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Applying to UFRGS

Undergraduate Courses

To become an enrolled student in an undergraduate course at UFRGS, the international student needs to:

  • Fill in the Formulário de Candidatura de Aluno Visitante (application form for visiting students). The form can be accessed here or at the link models for download, on the left side of this page. After filling in this form, send it by e-mail to Relinter. The following documents must be included attached to the application form:

  • Academic Transcripts: supplied by the student's host institution, containing the courses taken, the respective grades and credit hours, duly signed.

  • Copy of the passport: a clear copy, with the number of the document and photograph.

  • Study Plan: a list with the courses the student would like to take at UFRGS; this list must be authorized (duly signed by those authorized) by the student's home institution. The courses offered by UFRGS can be found in the link Atividades de Ensino. The disciplines available at UFRGS can be seen here. The Study Plan can be found on the second page of the Formulário de Candidatura de Aluno Visitante (Guest Student Application Form), and is prone to alterations depending on the approval of the tutor.

  • Description of disciplines completed: this document should present a brief description, in Portuguese, of all disciplines you have completed at your university. This document does not have to be official, you may informally make a report of the disciplines.

These documents should be sent by e-mail to and by mail to the following address:

Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul

Secretaria de Relações Internacionais - Setor de Mobilidade

Av. Paulo Gama, 110 - Anexo I da Reitoria

CEP 90040-060

Porto Alegre - RS - Brasil

After we receive the necessary documents and forms, the requests will be assessed. Afterwards, a Letter of Acceptance will be sent by mail to those students who are accepted at UFRGS. The Letter of Acceptance is an official document that testifies that you are admitted to study at UFRGS. This document is necessary for obtaining your Brazilian Student Visa (Temporary Visa IV). The deadline for 2012/2 applications is April 5th.

We are waiting for your application, and we wish you luck in the selection process!

Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul

Av. Paulo Gama, 110 - Bairro Farroupilha - Porto Alegre - Rio Grande do Sul
CEP: 90040-060 - Fone: +55 51 33086000