Please note that classes may be offered in-person, online, a combination of them, or cancelled in the second semester of 2021.
2nd Semester of 2021
(August – December)
1st Semester of 2022
(January – July)
|Nomination period||April 5th – May 17th||September 6th – October 28th|
|Application period||April 5th – May 17th||October 1st – November 23th|
|Confirmation of Application*
||June 1st||December 8 (to be confirmed)**|
|Portuguese interviews||August 5th and 6th||(to be confirmed)|
|Classes begin||August 9th||March 3th (to be confirmed)|
|Register in classes||August 16th and 17th||March 16th and 17th|
|Classes end||December 14th||(to be confirmed)|
||From 15th to 21st of December||(to be confirmed)|
* If at least one subject is accepted by the course coordinator(s), the student will receive an email message with instructions for coming to Brazil and with the Letter of Acceptance to apply for a visa.
** Information for the first semester of 2022 will be updated as soon as the academic calendar becomes available, which should occur in October or November of 2021.
Nomination and application Procedures
Students must be nominated by their home institution to the appropriate Assistant (see last page for further details) by email and online at https://bit.ly/nomination_forms by the end of the application period. If a student plans to extend their stay, they need to be nominated again.
Besides being nominated, students must also apply online at DAC websiteduring the application period. If a student plans to extend their stay, they need to be nominated and apply again.
To apply to our Medical school, please refer to FCM website
|Areas with restrictions||
The following academic areas have restrictions and only the following classes may accept foreign students:
The language of instruction is Portuguese, with a few exceptions. The Portuguese interviews, for leveling and indicating the most appropriate class for each student are are offered to all foreign students interested. Please ask the assistant responsible for your country for a list of classes to be offered in English in the semester you are nominating students for or see information in the field Course offerings bellow.
During the semester, Unicamp offers the following classes: Portuguese for foreigners and Portuguese for Spanish speakers. They are semester-long and free of charge. However, availability is limited and enrollment is not guaranteed. In addition, only students who arrive in time for the placement interview (offered the week prior to the beginning of classes) are able to enroll. Classes are offered ONLY in Campinas. More information here.
|Course load||Up to 32 credits for non-degree students from Partner Universities.|
|Number of students accepted per year||For information regarding how many students can be nominated per year, please refer to the Cooperation agreement signed between Unicamp and your institution.|
|Course offerings||Visiting (exchange) students may request classes in all schools, keeping in mind the restrictions described in the next section.
Class schedules (Undergraduate and graduate) are available here. If the appropriate semester’s schedule is not yet available, students should pick their classes based on the same semester from the year before.
Classes are offered at four different Campuses, in three different cities. We strongly recommend that students take classes in one city. FCA and FT are in Limeira and FOP is in Piracicaba. All undergraduate classes and most graduate classes are offered in Portuguese.
The classes below will be offered in English:
2nd semester 2021:
EP818 – Special Topics in Education II
F 320 – Thermodynamics
Tuition fees, living costs and student life
|Tuition fee||There is no tuition fee for credit-awarding courses.
There is tuition for Extension classes and pre-sessional Portuguese classes.
|Living costs||Students usually spend around US$ 400 – 600 per month. This amount includes housing and food costs.
Since students often live near to the university, transportation is usually not needed.
HOUSING OFF CAMPUS
The university does not provide university dorms for Exchange Students, but the international office can assist the student finding a shared room near the campus.
Other options: http://morarunicamp.com.br/
The university runs three low-cost dining facilities on the main campus, where a team of nutritionists controls the food quality and variety. One of them offers vegetarian options. Daily menus are available at the Campus facility management website: www.prefeitura.unicamp.br/
To use the cafeterias, students must show their student identity card. In addition, almost every school on Campus has a snack bar or a restaurant. Also, the district of Barão Geraldo, where the campus is located in Campinas, counts with several good restaurants as well.
Life at the main campus (Campinas) is made easier by the bike lanes, which allow the students to bike from one school to another. There are also free shuttle buses inside the Campus.
