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Canada-Brazil Collaboration

Canadian colleges and institutes have a long-standing relationship with their counterparts in Brazil. Over the years, this has generated countless exchanges that contribute to the rich diversity of colleges and institutes, while providing Brazilian students with internationally recognized education in a variety of fields.

CICan is proud to play a leadership role in this relationship. Over the years, it has been involved in facilitating a variety of institutional partnerships, promoting student mobility and implementing programs to support professional and technical education in Brazil, such as Mulheres Mil, Science Without Borders and the Brazil-Canada Technological and Professional Fellowship Exchange.

CICan currently offers the following programs with Brazil:

Canada-Brazil Scholarship Program (CBSP)

Launched in 2016-2017, 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 Brazilian students from Federal Institutes with an opportunity to study at Canadian colleges and institutes. Nineteen (19) scholarships were awarded to students from different regions of Brazil in 2016-2017. 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, two additional scholarships were awarded specifically to students from northern Brazil through the Canada-Brazil Scholarship Program for the North region (CBSPN). The program offers scholarships that allow students to spend up to 16 months in a Canadian college or institute.

Outbound Student Mobility Program

CICan also offers an outbound student mobility program to allow Canadian college and institutes’ students to pursue an international cultural experience in Brazil. Launched in 2017, the program offers a minimum of 33 bursaries, worth a maximum of $5,000 each, to offset some of the costs associated with travelling and living in Brazil.

Fast Facts

  • 10 Canadian colleges and institutes are hosting Brazilian students through the CBSP
  • The scholarship programs (CBSP & CBSPN) last a maximum of 16 months
  • 21 Brazilian students were sponsored by CICan through the CBSP and CBSPN to come study in Canada

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