Pakistani students completing their college studies can apply for an opportunity to pursue undergraduate studies in Brazil, with the tuition cost being covered by the Brazilian Government through the Programme for Exchange Students.
Pakistan has recently become part of Brazil’s thirty-year-old undergraduate (PEC-G) programme. While more than 3,000 students from developing countries have benefited from the programme, only two are from Pakistan.
The applicants can choose any field of study in the 60 universities that have taken part in the PEC-G, which includes some of the best institutions in the developing world.
The Brazilian embassy in Pakistan said candidates with good academic records in college were welcomed to apply, and did not necessarily need to know Portuguese, the national language of Brazil.
Those selected in the programme are offered a one year language course before starting university.
Applications can be made at the Brazilian embassy in Islamabad till June 28, while the detailed requirements for candidates and lists of universities are available at the embassy’s website.