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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 13.7k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 28k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 280pts.

    Description

    The Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies contributes to the academic and professional development of its students by developing their skills in critical thinking and writing as well as honing their linguistic expertise. According to recent research, learning a second language as an adult sharpens cognitive skills correlated with academic success. Language study also improves employment prospects in a global economy; a study by Georgetown University found that foreign language majors had the lowest rate of unemployment of any field in the humanities.

    In conjunction with the Department of Urban Education, we help students interested in teaching become certified to teach world languages as they complete their majors in Spanish or Portuguese. Many of our majors complete a second major in a wide variety of departments, including Business, Criminal Justice, English, Mathematics and Computer Sciences, Nursing and Pre-Medicine, Psychology, Social Work, and Visual and Performing Arts, where knowledge of a foreign language is increasingly important for the development of both local and global connections. We also offer a new minor in Latin American Studies.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline February, October Tuition fee
    • USD 13683 Year (National)
    • USD 27978 Year (International)
    Start date January,October 2015 Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time

    Course Content

    Portuguese and Lusophone World Studies (PLWS) offers both an undergraduate major and a minor. The PLWS major is an interdisciplinary degree program which includes courses in Portuguese Language at all levels and Portuguese, Brazilian and Lusophone African literature, culture, and history, while taking full advantage of Rutgers–Newark’s proximity to the Portuguese-speaking community of Newark's Ironbound neighborhood. PLWS majors and minors receive a rigorous and exciting education in the civilization, literature and the history of interchange throughout the Lusophone World while combining experiential learning with classroom instruction.

    Major Requirements:
    • 27 credits in Portuguese language, and Lusophone literature and culture, which must include Intermediate Portuguese (or equivalent preparation as demonstrated by proficiency examination)
    • 3 credits in Lusophone World Culture I or II.
    • 6 credits in other courses within the Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures or those from appropriate Newark College of Arts and Sciences departments

    USA requirements for international students

    Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100. 

    After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department. 

    Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.


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    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 6.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test : 79

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test. More About IELTS

    Requirements

    Our primary emphasis is placed on the student’s academic promise as demonstrated by:

    • completion of required entrance subjects
    • academic performance in high school or its equivalent:
    • strength of academic program (number/type of academic, honors, or advanced placement courses completed)
    • grades and grade trends
    • weighted grade-point average(s)
    • cumulative rank, when available
    • SAT and/or ACT scores
    • English Proficiency Examination results, when required

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Alumni Study Travel Fund

      Scholarships for students who are already attending the University of Reading.

    • Amsterdam Merit Scholarships

      The University of Amsterdam aims to attract the world’s brightest students to its international classrooms. Outstanding students from outside the European Economic Area can apply for an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship.

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

    Funding

    Rutgers uses your FAFSA to develop a financial-aid package based on your qualifications, financial need and the funds available to the university. Your package may include any or a combination of these major financial aid sources:

    • Gift aid does not require repayment and is divided into three categories: grants (which recognize financial need) and scholarships and awards (which recognize academic merit, special talents, or other achievements).
    • Loans must be repaid (usually after graduation) and can come from private lenders as well as federal, state and university sources.
    • Work-study allows students to earn money for college expenses while gaining valuable skills - often in their intended field.

    Accreditation

    The Rutgers name is recognized everywhere, and a Rutgers degree makes a great first impression. We’ve built our academic reputation on solid accomplishments:

    • Rutgers is a member—so are Harvard, Yale, and Berkeley—of the prestigious Association of American Universities, the 61 leading research universities in North America.
    • More than 175 Rutgers research centers support pioneering work in stem cells, climate change, DNA analysis, and more.
    • Rutgers’ international reputation draws top students from more than 130 countries and all 50 states.

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