Ciência sem fronteiras / Science Without Borders‌Science without Borders

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.Potential applicants can read more information about Science Without Borders here (in Portuguese).

 

The National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI Galway), one of Ireland’s most prestigious universities, is proud to welcome applications from 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.

Browse our PhD Projects

We have nearly 500 project opportunities for PhD students in the Science Without Borders scheme. Click on any of the following categories to see a full list of projects in each area.

 

Applicants can also download an Excel List of Science Without Borders Projects or search the Euraxess Ireland online database for a list of current research projects open to international students and researchers.

How to Apply

In order to apply for a PhD at NUI Galway, you will first need to discuss a research proposal with your potential supervisor at NUI Galway.

 

Step

Stage

Action

 1

Project Selection

Applicant searches the list of current PhD projects available at NUI Galway, either on the NUI Galway website or on the Euraxess Ireland website. [If searching on Euraxess, please remember to select “National University of Ireland, Galway” in the “Choose a College” menu]

2

Email Enquiry

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

 

3

Applicant Review

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.

4

Decision

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)

5

Letter of Offer

NUI Galway issues a Letter of Offer to the applicant as per the requirements of the Ciência Sem Fronteiras programme.

6

Funding Application

Applicant proceeds to apply for funding from the Ciência Sem Fronteiras programme.

7

PhD Commencement

Student commences PhD studies at NUI Galway.

 

Galway and Brazil

'Little Brazil': The Brazil festival at Gort (bbc.co.uk)

Established in medieval times, Galway has long been a sea-faring city and a gateway to world travellers. In more recent years, the Galway region has seen the growth of Ireland’s largest Brazilian community, centred around the nearby town of Gort, the location of the local Associação Brasileira.

 

NUI Galway also has a number of substantial academic links with Brazil, spanning a wide range of scientific, cultural, and artistic domains of scholarship.

 

Our Brazilian collaborations have embodied scientific and research excellence, and have involved world-leading investigators shaping the very cutting edge of their scientific fields.

 

Brazilian newspaper article Read an article from Brazilian newspaper CORREIO BRAZILIENSE about research at NUI Galway.

 ‌Alimentary Glycosciences Research Centre NUI Galway

Our Alimentary Glycosciences Research Centrehas active collaborations with

  1. UENF - Universidade Estadual do Norte Fluminense (Campos, Rio de Janeiro State): Protein and carbohydrate active enzymology. Novel microbial toxins. Host-Pathogen interactions
  2. Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo: Transdermal molecular delivery, protein and peptide engineering
 ‌  Our Plant and Agri-Biosciences Research Centre has active collaborations with
  1. University of Sao Paolo, Brazil: microRNA evolution and bioinformatics
  2. Federal University of Uberlandia, Brazil: microRNA evolution and bioinformatics
  3. Federal University of Vicosa: Plant Breeding: Crop Science
  4. Universidade Federal de Viçosa: agri-biosciences
  5. Universidade Federale do Rio Grande do Sul: plant biology
 ‌Ryan Institute  The Ryan Institutehas active collaborations with
  1. Butantan Institute, Sao Paulo: Biodiversity and Bioresources
  2. Universidade Federale do Rio Grande do Sul: Biodiversity and Bioresources
 ‌Digital Enterprise Research Institute  Our Digital Enterprise Research Institute has active collaborations with 
  1. Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio De Janeiro
  2. Universidade de Fortaleza (Unifor)
  3. Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)
  4. InWeb - Brazilian National Institute of Science and Technology for the Web, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG)
‌‌ Our BioInnovate Ireland group has a worldwide reputation in leading medical innovation and in delivering the next generation of specially trained graduates to the med tech marketplace

 

 

Galway and Brazil

'Little Brazil': The Brazil festival at Gort (bbc.co.uk)

Established in medieval times, Galway has long been a sea-faring city and a gateway to world travellers. In more recent years, the Galway region has seen the growth of Ireland’s largest Brazilian community, centred around the nearby town of Gort, the location of the local Associação Brasileira.

 

NUI Galway also has a number of substantial academic links with Brazil, spanning a wide range of scientific, cultural, and artistic domains of scholarship.

 

Our Brazilian collaborations have embodied scientific and research excellence, and have involved world-leading investigators shaping the very cutting edge of their scientific fields.

