The Mestrado Profissional nos EUA (Master’s Degree in Applied Sciences) Program is part of the Brazilian government's larger initiative to grant 100,000 scholarships for the best students to study at the world's best universities.
This graduate program is designed to offer students from Brazil the opportunity to pursue terminal master’s degrees in applied technology and sciences fields, especially those advancing innovation and creativity. The grant allows for up to two years of study in colleges and universities in the United States. Students are required to complete an internship, preferably during the summer months of their degree programs, and to produce a thesis or engage in a capstone experience. Student will begin their master’s programs in fall 2014 and are expected to complete by June 2016.
U.S. institutions will find that having these students in their master’s degree programs will enrich diversity on campus, enhance international exposure and broaden cultural perspectives. The program is funded by CAPES and CNPq.
Students will be selected in March 2014; IIE will immediately begin submitting applications on their behalf to U.S. master’s degree programs for fall 2014 admission. IIE will send a survey to U.S. graduate programs in early January 2014 to ascertain interest in receiving master’s degree applications in later March and April and will conduct a webinar to provide additional information.