Welcome to PONTES Research Scholarship Experience!

The College of Engineering at Purdue University invites qualified undergraduate-level students from Brazil who have been pre-selected by their respective universities to compete for a research opportunity at Purdue University August 2023-December 2024.

Students from the three highly ranked universities in Brazil, the University of Campinas (UNICAMP), the University of Sao Paulo (USP), and the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), are invited to work on research projects full-time as visiting students with participating CoE faculty.

If selected for the PONTES program, each student will receive up to $7000 to aid in housing and travel expenses. To apply, once students have been pre-selected by their universities, they will need to complete an online application, and upload a transcript, an abstract of their proposed research project/idea, a letter of reference, and curriculum vitae by April 10, 2023. Within the application, students can select up to 3 Professors with whom they would like to work. Applications will be reviewed the week of April 10th and interview notifications will be sent by April 14th for scheduled interviews from April 17-April 28, 2023 for those candidates chosen to continue in the selection process. Finalists will be notified by May 1, 2023.

Embark on a mutually rewarding research experience! Up to fifteen PONTES scholarships will be awarded.

For questions, please contact Ms. Rhonda von Werder, Global Fellows Manager for Global Engineering within the College of Engineering at Purdue University.

Testimonials from Current Purdue Students from Europe

James Braun (Belgium)

David Gonzalez Cuadrado (Spain)

Valeria Andreoli (Italy)