1.1 ) Introduction
Founded in 1927, the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais / UFMG (Federal University of Minas Gerais)
is noted nationally and internally for its excellence, on account both of its academic and scientific work
and of the professional training it provides in a huge range of subjects. It is recognised as one of the
most important universities in Brazil, with outstanding performance in teaching, research and outreach.
In Belo Horizonte, the capital of the State of Minas Gerais, UFMG is situated on the following sites: the
Pampulha Campus, which comprises most of its activities; the Health Campus, comprising the Medical
Faculty, the Nursing School and the University hospital buildings; and the city centre sites of the Faculty
of Law and the School of Architecture. The Montes Claros Campus comprises the Institute of Agricultural
Science in the city of Montes Claros, in the north of Minas Gerais.
UFMG offers a wide range of museums and places of scientific and cultural interest, such as the Cultural
Centre, the UFMG Conservatory, the Natural History Museum, the Botanical Gardens and the Museum
of Morphological Science, all of which are open to the public. In addition it organises major arts events,
such as the Winter and Summer Festivals. Mention should also be made of the services provided in the
Hospital das Clínicas, the Risoleta Neves Hospital, the Dental Faculty and the Veterinary Hospital, as well
as the sporting and recreational activities conducted in the Centro Esportivo Universitário / CEU
(University Sports Centre) and the Centro de Treinamento Esportivo / CTE (Sports Training Centre).
UFMG's excellence includes the desire to become more and more democratic through activities of social
inclusion. Examples of this are the bonus policy for disadvantaged groups in the university entrance
exams, the Affirmative Action Programme and the Special Programme of Academic Grants for EveningCourse Students.
The quality of UFMG's undergraduate courses has been verified by both internal and external
assessment, which show high levels of intellectual and scientific output. Excellent course performance
reflects the excellent teaching staff and infrastructure and demonstrates the University's competence
and reliability. More than 6,000 undergraudate placces are available each year.
With respect to postgraduate study, UFMG has distinguished itself through its decisive role in the
training of researchers and teachers who are working in institutions throughout Brazil and abroad. The
university currently has more than 70 postgraduate programmes, with more than 14,000 places offered
each year, covering medical residencies, specialisation, masters and doctorates in a wide range of
subject areas. In addition, the university offers courses by distance learning, with more than 2,000
students in 2012.
A centre of excellence in research, UFMG has cutting-edge projects in more than 800 groups which are
formally registered with the Research Groups Directorate of the National Council for Scientific and
Technological Development) and which cover all areas of knowledge.
UFMG is recognised nationally and internationally as a pioneer in outreach work, especially in the way it
integrates that work with research and teaching. On the one hand, it is the research activity which
enriches and sustains activities and projects developed alongside various institutions and social groups;
On the other hand, the outreach activities demonstrate constant interaction between the University and
society, thus ensuring the dynamism and sense of relevance and social commitment of the research
undertaken. UFMG has projects in various areas of social vulnerability in Minas Gerais, and works in the
fields of environmental protection, citizenship and public safety, education, health and preventive and
social medicine, the promotion of cultural diversity and heritage preservation, technology transfer,
technological innovation and entrepreneurship, amongst others. In 2011, its outreach activities
benefited more than 17 million people.
UFMG and the World
UFMG has built an increasingly impressive network of international partnerships as a result of its
activities in collaboration with colleagues and research centres in different countries and in all
continents. International exchanges are offered from the start of students' training on undergraduate
courses, and have been significantly enhanced for postgraduate programmes through the support of
funding agencies. The University is continually improving its facilities for the reception of foreign
students and researchers, and for the consolidation of international groups and networks that work in
research, teaching and extension. Thus, UFMG has entered into agreements and partnerships with
centres of excellence in a number of countries. Fundamental to these is a spirit of multilateralism and
Total area: 8,769,690 m²
Built area: 639,777 m²
University campuses: 3
Academic units: 20
Special units: 3
Academic units in Belo Horzonte: 19
Academic units elsewhere in Minas Gerais: 1
Administrative units: 3
Hospitals: 2
Fax number: 27
Centro Esportivo Universitário / CEU (University Sports Centre)
1.2) International exchanges in UFMG
UFMG receives foreign students as part of memoranda of cooperation entered into with other
universities and mobility programmes. International exchange students can attend for up to two
academic semesters at UFMG. Awards are conferred by the student’s university of origin, and UFMG
issues transcripts of grades representing the academic record of the student during the exchange
Both undergraduate and postgraduate students can take part in an exchange, as long as they are duly
enrolled in a foreign institute of higher education with which UFMG has a memorandum of academic
UFMG offers the following pathways for foreign students who are interested in exchange:
• Study of subjects in existing courses;
• Development of research projects under the guidance of a UFMG academic.
