University welcomes students from Brazil

Students at the merged Havant and South Downs College receiving their results this morning Picture: Tamara Siddiqui

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THE University of Portsmouth has welcomed 165 new students from Brazil.

It is part of Science Without Borders, a Brazilian government scheme that aims to send more than 100,000 students to study overseas.

Science Without Borders is a scholarship programme which sends students on undergraduate sandwich courses, PhD sandwich courses and full PhDs to study in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and creative industries at universities in the UK.

The university has been involved with the scheme since it began in 2012, and this year has taken the second highest number of students after the University of Strathclyde.

Wesley Reuel, a second year studying software engineering, said: ‘The big difference is the amount of self-study I have been able to do. We are given the freedom to really explore our subject area.

‘I am so excited to be in the city that gave birth to Sherlock Holmes, and my English has improved more than I could have imagined.’