The 2023 International Education Fairs tour thru Brazil has a 25 year history and figures that speak for themselves: close to 18,000 students, 100 institutions from 19 countries. Welcome to the longest running international student recruitment tour in South America. This event is endorsed by all the major study abroad organizations.
No. of visitors: 20,279 (2022)
Sao Paulo (9,888), Rio de Janeiro (4,343), Brasilia (2,149), Curitiba (1,304), Salvador (1,301), Belo Horizonte (1,294)
High school/college graduates and university students and young professionals looking for international study programs in Brazil and abroad
Why take part in the International Education Fairs Brazil?
Brazil is undoubtedly one of the world’s leading international student recruitment markets. Currently, nearly 90,000 Brazilian students are studying abroad for a degree program or a language or diploma course. The International Education Fair Tour thru Brazil takes you to the all the country’s major student cities: Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia, Salvador, Belo Horizonte and Curitiba.
Cities can be booked individually.
Please see the pre-registration section for details.
The only student fair in Brazil to be supported by Capes
Students will get to meet with the finest international colleges, universities and business schools. During the event, students can engage in one on one sessions, discussing program options and scholarship possibilities. Exhibitors will get the opportunity to give presentations about their school (to be booked in advance). This international student fair in is supported by CAPES Science without borders and by major national education bodies such as Education USA, Campus France, DAAD, Nuffic, Universidad.es and is particularly suitable for institutions participating in the Brazilian “Science without Borders” program.
High school visits Brazil
To bolster your recruitment efforts, we are taking a limited number of accredited institutions to visit leading private Brazilian international schools in Sao Paulo, Brasilia and Rio de Janeiro. These exclusive schools have been carefully selected for their quality curriculum and their enthusiasm to proactively prepare their students for studying abroad. At each school, you will participate in an on-campus fair that will directly connect you with senior students, parents and high school counsellors.
Brazil’s student recruitment market
- The demand for quality university education in Brazil is far greater that the supply. The best chances of furthering education are more likely to be found abroad.
- Brazil is known for its quality secondary and tertiary education. 6,3% of GDP is spent on education. This is well above the OECD average.
- Brazilian students are highly mobile. Studying abroad and traveling are part of the culture. Many Brazilians have a second (mostly European) passport.
- The Brazilian government has set up a formidable scholarship program (PEC-G) that has already enabled over 10,000 students to study abroad (degree seeking and exchange)
The International Education Fairs Brazil are being marketed thru the following channels:
Event Itinerary & set up – Education Fairs Brazil
2 October 2023 – Brasilia (student fair)
2 October 2023 – 1/2 day Brasilia (high school visits)
3 October 2023 – Rio Copa (student fair)
4 October 2023 – Rio High School visits
5 October – Rio Barra (student fair)
7 – 8 October 2023 – Sao Paulo (student fair)
9 October Campinas & Sao Paulo (high school visits)
10 October 2023- Salvador (student fair)
12 October 2023 – Belo Horizonte (student fair)
14 October 2023 – Curitiba (student fair)
Education Fair Program
13:00 – booth preparation
15:00 – fair open to public
15:00 – 18:30
- 1 on 1 sessions
- university presentations
18:30 – fair closes
Event set up
Attend university presentations, find out all the information about different education systems in comparison to the Brazilian system. Get the latest enrollment information
Costs and Scholarships
Got your study expenses covered? As a Brazilian student you may be eligible for scholarships, stipends or other forms of study allowances. Talk to the experts.
You will need a place to stay. But how to secure a place to live. Talk to people who know the local situation in your country of interest.
Get the latest information on travel documents, visas you need as a Brazilian student etc.
Meet up with university admission specialists. Get a provisional letter of admission!
Visitor info – Education Fairs Brazil
|Popular subject areas (2022)|
Business & Management
Film, media & communications
Marketing & PR
Tourism, Art & Design
Hospitality & culinary
|Courses of interest (2022)|
*As the questionnaire was a multiple choice one, the total of percentage is exceeding 100%.
Latest Brazilian Higher Education Study Abroad Data (source: UNESCO Institute for Statistics)
At this point a total number of 89,151 Brazilian students are studying abroad for a higher education degree. The most popular study abroad destinations among students from Brazil are:
|Popular study destinations among Brazilian students|
Argentina - 20,515
Portugal - 18,081
USA - 16,086
Australia - 9,538
Canada - 5,151
Germany - 4,868
Previous editions of the International Education Fairs in Brazil were attended by 125 institutions from 22 countries. Some of them leading international universities, colleges and business schools, including: