Brazil has a number of excellent schools and universities. In fact, universities account for more than three-quarters of the higher education system. Courses can last anywhere between two and six years, depending on the content. The education system differs slightly from other countries and prospective students will need to research the corresponding value of the degrees and diplomas in their home countries before committing to these.
Not as commonly discussed, Brazil also offers free college to its citizens, and its free colleges are actually more prestigious than the private institutions that charge tuition. Brazil's public colleges, known as federal universities, offer tuition-free education to admitted students.
The vast majority of international students who study a degree in Brazil will need to get a study visa. Once you are in Brazil, you will have to register with your local branch of the Federal Police within 21 days of your arrival.