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Program Description:

ACES/Engineering in Brazil at University of Viçosa
Semester or Academic Year
Viçosa, Brazil

Quick Links
Program Overview
City of Vicosa
Academic Environment
Program Cost
Financial Aid and Scholarships
Withdrawal Policies or Change Programs
Passport/Visa Information
Application Process
Pre-Departure Resources
Contact Information

Program Overview 

In order to be eligible for this program, students should have at least 1-2 semester(s) experience in Portuguese. Universities and programs in Brazil are annually evaluated by the Ministry of Education and in recent years, Federal University of Viçosa (UFV) has been ranked among the top 10 universities by the annual assessment of the Ministry. UFV is distributed in 3 campuses in the cities of Viçosa, Florestal and Rio Paranaíba. UFV offers 65 undergraduate programs in the following major areas: Engineering, Agricultural Sciences, Biological and Health Science, Humanities and Natural Sciences.  In addition to undergraduate programs, UFV offers 39 Master programs in Viçosa and 1 Master program in Rio Paranaíba and 24 Doctorate programs in Viçosa.

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The City of Viçosa

Founded in 1871, the municipality of Viçosa is situated in the southeast of the country, in the state of Minas Gerais, in the Atlantic Forest region, known as the Zona da Mata Mineira, at an altitude of 649 meters. The climate is tropical, with rains during the summer and a mean annual temperature of 19 °C, varying between 14 ° C and 26 °C.
As of 2004 its population of Viçosa is estimated to be 73,121. Because it is essentially a university town, Viçosa is known as city of education and their literacy rate is 92%. In addition to UFV, there are four other institutions of higher education in the city.

The city's economy is based mainly on education, agriculture and specialized services (trade and construction). In addition, the city has two hospitals, an intensive care unit, and two operating rooms and obstetric clinics and various urgent and emergency care. 

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 University of Vicosa website:
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Academic Environment


In the following link:
Search for Ementário from the catalogue
CCA is Agricultural Sciences
CCB is Biological Sciences
CCE is Exact Sciences
CCH is Human Sciences
You will find all the courses that you can take at UFV.
Search the department that has the courses that you want to take (For example Departamento de Arquitetura e Urbanismo)
Then you choose the subjects:

ARQ100 [is the code of the discipline]
Desenho Técnico [this is the name of the discipline]
3(1-2) [this is the credit numbers. In this case is 3, 1 theoretical and 2 practical, totalizing 3 hours a week)
I e II [this is the periods that the discipline is offered, in this case is for both semesters]. 
Introdução ao curso, normas de desenho técnico. Desenho arquitetônico. Sistemas de representação gráfica, vistas ortogonais e perspectiva paralela [description of the discipline].
Periods with odd numbers refer to disciplines from the first semester, starting on March and ending in July and periods with even numbers refer to disciplines from the second semester, starting on August and ending on December in the normal calendar. Be sure to choose courses offered during your semester of enrollment. 
For a listing of courses offered that already have Illinois equivalencies, go to

For the internship (estagio) the student is enrolled in ESM 490 – Practices in Mobility.

The university does not provide accommodation for foreign students. Students may rent flats or share a house with other students. This sort of accommodation if common in Viçosa. 
The UFV holds two restaurants with varied menu, at the low cost of 2 reais per meal . The Restaurante Universitário (R.U.) works according to the academic calendar and some events. On Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, only breakfast and lunch are served, dinner is not offered. Foreign students are welcome to use the RU.
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Program Cost and Advance Fees

For an Unofficial Budget of this program, please scroll to the top of this page and find the box labeled “Budget Sheets” and click on the semester during which you want to participate. Please read through the Unofficial Budget information which also includes information on Financial Aid and Scholarships.
See the Budget Sheet for your program term at the top of this page!

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Financial Aid and Scholarships

Financial aid can be applied to the cost of the program. The amount of financial aid that is applicable to study abroad will depend on your financial aid package. Since there are many variables that determine how your financial aid package applies to study abroad, it is best that you consult with the study abroad financial aid advisor in the Office of Student Financial Aid to discuss your individual financial aid package.  Their email and more information on Financial aid can be found at
Eligible students may receive additional scholarships toward the program cost.  The amount varies depending on the program destination.  Scholarship amounts are announced when program fees for each program are announced.  Non-ACES students should contact their college about scholarship opportunities.  All participants should also apply for the Illinois for Illinois (I4I) Study Abroad Undergraduate Scholarship. For more information, go to
ACES Students are eligible for additional funding through their college. More information about ACES scholarships including the application can be found at 
For more information about general costs, please watch the First Steps Cost, Financial Aid, and Scholarship videos found here for tips and advice:
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Withdrawal, Change, and Cancellation Policy

To change to a different program during the application process, please e-mail

To withdraw or cancel your participation in a study abroad program, please visit this link to view the Withdrawal and Refund Policy (  

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You must have a valid passport to participate on this program. If you do not already have a passport, or if it needs to be renewed, you must begin that process now, even before program acceptance. 

