48 months
29736 USD/year
29736 USD/year
12536 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


As a result, the Portuguese program of Rutgers University will provide you with the opportunity to develop your Portuguese language skills while also studying the literature and culture of Portugal, Brazil, and African lands of Portuguese language or influence.


About the Program

Portuguese is the official language of 10 countries on four different continents: Portugal, Angola, Mozambique, Brazil, Guinea-Bissau, East Timor, Equatorial Guinea, Cape Verde, and São Tomé and Príncipe.

In the Portuguese program of Rutgers University you will be able to demonstrate proficiency in interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational modes of communication. You will be able to carry out conversations in which you can describe, compare, contrast, in all tenses (present, past and future), with an appropriate breadth of vocabulary and register, and to be understood by a non-sympathetic listener; and to read and write documents written in academic, formal and/or literary registers of language. You will be able to conduct research projects according to the methodologies of the humanities, social or cognitive sciences and demonstrate intercultural awareness and understanding of the Luso-Brazilian world. Honors students complete independent research, write a thesis, and defend it before a faculty committee.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Elementary Portuguese
  • Intermediate Portuguese
  • Portuguese for Speakers of Spanish
  • Portuguese for Native Speakers
  • Portuguese Conversation and Composition
  • Literature & Culture in Brazil

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Application
  • A $70 non-refundable application fee is required
  • Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR)
  • Due to the uncertainty of future test dates and availability of standardized tests, Rutgers will make submission of SAT and ACT test scores optional
  • English Proficiency Examination Requirements
  • Letters of recommendation are not used for admissions consideration

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    29736 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14868 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    29736 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14868 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    12536 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6268 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for New Brunswick

1204 - 2963 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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