Brazil Gateway

Students and Scholars

The Brazil Gateway is a liaison between The Ohio State University and Brazil, assisting both current and future students.

Current Students

To learn more about opportunities related to Brazil for current Ohio State students, view the following pages:

Brazilian culture and language

The Ohio State campus community engages in Brazilian culture and language via an academic department, an Area Studies Center and education abroad programs.


Brazil has many world-renowned academic and research institutions where students can gain experience working together with Brazilian researchers in laboratories or in the field. Ohio State has existing programs and funding opportunities for students seeking to conduct research in Brazil, and students can also pursue a customized research project by working together with a faculty advisor and the Brazil Gateway.

Internships and fellowships

International internships and fellowships are available at Ohio State corporate, governmental, and NGO partners and students are also able to pursue new opportunities with the support of the Brazil Gateway and Ohio State’s alumni network in Brazil. See current opportunities below and contact the Brazil Gateway team to see how we can support your internship goals.

Immigration information

Current Brazilian students looking for information regarding your immigration status, should contact an immigration coordinator at the Office of International Affairs at or by calling 614-262-6101.


The Brazil Gateway supports students seeking employment in Brazil by working together with Ohio State career services, the Buckeyes in Brazil network and partnerships with companies and organizations in Brazil. Contact the Brazil Gateway to learn more about how it can support your career goals.

Columbus cultural and professional organizations

Future Students

If you are interested in attending Ohio State, please visit:

Ohio State Scholarships

Each department at Ohio State may have its own funding opportunities. Future students should contact their respective departments to learn more.

Some programs may also offer regional scholarships for international students:

External Scholarships

External scholarships available to Brazilians and Americans include:

Contact for support in searching for a program or to schedule a school visit or presentation.

Visiting Scholars and Postdocs

In general, the steps necessary to become a visiting scholar or postdoc at Ohio State include:
  1. Research the department you would like to work with/for.
  2. Identify a faculty member who is doing research/teaching in an area of interest to you.
  3. Contact the department and inquire about the possibility of being an exchange visitor.
  4. Once an agreement has been reached, the Ohio State department will send you a link to fill out your information.
  5. Your department completes their section of the information and submits it to the Office of International Affairs (OIA).
  6. OIA prepares your immigration document. 
  7. Your department sends you the DS-2019 immigration document so you can apply for your visa.
Scholars must be able to obtain or have available funding for the length of their stay. View the minimum annual funding needed to cover living expenses and health insurance at Ohio State.

For additional information: