To participate:According to the public call notice No. 177/2013 for the Sandwich Undergraduate scholarship in the Netherlands, the applicant must register for the program through the “ Registration Form ” available on the Science without Borders portal from October 16 to October 29 November of 2013.Pre-Selected CandidatesUntil February 10, 2014 (date to be confirmed), students approved in stages 1 (homologation by IES) and stage 2 (selection and classification by CNPq and CAPES) will be informed about the pre-selection of the application. At that moment , stage 3 begins , where the application must be submitted to the Dutch university of interest.
The insertion of the candidate in the Program will depend on the acceptance of the Dutch university for which the application was made.The pre-selected candidate must research the Dutch universities that offer courses in the Areas and Themes covered by the Science Without Borders program through the links Find your Course , Dutch Institutions and Course Extract by Area , contact the relevant institutions to obtain further information. information about the possibilities of programs offered in your area of study. Initially, all Dutch institutions are participating in the program, if any entity expresses non-adherence to the program, the name of the institution will be communicated on this page.
It is essential that the candidate identifies himself as a participant in the Science without Borders Holland program (Science without Borders Holland – SwB Holland), inform the course he wants and ask about the criteria and admission deadlines of the desired institution. All communication with Dutch institutions must be carried out in the English language and by e-mail indicated on the institutions’ websites.It is suggested that the candidate assess the suitability and relevance of the study program offers made available by Dutch universities before submitting the application to the institution (application is understood as the sending of the requested documents / forms).Generally, Dutch universities request that candidates submit documents that prove their link to the Brazilian institution, paid credits, grades obtained and proof of proficiency.
The list below is indicative, please confirm directly with the chosen institution the necessary documentation:• Resume in English;
• Letter of motivation in English;
• Scanned copies of the most relevant diplomas or updated academic history – all documents must be in English;
• Portfolio (according to the study area);
• Scanned copy of the English proficiency exam result according to the grade required in each program (TOELF or IELTS). According to the Code of Conduct , Dutch institutions cannot accept students with a lower grade than the grades required in the notice.
The deadline for submitting the requested documents is March 31, 2014. For the success of the application process, it is up to the student to send documentation, translations and proof of proficiency in English according to the request of the chosen Dutch institution within the stipulated deadline.Effective application is allowed to three Dutch institutions. The candidate who signs up for more than one institution will be able to indicate the order of preference for allocation through electronic mail to [email protected] until April 15 , 2014 with the title “Indication of Preference”, listing in order of preference of which: first (1 °) the most preferred institution.The Science Without Borders Netherlands Program does not guarantee that preferences will be met, as there is a need to assess the acceptance of the candidate in the program by the Dutch institution, the relevance of the course for academic continuity and the adequacy to the areas and themes contemplated.After the application period, the Dutch institutions will evaluate the submitted documentation. Until the final result, it is up to the candidate to just wait for the deadline stipulated in the schedule, as the Dutch institutions will inform the Science Without Borders Program Netherlands about the candidate’s approval or rejection.
If Dutch institutions need any additional information, this can be requested at any time.Dutch universities will start the registration and visa application process after the final result is announced. As soon as requested, the candidate must provide the necessary documents. After sending the documentation, the Dutch institution will forward the process to the immigration department (IND), the visa will be forwarded to the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Chile (issuer of all visas in Latin America) and then sent to the Embassy in Brasília and other Consulates in Brazil. This process usually takes eight weeks.
According to item 10 of the notice, the payment of consular fees (visa), passport and translations are the sole responsibility of the candidate.If you have any questions, please contact Nuffic Neso Brazil – Dutch Foundation for International Cooperation in Higher Education – responsible for the Dutch participation in the Science Without Borders Program by calling (61) 3041-6094 or by e-mail to swbholland @ nesobrazil.org . We also suggest registering to receive the Nuffic Neso Brazil newsletter with periodic updates on Dutch higher education.Nuffic Neso Brazil will create a Facebook group where the pre-selected candidates from call no. 177/2013 will be able to interact with each other, with the Neso Brazil team and with Dutch universities.
