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Portuguese and Lusophone World Studies

Rutgers University

48 months
29736 USD/year
29736 USD/year
12536 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Portuguese and Lusophone World Studies program of Rutgers University is an interdisciplinary degree program that 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.


About the Program

Students in the Portuguese and Lusophone World Studies program of Rutgers University receive a rigorous and exciting education in the civilization, literature, and history of interchange throughout the Lusophone world while combining experiential learning with classroom instruction. Experiential learning can be achieved, for example, through enrollment in credit-bearing internship opportunities within government offices, non-profits, multinational corporations, and immigrant newspapers in the Portuguese and Brazilian communities of Northern New Jersey and New York. PLWS students also have the opportunity to earn credits for Study Abroad programs in Portugal and Brazil, as well as earn transfer credits for up to nine years of instruction at our region’s Portuguese Language Schools (escolas comunitárias). Lastly, PLWS majors/minors can compete for the prestigious Luso-Fraternal Association Scholarship, which is awarded annually based on merit and financial need.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Elementary Portuguese 
  • Portuguese for Spanish Speakers
  • Intermediate Portuguese 
  • Advanced Grammar and Composition
  • Portuguese Literature
  • Brazilian Literature

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 Newark

935 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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