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Science Without Borders

What is Science Without Borders (SWB)?

Science without Borders (Ciência sem Fronteiras) is a Brazilian Government scholarship programme which aims to send 101,000 Brazilian students on undergraduate sandwich courses, PhD sandwich courses and full PhDs to study in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and creative industries at top universities around the world.

What courses do we offer?


At the University of Wolverhampton we offer Brazilian students on the Science Without Borders scheme a chance to study the courses below. Students are also able to select a mixture of modules from the courses to ensure that they are in-line with their degree in Brazil and providing the opportunity to further their study in particular fields. Please take a look at the course guides for the modules within each course.

BSc Biomedical Science B990
BSc Human Biology B200
BMed Sci Medical Science B904
BSc Healthcare Science (Physiological Sciences) B120

BA Animation W271
BA Computer Games Design W284
BA Film Studies P303
BA Graphic Communication W211
BA Illustration  W220
BA Interior Design W262 
BA Media and Communication Studies PP33
BA Video and Film Production W613
BA Music Technology WJ3X
BA Photography W640
BDes Product Design W241

BSc Public Health B914
BSc Health Studies B900
BSc Sport and Exercise Science C604

Please also see the School of Biomedical Science and Physiology for additional courses in this area.

What are the entry requirements?

If you have good grades in your studies so far and meet the English language requirements, you will be made an offer to study at the University of Wolverhampton. For those students who don't meet the English language requirements we also offer 3 month pre-sessional English courses through Science without Borders.

How many places are available at University of Wolverhampton?

We currently have unlimited spaces available on the majority of our undergraduate courses.

PSE English

IELTS Level Duration of Course Start Date
4.5 15 weeks 20th June 2015
5.0 10 weeks 13th July 2015
5.5 6 weeks 29th August 2015


All our Science Without Borders students are offered university-owned accommodation close to campus which includes:

  • Free Gym Membership
  • 24 hour Security and CCTV
  • 24 hour support and pastoral care
  • FREE Wifi and wired internet
  • All gas, electricity and water bills included
  • All communal areas are cleaned daily

Careers Placement

The University of Wolverhampton offers all SWB students free careers support. Our dedicated SWB careers support team is available to help with CV writing, interview skills and presentation skills.

The team meet with all SWB students one-to-one to establish the students placement goals. The careers team endeavour to provide placements for all students in their relevant field, and last year this was successful for all students.  

Examples of Placements

  • ZF Lemforder
  • Wolverhampton Homes
  • LS Manufacturing
  • Chineham Dental Surgery
  • Age UK
  • Void Games

Research Project

Students who do not wish to take an internship can choose to study a fully supported research project. The University has allocated budget for these research projects to enable you to have the highest level of satisfaction during your stay here.




The University of Wolverhampton has areas of research ranked among the best in the world.  The 2008 Research Assessment Excercise (RAE) produced outstanding results for the university, with research achieving the highest four star rating.

Faculty of Health and Wellbeing

Dance Science

Health Care Sport, Performance and Excercise and Health

Sport Sociology



Faculty of Science and Engineering

Architecture Built Environment

Computer Science and Informatics

Conflict Resolution

Food Science

Materials and Manufacturing

Mathmatics and Statistics

Medical and Cancer Research

Polymer Science

Transport and Infrastructure  



Faculty of Arts

Art, Critique and Social Practice

Creative Processes in the Performing Arts Digital Theory, Technology and Practice

Material & Theoretical Practice (includes Fine Art, Glass, Ceramics)

 Pedagogy & Visual Communications  



Contact us at by email for further information about Science Without Borders programme.