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Science Without Borders

Science Without Borders

Cardiff Metropolitan University is delighted to welcome students from Brazil as part of the Brazilian Government’s prestigious ‘Ciencia sem Fonteiras’ (Science without Borders) scholarship programme. The programme allows Brazilian students to receive full scholarships for one-year undergraduate exchange programmes at Cardiff Met in the following subjects:

​BSc Computing (with specialist pathways)

​BA Fine Art

​BSc Business Information Systems

​BA Graphic Communication

​BSc Software Engineering (with specialist pathways)

​BA Illustration

​BSc Environmental Health

​BA Textiles

BSc Food Science & Technology

​BA Ceramics

​BSc Food Production Management

​BA Product Design

​BSc Sports Biomedicine and Nutrition

​BSc Architectural Design & Technology

​BSc Biomedical Science

BA Artist Designer Maker

Why Cardiff Met?

Gustavo Luiz De Paulo Franca

Studied BSc Software Engineering 2013

In my time in  Cardiff city, as well during my studies at Cardiff Met, I have no words to express how happy I was. Before leaving my hometown to live one year abroad I didn't believe that was possible to feel at home being so far from the place that I had lived for my entire life. The International Office, alongside with my other professors, helped me in every doubt that I could have so I could enjoy the most of my experience.

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Cardiff Metropolitan University has been identified as one of the UK universities suitable to participate in the Science Without Borders scheme, based on our programme rankings and our fantastic International Student Satisfaction results- Cardiff Met has been ranked as the No 1 University in the UK for 4 years in a row (2010-2013).
Located in an exciting, modern European capital city, Cardiff Metropolitan University is a global university. We are continually investing in our students' future and provide education and training opportunities that are accessible, flexible and of the highest quality to students from over 140 countries worldwide.
The university has been integral to the City of Cardiff since 1865 and we pride ourselves on being a strong, sustainable and student-centred university, focused on the economic, social and cultural wellbeing of Cardiff and southeast Wales; promoting student employability, applied research and knowledge transfer.
Cardiff Metropolitan has received students from all over Brazil as part of the Science Without Borders programme and we look forward to welcoming many more. Our Brazilian students can expect first-class support from the University:

  • Free airport welcome and collection service
  • Accommodation in high quality, en-suite student rooms which are located just 10 minutes walk from the campus
  • Welfare support from Cardiff Met’s International student welfare team


Opportunities at Cardiff Met

All our schools specialise in courses that are career orientated and have been designed in conjunction with business and industry. Through work placement programmes, professional accreditations and opportunities to study abroad, our focus on employability has ensured that 95% of our graduates enter employment or further study within six months of graduation* *DLHE 2012.
Throughout your study you will have the opportunity to interact with industry professionals and benefit from seminars taught by the University careers service.

Sports and Recreation
Cardiff Met has opportunities available for all levels of sporting interest- we have fitness centres on every campus, over 25 sports clubs to choose from in the athletic union and opportunities to compete in the British University Championships, there is something for everyone!

Students Union
Every student at Cardiff Metropolitan University automatically becomes part of the biggest organisation at Cardiff Met, your Students' Union!
Cardiff Met SU is here to represent, support, inspire and involve every student and there are loads of ways students can get involved. The SU is also home to all of Cardiff Met’s student societies- there are over 20 to choose from.

How to Apply

Science without Borders is administered in Brazil by CNPq. For information on how to apply for Science Without Borders Scholarships, detailed information is available on:

Science without Borders scholarship students apply to study in the UK through the In the UK, support is also provided by the UK International Unit: