The Brazilian government’s Science without Borders scholarship scheme is sending students to an exciting new destination: New Zealand.

Science without Borders, funded by the Brazilian government, sends 100,000 Brazilian students to study science, technology, engineering, mathematics and creative industries at top universities around the world.

New Zealand will welcome 96 students to our shores in early 2014 as part of the scheme, and we look forward to welcoming more in both the university and the technical and vocational training sector in the future.

Science Without Frontiers

“New Zealand’s involvement in the ‘Science without Borders’ scholarship scheme gives Brazilian students the opportunity to study at NZ’s world-class institutions and enjoy our stunning natural environment and vibrant city life,” says Peter Bull, General Manager International, at government agency Education New Zealand.

“Equally importantly, it gives NZ staff, students and our wider community the opportunity to appreciate Brazilian students’ enthusiasm, knowledge and culture. We are looking forward to welcoming them all to NZ.”

The first cohort of scholarship recipients will join New Zealand’s high quality programmes at universities and institutes of technology and polytechnics.

Study in New Zealand

New Zealand higher education top facts:

• All eight of our universities feature in the 2013/14 QS World University Rankings Top 500, and many New Zealand university subjects rank in the world’s top 50.

• New Zealand institutes of technology and polytechnics also offer courses ranging from Certificate to Postgraduate level in vocational and professional training, with programmes that offer strong industry alignment and a competency based teaching approach.

• For those wanting to carry on to Masters-level, universities around New Zealand are now offering 180-point taught masters qualifications in a wide range of subjects, from business and engineering, to education and information management.

• New Zealand is also a great option for those students wanting to continue on to doctoral level, as international PhD students pay the same fees as New Zealand students. New Zealand PhD students enjoy a collaborative and supportive research culture that’s connected to business and industry around the world.

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