42 Brazilian students will call Macquarie home this year, thanks to the Science Without Borders scholarship program.
42 Brazilian students will call Macquarie home this year, thanks to the Science Without Borders scholarship program.

Macquarie goes Brazilian

Macquarie’s campus was abuzz with excitement in July, as the University welcomed 42 Brazilian scholarship students from the Science Without Borders program.

Primarily funded by the Brazilian government, Science Without Borders is a large-scale scholarship program that seeks to qualify 100,000 Brazilian students and researchers in top universities worldwide.

Macquarie was identified by Brazil as one of the world’s top universities for science, technology, engineering and mathematics, joining Australia’s famous Group of Eight universities as one of the Science Without Borders host institutions.

Macquarie was also chosen for its welcoming environment for international students, including its exceptional support services, accommodation and internship opportunities.

After an official welcome by Faculty of Science Executive Dean Professor Clive Baldock, the Brazilian students will commence their English language preparation program at the Macquarie University English Language Centre (ELC).  ELC has employed two Portuguese-speaking assistants to provide dedicated language support to the group.

Ten student mentors from Mentors@Macquarie will also be providing assistance to the students, with a 1:4 mentor-to-student ratio.


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