The Salão do Estudante fairs take place twice a year in the nine most affluent and important cities in Brazil and attract over 100,000 visitors annually. In total, there are over 600 Exhibitors in the 18 fairs and almost every major education and travel agency participates in this event.
This event is suitable for all types of courses and educational institutions and is preceded by the BMI Agents Workshop where institutions can meet agencies from across Brazil who fly into Sao Paulo two days of one to one meetings.
Supported by CAPES (Science without Borders), The Brazil Higher Education Fair (Salão do Universitário) takes place in three cities in October each year and is specifically for institutions who wish to attract students to undergraduate and postgraduate courses. The event is also supported by major national education bodies such as Education USA, Campus France, DAAD, Nuffic, Universidad.es and is particularly suitable for institutions participating in the Brazilian "Science without Borders" program.
International institutions will also be able to attend a one-hour seminar presented by CAPES, on the morning of the São Paulo Fair, to provide an overview and update of the latest developments of the scholarship program. Click here for more information.
The event is preceded by The Brazilian Higher Education Workshop where overseas institutions can meet the directors of the international offices of Brazilian universities for a series of one to one meetings over two days. In 2012, over 50 universities from across Brazil participated in the event.
CAPES will also be present during the event with its own table giving institutions an opportunity to talk directly with one of the organizations coordinating various Brazilian scholarship programs including Science sem Fronteiras (Science without Borders).
Brazil - market overview
Key points about the Brazil market and BMI:
- An increasingly affluent population of over 190 million (5th largest in the world).
- Overtook UK in 2011 to become 6th largest economy in the world
- 42.5% of the Brazilian population is under 25 years old (source IBGE census 2010)
- 33.5% of the Brazilian population is under 19 (source IBGE census 2010)
- Estimated that over 365,000 students travelled abroad for overseas study in 2011
- Brazil will host two largest events on the planet - the FIFA World Cup & the Olympics - in the next 4 years
- This has already created demand for people with international qualifications and language skills.
- Brazil sends more students to study abroad than any other country in Latin America
- BMI events are organised in series in the main student recruitment markets
- Events attract high-quality, pre-screened students, parents and executives planning to study abroad in the near future.