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INTRODUCTION

Brazil , officially the Federative Republic of Brazil is the largest country in both South America and Latin America. At 8.5 million square kilometers (3.2 million square miles) and with over 211 million people, Brazil is the world’s fifth-largest country by area and the sixth most populous. Its capital is Brasília, and its most populous city is São Paulo. The federation is composed of the union of the 26 states and the Federal District. It is the largest country to have Portuguese as an official language and the only one in the Americas, it is also one of the most multicultural and ethnically diverse nations, due to over a century of mass immigration from around the world , as well as the most populous Roman Catholic-majority country.

Brazil is classified as an upper-middle income economy by the World Bank and a newly industrialized country, with the largest share of global wealth in Latin America. It is considered an advanced emerging economy, having the twelfth largest GDP in the world by nominal, and eighth by PPP measures. It is one of the world’s major breadbaskets, being the largest producer of coffee for the last 150 years. Brazil is a regional power and sometimes considered a great or a middle power in international affairs.

 

 

INTRODUCTION

Brazil , officially the Federative Republic of Brazil is the largest country in both South America and Latin America. At 8.5 million square kilometers (3.2 million square miles) and with over 211 million people, Brazil is the world’s fifth-largest country by area and the sixth most populous. Its capital is Brasília, and its most populous city is São Paulo. The federation is composed of the union of the 26 states and the Federal District. It is the largest country to have Portuguese as an official language and the only one in the Americas, it is also one of the most multicultural and ethnically diverse nations, due to over a century of mass immigration from around the world , as well as the most populous Roman Catholic-majority country.

Brazil is classified as an upper-middle income economy by the World Bank and a newly industrialized country, with the largest share of global wealth in Latin America. It is considered an advanced emerging economy, having the twelfth largest GDP in the world by nominal, and eighth by PPP measures. It is one of the world’s major breadbaskets, being the largest producer of coffee for the last 150 years. Brazil is a regional power and sometimes considered a great or a middle power in international affairs.

 

 
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Study in Brazil

The largest country in both South America and Latin America, Brazil covers 8.5 million square kilometres and is home to over 208 million people. This makes Brazil the world’s fifth largest country by area and the sixth most populous. It is multicultural and ethnically diverse and a perfect destination for international students. There is something for everyone in Brazil!

Brazil is known for its bright and vibrant culture, which is influenced by the variety of traditions and histories. The country has a distinctive musical sound, and is famous for fantastic samba carnivals. If sport is your thing, Brazil has plenty to offer! The national football team have won the World Cup a record 5 times, and 3 Brazilian drivers have won the Formula One World Championships 8 times.

Study in Brazil

The largest country in both South America and Latin America, Brazil covers 8.5 million square kilometres and is home to over 208 million people. This makes Brazil the world’s fifth largest country by area and the sixth most populous. It is multicultural and ethnically diverse and a perfect destination for international students. There is something for everyone in Brazil!

Brazil is known for its bright and vibrant culture, which is influenced by the variety of traditions and histories. The country has a distinctive musical sound, and is famous for fantastic samba carnivals. If sport is your thing, Brazil has plenty to offer! The national football team have won the World Cup a record 5 times, and 3 Brazilian drivers have won the Formula One World Championships 8 times.

Detailed Information On Education Study in Brazil

The Brazilian higher education system is similar in some ways to that of many other countries. You can study for undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD degrees. There are many degree disciplines offered, all at a high standard and low cost. At the bigger universities there are many degrees taught in English, but you can practice your Portuguese as well!

Although you may recognise similarities in the education system, there are some noticeable differences. Bachelor and Associate degrees are referred to as graduate degrees. They take between 4 and 6 years to complete. When completed, you are qualified to work as a doctor or lawyer. A licentiate degree will take about 4 years, and allows you to work as a teacher. A technology degree takes about 2 years to complete. It will give you the skills to work in specialised fields, like agriculture or tourism. You can then earn either a lato sensu degree or a stricto sensu degree as postgraduate qualifications. The lato sensu degree will show that you have gained specialist knowledge in a specific subject area. However, it does not allow you to progress onto a PhD or other research degree. MBA programmes are classed to be lato sensu programmes. In order to progress to a PhD or research degree, you need to do a strictu sensu degree.

The government makes considerable contributions to higher education and tuition fees are reasonable. This makes Brazil extremely accessible for international students. There are a mixture of state funded and private universities, and tuition costs will vary depending on your choice of institution.

Most universities accept online applications, making it very easy for you to apply from your home country. Depending on your choice of university, you may need to provide extra information. This can include a research proposal, a letter stating your motivations for your course choice, a letter of recommendation, qualification transcripts and passport and ID photos. You will also require a visa.

