PEC-G

The Exchange Program for Undergraduate Students (PEC-G), officially created in 1965, provides students from developing countries with which Brazil maintains educational, cultural or scientific and technological agreements the opportunity to pursue their undergraduate studies in Brazilian Higher Education Institutions (HEIs).

PEC-G is administered by the Ministry of External Relations (MRE), through the Division of Educational Themes (DCE), and the Ministry of Education (MEC), in partnership with HEIs throughout the country.

For general information (in English, in Spanish or in French), please visit: http://www.dce.mre.gov.br/en/PEC/PECG.php

The Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora (UFJF) receives students from several countries annually through the PEC-G. If you intend to choose UFJF as a destination and have any questions, please contact: pec.dri@ufjf.edu.br

PEC-G Benefits at UFJF

By the Ministry of External Relations (MRE):

PEC-G students may apply to receive scholarships and/or their return ticket home at the end of their course from the Brazilian Government, in some specific cases.

Merit Scholarship: offered to PEC-G students with remarkable academic performance after their first year of graduation studies in Brazil. In addition to the monthly grant, students can also receive the return airfare to their home country after completing graduation.

Emergency Scholarship: offered in exceptional cases, to PEC-G students who find themselves extreme financial hardship of unexpected order.

Air return ticket: In some cases, DCE may grant the graduated student the air ticket to their country of origin.

All DCE/MRE scholarships are granted for a period of one semester (six months), subject to renewal.

By the Ministry of Education (MEC):

The Ministry of Education (MEC) also grants scholarships to PEC-G students of federal universities, through the Milton Santos Project for Access to Higher Education (Promisaes).

For further information, please visit: http://www.dce.mre.gov.br/en/PEC/G/estudantes/bolsas.php

CELPE-BRAS (Portuguese Proficiency Certificate) at UFJF

Foreign students applying for PEC-G must present the Certificate of Proficiency in Portuguese as a Foreign Language – Celpe-Bras. The candidate from a country where there is no Celpe-Bras will take the examination in Brazil only once after the conclusion of the Portuguese as a Foreign Language course preparatory to the Celpe-Bras, in any accredited IES. Remark: UFJF is an accredited IES and it can be chosen by any candidates who will study at UFJF or at other university.

The candidate who fails the Celpe-Bras taken in Brazil will not be able to participate of the PEC-G, his/her registration will be considered invalid and the stay in Brazil will be terminated.

For further information, please visit: http://inep.gov.br/acoes-internacionais/celpe-bras

PEC-PG

Brazilian federal research funding agencies, CNPq and CAPES, provide scholarships for foreign Master and Doctoral students, for several countries.

All the information about the program and requirements to apply are available at:

DCE/MRE website: http://www.dce.mre.gov.br/PEC/PECPG.php

Brazilian federal research funding agencies, CNPq and CAPES, provide scholarships for foreign Master and Doctoral students, for several countries.

Foreign students interested in applying to a graduate program via PEC-PG at UFJF must get in touch directly with a faculty member so as to know how to apply and ask for an acceptance letter.

PEC-G and PEC-PG participating countries

 Africa

Angola

Algeria

Benin

Botswana

Cape Verde

Cameroon

Egypt

Gabon

Ghana

Guinea-Bissau

Ivory Coast

Mali

Morocco

Mozambique

Namibia

Nigeria

Kenya

Democratic Republic of Congo

Republic of Congo

São Tomé & Príncipe

Senegal

South Africa

Tanzania

Togo

Tunisia

Latin America and the Caribbean

Antigua & Barbuda

Argentina

Barbados

Bolivia

Chile

Colombia

Costa Rica

Cuba

El Salvador

Ecuador

Guatemala

Guyana

Haiti

Honduras

Jamaica

Mexico

Nicaragua

Panama

Paraguay

Peru

Dominican Republic

Suriname

Trinidad & Tobago

Uruguay

Venezuela

Asia

China

India

Iran

Lebanon

Pakistan

Syria

Thailand

East Timor

PEC-G and PEC-PG contact at UFJF:

E-mail: pec.dri@ufjf.edu.br