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Below are some funding resources available to Brazilian students.  Please visit the funding sponsor’s website for details regarding requirements, funding availability, and funding application deadlines.

Fulbright – The Fulbright program offers scholarships for a variety of programs, from undergraduates, to graduates, to faculty and researchers.  Visit the site (in Portuguese) for further details.

FAPESP – A Brazilian state government agency that provides funding to graduate students from the state of São Paulo.

CNPq – Funding agency under Brazil’s Ministry of Science and Technology

CAPES – Funding agency under Brazil’s Ministry of Education

AUSPIN – Agência USP de Inovação: bolsas de intercâmbio internacional

American Physical Society – Sponsors an exchange program for physics graduate students and professors in the U.S. and Brazil.


Rice University’s Office of International Students & Scholars’ (OISS) mission is to enhance the experience of the international population through serving as the chief liaison office for: immigration advising, cultural adaptation, international compliance, networking / public connections, and academic support, with university departments, government agencies, and community advocates

EducationUSA Advising Centers – EducationUSA centers actively promote U.S. higher education around the world by offering accurate, comprehensive, and current information about educational institutions in the United States and guidance to qualified individuals on how best to access those opportunities.

Consulate General of Brazil in Houston – “O Consulado de Houston, a exemplo de outros Postos, conta agora com o setor de Cooperação Educacional, que está dedicado a aprofundar a colaboração científica e acadêmica entre as universidades brasileiras e americanas. O papel do Consulado é, também atender aos bolsistas brasileiros que estão cursando em universidades no Texas e em outros estados da nossa jurisdição”.

Contact Information:
Elizabeth Cristina Smart
Cooperação Educacional  e Cultural
Educational and Cultural Cooperation
Consulate General of Brazil in Houston
1233 West Loop South, suite 1150
Phone: (713) 961-3063 – Ext.  127
Email: csf.houston@itamaraty.gov.br

Brazilian Arts Foundation – The Brazilian Arts Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing cultural education and building community through the preservation and sharing of Brazilian culture. Many activities and events are organized through the foundation, including capoeira classes, samba classes, movie nights, and festivals.