Internationally Mobile Students

  • Relevant legal structure: The Ministry of Education (MEC) division known as CAPES (Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education) supports and oversees international student exchange partnerships, particularly at the graduate level.
  • Institutional support available: CAPES has bilateral programs of university partnerships with Argentina, Chile, China, Cuba, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Timor-Leste, the United States, and Uruguay. These programs were begun in 2001 and aimed, mainly, at increasing the exchange of undergraduate (graduação) students, and fostering the exchange of postgraduate (pós-graduação) students and teachers.