The requirements for applicants are:
• Foreign students can apply for an exchange at UFMG as long as they are duly enrolled
at a foreign institute of higher education that has a memorandum of understanding with UFMG.
• It is recommended that exchange students should have intermediate ability in Portuguese, but UFMG
does not demand proof of proficiency or submission of certificates. Subject to compliance with the
above requirements, the partner institution must send the following documents to the DRI:
Application form filled (see attached file)
University transcript of records
Copy of diploma or certificate of graduation (for post-graduation students only)
A copy of passport
One 3x4 photograph
A letter of intentions in Portuguese (written by the student)
Notes: Undergraduate students who are approaching the end of their course and postgraduate students
who wish to develop their research at UFMG should, in addition, send a one-page summary comprising
the theme of their research and the activities they intend to undertake during the exchange.
Dates for receipt of the documentation at the DRI:
- First of October – for commencement of exchange in February/March
- First of April – for commencement of exchange in August
The DRI cannot guarantee enrolment of the student if the documentation is submitted after the
Letter of acceptance at UFMG
The DRI will send a LETTER OF ACCEPTANCE at UFMG for those students who fulfil all the abovementioned requirements and whose documentation has met the deadline. The letter of acceptance will
be sent directly to the International Relations Office of the student's home university. The student must
submit a STUDENT VISA, together with the letter of acceptance at UFMG, to the Brazilian consular
service in the student's country of origin. UFMG does not accept international exchange students who
do not have a student visa.
Once students are in Brazil, they must present themselves to the Federal Police within 30 days of their
arrival in order to be registered in the National Register of Foreigners. All the information necessary for
registration will be given to students once they arrive at UFMG during the Foreign Students Week.
Health insurance
Exchange students must have full international health insurance covering the whole exchange period.
2) DRI
2.1 ) Introduction
The Diretoria de Relações Internacionais da Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais / DRI/UFMG
(International Relations Directorate) is the body that facilitates international academic and scientific
relations and which identifies, implements and monitors inter-university projects and agreements. Its
mission is to strengthen UFMG's international profile through interaction with foreign institutions and
bringing a cosmopolitan aspect to its academic activities.
The DRI's strategy is directed towards increasing internationalisation and towards creation of
programmes and projects that facilitate international cooperation throughout UFMG.
Both students and academics have taken part in international academic programmes, agreements and
exchanges. At present the International Relations Directorate manages agreements with a large number
of universities in various countries and apart from other activities receives, every year, hundreds of
students and many delegations from foreign universities.
Through the International Relations Directorate, UFMG participates in important academic and scientific
cooperation agreements with countries in Asia, Latin America, North America, Europe and Ociania, with
the objective of developing collaboration in the areas of new technology, teaching, research and
2.2) Areas of activity
>Building high-quality partnerships with foreign institutions.
>Uptake, implementation and monitoring of international agreements, conventions and interuniversity
>Management of academic exchange programmes in both directions.
>Dissemination of international academic opportunities both within UFMG and outside.
>Undertaking official visits to foreign higher education and research institutions.
>Reception of official visits from foreign institutions.
2.3) Contact details
Avenida Presidente Antônio Carlos, 6627.
Campus Pampulha – Prédio da Reitoria, 1º andar.
Tel: +55 31 3409 4025/3409 4401
[email protected]
3.1) Preliminary requirements
Registration with the Federal Police and Issue of Temporary Foreigner's ID Card (Carteira de Identidade
de Estrangeiro Temporário / CIET)
Necessary Documents:
Valid original passport;
Copy of used passport pages;
Visa application;
Two recent 3x4cm coloured photos with black background and in frontal position;
Federal Police form completed and printed out;
Proof of payment of two fees.
Federal Police Form
The form is available at www.dpf.gov.br. You should complete it, print it out and take it to the
Federal Police together with the other documents.
Once you have entered the Federal Police site:
1- Click on the ESTRANGEIRO (FOREIGNER) link on the left-hand side under Serviços
ISSUE OF FOREIGNER'S ID CARD) and, at Option 1, you will find the form you need to complete.
Complete the obligatory boxes in the form.
Advice on completion:
Against Unidade Polícia Federal (Federal Police Unit), select MG (Minas Gerais) and BELO HORIZONTE;
Always write names in full and in the Brazilian order: Name and Surname (e.g., Maria Silva);Against
ocupação principal (principal occupation) , select ESTUDANTE;
Against Endereço Residencial (Residential Address), enter your address in Belo Horizonte. If you do not
yet have a fixed address, enter the address of the place where you are living at the moment;
If you do not yet have a telephone in Brazil, enter the general DRI number (31)34094025.
Save and print out the document.
