In addition to the scholarship programs of institutions linked to the Brazilian government, foreign students can opt for private schools or public and bear the costs of courses and housing. To attract this audience, some teaching centers have specific programs, with classes taught in English.
Aliens who have interest in investing in training in Brazil should seek information about the institutions and see if they are accredited by the Ministry of Education (MEC). On the website and E-MEC(http://emec.mec.gov.br/) it’s possible to search institutions and courses offered.
The Ministry of Education also makes an assessment about the quality of education. Each year the agency discloses the General Index of Courses Institution (PMI), which considers, in its composition, the quality of undergraduate programs and postgraduate (masters and doctorate).
To be accepted in Brazilian universities, the alien must have knowledge of Portuguese. To prove it, it’s necessary to apply for an internationally recognized exam, called Celpe-Bras. The certificate, accepted by companies and institutions, has four levels: intermediate, upper intermediate, advanced and advanced higher.
It’s very common nowadays for foreigners to come to Brazil after it’s MBA courses in private and public institutions.