looking forward to welcoming students from Brazil as part of this scheme, which aims to enable 100,000 Brazilian students to receive scholarships for Undergraduate and PhD programmes.

Why Stirling?

Stirling has a strong tradition of welcoming international students and, currently, around 23% of the student population is from overseas.  With over 100 nationalities represented on campus, international students form a vital part of the campus community and are a testament to the University’s inclusive and dynamic spirit. 

Sitting just outside Stirling, one of Scotland’s most historic cities, the University campus is regarded as one of Europe’s most beautiful – enabling our international students to enjoy studying in a safe and peaceful environment.

Stirling’s state-of-the-art facilities complement its status as one of the UK’s leading research universities across a range of disciplines.  Its Faculty of Natural Sciences carries out research which is internationally recognised for its quality and relevance (according to the most recent UK RAE).

We suggest you review the general information about this scheme and if you still have questions about how it operates in the UK please contact

Check out this introductory video about Science Without Borders in Portuguese.

The University accepts Science Without Borders students and is keen to promote the following subject areas within the Faculty of Natural Sciences:

  • Sustainable Aquaculture
  • Aquatic Resources and Environments
  • Marine Biosciences and Biotechnology
  • Environmental Sciences, Policy and Management
  • Computing and Information Technology
  • Mathematics
  • Clinical and Health Sciences   

For further information about this scheme please contact

Student testimonial

The most rewarding part of my experience has been the opportunity of making friendships with people from all over the world...I would strongly recommend to anyone who is considering University of Stirling to give it a try. Studying in Stirling you will live in a gorgeous campus, with a good nightlife, great student facilities. The best of all you will make friends for life and will have an unforgettable experience. 

Guilherme Moreira Figueiroa

Applying to Stirling via Science Without Borders

Undergraduate Study

The application process for this scheme operates two application deadlines per year – September/October start and January/February start. Students interested in studying at the University of Stirling should begin their application here.

Students selected to take part in the undergraduate study strand will be placed in university-owned on campus accommodation, in a flat with students from the UK and other international students. Normally students will live in a single room in a flat shared with up to six other students. Students share a kitchen, two bathrooms, shower and living area. En-suite rooms are currently not available.

We welcome applications from students interested in the ‘PSE 3’ entry pathway for students starting in September each year only. Students selected onto this pathway will take part in the six-week English language presessional programme beginning in mid-July. 

PhD Study

Students interested in applying to undertake a PhD at the University of Stirling through our Faculty of Natural Sciences should refer to these resources: 

Before you begin applying you should consult the SWB PhD Flowchart.

All applicants must apply through this link.

The scheme is being administered by CAPES and CNPq on behalf of the Brazilian government and supported in the UK by Universities UK.

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