Brazil Cuts 5,613 Scholarships from September to Save R$544 Million in Four Years

Capes says that the measure is a "freeze" for lack of funds. The grants had been planned and will not be provided for at least the next four years.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES) announced on Monday, September 2nd, the cut of 5,613 master's, doctoral and post-doctoral scholarships in Brazil, starting this month.

It is the third such statement this year. In total, CAPES will discontinue its offer of some 11,000 scholarships and new researchers will not be accepted this year.

The Ministry of Education (MEC) announced yesterday afternoon that in 2020, CAPES will receive only half of its 2019 Budget allocation. Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?