Science Without Borders - PhD Students
The Science Without Borders programme aims to revolutionise Brazil’s R&D system by exposing Brazilian students and researchers to an environment of high competitiveness and entrepreneurship. Applicants can read more information about Science Without Borders here (in Portuguese).
NUI Galway and Brazil
National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI Galway), one of Ireland’s most prestigious universities, is proud to welcome PhD students from Brazil under the auspices of its government’s Science Without Borders / Ciência Sem Fronteiras programme.
NUI Galway is world-renowned as an expert research-led University. It is currently ranked third in Ireland in the latest Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, and stands as the highest-ranked Irish university outside the capital city of Dublin. You can read an article from Brazilian newspaper CORREIO BRAZILIENSE about research at NUI Galway.
NUI Galway already has a number of substantial academic links with Brazil, and it is our hope that the Science without Borders scheme will strengthen these links further and also enhance the intellectual and cultural life of the University. Our current research collaborators in Brazil include:
- Universidade de São Paulo
- Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
- Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie
- Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG)
- Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio De Janeiro
- Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
- Universidade Federal de Uberlândia
- Universidade Federal de Viçosa
- Universidade de Fortaleza (UNIFOR)
PhD Programmes at NUI Galway
NUI Galway currently has over 500 project opportunities for PhD students in the Science Without Borders scheme. Please refer to list below.
PhD students can apply to (1) undertake a full PhD at NUI Galway or (2) apply to spend up to one year undertaking postgraduate research at NUI Galway as a visiting PhD student.
Entry Requirements (PhD)
Entry requirements for PhD programmes may vary, however students will normally be expected to present a 4 year Bacharel or Licenciado/Licenciatura or Título Profissional degree with a GPA of 7.0 or above.
In addition, all international students must demonstrate English language proficiency.
|Discipline||IELTS||TOEFL (IBT)||TOEFL (PBT)||TOEFL (CBT)|
Language tests must be undertaken no more than two years prior to commencement of your programme at the University.
The NUI Galway TOEFL institution code is 8861.
*with not less than 5.5 in any component
How to Apply
PhD applicants should first search the database of available projects below before contacting the relevant supervisor at NUI Galway to discuss a research proposal.
When contacting a potential supervisor, applicants should also enclose the following:
- Personal Statement (maximum 600 .words outlining research interests)
- Resumé (Curriculum Vitae)
- University Transcripts (in English)
- Evidence of English Proficiency (if available)
||Applicant searches the list of current PhD projects available at NUI Galway (see below)
||Applicant emails the named supervisor of their chosen project(s) to discuss a research proposal, enclosing the following: Personal Statement (maximum 600 words outlining research interests) Resumé (Curriculum Vitae) Transcripts describing results attained in University education to date
||Applicant’s details are reviewed by the potential PhD supervisor at NUI Galway. The supervisor may ask the applicant to write a short proposal or research document, to discuss the research by phone, or to undergo some similar review process.
||If the supervisor agrees to accept the applicant as a PhD student, then the supervisor will guide the applicant in making a formal application to the university. (This will include a requirement to submit evidence of English-language competency).
||Letter of Offer
||NUI Galway issues a Letter of Offer to the applicant as per the requirements of the Ciência Sem Fronteiras programme.
||Applicant proceeds to apply for funding from the Ciência Sem Fronteiras programme.
||Student commences PhD studies at NUI Galway.
Science without Borders - Application Instructions (PDF)