SPORTS & RECREATION
Sports activities are offered as extension programs at a low price. More information
There are also free activities offered by the “Mexa-se” (“Get moving”) program. More information
The students can use Unicamp’s sports facilities, including the running track, at any time of the day. Also, they may prefer to exercise at the “Parque Ecológico”, a lake next to the campus. Cultural activities happen every day on campus. Many of them occur at the Casa do Lago, a cultural space that offers daily movie showtimes, musical performances, art exhibitions, among others. More information
INTERNATIONAL UNICAMP VOLUNTEER GROUP – Unicamp Internacional / UniIn
Unicamp Internacional is a student group engaged in the dissemination of a variety of international cultures on campus and support for exchange students.
UNICAMP requires that all foreign students have international health insurance. It is advisable for students to take out medical insurance with an insurance company in their home country that provides coverage abroad. Private hospitals and clinics in Campinas provide a good service but are usually expensive.
Most medications are available in Brazilian pharmacies, but some require a Brazilian prescription. For this reason, students should bring their most frequently used prescription drugs.
At UNICAMP, all registered students can also count with our internal care center for students,staff and teachers. It is called CECOM and offers medical and dental assistance.
UNICAMP owns three large hospitals. Visitors can use the University Hospitals in case of emergency.
A Mercosur Visa or a Student Visa is required to enroll at Unicamp, and can be obtained from the consular division of the Brazilian Embassy or Consulate in the student’s country of origin. A visa must be requested early enough to allow time for bureaucratic procedures, which can be quite lengthy. Although it is possible to change visa status while in Brazil, this is not recommended, since this procedure is very time consuming. For this reason, we strongly advise you to enter Brazil with a Mercosur or Student Visa.
|Name and website of the university||Universidade Estadual de Campinas – Unicamp
University of Campinas – http://www.unicamp.br
|Overview||The University of Campinas – Unicamp is a public university funded by the State of São Paulo, Brazil.
Unicamp was officially established on October 5, 1966. Although considered a young institution, Unicamp has already developed a strong tradition in education, research and services to society.
Unicamp has strong undergraduate and graduate programs covering a wide range of areas in science, technology, health, humanities, and arts.
Unicamp operates in four campuses located in three cities: Campinas, the main Campus with eighteen schools and colleges; Piracicaba (the School of Dentistry); and Limeira (the School of Applied Sciences and the School of Technology).
|Location of Main Campus||Unicamp’s main campus is located 16km from downtown Campinas, in a city district named Barão Geraldo.
Originally named for its meadows, Campinas was founded in 1774 and is today an important and growing educational, industrial and financial center with over one million inhabitants. Campinas has a rich cultural life. The city has its own Symphony Orchestra – considered one of Brazil’s best – cinemas, theatres, parks, malls and regional and international restaurants. There are also many “barzinhos” (pubs), where people often meet to hear great music. Campinas is also the home of two popular soccer teams: Guarani and Ponte Preta.
Recreation in the vicinity of Campinas is also rich and varied.
São Paulo, one of the world’s largest cities and an important cultural center, is located 100 kilometers southeast of Campinas – a one-hour ride by car or bus. In addition, many country resorts and parks are accessible, offering a taste of life in the “interior” (countryside). Finally, the famous São Paulo
beaches of the coast are only a two-hour drive away.
Campinas is served by a good transportation network, with bus service being the most common form. The Viracopos International Airport is also located within 30 minutes from Campus.
Contact and Address
|Head of International Office||Prof. Dr. Osvaldir Pereira Taranto
Executive Director for International Relations
|Mailing Address||Universidade Estadual de Campinas – UNICAMP
DERI – International Relations Office
Cidade Universitária Zeferino Vaz
Rua Josué de Castro, 120 Caixa Postal 6194
13083-861 Campinas – SP Brasil
|Contact Information for Incoming & Outgoing Students||
Agreements, Incoming and Outgoing Students from/to Russia, China, Austria, Japan, South Korea, South Africa, Germany, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Latvia, Malta, Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia
Angélica Torresin – email@example.com
Agreements, Incoming and Outgoing Students from/to Latin América and Spain
Ivie Santana – firstname.lastname@example.org
Agreements, Incoming and Outgoing Students from/to the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Poland and Israel
Vitor Joanni – email@example.com
Agreements, Incoming and Outgoing Students from/to the UK, France, Belgium, Ireland, Switzerland, Portugal, the Netherlands and Italy
Paula de Sena – firstname.lastname@example.org
All other countries please contact
Student Mobility – email@example.com