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UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DE MINAS GERAIS

 

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.

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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.

Faculty

Courses taught by local faculty.

Language(s) of Instruction

Portuguese and Spanish

Eligibility

Service Learning/Internship

  • Service Learning - No
  • Internship - No

Housing

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. SCHOLARSHIPS: $20,000 in Latin America scholarships awarded annually | International Education Fee Scholarship.

Program Dates:

- Spring
  • February 27, 2021 to July 10, 2021
  • Priority Deadline: October 1, 2020
  • Final Deadline: October 1, 2020
- Fall
  • July 29, 2020 to December 15, 2020
  • Priority Deadline: March 1, 2020
  • Final Deadline: March 1, 2020

Application Code

100090

Additional Resources

Program Website
Peer Evaluations
Scholarships
Brochure
Scholarships

Next Step

1) Attend 'Explore Latin America' info-session for summer OR semester programs. See website for dates and locations. 2) Meet with Academic Advisor to discuss credit. 3) Attend Ready to Apply session with Eli Klosterboer. Further instructions provided at Explore session. 4) Complete Mandatory Pre-departure Orientation.

Program information above is subject to change