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Ciência sem Fronteiras' postgraduate programmes

We undertake a wide range of research across science, technology, engineering and medical subjects.

All relevant Schools welcome applications from Ciência sem Fronteiras postgraduate students doing:

  • full-time PhD study;
  • short-term visiting PhD study.

For details of our postgraduate programmes, search our research subject areas.

We also welcome applicants from postdoctoral researchers.

Please send your enquiries to

Applying to the Faculty of Science and Engineering

To find out more about the application process at Schools in the Faculty of Science and Engineering, please email

The Faculty of Science and Engineering includes the Schools of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science; Chemistry; Computer Science; Earth and Environmental Sciences; Electrical and Electronic Engineering; Materials; Mathematics; Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering; and Physics and Astronomy.

How to apply

For full-time study, please apply online. Please indicate that you are a Ciência sem Fronteiras student in the scholarship section of the application form.

For a short-term PhD visit (up to 12 months), please email with the following information:

  • full name and contact details;
  • name of current (home) university;
  • name of current PhD supervisor at home university;
  • subject/research area;
  • short description of current PhD topic;
  • an indication of a member of academic staff you may be interested in working with at Manchester (if possible) or skills/training of interest;
  • transcript showing undergraduate and master’s degree qualifications;
  • English language level achieved;
  • length of proposed visiting period.