Science without Borders (SWB) is a scholarship program of the Brazilian government whose goal is to send 100,000 Brazilians abroad to study science, technology, engineering, and mathematics at the world’s best universities.  In addition, it also provides support for researchers from the US interested in developing collaborations with Brazilian Scientists. The University of Florida is honored to be on the list of partner institutions for the SWB Program, with the Florida-Brazil Linkage Institute providing logistical support to students and researchers interested in participating in the program.


If you are interested in coming to UF to study, please enter in contact with the Director of the FBLI to help with navigating the application process – there are different steps for undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars.  We can also provide assistance to graduate students and postdoctoral scholars who are looking for an appropriate research group to join. We work closely with the UF International Center which has provided this summary of the program and resources UF can provide. You can also get more information on our UF-SWB Facebook page.


The Florida-Brazil Linkage Institute can provide assistance to UF researchers interested in hosting exchange students and faculty, including recruitment, and assistance with visas. We also provide the Letters of Institutional Support needed by applicants interested in coming to UF. Finally, we can also provide guidance to those interested in applying for fellowships to spend time in Brazil advancing collaborations with Brazilian scientists.  If you require additional information, please contact us via email.


Engineering; Physical Sciences: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Geosciences; Clinical, Pré-clinical and Health Sciences; Computing and Information Technology; Aerospace Technology; Pharmaceuticals; Sustainable Agricultural Production; Oil, Gas and Coal; Renewable Energy; Minerals Technology; Biotechnology; Nanotechnology and New Materials; Technologies for Prevention and Mitigation of Natural Disasters; Bioprospecting and Biodiversity; Marine Sciences; Creative Industry; New Technologies Construction Engineering.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How can I get a copy of my transcripts?
    1. Instructions for Ordering Transcripts - Former Students.
    2. Instructions for ordering transcripts - Current Students.
  2. I need a letter for CAPES or my university informing them of the dates of my BSMP activities at UF, arrival in Gainesville, departure from Gainesville, etc. How can I get this letter? Please fill out the blanks in the following letter and select the appropriate choices in bold. Then email the text to Emilio. He will put it onFBLI letterhead and email it back to you as a pdf.
    • This is to attest that your complete name (IIE ID No. _______) arrived in Gainesville, Florida on _____ to begin her/his studies at the University of Florida as a BSMP Exchange student in the College of _________. She/He completed his/her activities at the end of Fall/Spring/Summer Semester 20__ and returned to Brazil on _____.

Footer Logos