Study in Brazil: Application Process

Brazil’s national application portal is called SISU. The very first thing you’ll need to do is register on the SISU website. Once you’ve done this, you’ll be issued an ENEM registration number. This number allows both you and the schools that you’re applying to to track your application. 

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Schools will only glance at your application to see whether or not you meet the requirements for your chosen course(s). To prove that you are qualified, you’ll need to submit the following documents:

  • A copy of the ID page of your passport to prove your nationality and identity
  • Academic transcripts
  • A letter of motivation
  • One or two letters of recommendation
  • Celpe-Bras test results*

*If you want to study in Portuguese but it’s not your first language, then you’ll need to take the Celpe-Bras proficiency test. It works like the TOEFL for English. You can take it twice a year in April and October. There are test centers both in Brazil and elsewhere in the world. You’ll also likely need to take this test if you’re of Brazilian descent but don’t hold citizenship. 

Schools in Brazil don’t have a standard grading system. Expect everything from percentages (like in the UK) to letters (like in American high schools). 

Once you’ve been admitted to a program, you can begin preparing for your journey to Brazil.

Study in Brazil

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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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Last update: 01 Jun 2021


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