Brazil Gateway


Diploma Validation in Brazil

If you are planning on continuing your education or on pursuing a career in academia in Brazil, it is important to validate your international Ohio State diploma with a Brazilian university.

Below the necessary steps. Please note: the first three steps should be done while you are still in Columbus, because it is faster, easier and cheaper. 

  1. Request a notarized copy of your diploma with the Board of Trustees online
  2. Request a notarized copy of your transcript online
  3. Take both of them to the Secretary of State office in Columbus to get the apostille on both documents 
  4. Visit the Brazilian Ministry of Education (MEC) website for a list of necessary documents and search for a Brazilian university with a similar course to the one you completed
  5. Organize other required documents such as syllabi from the classes you have taken
  6. Apply for the validation online

If you have more questions or need help, contact

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