 ‌Alimentary Glycosciences Research Centre NUI Galway

Our Alimentary Glycosciences Research Centrehas active collaborations with

  1. UENF - Universidade Estadual do Norte Fluminense (Campos, Rio de Janeiro State): Protein and carbohydrate active enzymology. Novel microbial toxins. Host-Pathogen interactions
  2. Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo: Transdermal molecular delivery, protein and peptide engineering
 ‌  Our Plant and Agri-Biosciences Research Centre has active collaborations with
  1. University of Sao Paolo, Brazil: microRNA evolution and bioinformatics
  2. Federal University of Uberlandia, Brazil: microRNA evolution and bioinformatics
  3. Federal University of Vicosa: Plant Breeding: Crop Science
  4. Universidade Federal de Viçosa: agri-biosciences
  5. Universidade Federale do Rio Grande do Sul: plant biology
 ‌Ryan Institute  The Ryan Institutehas active collaborations with
  1. Butantan Institute, Sao Paulo: Biodiversity and Bioresources
  2. Universidade Federale do Rio Grande do Sul: Biodiversity and Bioresources
 ‌Digital Enterprise Research Institute  Our Digital Enterprise Research Institute has active collaborations with 
  1. Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio De Janeiro
  2. Universidade de Fortaleza (Unifor)
  3. Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)
  4. InWeb - Brazilian National Institute of Science and Technology for the Web, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG)
‌‌ Our BioInnovate Ireland group has a worldwide reputation in leading medical innovation and in delivering the next generation of specially trained graduates to the med tech marketplace

 

 

Atlantic - Brazil Programme

English for Academic Purposes

A Pre-University English Language Programme for International Students

Atlantic Language School, Galway provides pre-university intensive English language programmes for international students who wish to study at National University of Ireland, Galway.

 

English language courses are offered at various levels over 4, 12 and 25 weeks to enable students reached the required level of English to study at NUI Galway. For more information, download the Atlantic Language Brazil Brochure or contact:

 

Kotaro Tanaka
Registrar, Admissions Department
Atlantic Language Galway
Fairgreen House, Fairgreen Road
Galway, Ireland
T: +353-(0)91-513 563
E: kotaro.tanaka@atlantic.ac
W: www.atlantic.ac

 

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Study Abroad at NUI Galway

Our popular Study Abroad Programme offers students enrolled at a recognised overseas university or college the opportunity to spend a semester or a year at NUI Galway.

 

As a Visiting student, you can tailor your selection of classes from across our wide range of disciplines, to meet your individual academic requirements. While attending NUI Galway as a visiting student, you can earn credits towards your degree back home.

Find out more about Study Abroad at NUI Galway

 

Entry Requirements for Visiting Students  - Brazil

 

We welcome applications from students currently enrolled at Brazilian universities, who wish to spend a semester or year at NUI Galway as a visiting student.

Students are normally required to have completed a least two years of their degree, with an average of 70% (Distinguido) or greater prior to enrolling at NUI Galway.

In addition, students must meet the university's normal English language requirements:

  • IELTS 6.0 for Science and Engineering
  • IELTS 6.5 for Arts, Business and Law

Find out more about English language courses for visiting students.

International Affairs Office

Senior Management 

Brian Hughes

Dr Brian Hughes

Dean of International Affairs

‌ Anna Cunningham

Anna Cunningham

Director of International Affairs

Student Recruitment and Admissions

 Brian Hussey

Brian Hussey

International Education Officer

 Aisling Lennon

Aisling Lennon

International Marketing Executive

 Johanna Walsh

Johanna Walsh

International Marketing Executive

 

 

Erasmus

 Mary Lyons

Mary Lyons

International Affairs Officer

 Gisele Farrell

Gisèle Farrell

Administrative Assistant

Study Abroad (Non-EU Visiting Students) 

 Louise Coyle

Louise Coyle

Administrative Assistant

 

 

Student Support 

 Louise Kelly

Louise Kelly

International Students Officer

 

 

Federal Aid (US Students) 

 Florinda Green

Florinda Green

Federal Aid Administrator

 

 

 

International Affairs Office

7 Distillery Road

NUI Galway

Galway

IRELAND

t: +353 (0)91 49 5277

e: international@nuigalway.ie

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