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Canada-Brazil Collaboration

Canadian colleges and institutes have a long-standing, fruitful relationship with their counterparts in Brazil – one that has generated several student and faculty exchanges, contributing to the rich diversity of colleges and institutes.

CICan is proud to play a leadership role in this relationship by facilitating a variety of institutional partnerships, promoting student mobility and implementing programs in support of professional and technical education in Brazil.

CICan currently offers the following programs with Brazil:

Canada-Brazil Scholarship Program (CBSP)

Launched in 2016 in collaboration with the Conselho Nacional das Instituições da Rede Federal de Educação Profissional, Científica e Tecnológica (Conif), the Canada-Brazil Scholarship Program (CBSP) provides scholarships to Brazilian students looking to improve their language skills and pursue post-secondary studies at Canadian colleges and institutes. During its first year of implementation (2016-17) ten Canadian colleges and institutes welcomed 19 Brazilian students studying in English or French.

Each scholarship is comprised of 3 components: language training (English or French), two academic semesters and an internship/field placement or an applied research project.

Canada-Brazil Scholarship Program for the North region (CBSPN)

Following the success of the CBSP, CICan, in collaboration with Conif, launched the Canada-Brazil Scholarship Program for the North region (CBSPN) in 2017.  The program offers scholarships to students from Federal Institutes of Technology (IFs) located in the Northern region of Brazil looking to improve their language skills and pursue post-secondary studies at Canadian colleges and institutes.

The 16-month scholarship is comprised of 3 components: language training (English or French), two post-secondary semesters, and an internship/field placement or an applied research project.

Canada-Brazil Outbound Student Mobility Program (CBSMB)

For Canadian students looking to pursue experiential learning opportunities in Brazil, CICan, in collaboration with Conif, offers an outbound student mobility program. Launched in 2017, the new program builds on the success of the Canada-Brazil Scholarship Program (CBSP), allowing Canadian students to benefit from a similar intercultural learning experience, and furthering the partnerships already in place between Canadian and Brazilian institutions. Selected students are placed at Federal institutes (IFs) in all regions of Brazil.

The program offers bursaries of up to $5,000 each to Canadian college and institute students to offset some of the costs related to living and travelling abroad.

Fast Facts

  • 14 Canadian colleges and institutes hosted Brazilian students through the CBSP, CBSPN and CBSMB.
  • The scholarship programs (CBSP & CBSPN) are for a maximum of 18 months.
  • 21 Brazilian students were sponsored by CICan through the CBSP and CBSPN to come study in Canada in 2016 and 2017.
  • Canadian students are expected to go to Brazil for a 2-month international cultural experience in May and June 2018.

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