Requesting Federal Police Register Appointment
After completing the form:
1- Return to the principal page of the site (www.dpf.gov.br), and click again on the ESTRANGEIRO link
under Serviços.
TIME IS AVAILABLE) para saber os dias e horários em que poderá solicitar o agendamento na Polícia
Federal para realizar seu registro.
3- Enter your Request Code, which is at the top of your Form for delivery to the Federal Police. Then
check the days and times available and choose your preference from what is available. Click on salvar
(save) and print out the document confirming the day and time chosen. IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT YOU KEEP
Notes: If you cannot make an appointment on the website, you can go to the Federal Police at the
address: Rua Francisco Deslandes, n° 900 - Bairro Anchieta, or at the address: UAI na Praça Sete,
Avenida Amazonas, n° 500 - Centro (Praça Sete) - Belo Horizonte – , or at Confins airport, taking with
you all the documents needed for registration, within 30 days of the date of your arrival in Brazil. It is
recommended that you go early in the morning.
Payment of fees:
Guidelines on payment of fees can be obtained on the internet. Follow the instructions below in order
to obtain the Guidelines:
Step 1 – Guia de Recolhimento da União / GRU (Federal Tax Collection Form)
1 - Access www.dpf.gov.br.
2 - Click on GRU under Serviços, on the left-hand side.
3 - Select Option 1: GRU - FUNAPOL (foreign, private security, international transport, weapons) and
4 – Complete the Guia de Recolhimento da União – GRU: the address should be in Brazil; in the unidade
arrecadadora (collecting body) box select: MG (015-9) MINAS GERAIS REGIONAL DIRECTORATE.
5 - In the Código da Receita STN (STN Receipt Code), type 140082. You will see on the screen:
Registro de Estrangeiro/Restabelecimento de Registro and the amount to be paid.
6 - Check the data entered, click on GERAR GUIA (CREATE GUIDE), and then print it out.
Step 2 – Cédula de Identidade de Estrangeiro (Foreigner's ID Card)
1 - Repeat instructions 1 to 4 above.
2 - In the Código da Receita STN box, type 140120 (CARTEIRA DE ESTRANGEIRO DE PRIMEIRA VIA [FIRST
3 - Check the data entered, click on GERAR GUIA (CREATE GUIDE) and print it out.
The guides should be printed out and paid at any branch of the Banco do Brasil before the expiry date
and before registering with the Police. For registration, take the proof of payment given to you by the
How to get to the Federal Police Office
The Federal Police Office is located within a shopping centre at the following address: Polícia Federal:
Av. Francisco Deslandes, 900 – Bairro Anchieta. Tel: (31) 25179900 ou 25179943.
Bus 2103 goes to the Anchieta district and passes in front of the police station. If you are at UFMG or in
the Pampulha region, we recommend you to catch the 2004 bus, get off at the Praça da Liberdade and
catch the 2103 bus at the same bus stop. For more information about the bus timetables and routes in
Belo Horizonte, access:
Remember that you must register within 30 days of your arrival in Brazil. After the deadline, a foreigner
is liable to a daily fee and becomes an illegal immigrant.
Confirmation of Enrolment
At the beginning of each semester, students should go to the College Representative(s) where they are
studying and request a Certificate of Enrolment confirming that they are enrolled for their chosen
We remind you that all students (except for exchange students who have come to carry out research,
practice/placement or work for conclusion of their course) should gain at least 12 credits per semester.
Those who are not exempt and who enrol with less than 12 credits must submit a written justification,
signed by the student and approved by the student's home university.
Health Insurance and Student Visa
As soon as you arrive at UFMG, deliver a copy of your health insurance and student visa to the Diretoria
de Relações Internacionais (International Relations Directorate). YOU CANNOT ENROL WITHOUT THOSE
Minha UFMG (My UFMG) System
Take your enrolment number to the Laboratório da Ciência da Computação, Room 2040 in the Instituto
de Ciências Exatas (ICEX), in order to collect your NIPs certificate. With your NIPs to hand, enter the
UFMG site (www.ufmg.br) and register yourself on the Minha UFMG portal to gain access to academic
information about the subjects you will be studying at the University.
Cadastro de Pessoa Física / CPF (Registration of Individuals)
The CPF is the document for registration of individuals in Brazil. It is not obligatory for foreigners, but it
is necessary for making certain purchases and for opening a bank account in Brazil. For the purposes of
UFMG, the CPF is essential for processing University documentation, for the issue of transcripts and for
the Ministério da Educação / MEC (Ministry of Education) records.
