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Northwest Missouri State University

Science Without Borders: Brazilian Scientific Mobility Program

Science Without Borders


Northwest Missouri State University is pleased to announce its participation in the Science Without Borders Program. Science Without Borders is a Brazilian Scientific Mobility Program. This program provides scholarships to Brazilian undergraduates for one year of study at colleges and universities in the United States.  Scholarships will be primarily given to students majoring in the Sciences, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields.  Students will return to Brazil to complete their degrees.

Application Process

Interested students can apply through the Science Without Borders website.  The application request will then be sent to Northwest Missouri State University for further consideration. 

STEM Fields

For students who are interested in attending Northwest Missouri State University, our strongest science programs are:

Agricultural Production Biology Chemistry
Computer Science Emergency and
Disaster Management
Geology GIS Sciences Nano Science

Northwest's science, computer science, and mathematics departments offer hands on learning experiences, with state of the art facilities including the award winning Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE).  The CIE has been equipped with the latest technology for students to access and train with.  Students engage in field work which provides an excellent hands on learning opportunity. Specialized computer laboratories are available to students majoring in computer science.  Various student organizations are also affiliated with these programs and are open for students to participate in. The Emergency and Disaster Management minor available at Northwest provides students with the option to engage in a field exercise to put theoretical knowledge in a practical real life situation located in Florida and Macedonia. 

Other strong, non-STEM, programs offered at Northwest Missouri State University are: Education (certification for educators from early childhood to high school), Business, Mass Communication (Interactive Digital Media), History and Social Sciences. To learn more about our academic programs please visit:

English as a Second Language Program (ESL)

In addition, we also offer an English as a Second Language Program (ESL) which provides intensive English courses to non-native speakers of English to improve their language skills. There are five sessions per year, beginning in January, late February/March, June, August and October. Sessions are roughly eight weeks long. The program offers:

  • Small classes
  • Cultural component to courses
  • TOEFL preparation
  • Preparation for university coursework
  • Instruction at proficiency levels from basic to advanced

About Northwest

Originally established in 1905, Northwest Missouri State University is a state-assisted, four-year regional university that also offers graduate degree programs.Northwest offers 135 undergraduate programs and 36 master's programs. The Business, Education, Geography and Agriculture departments graduate the largest number of students each year. Career Services offers an "Exploring Majors" fair where students can learn about different majors on campus and find which major is the perfect fit for them. Northwest currently has around 7,000 students. This size of campus offers great opportunities for students to succeed socially, as well as academically. With a student to teacher ratio of 21 to 1, you never feel like a number and receive personalized attention from faculty.


For questions, please contact Northwest Missouri State University Study Abroad Coordinator, Jeaneth Puriel at