Applying to the PhD Program
Applications will be received through the PPGC Registration System, which can be accessed in the following address: http://inf.ufrgs.br/ppgc/applying-en. If you need assistance using the system, please send a message to .
If you have applied to PPGC in the past, and wish to reuse the information previously provided, please send a message to no later than 2 days before the application deadline.
The selection is based on an analysis of the documentation (see list below), the research plan, and an interview with the candidate. Interviews with foreign students can be arranged over Skype, by phone, etc.
It is strongly recommended that candidates get in touch with potential supervisors in order to discuss about the availability for supervision and also to write a research plan to be submited with the application.
The MSc degree is NOT a requirement for admission to the PhD program. Candidates with a BSc degree only, with or without an ongoing MSc, but who demonstrate strong academic performance and motivation for research are encouraged to apply.
Documents required for application:
Photocopy of the BSc diploma
Photocopy of the MSc diploma, when applicable
BSc Academic Records
MSc Academic Records, when applicable
Curriculum Vitae in CNPq Lattes format (recommended) or according to the template below
Photocopy of Identity Card and CPF (for Brazilians) or Passport (for non-residents)
Research plan prepared in agreement with the intended supervisor
Two recommendation letters provided by professors or active researchers (both letters are requested and entered through the Application System). Once the application has been processed, the recommenders (whose e-mail addresses were informed by the applicant) will be contacted with instructions on how to submit the letters through the Application System.
You can apply at any time for the PhD program. If you are interested in receiving a scholarship beginning with the first semester of your PhD studies, we recommend complying with the following schedule:
– Students of any nationality who are interested in receiving a scholarship from the PPGC choose Schedule 1 for starting their PhD studies in August or Schedule 2 for starting their PhD studies in March
– Students from abroad who are interested in a PEC-PG or TWAS scholarship choose Schedule 1 for starting their PhD studies in march 2014
05-Apr-2016 to 11-May-2016 – Application period
13-May-2016 – Deadline for receiving the recommendation letters (online)
29-May-2016 to 10-Jun-2016 – Interviews with the candidates
20-Jun-2016 – Notification of the results to the applicants
24-Jun-2016 to 27-Jun-2016 – Appeal period
14-Jul-2016 to 20-Jul-2016 – Enrolment period
1-Sep-2016 to 24-Oct-2016 – Application period
26-Oct-2016 – Deadline for receiving the recommendation letters (online)
09-Nov-2016 to 21-Nov-2016 – Interviews with the candidates
28-Nov-2016 – Notification to the applicants
28-Nov-2016 to 02-Dec-2016 – Appeal period
February 2017 – Enrolment period