All you need to do to obtain the CPF is to go to a branch of the Banco do Brasil or the Caixa Econômica
Federal or to a post office and request it. You will need to take an ID document with you, such as an ID
card or a passport. You can find more information at:
2.2) Academic Information
Withdrawal from Subject
In order to withdraw from a subject, students must go to the relevant College Representative for the
subject, before the date specificd in the UFMG calendar, and request cancellation in the UFMG system.
THE TRANSCRIPT OF GRADES. We recommend that you ask theCollege Representative for confirmation.
Borrowing books from the UFMG Library
In order to borrow books from the Library, you need to request a LIBRARY SYSTEM CARD. For that
purpose, you need to go to the Library of the main Faculty where you are enrolled. The main Faculty is
the one where you are taking most subjects or are undertaking your research.
Computer Suite
Registering as a user of the computers in the computer suites of the faculties in which you are
registered. For this purpose, you need to present your Library Card and Proof of Subject Enrolment.
Leaving Event and Get-together
At the end of the semester, the DRI organises a leaving event and get-together for foreign exchange
students and all the UFMG students who will be going on exchange in the next semester. The meeting is
always worthwhile, so it is essential for everyone to take part.
Exchange Evaluation
At the end of the exchange, the DRI will email you an exchange evaluation questionnaire. This is a
simple questionnaire , which you should complete and send back by email. It is essential that everyone
should take part in the evaluation so that we can know the positive and negative aspects of the
exchange and improve our service.
Sending Transcript of Grades
At the end of the exchange period, the DRI is responsible for sending foreign students' transcripts of
grades to their home university.
Centro Esportivo Universitário da UFMG / CEU (UFMG Sports Centre)
As a foreign exchange student at the UFMG, you will have access to the Univerrsity Sports Centre, or
CEU, which has sports pitches, swimming pools and other facilities for the use of University students and
staff. The Sports Centre is located on the Avenida Coronel Oscar Paschoal in the São José district, beside
the Mineirão football stadium.
In order to formalise your access to the CEU, you will need to have a USER'S CARD. Follow the steps
below in order to create your Card:
Enter the CEU site (http://www.ufmg.br/ceu/) and click on CONFECÇÃO DE CARTEIRA
(PRODUCATION OF CARD) under Formulários (Forms).
A new window will open where you can make your REQUERIMENTO PARA ASSOCIAÇÃO (REQUEST FOR
CLUB MEMBERSHIP) First of all you should read the Club rules and regulations and then click on
NEW CARD HOLDER AND HER OR HIS DEPENDANTS In Tipo de Usuário / Type of User, select
the RG box, enter your NÚMERO DO SEU PASSAPORTE (PASSPORT NUMBER). You can leave the CPF box
empty. As to the telephone number, if you do not have your own phone number in Brazil, enter the DRI
telephone number: 34094025. Do not complete the boxes relating to information about dependants.
After completing the form, click on ENVIAR SOLICITAÇÃO (SEND REQUEST). Make a note of the number
of your request and print out the FICHA DE INSCRIÇÃO (REGISTRATION FORM).
When you have printed it out, sign in the Termo de Responsabilidade (Disclaimer) box. Note that in the
Instruções (Instructions) box on your form you will see the other documents you will need to present for
production of your Card: A recent 3/4cm colour photograph (original and copy) and the original Proof of
Transfer to the Conta Única do Tesouro (Single Treasury Account) in the sum of 10 reais.
To make the transfer to the Conta Única do Tesouro, go to a cashier at the Banco do Brasil and make the
request. The Bank will ask for your CPF number, which can be your CPF or that of someone you trust. In
any event, we recommend that you arrange a CPF, because you may be asked for it on various
occasions. There is a branch of the Banco do Brasil on the UFMG Praça de Serviços and you can also
request a CPF there.
Then take the COMPROVANTE DA TRANSFERÊNCIA (PROOF OF TRANSFER) to the CEU, together with the
other documents needed for creating your Card.
Subject enrolment also takes place during the Foreign Students Week. Students should enrol in subjects
corresponding to at least 12 UFMG credits. The subjects must be part of the normal courses offered by
the University. Students who do not enrol for 12 credits must provide a justification duly approved by
the student's home university. Students should enrol for at least two (2) subjsects each semester. The
subjects must be part of the normal courses offered by the University.
Foreign Students Week
In the first week of lessons, students should take part in the Semana de Recepção ao Intercambista
Estrangeiro (Foreign Exchange Students Reception Week). This Week is for international exchange
students and is intended to help you settle into the new social, cultural and academic environment.
During this week you will get to know the University, its academic system and the various Faculties, and
you will take part in cultural activities and get to know students from UFMG and other foreign
institutions. In this week, students meet with the teachers who are responsible for each
course/programme, in order to discuss their study plans.
Subject Credits
Each subject has a value that is expressed in credits, each credit corresponding to 15 (fifteen) lesson
hours. The credits for each subject will be awarded to students who obtain a grade of at least D and who
have attended at least 75% (seventy five percent) of the activities.