All foreign visitors must have a passport and an entry visa. The passport must be valid for the period of their stay in the country. The Temporary Visa IV will also be required for international students. 

These visas must be obtained at the Brazilian Embassy or Brazilian Consulate, in the home country of the foreign students, before coming to Brazil.

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Application Process

First Steps Info Session 
Watch the First Steps videos found on our website or attend a First Steps Info Session in person.  These resources will get you thinking about important themes to consider before selecting a program including: academics, housing, duration, location, and cost.  You will learn how to research a program, understand cost (with a segment on scholarships and financial aid too), and even how to apply!  
Application Process
Click the "Apply Now" button on this web page to apply. Note that you will be charged a non-refundable application fee by clicking "Apply Now".
You may only apply to one program per term. Please consider your program options carefully before beginning a new program application.  Each time you click "Apply Now" you will be charged a non-refundable application fee.

Application Components
The Study Abroad Office Application includes:
·         Letter of Recommendation - done electronically (must be an academic advisor, TA or professor)
·         Personal essay questions
·         Photocopy of passport
·         Signature verification form
·         Official Transcript
·         Online questionnaires

After you are accepted into your program by the Study Abroad Office, you may be required to complete post-decision components such as the host university’s application.  

All requirements must be completed by the Study Abroad Office deadlines: online materials are due by 11:59 PM on the deadline date; paper materials are due by 4:45 PM the following business day.  The Study Abroad Office reviews program applications as a batch after the deadline has passed. The decision dates listed below indicate the earliest possible date that a student's application may be reviewed. Most decisions will be released two to three weeks after each deadline.
See Dates and Deadlines are at the bottom of this page.

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Pre-Departure Resources

The UIUC Study Abroad website ( and the ACES Study Abroad website ( both provide a variety of pre-departure information.  Explore both sites for more information on the topics below or logistics such as travel plans and what to pack.

Pre-Departure Course, LAS 291 1 credit 
All students are required to enroll in a second 8 weeks pre-departure course, LAS 291 for 1 credit.  During this course, topics such as culture shock, health and safety scenarios, and other helpful pre-departure information will be presented. 
Course Approval
Before you study abroad you must get the courses you plan to take abroad approved by your college’s study abroad office.  ACES Students should view the “Academic Information” section of the ACES Study Abroad Website.  This section provides information on the course approval process and a link for the pre-approval database which contains all courses with UIUC course equivalents.
Health and Vaccinations
The health and safety of students abroad is something that the University of Illinois takes very seriously, which is why the Study Abroad Office provides services that range from international insurance coverage to a 24-hour phone line to speak to an Advisor on Duty.
Once you have been accepted into the program you may need to get a health consultation at McKinley Health travel and immunization unit to discuss what immunization you need, get a travel kit, etc. See also  

All the students in Exchange at UFV must be immunized by the following vaccines before arrival at UFV:   
1.      Influenza A (H1N1) or swine flu  
2.      Diphtheria and Tetanus vaccines
3.      Yellow Fever
4.      Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccines.

Students must bring the immunization card and depending on the field of studies at UFV, he/she might require other specific vaccines.

Health Insurance: Mandatory to international trips and validy on the host country.  All students are assessed insurance, and are advised to keep their personal or university insurance plan.

The health and safety of students abroad is something that the University of Illinois takes very seriously, which is why the Study Abroad Office provides services that range from international insurance coverage to a 24-hour phone line to speak to an Advisor on Duty. These services can be found on our website: 

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Contact Information

ACES Study Abroad
ACES Academic Programs
123 Mumford Hall, MC-710
Urbana, IL 61801
Phone: (217) 333-3380
Walk-in hours: 2-4pm Tuesdays and Thursdays and 9:30-11:30am Wednesdays.

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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2018 09/15/2017
09/22/2017 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2018-2019 02/15/2018
02/15/2018 TBA TBA
Fall Semester 2018 02/15/2018
02/15/2018 TBA TBA
Spring Semester 2019 09/15/2018 09/16/2018 TBA TBA

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