EducationUSA is the official source of information on studying in the United States, which has a global network of more than 400 advising centers, affiliated with the Section of Education and Culture (Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs – ECA) of the US Department of State. In Brazil, the EducationUSA has 29 offices in partner institutions.
Each year, thousands of students find study opportunities in the US through the EducationUSA offices. Our mission is to facilitate access to accurate, comprehensive and current information on study opportunities in higher education in the country. Our team consists of professional advisors who participate in continued training on admission and higher education in the United States organized by EducationUSA in conjunction with the United States Department of State and American Universities.
More detailed information about services offered by EducationUSA can be accessed on the official website: http://www.educationusa.org.br)
Opportunity Scholarships: Opportunity Scholarships are grants that support talented international students who need financial help to take the next steps toward study in the U.S. at an accredited institution of higher learning. These grants are available to help cover the upfront costs of seeking higher education in the U.S. and are part of EducationUSA’s broad range of assistance to international students. For more information, access the program website at http://www.educationusa.state.gov/centers/.
Fulbright Commission Sponsored Programs
Fulbright is the entry door to the most prestigious higher education and research network in the world. It offers a wide range of programs to assess qualification needs of students and researchers in close coordination with the governments of Brazil and the US.
For more detailed information about study abroad opportunities in the US, please visit the Fulbright Commission in Brazil’s official website http://www.fulbright.org.br
Programs for Students
- Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program – FLTA – The Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program sends Brazilians to the U.S. to teach Portuguese, increasing interest of Americans in Brazil. Up to 20 scholarships are granted and each one lasts for nine months. Selected participants are placed in U.S. universities, in which they assist Portuguese language professors and attend courses in U.S. Culture and History, as well as other topics of interest.
- Sandwich Doctoral Studies in Human and Social Sciences, Letters and Arts – This program is aimed at Brazilian doctoral students in human sciences, social sciences, letters and arts. The Fulbright Commission seeks candidates with proven academic prowess and advanced knowledge of English Language for doctoral internships in the United States. Up to 25 nine month-long scholarships are granted and academic period starts in August/September and ends in April/May the following year. In the event that a grantee is selected for intensive English language training, scholarship period may be extended for four more weeks, before the start of the academic program.
- Masters Program in Screenwriting – Masters in Fine Arts – The Masters in Fine Arts program (MFA) offers a scholarship for Master Studies in Cinematography, with an emphasis on screenwriting in the United States, an specific type of graduate studies specific to the area of cinema and audiovisual production with no similar counterpart in Brazil. Up to three scholarships are granted and each one lasts up to two years.
Programs for Scholars/Researchers
- Junior Scholar/Researcher in the US –The program offers up to ten scholarships aimed at young doctoral graduates recently hired for permanent positions in Brazilian Higher Education Institutions. Selected candidates can conduct research, organize lectures, courses or seminars for graduate students in higher education institutions or research centers in the US, lasting from three to four months.
- Post-Doctorate in the US –The program aims at recently graduated Doctoral students in all areas for Post-Doctoral internship in the US. Scholarships for four months or nine months are awarded. The candidate must present acceptance letter from the US host institution, which should indicate terms and conditions granted by the institutions to the candidate.
- Fulbright-NEXUS applied research network – The NEXUS Program aims to promote Academic and scientific cooperation among research groups in Brazil, the USA, and other countries in the Americas and the Caribbean, stimulating the creation of researcher networks for collaboration and promotion of partnerships that display high impact regional and long term potential.
- Visiting Scholar Program – Beside the opportunities described above, the Fulbright Commission has established thematic chairs in several US universities, aimed at professor with proven experience in each thematic área. Selected candidates spend one semester in the US institutions conducting research and eventually teaching courses
Programs for Professionals
- H.Humphrey Fellowships for professional development in the US – The Program offers scholarship in the US for mid-career public sector and NGO professionals, preferably social entrepreneurs. During the 11 month period of the scholarship in the US, participants will have the opportunity to expand and acquire professional experience related to their areas of expertise, combining academic and professional experiences. Applications will be evaluated by the Selection Committee in Brazil, which will nominate Brazilian candidates to the International Committee, responsible for final selection of participants.
Programs for Institutions
- Institutional Linkages Through Fulbright Specialists Program – Brazilian Institutions cooperating with lusophone countries can benefit from this program, which sends American specialists in education and research projects involving Brazilian institutions and those of Angola, Cape Verde, Mozambique or East Timor (universities, research institutes, libraries and museums). Proposals must include residence of an American specialist for three weeks in one of the Portuguese-speaking countries mentioned above, and three weeks in Brazil.