Each student’s academic performance will be expressed in grades and words, in accordance with the
following scale:
90 to 100 - A (Excelent / Excellent)
80 to 89 - B (Ótimo / Very Good)
70 to 79 - C (Bom / Good)
60 to 69 - D (Regular / Regular)
40 to 59 - E (Fraco / Weak)
0 to 39 - I (Insuficiente / Unsatisfactory)
Assessment System
There are several methods of assessment at UFMG, e.g.:
Written examination
Oral examination
Individual work
Group work
At the end of the exchange period the DRI will send a certificate with the grades obtained in the subjects
studied to the International Relations Office of the exchange student's home university.
In the case of an exchange student from an institution that is not party to an agreement, the certificate
will be given to the student at the end of the exchange.
2.3) Portuguese Language course for foreigners:
With the aim of diversifying the programmes it offers in the various sectors of its units, UFMG is going to
launch a Portuguese Programme for Foreigners, in various modalities and with different workloads. The
courses will be offered free for students, teachers and researchers from institutions that have
international cooperation agreements with UFMG.
The program envisages the following types of course:1 - Intensive Course in Portuguese Language and
Brazilian Culture for foreigners who speak other languages.
Practice in the Portuguese language in a context of immersion and of enhancement of existing
knowledge, with a view to improvement of linguistic competence. The study load will be 120 class hours
over 4 weeks in the months of June and August.
2- Portuguese Language course for foreigners: Speaking
Practice in speaking skills in the Portuguese language through activities that foster the development of
oral expression. Study load of 30 continuous hours.
3- Portuguese Language course for foreigners: Academic Writing
Aimed at producing summaries, reviews, reports, articles, and final essays or dissertations. Study load of
30 continuous hours.
4- Portuguese Language course for foreigners – Instrumental Portuguese
Development of reading skills through the study of texts on subjects of general interest aiming at
understanding, exploration of morphological and grammatical aspects relevant to the understanding,
development and expansion of new reading strategies. Study load of 30 continuous hours.
5- Portuguese Language course for foreigners – Preparation for CELPE-Bras
Preparation for the CELPE-Bras examination through developing the necessary communication skills.
Study load of 30 continuous hours.
Further Information:
Requests for information about the courses and enrolment procedures should be sent to
[email protected] or made via the UFMG Diretoria de Relações Internacionais (Directorate of
International Relations) webpage.
4.1) About the City
Belo Horizonte, the first wholly planned city in Brazil, is the capital of Minas Gerais. Inaugurated on 12
December 1897, on the site of a previous settlement called Corral Del Rey, it has a population of about
2.2 million. It is located in the South East Region, a strategic geographical point in the country. The city is
ringed by the Serra do Curral mountain range, which provides a natural boundary and is full of history. In
addition to its natural advantages and ease of access by air and road, the capital of Minas Gerais is
notable for its architectural beauty, its strong vocation for commerce and services, and its rich artistic
and cultural production. Apart from enjoying the renowned hospitality of the people of Belo Horizonte
and the excellent Mineiran cuisine, visitors can visit the city's beautiful squares and parks, such as the
Praça do Papa, the Parque Municipal, the Parque Mangabeiras, the Parque Ecológico and the Parque da
Lagoa do Nado. The architectural complex around Pampulha Lake, designed by the architect Oscar
Niemeyer, deserves special attention. The climate is mild, with temperatures ranging between 16 and
31 degrees, the average being 21°C. Winters are dry and summers rainy.
4.2) Basic Information
Language: Portuguese
Currency: Real
Electric current: 110 volts
Cheques: For cheque payments you should speak to the management of the business.
Credit Cards Many businesses in Belo Horizonte accept Visa, American Express, MasterCard and Diners
Taxes: In Brazil, tax is already included in the price of products .
Bank opening hours: 10:00 to 16:00, Monday to Friday.
Tips In Brazil there are situations in which the tip is already included in the bills for goods or services.
This is the case of some restaurants (10% of total consumption is added to the bill) and of hotels, where
it is also included in the bill. In some cases, restaurants do not include a service charge in the bill (which
is normally stated on the menu). In such cases, a tip of 10% is normal.
It is customary to tip hotel porters (those who carry your luggage from the taxi to the reception, and
those who carry it to your room) and the valet who parks your car or drives it from the car park. In such
informal cases, the amount of the tip varies - there is no standard amount. It is not usual to tip taxi
drivers. If necessary, round up the cost of the taxi ride.
