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Frequently Asked Questions

Relinter elaborated a frequently asked questions section for students interested in studying at UFRGS. If you have any doubts that are not specified here, please, contact us. Our team would be happy to help you.

I am an undergraduate student and I would like to study at UFRGS. What procedures should I follow?

The students interested in studying at UFRGS should fill in the application form for student visitors (Formulário de Candidatura para Aluno Visitante) and send it to Relinter, with attached transcripts, copy of passport and brief description of disciplines completed at your institution. The documents will be analyzed and if the student is accepted, a Letter of Acceptance will be sent by mail. Here you can find more information about the application process.

I am a graduate student and I would like to study at UFRGS. What procedures should I follow?

Relinter only works with academic mobility of undergraduate students. International students who want to do their graduate studies at UFRGS should contact Pró-Reitoria de Pós-Graduação (propg@propg.ufrgs.br) or directly contact the teaching units where they want to study. The contacts can be found at:

http://www.ufrgs.br/ufrgs/ensino/pos-graduacao/mestrado

http://www.ufrgs.br/ufrgs/ensino/pos-graduacao/doutorado

I want to learn or to improve my Portuguese. Is there a Portuguese as a second language course at UFRGS?

UFRGS offers a Portuguese as a second language course for international students with competitive prices. The course is offered for those students who want to learn Portuguese, as well as for those who want to improve their Portuguese, helping in the understanding of classes. The Portuguese as a second language course at UFRGS is an experience that surpasses the academic frontiers, since the students are motivated to immerge in Brazilian culture through dynamic and extra curricular activities. The applications of those interested are received by Institute of Letters. For further information about the Portuguese as a second language program at UFRGS, contact the program by e-mail ileppe@ufrgs.br or phone: +55 51 33086690.

How much do I have to pay to study at UFRGS?

UFRGS is a federal university, public and free of charge, therefore, all accepted students do not have to pay tuition. However, some parallel activities can be charged, such as the Portuguese as a second language course, as well as cultural activities, lunches at the cafeteria, housing, and so on.

Is my institution in Cooperation with UFRGS?

UFRGS has cooperation agreements with several public and private institutions around the world. You can check here if your institution is in cooperation with UFRGS.

My University is not in Cooperation with UFRGS. Does this mean I cannot study at UFRGS?

UFRGS will receive applications from all students, however, those students coming from universities in cooperation with UFRGS will have preference. Feel free to contact us if you have any doubts about this subject. 

Does UFRGS offer scholarships for international students?

Students from developing countries with which Brazil has cooperation agreements in educational and cultural fields may seek for information about the programs PEC-G and PEC-PG in Brazil's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, MRE:  http://www.dce.mre.gov.br/PEC/apresentacao.html.

Post-graduate students may consult the possibility of scholarships directly with UFRGS' post-graduate programs: http://www.ufrgs.br/pos/

Are there student houses at UFRGS campi?

UFRGS has three student houses, however, they are only available for Brazilian students with low income and international students from Escala program.

Is there a cafeteria at UFRGS?

UFRGS has five cafeterias with varied menus, elaborated by nutritionists. The prices are subsidized and the meal costs R$1,60 with juice.

Can I practice sports at UFRGS?

The Campus Olímpico offers several classes in different sports modalities for all international students free of cost. Several activities are offered with professors’ supervision (bodybuilding, water sports, synchronized swimming, dance, exercising, olympic gymnastics, collective sports and fighting sports). Request a timetable with available activities and sports.

In which language are classes given?

Even though there is no requirement for students to prove their proficiency in Portuguese, it is important for the student to know that classes are taught in Portuguese. Many international students choose to enroll at the Portuguese as a second language course to improve their knowledge.

 

 

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