As soon as the Pre-Selection result is indicated, we will disclose the group link.Stay tuned for news from Nuffic Neso Brazil, as the Pre-Boarding meeting can help you pack your bags, facilitate contact with students who are embarking in the same period and tips on what to do before leaving Brazil and once you arrive in Brazil. Netherlands.For more information on studying in the Netherlands visit www.nesobrazil.org Frequently Asked Questions about the Science Without Borders Program Netherlands.SCIENCE WITHOUT FRONTIERS NETHERLANDS – GRADUATIONThe call for proposals for Science without Borders Netherlands consists of 4 stages:
1st Stage: Approval by IES;
2nd Stage: Pre-Selection and Classification of Candidates – CNPq / CAPES;
3rd Stage: Allocation of Candidates by Nuffic
4th Stage: Approval of Candidates – Final result.The 3rd Stage is the moment of contact with Dutch universities. The candidate must be pre-selected if he will present himself to the Dutch institutions asking them about the possibilities of study within each institution that interests him. The difference in Holland: the candidate chooses where to study!Contact with Dutch universities:Find a course in the Find Your Course database , in the list of Higher Education Institutions in the Netherlands or in the Course Extract by Area . When finding the most relevant courses, get in touch with universities:1. Inform about the interest in studying at the institution through the program “Science without Borders Holland – Science without Borders Holland”;
2. Question them about the possibilities of study;
3. Request the list of documents required for application in the program;* For the success of the application process, it will be up to the candidate to send, within the stipulated period, the documentation, translations and proof of proficiency in English according to the request of the chosen Dutch institution;
** The candidate will be able to apply for only three universities, that is, send the documents and inform Nuffic Neso Brazil the order of preference;In the 4th Stage, after the final result is announced, the approved students will start preparing their stay together with the Dutch institution of destination. Most institutions will inform their students about housing options and medical assistance suggestions according to the program to be carried out. Dutch higher education institutions are also responsible for applying for a student visa with IND . So, follow the instructions of your destination organization.WHAT ARE THE NETHERLANDS INSTITUTIONS PARTICIPATING IN THE SCIENCE WITHOUT NETHERLANDS PROGRAM?As this announcement is in accordance with the Dutch academic year, all Dutch higher education institutions are participating. To access possible institutions, access the Course Bank and the List of Dutch Institutions . Institutions that have stated that they will not participate in the program because they do not have English courses at the undergraduate level or because they are unable to adapt to the program are:* TU Delft
* Gerrit Rietveld Academie
* Tilburg University HOW TO FIND MY COURSE?In order to find a course offered at higher education institutions in the Netherlands, the pre-selected candidate must research the study programs in the Areas and Themes covered by Science without Borders through the Find Your Course and Dutch Institutions links . Also check out our Study in the Netherlands page where there are extracts from courses in some areas. It is necessary to contact the institutions to obtain more information about the possibilities of programs offered in your area of study.The contact must be made in English through the e-mail announced by the institution. It is important that the candidate identifies himself as a participant in the Science without Borders Holland Program (Science without Borders Holland) and asks them about the documentation and deadlines for the application.Initially, all Dutch institutions are participating in the program, if any entity expresses non-adherence to the program, the name of the institution will be communicated on this page. It is important that the candidate is proactive in the search for institutions, vacancies and disciplines according to the area covered in the program and academic relevance. We emphasize that in this call (Dutch academic year 2013/2014) there will be no list of participating universities, so the candidate must check the Find Your Course and Dutch Institutions platforms to access the study possibilities in the Netherlands.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN RESEARCH UNIVERSITY AND APPLIED SCIENCES?Dutch institutions can basically be understood as belonging to two groups: Research Universities (or just Universities) and Universities of Applied Sciences. The first group is made up of institutions that focus on scientific research, in the most academic format of teaching. Usually, the bachelor’s degree is linked to the master’s degree and it is this title that can direct the candidate for a doctorate (PhD). The second large group is formed by the Universities of Applied Sciences. These institutions have the most practical focus, geared to the job market. Candidates offer bachelor’s and master’s degrees.The international rankings that assess higher education worldwide ranked, in 2011, Dutch higher education as the third best in the world. And it is these institutions, Universities for Research and Applied Sciences, that offer academic programs for Science without Borders candidates in the Netherlands.CLINICAL MATTERS – MEDICINESince the implementation of the Bologna Process in Europe, the academic medical curriculum has been divided into three years of bachelor’s degrees plus three years of master’s degrees. The clinical part is usually carried out in the master’s degree and in Dutch, as it is the country’s official language.
The baccalaureate program can be taught in English which facilitates the adhesion of students who do not speak Dutch, but this has to be discussed directly with each university.Some universities may facilitate the CsF graduate student to participate in some clinical and / or research subjects. The entire process and possibilities will be discussed between the university and the candidate. Therefore, we do not rule out the possibility of making clinical materials, but we also do not guarantee that you will have clinical materials. So, get in touch with universities to find out about the possibilities.
CAN I TAKE MASTER’S MATTERS IN NETHERLANDS?To put it better: after the Treaty of Bologna, Europe established a three-year bachelor’s degree and continued study through a two-year master’s degree. As the higher education system in Brazil has a different structure, through Science without Borders, it is possible to carry out some master’s courses, combined with bachelor’s degree subjects (since it is difficult for the candidate to have 100% correspondence of all subjects in Brazil and in the Netherlands ) if the Dutch institution approves (as the Dutch institution has autonomy in the evaluation of its academic record). In any case, the candidate will not obtain a master’s degree, as it will be a combination of subjects and not the master’s degree itself.
