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The Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais offers UT students an excellent opportunity to take a variety of regular university courses, taught in Portuguese, alongside local students. Students studying during the fall semester may also choose to take a pre-semester, intensive Portuguese class for additional preparation. International students at UFMG will receive registration assistance, orientation, and access to cultural activities from the International Relations Office staff.

The city of Belo Horizonte, in the state of Minas Gerais, has a population of more than 2.4 million residents, making it the third-largest city in Brazil. UFMG has around 22,000 undergraduate and 11,000 graduate students. The city is easily navigable by public transportation. The state of Minas Gerais is famous for its Mineira cuisine.


Area(s) of Study

  • Anthropology
  • Economics
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Architecture
  • English
  • Humanities
  • Portuguese
  • Biology
  • Fine Arts
  • Liberal Arts
  • Radio-Television-Film
  • Communication
  • Geography
  • Linguistics
  • Science
  • Comparative Literature
  • Government
  • Natural Sciences
  • Sociology
  • Computer Science

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Academic Information

To qualify for full-time status, students must be registered for a minimum of 12 UT-equivalent credits. The typical value of an undergraduate course is 4 credits. Please make sure to check the course syllabus for the exact credit awarded.


Courses taught by local faculty.

Language(s) of Instruction

Portuguese and Spanish


Service Learning/Internship

  • Service Learning - No
  • Internship - No


Students generally live in homestays. UFMG will provide students with a list of homestay options and students will be guided in how to contact the host families and secure housing.

Open To

Students from all colleges and schools

Program Cost

Students pay a one-time $75 application fee and regular UT tuition for the semester abroad. Students are responsible for airfare, passport/VISA, housing, transportation, and general costs of living.


- Spring
  • Program: February 20, 2024 to July 22, 2024
  • Instructional: February 20, 2024 to July 22, 2024
  • Final Deadline: September 15, 2023
- Fall
  • Program: July 30, 2024 to December 17, 2024
  • Instructional: July 30, 2024 to December 17, 2024
  • Priority Deadline: March 1, 2024
  • Final Deadline: March 1, 2024

Application Code


Program Coordinator

Julia Pfeiffer

Additional Resources

Program Website
Peer Evaluations
Exchange Partner Information

Next Step

1) View mandatory advising videos Explore: Education Abroad 101. Attend a live Q&A if you have questions. 2) View Ready to Apply video. 3) Self-authorize your application via the Get Started link below and apply! Videos and Q&A events found here:

Program information above is subject to change