PEC-G - Exchange Program for Undergraduate Students

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).Developed by the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Education, in partnership with public -state and federal- and private universities, PEC-G selects foreign students aged between 18 and 25, with full secondary education, to undertake an undergraduate course in the country.

The selected foreign student attends the undergraduate course free of charge. On the other hand, he/she must meet certain criteria; among them, to prove that he / she is able to pay for his / her expenses in Brazil, to have a certificate of completion of high school or equivalent course and proficiency in Portuguese for students from nations outside the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP).
Students are preferably selected from socio-economic development programs agreed between Brazil and their countries of origin. The agreements determine the student's commitment to return to his/her country and contribute to the field in which he/she  graduated.
Unifesp has participated in this Program since 1970. Its coordination is under the responsibility of the Undergraduate Courses Executive Vice-Rectorate. Since its adherence to the Program, it has received 79 students from 17 countries: Angola, Benin, Bolivia, Cape-Verde, Chile, Colombia, El Salvador, Equator, Guinea-Bissau, Jamaica, Kenya, Mozambique, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname and Venezuela.

To participate in PEC-G and have more information about the Program, please, contact PEC-G Coordination at the Ministry of Education, or access submission and selection process.
PEC-G Coordination at the Ministry of Education:

Secretaria de Educação Superior do MEC - SESu
Diretoria de Políticas e Programas de Graduação - DIPES
Coordenação Geral de Relações Estudantis - CGRE
Bloco L - Edifício Anexo II - 3º Andar - Sala 310
CEP: 70047-900 – Brasília - DF
Telephone: 0800 616161