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Study in Brazil: A Guide for International Students

The very name ‘Brazil’ conjures up images of pristine beaches, smells of enticing food, bright, vivid colors and lively carnivals and parades. On these fronts, Brazil doesn’t disappoint. It’s main cities - Rio, São Paulo, Brasilia and Curitiba - have captured imaginations the world over.

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Brazil is a lively, vibrant place, filled with culture, food, drink and adventure. All of this is at your fingertips, just waiting to be discovered. There’s plenty of space for exploration too. Brazil is a massive country. In fact, it’s the fifth-largest in the world. Almost half of the entire South American continent is Brazil. 

Brazil - Quick Facts & Figures







Area Size


International students


Academic Year

February - December


Brazilian Real (BRL)

Calling Code


Time Zones

GMT-3 - GMT-5

From the vineyards in the north, to the Amazon rainforest in the south and center, to the sprawling cities, Brazil is a country with so much to offer - and it has a rising educational star to boot. In fact, the five best universities in South America are all in Brazil, with the University of São Paulo topping the league, according to the QS World University Rankings 2020


Its warm, enticing, welcoming culture and its increasing educational prowess aside, Brazil is also a fantastic place to launch your post-graduation career. Brazil’s economy is the largest in Latin America - and Rio and São Paulo are at the heart of this boom. With a large economy, the Brazilian job market is increasingly opening to those who don’t speak Portuguese. People who speak English, Spanish and Chinese are increasingly sought after.

Whatever you’re looking for in a study abroad destination, adventure, a good education, the chance to launch your career in another country, Brazil has something to offer you. 

Education in Brazil

Want to learn about how the higher education system works in Brazil? Brazil is an evermore popular destination for a variety of students, given its good programs, reasonable fees and its culture. Take a minute to find out more about the structure of the education system in Brazil!

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Student Visas

Do you need a visa to enter Brazil to study? Learn more about the student visa process, and what you need to enter the country, depending on your citizenship. Don't worry! Brazil makes its process crystal clear.

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Housing & Living Costs

No matter where you study abroad, it’s important to create a budget in advance so that you’re prepared. Therefore, we’ve detailed average living and housing costs so that you can get a better idea of what you would be paying as a student in Brazil.

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Tuition Fees & Scholarships

Tuition fees for degree programs in Brazil can vary. Both international and domestic students are expected to pay tuition fees in Brazil, but these fees can vary a lot. This sections has information on how this works, and on scholarships.

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Language & Culture

Brazil is a country with an unmatched vibrancy. Find out more about what the country offers in terms of language, culture, and more! This section also talks about how to stay safe in Brazil.

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Application Process

Learn more about how to apply through Brazil's national application portal, as well as the entry exam for courses taught in Portuguese.

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Last update: 01 Jun 2021

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