The program is designed to offer students from Brazil an opportunity to pursue study in mostly STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) for 12 or 18 months at colleges and universities in the United States. Students will return to complete their degrees in Brazil. This is a non-degree program for two academic semesters or three quarters, with the opportunity for some students to participate in pre-academic Intensive English Programs. Students will begin their programs in either the Spring semester or Fall semester of each year. The students are also required to complete an internship during the summer months of their programs.
IIE welcomes your application to become a BSMP Host Institution. Please read the instructions linked below carefully prior to submitting an application. All new and continuing BSMP Host Institutions are required to submit the new application for both the academic and intensive English components of the program. Once the 2014 BSMP Undergraduate Host Institution application is submitted, host institutions will only need to make updates for future semesters. We encourage all new and continuing host institutions to watch the informational webinar below and review eligibility requirements before applying.
Being a BSMP undergraduate Host Institution: An Overview
An informational webinar with Edward Monks, Director of Academic and Experiential Learning at the Institute of International Education.
This webinar gives an overview of the program and provides updates for new and continuing BSMP Host Institutions. It outlines requirements and guidelines for host institutions, shares best practices and provides information about the 2014 BSMP Host Institution application.
Topics of discussion include Placement and Admissions Policies, Student Orientation/Arrival, Housing/Meal Plans, Course Enrollment/Academic Advising, Academic Training/Summer Coursework, Finance/Billing, and other relevant information.
Download webinar presentation slides (10.5 MB, PDF)
Apply to host Brazil Scientific Mobility undergraduate students
Host Institution Requirements
The requirements of BSMP Host Institutions are the following:
- Offer strong coursework and access to registration in relevant STEM fields: Please see Fast Facts 2013 / 2014 for Top Fields of Study & Number of Students;
- Accept students’ documentation from IIE, including the Common Application, TOEFL ITP score reports, transcripts, etc. and expedite admission decisions;
- Provide support to international students by offering academic advising, arranging shared on-campus housing, meal plans and assistance in securing internships.
All undergraduate BSMP grantees will be placed by IIE. IIE will make arrangements to pay BSMP grantees’ tuition, room, board and health insurance upon receipt of an invoice from the host institution. IIE will also provide J-1 visa sponsorship in the student non-degree category.
Round trip transportation to/from Brazil, a monthly stipend and settling allowance will be provided to each student directly by the Program Sponsors. All undergraduate BSMP grantees are required to complete their degrees in Brazil, as well as to contribute to their home country for at least two years.
If you believe your institution is a good fit for the Brazil Scientific Mobility Program, we welcome you to submit an application to host future BSMP grantees.
Fall 2014 Program Cycle
The application to host students in the Fall 2014 Program Cycle is now closed.
Fall 2015 Program Cycle
IIE is in the process of updating the application for the 2015-2016 academic year, and have temporarily shut off the application system until early August 2014.
If you have questions about hosting students during this time, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org for Brazil Scientific Mobility Program; email@example.com for Study America / LOTUS.