PEC-G / PEC-PG PROGRAMS
The Exchange Program for Undergraduate Students(PEC-G)
The Exchange Program for Undergraduate Students (PEC-G) 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), including Unicamp. PEC-G is administered by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MRE) and the Ministry of Education (MEC), in partnership with HEIs throughout the country.
To participate, applicants must submit the required documents at the Embassy or Consulate of Brazil in their country. Applicants must have completed the corresponding study level to the Brazilian High School (secondary school) in some country other than Brazil; cannot be Brazilian citizens; cannot be holders of dual nationality nor holders of any type of visa to Brazil.
By participating in this program, students can benefit from a series of advantages, including a selection examination instead of the vestibular, free tuition and recognition of the UNICAMP degree in their home country. However, students are usually responsible for their own expenses, including international flights, room and board. Candidates also agree to return to their country of origin no later than 3 months after completion of their studies.
Brazilian embassies in the participating countries can provide information about the program, and selection procedures. The embassies are also responsible for the selection process, which is generally carried out with government officials from the respective country. If selected, students will receive a letter to be presented to the host institution in Brazil and a temporary student visa.
Based on test scores and vacancies in HEIs in Brazil, the embassy will designate the candidate’s host institution among the participating Brazilian HEIs. Foreign students holding a permanent, diplomatic or tourist visa and Brazilian citizens whose parents are living abroad are not allowed to participate in the program.
Information on eligibility and selection procedures for the program is available at the Ministry of Education website (http://portal.mec.gov.br/pec-g) and Ministry of Foreign Affairs website (http://www.dce.mre.gov.br/PEC/PECG.php).
The Exchange Program for Graduate Students(PEC-PG)
Vacancies in Brazilian HEIs recommended by Capes, without enrollment costs;
Monthly scholarship in the same amount as that offered to Brazilian students, namely: R$1500.00 for a master's degree, with a maximum duration of 24 months, and R$2200.00 for a doctorate, with a maximum duration of 48 months;
Return air ticket to the foreign student's country.
Information on eligibility and selection procedures for the program is available at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website (http://www.dce.mre.gov.br/PEC/PECPG.php).