University education in Brazil offers a wonderful opportunity for academic and social growth. There are several public universities in Brazil where international students aren’t charged tuition fees . Enriching courses like biodiversity, resource management, social justice or public health and many others are in surplus to choose from. There are more than 25000 programs available for international students and locals.
Universities in Brazil are mostly popular for their MBA, Engineering, Biology, Odontology, Medicine, Dermatology and Veterinary sciences courses. These courses are world-renowned and sought after by international students seeking world class but affordable education. As a result, quite a number of multinational corporations recruit graduates from Brazilian universities and has become a hotspot for student recruitment and employment.
Admission procedure for study in Brazil
- If you desire to gain admission into Higher Education Institutions in Brazil, you must have completed the Secondary Education Level and be approved in ‘Vestibular’, a competitive examination to determine whether the student is qualified to enter in a given institution.
- A student must choose the institute or university and download their application form. After duly completing the same, it should be sent to the institute along with testimonials of earlier education completed.
- The English language proficiency tests score should also be mentioned in the application.
- After the institute peruses the application it decides the selection of the candidate, if the candidate receives a letter of acceptance from the institution the students should apply for a Student’s pass or visa
Top universities in Brazil
Some of the top universities in Brazil 2012-2013 are Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Universidade de São Paulo, Universidade de Brasília, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG).
Accommodation and living costs
Note that Universities in Brazil do not offer accommodation options to their students, so unlike other countries, accepted students would have to live in private accommodations.
Living costs: Brazil has quite a high cost of living compared to other South American countries, but much better when compared with the United States or European countries. Eating out, drinks and public transport are all more expensive than other South American countries.
Tuition fee costs for international students in Brazil vary from university to university, but you should expect to pay around $2,000 per year. However, many public universities do not charge tuition fees, so you’ll only have to pay a registration fee.