📖 Introduction

Placed in the southeast of Brazil, the most industrialized region of the country, UFMG, a free-of-charge public educational institution, is the oldest university in the state of Minas Gerais. It was founded in September 7th 1927 by the name of University of Minas Gerais (UMG). Nearly one hundred years later the institution is the national leader when it comes to education, university extension, culture, scientific research and patent generation in several fields of knowledge.

The university also offers distance education, structured in graduate, specialization, improvement and updating levels. These courses are present in twenty-four cities, all over the state. Since the creation of UFMG, its students have exerted major influence in the cultural, political and economic spectrums of society, acting as trainers of the intelligentsia, of the arts and science, as well as having a seat in the management of different companies and various entities from the state and the country.

🏫 About Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais's community gathers around seventy-two thousand people in the cities of Belo Horizonte, Montes Claros, Diamantina and Tiradentes, distributed in undergraduate courses, post-graduation programs and more than hundreds of research centers. In 2021, UFMG reached 1,581 patent registrations granting it a leading position among the country’s higher education institutions. It is widely recognized as an outstanding center of academic excellence, scientific and innovation accomplishments, not to mention its teaching quality.

UFMG has academic campuses in the cities of Belo Horizonte and Montes Claros, and scientific and cultural centers in Tiradentes and Diamantina, two of the oldest historical towns in Brazil, which date from the 17th century. The University runs two large public hospitals and one veterinary hospital, an emergency care unit (UPA), 25 libraries, five museums, one astronomical observatory, two ecological conservation areas, four experimental farms, and one advanced center for high-performance athletics equipped with Olympic class pool and track-and-field infrastructure, seizing a total area of 876 ha and a built-in area encompassing 639 thousand square meters.



Aiming at the full fulfillment of its purposes and its commitment to social interests, UFMG assumes the mission of generating and disseminating scientific, technological and cultural knowledge, standing out as a reference institution in the training of critical and ethical individuals, endowed with a solid base scientific and humanistic and committed to transforming interventions in society, with a view to promoting economic development, reducing social inequalities, reducing regional asymmetries, as well as sustainable development.

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🏠 Accommodation

If accommodation on campus is important to you we advise you to arrive a few days before so you can try to register. You can also to choose accommodation off campus, we have an article about that here.

📬 Admissions Process

3 Steps to Apply to a University

Application step 1

Application step 2

Application step 3

Please choose the programs here , "You are advised to select 2-3 programs to increase your chances of getting accepted.

Required documents:

  • Passport
  • Graduation certificate
  • Passport size photo

Preparing documents:

You can start your application now and send the application documents during your application. Some documents you can send later if you don’t have them right away. Some more info about preparing application documents is here

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Application process:

Applying Online is simple in just a few steps. More information is available here.

The first steps are to choose the programs, pay the application fee and upload the application documents.

Once submitted to Global Admissions, we will review your application within 2-3 days and proceed to the university or ask you for further clarification

After it has been processed to the university you will receive your unique application ID from each university.

The university may contact you directly for further questions.

We will then follow up each week with the university for updates. As soon as there is any update we will let you know. If you have made other plans, decide to withdraw / change address at any time please let us know.

After you have been accepted you will receive your admissions letter electronically and asked to pay the non-refundable deposit to the university.

Once you have paid the deposit the university will issue you the admissions letter and visa form to your home country.

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Here is some more information about the enrollment process after you have been accepted.

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