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LSBU attracts 172 applications from Science without Borders programme

LSBU's portfolio of undergraduate science and engineering programmes continues to attract a wide range of candidates from around the world
18 February 2015

172 applications have been received from Brazilian students through the Science without Borders programme starting academic year 2015/16.

2015/16 will be the second year LSBU welcomes students from the programme. Aissata Edmondson, senior international officer covering Brazil says of the achievement: "It's certain that our diverse engineering portfolio as well as our central London location is what appeals most to our Science without Borders candidates."

Science without Borders is a Brazilian government scholarship programme which aims to bring 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. The programme commenced in 2012 and is due to run until 2016.

Lucas Daniel Cunha de Paula, a student from LSBU's 2014/15 Science without Borders cohort, said: "The opportunity to live in London is unbelievable! This city is like a piece of each of part the world, all in one place. The cultural experience has been an important aspect of this exchange."

Last year the cohort was spread across a range of subject areas including architecture, chemical and process engineering, civil, mechanical and petroleum engineering, as well as the areas of human nutrition, forensic science and bioscience.