Studying abroad is an attractive prospect to many students, or those considering becoming learners. Studying in Brazil is particularly fascinating, as this country is brimming with different cultures, languages, colours, religions and art forms. This makes the students’ experience in this South American land richer and more diverse.
For students or learners wanting to enjoy an education in Brazil, there are various programmes available, including:
• High School
Evidently, these programmes cater to a range of age groups, needs and desires.
Brazil has a number of excellent schools and universities. In fact, universities account for more than three-quarters of the higher education system. Courses can last anywhere between two and six years, depending on the content. The educational system differs slightly from other countries and prospective students will need to research the corresponding value of the degrees and diplomas in their home countries before committing to these.
There are various Catholic universities (known as PUCs) as well as The Advertising and Marketing School (ESPM) and the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV), which are all outstanding higher education institutions.
The eligibility criteria are different for undergraduate and post-graduate programmes, and will need to be investigated to ensure that you, as the student, have all of the necessary paperwork and qualifications necessary for your specific needs. Examinations have to be undertaken and passed. In order to begin the process, the student should download and complete a relevant application form from their desired university or college.
Once complete, it should be sent to the institution along with testimonials of previous education completed. An English language proficiency test will likely be necessary, and the score should be recorded in your application. If the student is accepted, he or she will then need to apply for a Student Pass or Visa.
Once all of the documentation is in place, it is relatively cost-effective to study and live in Brazil. Of course, this depends very much on the university or educational institution selected and its location as well as the standard of life to which you are accustomed. Certain parts of city centres like Rio de Janeiro may be more expensive than less well-known hubs, for example.
Studying in Brazil gives young and more mature students the ideal opportunity to immerse themselves in a fascinating melting pot of cultures. Studying and learning adds much to one’s intellectual repertoire, but living in a land like Brazil deepens your social and cultural appreciation of the world around you.