Brazil accepting foreign graduate candidates

13 de maio de 2016

Students from six Arab countries are eligible for selection for cost-free seats in graduate courses throughout the country in 2017. The deadline for applications is July 15th of this year.

São Paulo – The Brazilian Ministry of Education is offering seats in graduate courses at universities in the country to students from 58 developing nations. Six Arab countries are included: Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Syria and Tunisia. Applications will be accepted until July 15th of this year and the selected candidates will start classes in 2017.

There are openings in over 200 different graduate courses, to be attended in the morning, afternoon or all-day. There are openings in both public and private colleges, and in both the education being offered those foreign students selected is free of charge. However, the foreign students need to present a financial tutor who can wire at least USD 400 a month for living expenses in Brazil. The list of colleges participating in the program is available at

Eligibility ages range from 18 (candidates must have turned 18 by or on December 31st, 2016) to (preferably) 23. Candidates with temporary or permanent visas to Brazil will have to return to their countries upon graduation.

Applicants must also provide a Certificate of Proficiency in Brazilian Portuguese Language for Foreigners (Celpe-Bras). Those coming from countries where the test is not applied must attend a Portuguese course for non-Brazilians at the university they were selected for. These students will take the Celpe-Bras test in October 2017.

Enrolment for the selection process is cost-free and must be made at the Brazilian diplomatic mission in each candidate’s country. Selection criteria will include the average of high school grades and compatibility between high school curriculum and the intended graduate course.

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*Translated by Gabriel Pomerancblum