Brazil Gateway


Alumni Association

The Alumni Club of Brazil was officially launched on September 23, 2020. If you are a Brazilian alum from Ohio State living in Brazil or anywhere in the world and would like to be a member, complete the online registration form. Visit the Alumni Club of Brazil's website or sign up for their newsletter to learn more and stay connected. Email the Brazil Gateway or the Alumni Club of Brazil with any questions.

View the Alumni Club of Brazil's board.

Stay Connected

Go Bucks! From Columbus, Ohio to São Paulo, Brazil, the Buckeye global family grows stronger every day with over 550,000 living alumni. Connect with your alma mater and fellow alumni in Brazil and around the world. If you have an idea or want to connect, follow the Brazil Gateway on social media or contact

Career Support

The Bill and Susan Lhota Office of Alumni Career Management uses career development tools and services to facilitate a community of Buckeyes helping Buckeyes.

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 are 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 certified copy of your diploma
  2. Request a notarized copy of your transcript
  3. Take both of them to the Secretary of State's office in Columbus to get the apostille on both documents
  4. View the Brazilian Ministry of Education's 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

If you have more questions or need help, contact