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Brazilian Scientific Mobility Programme (Ciência sem Fronteiras)

The Science without Borders logoBrazilian Scientific Mobility Programme (Ciência sem Fronteiras, CsF), formerly known as Science without Borders, is a Brazilian Government scholarship programme which sends Brazilian students to study for PhDs in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and creative industries at top universities around the world. CsF offers two routes of PhD study in the UK. The standard PhD route supports successful applicants to study for a full PhD at a UK university for 3-4 years. The 'sandwich PhD' route enables current PhD students in Brazil to apply to spend 6-12 months at a UK university.

The School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science offers PhD studentships to Brazilian students in partnership with the CsF programme.

Project Topics

We welcome applications in all areas of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science in which we are research-active. See our research pages for links to the web pages of our 8 research groups and the pages of potential academic supervisors. Please identify possible supervisors and contact them directly to discuss project ideas (yours or theirs). Some examples of projects we are interested in supervising are listed on the project ideas page.

Student Profiles

Hear from students about their experience of undertaking a PhD within the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science.


Applicants must be Brazilian nationals and are required to have at least an upper second class degree and/or a masters degree in a related discipline from a top university anywhere in the world.

Evidence of proficiency in English language skills is a requirement for all international students. Further information about English language requirements is available on the entry requirements page.

How to apply

  • Contact the supervising academic by e-mail so that an informal discussion can be arranged. You will be asked to provide a CV and personal statement.
  • When the academic has agreed to supervise you for the project, please submit an application online via the Queen Mary Admissions Portal (see instructions here).
  • If you are successful we will give you an offer on the condition that you are given a funding award from CsF.
  • After you have received a conditional offer from us, apply directly to CsF.

Deadline for applications

Applications are accepted all year round to both Queen Mary and CsF.
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