There are also work placements available, depending on your area of study. For example, science and technology students at some universities are able to do a 12 week period of paid work experience. This sort of thing looks fantastic on your CV/resume, and can prove that you have the skills to be functional in a company.

Study Expenses

If you are looking to study a publicly funded degree, you will not have to pay any tuition fees. This is because the Brazilian Federal Constitution has guaranteed the right to free public education for all students. You will likely still have to pay a registration fee. If you choose to study at a private university, you will have to pay a tuition fee. The amount is set by the individual institution, and will therefore differ depending on your choice. On average, tuition at a private institution can cost between R$7000 and R$43,000 per year. International students can access financial aid that will help with costs of meals, books, accommodation and transport. This is available through each institution. There is also a chance that your home country will be able to offer some sort of financial help in the form of a grant or scholarship.

Living Expenses

Unlike other countries, most institutions in Brazil do not offer student accommodation. This means that students have to find private accommodation. It might be helpful to contact your university of choice, as they can help students to find somewhere suitable to stay. Homestay is another great option for international students. This is where a student stays with a host family – a great way to integrate into the local culture! Renting a private apartment in Brazil can cost between R$1000 and R$2,056 per month. A cheaper restaurant can cost from R$18, a cinema ticket will cost from R$21. in general, Brazil is one of the expensive Brazilian cities. It is important that you factor this into your plans and make sure Brazil would be a practical choice for you.

Study and Work in Brazil

Since the end of 2016, students are able to work alongside studying. This opens up lots of opportunities for international students to finance their studies and enjoy exploring their new home city in their free-time. This new form of working visa will also allow students to stay in Brazil after their studies if they get an offer of employment their stay. However, the conversion of the visa from study to work does take some time, so make sure you plan well.

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Centro Universitário do Vale do Rio Taquari (UNIVATES)
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Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp)
Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCar)
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Universidade Federal do ABC (UFABC)
Faculdade de Tecnologia do Estado de São Paulo (FATEC)
Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia de São Paulo (IFSP)
Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica (ITA)
Centro Universitário Belas Artes de São Paulo (FEBASP)
Centro Universitário da FEI (FEI)
Centro Universitário das Faculdades Metropolitanas Unidas (FMU)
Centro Universitário do Instituto Mauá de Tecnologia (CeUn-IMT)
Centro Universitário FECAP (FECAP)
Centro Universitário Nove de Julho (UNINOVE)
Centro Universitário São Camilo (CUSC)
Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing (ESPM)
Faculdade de Tecnologia Bandeirantes (BandTec)
Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado (FAAP)
Fundação Educacional do Município de Assis (FEMA)
Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV)
Fundação Santo André (FSA)
Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Campinas (PUC-Campinas)
Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP)
Universidade Anhanguera (Uniderp)
Universidade Anhembi Morumbi (UAM) (Laureate International Universities)
Universidade Católica de Santos (UNISANTOS)
Universidade Cidade de São Paulo (UNICID)
Universidade de Guarulhos (UNG)
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Universidade de Taubaté (Unitau)
Universidade Metodista de Piracicaba (Unimep)
Universidade Metodista de São Paulo (Umesp)
Universidade Municipal de São Caetano do Sul (USCS)
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Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie (Mackenzie)
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Universidade Santo Amaro (UNISA)
Universidade São Marco (UNIMARCO)
Universidade Federal de Sergipe (UFS)
Universidade Federal do Tocantins (UFT)
Universidade Estadual do Tocantins (UNITINS)
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Students will need a visa to study at a Brazilian institution. This is usually a temporary residence visa, which allows for one year’s study. This can then be extended to suit your study needs. The visa application process can take up to 3 months, so make sure you get it sorted in time!

In order to apply for a visa, you generally need to provide:

  • A valid passport
  • Proof of sufficient funds
  • A letter of confirmation from your MEC approved institute
  • Two passport sized photos
  • Medical records
  • Two printed and signed application forms
  • Evidence of no criminal record, original and duplicate

Within 30 days of your arrival, you need to register with the Federal Police. This will allow you to acquire a foreigners ID card. If you need to extend/renew your visa, you need to submit your application at least 30 days before it expires.

For more information regarding visas, it is recommended that you visit: https://www.portalconsular.itamaraty.gov.br/vistos-para-viajar-ao-brasil

 

Advantages of Studying in Brazil

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1. The PriceTag ?

While private institutions in Brazil are pay to play, public institutions are free to Brazilians. Even better? Some are also free to international students! It’s no surprise, then, that the competition is steep for admissions: 10 candidates apply for every spot. But even the private institutions are a steal compared to in some other parts of the world. Annual private tuition fees range between $2,000 and $10,000 USD.

