Application Materials

1. NEW APPLICANTS: 

New applicants to the Out-of-State Tuition Exemption Program must submit all of the following materials for their application to be considered. Application materials are the same for undergraduate and graduate applicants.

A) The Florida/Brazil Institute Tuition Exemption Online Application Form, to which you will also upload the following documents:  

  1. The Course Information Form.
  2. The Notarized Statement certifying that you will return to Brazil for a period equal to the exemption period.
  3. One photocopy of your passport photo page (proof of Brazilian citizenship).
  4. One photocopy of your I-20 or DS-2019 form.
  5. One photocopy of your student visa.
  6. A one-page typed Statement of Purpose that summarizes your educational and professional goals and explains how your specific area of interest contributes to the linkage between Florida and Brazil.
  7. One copy of your most recent official* academic transcript. U.S.-institution transcripts must be in a sealed envelope from the granting institution and may be sent separately from the other application materials. Academic transcripts from non-U.S. institutions must be accompanied by certified translations.

*Applicants may submit a copy of an unofficial transcript for review if concerned the official transcript will not arrive by the application deadline. Applications with unofficial transcripts will be reviewed but only applications with official transcripts can be approved.

B) Two letters of recommendation, preferably from professors familiar with your academic work. Each letter must be accompanied by a Release Form. The letters of recommendation will be submitted via the online application along with the release form.

2. APPLICANTS FOR RENEWALS:

Renewal applicants to the Out-of-State Tuition Exemption Program must submit all of the following materials by the deadline for their application to be considered. Application materials are the same for undergraduate and graduate applicants.

A) The Florida/Brazil Institute Tuition Exemption Online Application Form, to which you will also upload the following documents:  

  1. The Course Information Form.
  2. One copy of your most recent official academic transcript.
  3. One photocopy of your passport photo page (proof of Brazilian citizenship).
  4. One photocopy of your I-20 or DS-2019 form.
  5. One photocopy of your student visa.
  6. Original or photocopy of your receipt for fees paid the previous semester (if not previously submitted).

B) Letters of recommendation are not required for renewal applicants.


Application Deadlines

The application deadline for new and renewal applications is March 15: This deadline is for all applicants requesting the waiver for the upcoming academic year (Fall-Spring-Summer). Students will be notified of the decision by June 1 of awards for the upcoming academic year (or portion thereof).

If after the first round of applications there are waivers remaining, we will consider a second round of applications due August 1st for academic year (Fall-Spring-Summer) waivers. Successful second round applicants will be notified beginning August 15th.

If, after the second round of applications, there are waivers remaining, we will consider a third round of applications due November 1st for the remainder of the academic year (Spring-Summer). Successful third round applicants will be notified beginning November 15th.


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