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Applying to the MSc Program

The POSCOMP examination is not required for foreign applicants residing outside Brazil, but is recommended for those who wish to apply for a scholarship granted by PPGC. Applicants who are not residents in Brazil who did not take POSCOMP can still apply for scholarships offered by PPGC if they have outstanding academic performance.

Instructions about the applicaton and the selection process are below. The online application form is available here.

I. Selection procedures

Candidates must select one or more research areas of interest in order of preference. Additionally, they may also indicate an ordered list of advisors of their choice.

The following criteria are adopted in the selection process: 1) good academic record assessed by analysis of transcripts of the undergraduate course and letters of recommendation, 2) professional experience, undergraduate research activities, evaluated by an analysis of  the CV and letters of recommendation, 3) adequacy of the candidate’s profile to the research areas selected.

II. Important Dates

28-Sep-2016 to 18-Nov-2016 – Application period
25-Nov-2016 – Deadline for receiving recommendation letters
09-Dec-2016 – Notification of acceptance (1st cycle)
12-Dec-2016 to 16-Dec-2016 – Period for appeals
16-Dec-2016 – Deadline for applicants of the first cycle to accept the offer
12-Jan-2017 – Notification of acceptance (2nd cycle)
16-Jan-2017 – Deadline for applicants of the second cycle to accept the offer

III. Registration Procedure

The online application form is available at http://www.inf.ufrgs.br/ppgc/applying-en. Candidates will be required to upload scanned copies of the following documents:

1. Certificate of the undergraduate degree or certificate that is completing the degree.
2. Full Transcripts of graduate courses.
3. CNPq’s Lattes CV. Alternatively you can use the form available on the online registration system.
4. A 3x4cm photo.
5. Passport (pages with photo and identification data).

By completing the online registration the candidate will be asked to provide information of two people who will provide recommendation  letters. International applicants are exempt from paying the registration fee.