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Science without Borders

About Science without Borders/Ciência sem Fronteiras (SwB/CsF)

The Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) has an agreement with Brazil’s two major granting agencies – the Brazilian Federal Agency for Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education (CAPES), and the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) – to support the implementation of the Canadian component of the SwB/CsF scholarship program. The program was founded by the Brazilian government; it will offer 101,000 scholarships to Brazilians to study, intern and conduct research in selected countries over a four-year period. CBIE is collaborating with Universities Canada (formerly the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada) and Languages Canada to advise and offer placement support to Brazilian students in Canadian educational programs and internships with private sector partners. The program’s main goal is to consolidate and expand science, technology and innovation in Brazil by means of international exchange and mobility.


The SwB/CsF students at UOIT complete two academic semesters and one internship semester. During the internships, students either conduct research with our university's faculty members and/or work in Durham Region in an industry placement. The SwB/CsF students have many opportunities to become involved in student life at the university and within the Durham Region community.

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Brazilian SwB/CsF students met soccer celebrity Marta Vieira da Silva at UOIT's north Oshawa location as part of the City of Oshawa tour for the Pan Am Torch Relay (June 5, 2015)

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