Brazil has taken to the world stage as a popular postgraduate study destination. Completing a Masters in Brazil will allow you to benefit from the energy and innovation of one of the world's fastest growing higher education systems.
As one of the rapidly developing BRICS countries (along with Russia, India, China and South Africa) Brazil has invested heavily in its universities and is keen to attract more international students. This has led to the delivery of more English-language Masters programmes and the extension of tuition fee-waivers at public universities to many foreign students.
Brazilian degree qualifications are also becoming internationally renowned, with the country dominating regional rankings and now beginning to rise up global tables.
Place these educational incentives alongside the country's stunning landscapes, beautiful beaches and vibrant cities and the appeal of Brazil as a postgraduate study destination becomes clear.
Over 19,000 international students study in Brazil, making it the most popular South American study abroad destination.
Most Brazilian Masters degrees take two years to complete. The Brazilian academic year normally runs from February until December.
Public universities in Brazil do not charge tuition fees to domestic or international applicants, but places can be competitive. Private universities do charge fees. These can be anywhere between R$7,000 (USD $2,125) and R$54,000 (USD $16,395) are usually in the region of R$300-R$3,000, and may vary considerably from institution to institution.
The official language of Brazil is Portuguese and this is the language of instruction for many courses. English-language Masters degrees are increasingly available, but applicants may still be asked to demonstrate some proficiency in Portuguese.
You will need to acquire a temporary residence permit to study in Brazil as an international student. A normal tourist visa will not cover the duration of a Brazilian Masters degree.