While the Brazilian government does offer limited scholarship assistance to international students, many have more luck seeking out funding organizations in their native countries.

Study in Brazil 3

1. The PriceTag ?

While private institutions in Brazil are pay to play, public institutions are free to Brazilians. Even better? Some are also free to international students! It’s no surprise, then, that the competition is steep for admissions: 10 candidates apply for every spot. But even the private institutions are a steal compared to in some other parts of the world. Annual private tuition fees range between $2,000 and $10,000 USD.

While the Brazilian government does offer limited scholarship assistance to international students, many have more luck seeking out funding organizations in their native countries.

2. World-Class Education

Brazil doesn’t just excel at soccer. In fact the country’s higher education star is quickly rising. Of its more than 2,600 public and private institutions, 17 made the Top 800 in the 2013/14 QS World University Rankings, while four earned spots in the Top 400: Universidade de São Paulo, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, and Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais.

Brazil completely dominates the rankings for Latin America with the same four institutions claiming Top 10 finishes.

Public and private institutions alike are known for their exceptional quality of facilities and faculty as well as a comprehensive range of course offerings and commitment to social inclusion.

 

3. Brazil wants You.

As part of the country’s focus on enhancing its academic reputation, Brazil is in active pursuit of internationalization. The Brazilian Exchange Bureau promotes the country’s education programs to foreign students and foreign exchange companies. There’s a push to draw high-quality faculty and students from across the globe, and more institutions abroad are entering into strategic partnerships with Brazil in both exchange programs and research collaborations. Foreign student numbers are skyrocketing due in no small part to the fact that its easier than ever to to apply to study here.

4. So will Employers

Brazil is considered an emerging power within the global economy — joining such stars as India and China. Studying here positions international students for success with multinational corporations which view Brazilian universities as excellent recruiting grounds for employees. Brazil’s role as one of the world’s top consumer markets makes the country a solid bet for those aspiring to be competitive in the global marketplace.

5. They know How to Party

To start with, there’s Carnival. This countrywide bash may be Brazil’s most famous party, but it’s far from the only one. Aspiring revelers can pretty much always find some kind of street celebration happening in Brazil.

From music and atmosphere to its amazing street food, Brazil offers an extraordinarily rich and vibrant culture because of its largely immigrant composition of approximately 180 million people. Brazilians are also notoriously friendly, making it a particularly warm and welcoming place to visit.

6. Best Place for Foodies

Food may technically fall under the “culture” heading, but in Brazil it deserves a category of its own. From Rio Grande do Sul’s gaúcho-tended fire pits to fine dining in São Paulo, Brazil’s gastronomic capital, Brazilian food offers an abundance of international appeal — whether you’re sampling gourmet street fair, attending a culinary festival or dining at one of the country’s famed churrascarias.

Make sure to try the traditional stew, “feijoada,” and the deliciously cheesy and crispy pastry, “pão de queijo.” Wash down these local delicacies with Brazil’s national cocktail, the refreshing caipirinha.

7. So much to see

With more than 4,500 miles of coastline, 2,000 beaches, and almost 25 percent of the world’s rainforests, Brazil has been deemed a geographically “megadiverse” country because of its abundance of natural attractions and wildlife. While the cities and beaches may be swarming with sun worshippers, there’s a whole different side to Brazil: as many as 60 undiscovered tribes may exist in its dense jungles, according to anthropologists. For sweeping views, head to one of several magnificent lookout points, including Rio De Janeiro’s famed Christ Redeemer statue.

Brazil is also a great home base for exploring; it serves as a gateway to popular South American sites including Buenos Aires, Patagonia, Machu Picchu and The Andes.

8. Practice your Portugal

Another way Brazil is set apart from its surrounding countries? Its official language of Portuguese is spoken by a full 98 percent of the population. If you’re hoping to hone your Portuguese skills, there’s no better place in the Americas to do so. Although Spanish and English are also spoken in some of the larger cities, Portuguese is the official teaching language, and is used for all business transactions.

9. Passion of Football in Brazil

No discussion of Brazil is complete without mention of soccer. Whether you’re a lifelong soccer player or can’t distinguish a soccer ball from a quidditch ball, you’re almost certain to leave as a fan with a yellow jersey and some fancy footwork of your own.

While Brazil is poised to become a powerful player on the international higher education scene, studying abroad doesn’t just deliver unique opportunities for academic pursuits. Rather, Brazil offers exciting entry to an entirely new world for students who opt to study here.