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Brazil Expected to Cut Back on Scholarship Program

September 14, 2015
 

A large-scale foreign scholarship program funded by the Brazilian government will likely be scaled back as the country faces an economic crisis and a dramatic slide in the value of its currency, Times Higher Education reported. The budget for the Sciences Without Borders program, which launched in 2011 with the goal of sending more than 100,000 Brazilian students abroad, would be reduced from about 3.5 to 2.1 billion Brazilian reals under budget proposals recently presented to the country's congress. Some expect that the scholarship program will be cut back to only pay for graduate (and not undergraduate) awards.

 
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