Health: Some medications, such as anti-inflammatory, antipyretic and analgesic drugs, may be
purchased by telephone. For controlled drugs, such as antibiotics and antidepressants, you need a
prescription. In Brazil there is the Sistema Único de Saúde / SUS (Single Health System), which provides
free health care for everyone. More information can be found at:
Smoking: The Brazilian Civil Code forbids smoking by young people under the age of 18. Some enclosed
spaces in Belo Horizonte have a smoking area. If there is no such space, tourists should ask the
management of the establishment. Smoking on public transport, in public buildings and in concert halls
is expressly prohibited.
Vaccination: The Federal Government has stipulations about vaccination of foreigners who enter Brazil
and also for Brazilians who travel from some regions of the country to others. In order to find out if
vaccination is obligatory and which vaccinations are recommended or required, contact your consulate.
4.3) Living in Belo Horizonte
Monthly living expenses
The monthly cost of living for an individual in Belo Horizonte varies between 1,000 and 1,500 reais. The
currency in Brazil is the Real.
Amongst other options, foreign students may stay with a host family, in a hotel/hostel or flat, or, if their
programme is one where UFMG pays for accommodation, in UFMG Halls of Residence.
Programa Sem Fronteiras (No Limits Programme) – Lodging with a Family
For students who wish to live with a family, the DRI can indicate a host family for their first two weeks in
Belo Horizonte. As from the third week, students decide whether they wish to continue living with the
family and under which conditions.
The weekly cost is approximately 150 reais, which includes a separate room and breakfast. If you are
interested, you should contact DRI and ask for a form for accommodation with a family.
Notes: This option is subject to the availability of families.
Other Accommodation Options
There are several pousadas and hotels in the vicinity of UFMG and in central Belo Horizonte, within easy
reach of the University. Some suggestions for accommodation:
• Hospedagem São Pedro: www.hospedagemsaopedro.com.br
• Hotel Formule 1: www.formule1.com.br
• Hostel O Sorriso do Lagarto: www.osorrisodolagarto.com.br/
• Hostel Chalé Mineiro: www.chalemineirohostel.com.br
• Pousada Sossego da Pampulha: www.sossegodapampulha.com.br/
• Single Flat – Pousada Pampulha: www.singleflat.com.br/
• Pousada Senhora do Mirante: www.senhoradomirante.com/
• Albergue Pousadinha Mineira:
• Hotel Financial: www.hotelfinancial.com.br/
• Hostel-Pousada Lá em Casa: www.laemcasahostel.com/
Flat Pampulha:
Food and Drink
The price of a meal in UFMG restaurants varies between 5 and 10 reais. The price of a meal in other city
restaurants varies between 15 and 20 reais.
UFMG also has a university restaurant with a fixed price for international exchange students of 4.15
reais. The university restaurant, which is also known as Bandejão, provides both lunch and an evening
Bus tickets in the metropolitan region of Belo Horizonte cost approximately 2.80 reais. More
information about public transport in Belo Horizonte can be found at:
Cultural Activities
Belo Horizonte has a rich and dynamic cultural life. Of particular note are: museums, such as the Museu
de Artes e Ofícios, Inhotim-Instituto de Arte Contemporânea, the Jardim Botânico and the Museu das
Minas e do Metal; cultural centres with a wide range of exhibitions, both permanent and temporary;
festivals and competitions, such as the Festival Internacional de Teatro, the Festival Internacional de
Dança or the traditional Comida de Buteco; and theatre, music and dance productions.
The city also has a wide variety of theatres, cinemas, museums and cultural centres, including: the
Museu de Arte da Pampulha, the UFMG Centro Cultural, the Museu Histórico Abílio Barreto, the Centro
de Referência Audiovisual, the Palácio das Artes and the Praça da Liberdade cultural complex.
Belo Horizonte is also a starting point for many historical and ecological walks. In the historic cities of
Minas Gerais you will be able to appreciate a lavish abundance of baroque architecture. The paths,
springs, rivers and waterfalls in the surrounding countryside are ideal for the ecotourist.
