A Guide to Studying Abroad in Brazil

Study Abroad Brazil

Interested in going to study abroad in South America? Need some convincing Brazil should be your destination? Here are some reasons to choose this country:

  • An up and coming economy
  • High ranking universities
  • A good higher education system
  • Diverstiy of locations from cities to more rural areas
  • Beautiful beaches
  • Learn a new language - combine experiences and book a Portuguese language course in Brazil
  • Vibrant culture
  • One of the best football teams in the world - you'll get to watch a local game


Popular Places to Study in Brazil

You can find courses throughout the country and these are the most popular places:

  • Rio de Janeiro 
  • Salvador 
  • Sao Paulo 
  • Curitiba 
  • Florianópolis 
  • Fortaleza 
  • Porto Alegre 
  • Recife 
  • Belo Horizonte 
  • Brasilia / Brasília 
  • Salvador da Bahia 

Other places you might want to consider include:

  • Caxias do Sul, Campinas, Belem, Maceio, Santa Maria, Goiana, Viçosa, Londrina, Itajaí, Campos Dos Goytacazes, Niterói, Jatai, São João del Rei, São Carlos, Pirenopolis, Pernambuco, Parana, Piracicaba, Santarem, Mato Grosso de Sul, Juiz de Fora, Paraty, Teresina, Roraima and Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado.


Best Universities in Brazil for International Students

  • Universidade de São Paulo
  • Universidade estadual de Campinas(Unicamp)
  • Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro 
  • Universidade de Brasilia
  • Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
  • Pontificia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC -SP)
  • Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro 
  • Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
  • Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ)
  • Universidade Federal de São Carlos - (UFSCAR)
  • Pontificia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS)
  • Universidade Federal do Rio Grande Do Sul


Scholarships for Studying in Brazil

The following organisations offer scholarships and financial support for international students seeking to study in Brazil:

  • Boren Scholarships (US Citizen only)
  • The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)


How to Apply

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