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Published On: Tue, Jul 30th, 2019

Brazil To Provide Delta Indigenes Scholarship Grant For Undergraduates Studies

LAGOS JULY 31ST (URHOBOTODAY)-The Government of Brazil, in line with its cultural and educational agreement with Nigeria, said it is offering scholarship grants to interested Deltans for undergraduate studies in Brazil.
The grant is opened to all fields of study and aims at providing qualified manpower for developing countries such as Nigeria and candidates are exempted from entrance examination to make it easier for admission into higher institutions in Brazil.
A statement signed by the Director of Information, Mr Paul Osahor JP, said the scholarship grant is limited to tuition fee while other expenses such as accommodation, maintenance, round trip air tickets, books, printed materials, health insurance and medication are to be borne by sponsors or parents.
According to the statement, interested candidates are prepared to undertake a six month CELPE-Bras examination in Portuguese language or show evidence of registration to sit for the examination at designated centres for an award of certificate of proficiency in Portuguese language, from the two recognised Portuguese language learning centres in the Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo, Lagos and Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State
Potential beneficiaries, the statement said, are to note that the 2021 academic session will soon commence for Nigerian candidates who have obtained the certificate of proficiency in Portuguese language or registered for May, 2020 CELPE-Bras examination in Portuguese language.
The statement further said as a pre-condition for admission, selected candidate must provide valid academic documents for verification and authentication by the Federal Ministries of Education and Foreign Affairs in Abuja while the documents of both candidates and parents under private sponsorship would be notarized by relevant government agency and for government sponsored candidates, only a letter of confirmation is required.
It advised prospective beneficiaries, parents, guardians and sponsors are to take note of this window of opportunity for scholarship grant from the Government of Brazil and apply for the grant to any undergraduate course of their choice in Brazilian universities.
The statement also advised interested persons to contact the Brazilian Consulate-General, at Plot 257, Kofo Abayomi Street, Victoria Island, P.O Box 72802 V.I., Lagos or telephone number 01-271-0351 or email: cg.lagos@itamaraty.gov.br,cultural.lagos@itamaraty.gov.br for further inquiries.

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