5) Other information
5.1) Telephone numbers
UFMG telephone numbers
Geral Campus Pampulha (31) 3409.5000
Geral Campus Saúde (31) 3409.9300
Comissão Permanente de Vestibular – Copeve (31) 3409.4408 / (31) 3409.4409
Coordenadoria de Assuntos Comunitários – CAC (31) 3409.4191
Departamento de Registro e Controle Acadêmico (31) 3409.4162
Diretoria de Relações Internacionais – DRI (31) 3409.4025
Gabinete do Reitor (31) 3409.4125
Pró-reitora de Administração (31) 3409.4080
Pró-reitora de Extensão (31) 3409.4070
Pró-reitora de Graduação (31) 3409.4050
Pró-reitora de Pesquisa (31) 3409.4031
Pró-reitora de Pós-Graduação (31) 3409.4040
Biblioteca Universitária (31) 3409.4611
Centro Esportivo Universitário - Ceu
Hospital das Clínicas (31) 3409.9300
For other telephone numbers: http://www.ufmg.br/catalogo/
Restaurante Campus Pampulha
Av. Antônio Carlos – Setorial
Tel: 3441 9376/3499 2989
Restaurante Escola de Engenharia
R. Espírito Santo, 35 – Centro.
Tel: 3238 1700/3238 1890
Restaurante Faculdade de Direito
Av. Álvares Cabral, 211
Tel: 3273 2017
Restaurante Faculdade de Farmácia
Av. Olegário Maciel, 2360
Tel: 3291 0466/3335 9553
Restaurante Faculdade de Medicina
Av. Alfredo Balena, 190 – Sta. Efigênia.
Tel: 3239 7171/3239 7430Places Where You Can Exchange Dollars Disvel
Av. Álvares Cabral, 51, Centro.
Tel: 3222 4312
Master Turismo
Rua da Bahia, 2140, Centro.
Tel: 3330 1616
Via Portugal Câmbio e Turismo
Av. Coronel José Dias Bicalho,
1235/loja09, São José
Tel: 3441 1095/3492 4277
Places for Exchanging Travellers' Cheques
Banco de Boston*
Av. Álvares Cabral, 370, Centro.
Tel: 3248 4900
(*) the bank only accepts American Express travellers' cheques
American Express
R. Paraíba, 626
Tel: 3261 2601
Hospital de Belo Horizonte
Avenida Antônio Carlos, 1694, bairro Cachoeirinha.
Tel: 3449.7032
NB: near UFMG, 5 minutes by car.
Hospital das Clínicas
Avenida Prof. Alfredo Balena, 110, Centro.
Tel: 3284.9322 / 9300 / 9323
Notes: centre of Belo Horizonte - Área Hospitalar
Hospital Madre Tereza
Av. Raja Gabaglia, 1002, bairro Gutierrez.
Tel: 3299.8410
Hospital Mater Dei
Rua Gonçalves Dias, 2700, bairro Santo Agostinho.
Tel: 3339 9000
NB: centre of Belo Horizonte – Zona Sul
Hospital Odilon Bherens
Rua Doutor Cristóvão Rezende, 312, bairro Araguaia.
Tel: 3383.7066
NB: near Av. Antônio Carlos.
Hospital Vera Cruz
Rua Paracatu, s/n, bairro Barro Preto.
Tel: 3290.1000
Cooperativa do Hospital das Clínicas – HCCOOP
Rua Maranhão, 774, Funcionários.
Tel: 32811090
First Aid Points
Pronto Socorro João XXIII- Hospital Cícero
Alameda Álvaro Celso, 100, bairro Santa Efigênia.
Tel: 3239.9200/9250
NB: Central Belo Horizonte , where the hospitals are located
Pronto Socorro de Venda Nova
R. Gabirobas, 1, bairro Vila Clóris.
Tel: 3459.3200 / 3454.3854 / 3454.3855
Ambulance (calls are free)
Military Police ambulance
Tel: 190
Ambulance Centre
Tel: 192
Fire Brigade
Tel: 1935.2) Access to Belo Horizonte
By air
There are two airports in Belo Horizonte: Tancredo Neves (Confins) Airport and Pampulha Airport.
Pampulha Airport, which is in the Pampulha district, is just for internal flights.
Tancredo Neves Airport, in the Confins district, is Belo Horizonte's international airport. You can take a
taxi to go to or from these airports.
There are Conexão Aeroporto buses that run between the two airports and between Tancredo Neves
Airport and the city centre. For more information about timetables and fares, go to
http://www.conexaoaeroporto.com.br/ or telephone 55+31+ 3224.1002 / 3271.1335. The fare is
approximately 19 reais. A taxi ride between Tancredo Neves Airport and Pampulha, or between
Tancredo Neves Airport and the city centre, costs approximately 100 reais.
Aeroporto Internacional Tancredo Neves
Address: Rodovia MG 10, Km 39 Confins - MG.
CEP: 33500-900 - PABX: (31) 3689-2700 FAX: (31) 3689-2090
Distance: 38 km from Belo Horizonte
Aeroporto Internacional Carlos Drummond Andrade (Pampulha)
Address: Praça Bagatelle, 204 Bairro Aeroporto. Belo Horizonte - MG - CEP: 31270-700
Tel: PABX: (31) 3490-2000 - FAX: (31) 3490-2155 –
Distance from the Centre: 9 km
By Coach
There is just one coach station in Belo Horizonte, located in the city centre, 10 km from the Pampulha
district. If you are living in the Pampulha district, you can take the Conexão Aeroporto bus to the Estação
Rodoviária and then take the bus that goes from the Estação Rodoviária to Pampulha Airport. The
journey costs approximately 10 reais. Taxis are available inside the Estação Rodoviária. The journey from
the Estação Rodoviária to Pampulha costs about 40 reais. The cost of journeys to other districts depends
on the distance.
