Canada-Brazil Ciência sem Fronteiras Scholarship Program


The Canada-Brazil Ciência sem Fronteiras Scholarship Program provides funding for students pursuing graduate studies at the Doctoral (PhD) level in science & technology. There are two study options:

  • To complete a Full PhD at a Canadian university; or
  • To complete 3 to 12 months of PhD research at a Canadian university.

The information on this page pertains to PhD students. If you are an undergraduate student interested in studying at SFU through CsF, please see the CsF webpage on the International Services for Students site.

Value & Tenure of Award

CSF Portion: Scholarship winners may be funded for up to 4 years by CAPES (Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior) and/or CNPq ( Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico). Full PhD scholarship students will receive between $1,470 and $3,200 CDN per month ($17,640 to $38,400 per year).

SFU Portion:
Scholarship winners will receive funding equivalent to the cost of tuition up to 48 months (PhD) under the condition that the CSF’s support is secured. Note that the SFU portion is the Provost International Fellowship and successful candidates should be nominated for that award by their departments.


You may be eligible to apply under this program if you:

More information about applying for the Canada-Brazil Ciência sem Fronteiras Scholarship Program is available on the Canadian Bureau of International Education website (English) and the Ciência sem Fronteiras website (Portuguese).

Find a Program

We recommend contacting a professor, department, or research lab directly to see if graduate placements are available. See list of relevant research areas below (according to Ciência sem Fronteiras Priority Areas) and our tips on finding a supervisor.

See also: all SFU graduate programs

CBIE has also developed a database that provides access to specific doctoral research project opportunities currently available in a number of Canadian universities for Ciência sem Fronteiras doctoral students. Please send an email to CBIE Doctoral to request a user name and password for the database.

Application process and deadlines

If you meet the eligibility criteria, you must:

  • Review the application process and deadlines on the Canadian Bureau of International Education website
  • Review information related to the national/Brazilian selection process on the Ciência sem Fronteiras website
  • Follow all regular application procedures for admission to SFU
    • If you wish to come for a short-term visit, please see how to apply as a visiting graduate research student
    • We invite you to consider creating a Joint PhD/Cotutelle program at Simon Fraser University. This high-level international training opportunity lets you work with two senior supervisors at their respective academic research institutions in two countries and is customized to meet your PhD research objectives.
  • Submit an application for admission to Simon Fraser University by the deadline listed on the departmental website
    • When you apply, please inform your graduate program assistant and
        that you have applied to CSF or will be applying for the CSF competition. This will allow us to ensure your application is identified correctly and the deadlines are met. 
  • If you are successful in obtaining CSF funding, please let your SFU graduate program know so they may nominate you for the Provost International Fellowship.

If you have any questions about the Canada-Brazil Ciência sem Fronteiras Scholarship Program, please contact

If you require assistance from SFU Graduate Studies, please contact


At a Glance

Canada-Brazil Ciência sem Fronteiras Scholarship Program

Eligibility: Selected successful recipients of the Canada-Brazil Ciência sem Fronteiras Doctoral Scholarship Program are eligible for a concurrent tuition waiver from SFU's Provost International Fellowship.


Students can apply to the Canadian Bureau of International Education at any time. It is recommended that you apply for a scholarship 9-12 months before your intended program start date.  See CBIE website for more info.

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