The master’s degree is not covered by the Science without Borders program. Dutch universities can develop an appropriate program for each candidate combining bachelor’s and master’s degrees according to the academic profile. For this to happen, the university has to propose this possibility to the candidate according to the posture of each department of the institution.I DIDN’T FIND A COURSE IN MY AREA, SO THERE IS NO POSSIBILITY FOR STUDY IN NETHERLANDS?On the Find your course platform, Dutch institutions provide information on comprehensive study programs that are 100% in English. There are courses that are mixed (partly in English and partly in Dutch) and only in Dutch. These courses will not appear on the platform. Therefore, the need to contact the institutions to learn about the possibilities for Science Without Borders, since some subjects in English may compose the program according to the candidate’s academic profile. Some links that may help you in your search:
Find Your Course
Extract by Area
List of Dutch Institutions of Higher Education
Science without Borders Netherlands – GraduationMY COURSE IS NOT CONTEMPLATED IN THE AREAS AND THEMES OF THE PROGRAM, WHAT CAN I DO?The definition of the areas and themes covered by the Science without Borders Program is the responsibility of the Brazilian Federal Government. Therefore, any issue related to this area has to be dealt with directly with the responsible bodies. www.cienciasemfronteiras.gov.brTHE COURSES THAT GRADUATION STUDENTS SHOULD CHOOSE FROM STUDYFINDER SHOULD ONLY BE GRADUATION COURSES, OR SHORT-TERM COURSES SINCE THE PERIOD ESTABLISHED BY THE SCHOLARSHIP CAN ALSO BE CHOSEN?In principle, courses should be undergraduate (bachelor’s). Depending on the period you are taking your course, the institutions may offer you some master’s courses. In this way, your program would be a “Tailor-Made” where there would be a combination of bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Some links that may help you in your search:
Find Your Course
Extract by Area
List of Dutch Institutions of Higher Education
Science without Borders Netherlands – GraduationIS MY PROFICIENCY EXAMINATION LESS THAN THE TENDER NOTE, EVEN IF I CAN APPLY FOR A VACANCY?According to the Code of Conduct , a document that Dutch institutions must sign before receiving international students, the minimum score in the proficiency exam for entering Dutch higher education is: TOEFL (Test of English as Foreign Language) in IBT ( Internet Based Test), with a minimum of 80 points or PBT (Paper Based Test) with a minimum of 550 points or CBT (Computer Based Test) with a minimum of 213 points, or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with a minimum of 6.0 points. For this reason, acceptance is subject to compliance with the basic language requirements defined by the institution, which, eventually, may be higher than those mentioned above.IS THE NOTE IN THE ENGLISH TEST MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE HISTORY?No. The English grade only proves that you are able to understand the language, but it does not prove your academic performance.
History is more important. But there are universities that have the minimum proficiency required higher than the minimum required in the Netherlands, so you have to keep an eye on that point too, okay?I NEED THE OFFICIAL RESULT OF THE PROFICIENCY EXAMINATION THAT ARRIVES BY MAIL FOR MY REGISTRATION TO BE VALID OR IF ONLY THE ONLINE VERSION WOULD ALSO SOLVE THE QUESTION.For the registration in the Science without Borders form, the online result is probably enough. It is worth mentioning that, as this step is the responsibility of the Brazilian Government, we suggest that you check with them the official answer.
In addition, it is very important that when submitting a “print screen”, your identification and note are appearing according to the examination modalities allowed in the notice.In the Dutch part, at the outset, universities can accept their “print screen”, but it is possible that they ask for the original to complement their final acceptance. But this should only happen in February / March 2014. Until then, possibly, you already have the result in hand.I DO NOT HAVE ANYTHING, WILL I BE DISQUALIFIED?The definition of the admission criteria for the Brazilian part of the Science without Borders Program is the responsibility of the Brazilian Federal Government.
