In the last 5 years, the demand for Brazilians to study in Portuguese universities, whether undergraduate, master or doctorate, increased by 123%, according to data provided by the Directorate-General for Education and Science Statistics (DGEEC) of the Ministry of Education of Portugal.
Brazil is now the third country with the most young people going to study in the Portuguese country, behind only France, which recorded an increase of 340% and Guinea-Bissau, with an increase of 1085%.
In an interview with CNN the Portuguese Gonçalo Fernandes, Manager of the Universities Portugal project and Vice-rector of the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD), commented that the increase in Brazilian students in Portugal is due to several factors, such as European credibility and cost benefit.
“We can cite several reasons that justify Brazilian students going to Portugal. The cost of tuition, which you know as tuition, depending on the course and college chosen, can be lower than in many private universities in Brazil and in other countries around the world. In addition, we do not have a language barrier, Portuguese universities accept the Enem as a vestibular and training in Portugal is recognized throughout the European Union.”
In addition to these factors, Gonçalo also comments that Portugal is recognized for its quality of life, ranking 6th in the Global Index 2022 as the safest country in the world, which ends up attracting not only students, but also families who decide to live in big cities.
Source: CNN Brasil