by Leila Monteiro Lins

Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) is thrilled to announce the launch of a brand new grant for Brazilian students studying in Canada. This new program will give Brazilians the opportunity to enroll in colleges and institutes across the country, while strengthening ties between the two countries post-secondary education systems.

The scholarships were announced in São Paulo, Brazil, during the 2nd Canada-Brazil Language, Education, and Workforce Forum. Colleges and Institutes Canada participated along with 8 members and other national leaders from the post-secondary sector.

In total, 20 scholarships will be available for Brazilian students; 10 for Institutos Federais students and 10 for students who have graduated from institutes and universities who want to undertake post-graduate certificates and diplomas of specialization. They will cover living expenses as well as tuition at any of the 33 colleges and institutes involved with this initiative.

“Canada and Brazil have a long and fruitful history of collaboration in education”, noted CICan president and CEO, Denise Amyot. “Colleges and institutes across Canada have often hosted Brazilian students and we are pleased that even more will have that opportunity. These exchanges contribute to the rich diversity of our campuses, while providing Brazilian students with internationally recognized education in a variety of fields.”

Colleges and Institutes Canada is the national and international voice of Canada’s publicly supported colleges, institutes and polytechnics. Its members work with industry and social sectors to train 1.5 million learners of all ages and backgrounds at campuses serving over 3,000 urban, rural and remote communities in Canada. The association operates in 29 countries via 12 offices around the world.

More information about the program, including eligibility criteria will be communicated in April.



Source: The Government of Canada Trade Office, Porto Alegre


Leila Monteiro Lins

Leila has more than 30 years of experience in journalism and marketing, including media relations, event planning and the development of communication strategies. In April 2010, LML launched Discover magazine in Canada.

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