Therefore, any issue related to this area has to be dealt with directly with the responsible bodies. www.cienciasemfronteiras.gov.brWHAT IS THE CANDIDATE / VACANCY (COMPETITION) RELATIONSHIP OF CSF NETHERLANDS?For Science Without Borders Netherlands undergraduate modality, there is no predetermined number of vacancies. Dutch universities can offer different programs and create programs according to the candidate’s academic profile. What should be sought by candidates for the CsF Holland Program in the 3rd stage of the call for tenders is the fulfillment of the requirements requested by the Dutch institutions.IS THERE A SPECIFIC NUMBER OF SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE BY NUFFIC FOR CSF CALLS, OR ALL THOSE WHO APPLY AND MEET THE TENDER’S REQUIREMENTS ARE ALLOCATED IN THE INSTITUTIONS?There is no specific number of vacancies for the Netherlands notice. What happens is:
the candidate needs to be pre-selected (go through the homologation stage by the HEI itself and the classification stage by Science without Borders) in order to be able to contact the Dutch institution. In the third stage, the applicant must obtain a letter of acceptance from a Dutch institution for a course within the areas covered by the program. Thus, being pre-selected and obtaining acceptance from a Dutch institution within the requirements of the program, he / she will be awarded the scholarship.CAN I DO AN INTERNSHIP OR RESEARCH IN NETHERLANDS THROUGH THE CSF NETHERLANDS PROGRAM?It is possible to carry out an internship or research in Dutch institutions as long as the candidate takes at least one semester of subjects and the Dutch institution allows such an activity to be carried out.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENTIAL OF THE NETHERLANDS PUBLIC NOTICE?The great advantage of the announcement from the Netherlands is that the one who chooses the destination university is the candidate himself. For this to happen successfully, the candidate must correctly follow the application instructions, apply to institutions that offer courses within the program profile, indicate their preference and receive acceptance from the desired university.REPROVATIONS: IS THIS TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT AT THE TIME OF ANALYZING MY HISTORY?Yes, it can be taken into account, it will depend on the materials that are included in these disapprovals. For example, if they are subjects that do not add much to the course in which you are applying, it may be that universities do not take into account. An important issue to analyze is also how your home university handles failures. What you need to have, within your academic composition, for them to approve you.
Check this, okay?DO YOU HAVE THE POSSIBILITY OF NO FACULTY TO ACCEPT ME?Yes, there is always that possibility. So our suggestion is that you contact as many universities as you want, but that you actually apply (send documents) to up to three institutions. This will expand your possibilities for acceptance.AND IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT, AM I SIMPLY OUT OF THE PROGRAM IN THIS NOTICE?Exactly. If you do not get any acceptance, there is no “second” possibility. So, therefore, we suggest that you research about the institutions and get in touch with them. In this contact, be as clear as possible and present all the documents that prove your academic resourcefulness. The better, the more possibilities for acceptance.
Some universities value work, projects, articles … not just grades. So, prepare well the material you are going to send.IS THERE A MINIMUM OF CREDITS (ECTS) THAT WE MUST COMPLY WITH DURING THE ACADEMIC YEAR?As Science Without Borders students go to the Netherlands for an academic year, it is expected that the student will fulfill 60 ECTS over the entire period, just as a regular student would do within a Dutch academic year.HOW TO INDICATE PREFERENCE?Application to three Dutch institutions is allowed. The candidate who signs up for more than one institution can indicate the order of preference for allocation through electronic mail to [email protected] until April 15, 2014 with the title “Indication of Preference”, listing in order of preference of which: first (1 °) the most preferred institution.
The Science Without Borders Netherlands Program does not guarantee that preferences will be met, as there is a need to assess the acceptance of the candidate in the program by the Dutch institution, the relevance of the course for academic continuity and the adequacy to the areas and themes contemplated.SEEN, DO I NEED?To study in the Netherlands for more than 90 days, the applicant will need a student visa and residence permit. Dutch universities will start the registration and visa application process after the final result is announced. As soon as requested, the candidate must provide the necessary documents. After sending the documentation, the Dutch institution will forward the process to the immigration department (IND) and the visa will be forwarded to the Embassy (and Consulates) in Brazil. This process usually takes four weeks. According to item 10 of the notice, the payment of consular fees (visa), passport and translations are the sole responsibility of the candidate.
DO I HAVE DOUBLE EUROPEAN CITIZENSHIP, HELP?Yes, dual citizenship can be used for registration with the Dutch university in order to avoid the need to apply for a visa.HIGH COST CITY – MY CITY IS VERY EXPENSIVENuffic Neso Brazil is focused on academic and non-economic indicators. We do not have economic indicators to formally assess the costs of living in a city. For this reason, Nuffic Neso Brazil does not take a stand on the inclusion of any Dutch city as a high-cost city. The appeal is from the Brazilian government and it must make the decision on how to invest it.
We have already suggested to the Program, if it so wishes, to consult economic indicators to assess the need. But it is only a suggestion. Also, in the Netherlands, the minimum value of EUR 800.00 per month must be proven, which the CsF scholarship already serves.Generally, the first months are for adaptation where we end up spending more. But over time, you get more of the rhythm of the city, the more affordable options to adapt to the amount received through the grant.