The Talent Selection program identifies public school students who stand out in the Brazilian Mathematics Olympiad for Public Schools. They are invited to take the entrance exam at Fundação Getulio Vargas in Rio de Janeiro to enroll in one of the undergraduate courses offered by the institution, such as Applied Mathematics, Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, Economic Sciences, Administration, Social Sciences, Law and Digital Communication.
Since the launch of the project in 2017 and the establishment of the Center for the Development of Mathematics and Sciences (CDMS), hundreds of candidates from different states have participated and been approved in FGV's undergraduate courses. These students stand out for their extraordinary learning potential and represent new talents for the future of the country.
Identify young talents in Brazilian public schools to encourage them to pursue undergraduate and graduate studies at FGV Schools in Rio de Janeiro.
Identify public schools of excellence based on their MEC performance indexes and the Knowledge Olympics, in order to contribute to the training of their teachers, the improvement of school management and the preparation of their students.
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Students selected for the chosen undergraduate courses will be exempt from tuition and academic fees. In addition, they will receive housing assistance in Rio de Janeiro. The renewal of the aid will depend on the academic performance of the students.
The program offers support mechanisms to students, including human resources specialized in psychosocial support. These resources are intended to maximize the probability of success for students, especially those who come from remote areas, far from large cities.
Students invited to participate in the project and who are interested in preparing for the entrance exam at Fundação Getulio Vargas in Rio de Janeiro will have the opportunity to participate in an Online Reinforcement Program in Mathematics, Literature, Writing and Portuguese.
Students who are enrolled at the institution have academic support, including monitors, complementary Mathematics and English classes, as well as access to study rooms and laboratories at FGV.