Praça Rio Branco, nº100 - Centro. CEP: 30,111-050.
Tel: (31) 3271-8933 / 3271-3000.
5.3) Useful Websites
City Council............................... http://portalpbh.pbh.gov.br/pbh/
About the City........................... www.belohorizonte.mg.gov.br/ing/a_cidade_bh.php
Ministry of Foreign Affairs.................... www.ereminas.org.br
Telephone numbers............................... www.telelistas.net
Belotur................................................... http://www.belotur.com.br/por/index.php
Accommodation in Belo Horizonte........ http://www.belohorizonte.mg.gov.br/hospedagem
What's on in Belo Horizonte: www.guiabh.com.br
5.4) Foreign Institutions with which UFMG has agreements
Banco Santander S/A
Health Service Management of the Gneral Headquarters of the Angolan Armed Forces
Fundação Eduardo dos Santos da República de Angola
Universidade de Angola
Universidade Onze de Novembro
Centro de Documentação de Arquitetura Latinoamericana - CEDODAL
Instituto Nacional de Tecnologia Agropecuária – INTA
Universidad Nacional de Jujuy
Universidad Nacional de La Plata (UNLP)
Universidad Nacional de Mar Del Plata
Universidad Nacional de Quilmes
Universidad Nacional de San Luis
Universidad Nacional del LitoralCHILE
Conselho de Reitores das Universidades Brasileiras (CRUB) and Conselho de Reitores das
Universidades Chilenas (CRUCH)
Programa de Doutorado Latino Americano em Educação – UNESCO/OREALC
Universidad Bolivariana
Universidad de Antofagasta
Universidad de Santiago de Chile – USACH
Universidad Finis Terrae
Universidad Metropolitana de Ciencias de La Educación
Fundação Colombiana de Tempo Livre e Recreação – FUNLIBRE
Universidad Antonio Nariño
Universidad de Antioquia
Universidad de Caldas
Universidad del Cauca
Universidad del Tolima
Universidad Industrial de Santander
Universidad Surcolombiana – USCO
Instituto de Ciência Animal
Instituto Superior de Ciências Médicas de Havana
Universidad Central Marta Abreu de las Villas
Universidad de Cienfuegos “Carlos Rafael Rodrigues”
Universidad de Guantánamo
Universidad de La Habana
Universidad de Matanzas, Camilo Cienfuegos
Université d’Etat d’Haiti
Corporación Mexicana de Investigación en Materiales (COMIMSA)
Universidad Autónoma Nuevo Leon
Universidade Nacional de Engenharia (UNI)
Centro de Estúdios Literários Antonio Cornejo Polar (CELACP)
Universidad César Vallejo
Universidad Nacional de Huancavelica
Universidad Nacional de San Antonio Abad Del Cusco
Anton de Kom Universiteit, Republiek Suriname
Instituto Internacional de la Unesco para la Educación Superior en América Latina y el Caribe – IESALC
Universidad Centroccidental Lisandro Alvarado – UCLA
Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commercial (HEC Montreal)
McGill University
University of Alberta
University of British Columbia
University of Western Ontario
Université du Québec à Montreal
Baylor University
California State University (CHICO)
California State University of Fullerton (CSUF)
Michigan Technological University
Oregon State University
Purdue University
Texas Tech University
City University of New York - (Lehman College of the City, University of NY)
Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust
Tulane University
University of North Carolina in Charlotte and State University of Winston-Salem State
University of Missouri - ColumbiaUniversity of Washington in Saint Louis
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center – Houston
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMASS) and the Fundação Oswaldo Cruz
University of New Mexico
University of Texas at Austin
University of the Incarnate Word
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wayne State University – WSU
Huazhong University of Science & Technology / 華中科技大學(華中理工大學
Universidade de Macau / 澳門大學
Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design – Jerusalém / ‫ ירושלים‬,‫בצלאל אקדמיה לאמנות ועיצוב‬
Veterinärmedizinischen Universität Wien
Sveučilište u Zagrebu
Københavns Universitet
Cardiff University
Institute of Freshwater Ecology
King´s College London
University College London
University of Leeds
Lappeenrannan teknillinen yliopisto
Pohjois-Karjalan ammattikorkeakoulu
CHU - Hospitais de Rouen
Conservatoire national des arts et métiers
École des Hauts Etudes em Sciences Sociales
École des Ingénieurs de la Ville de Paris
École des Ponts ParisTech
Ecole Nationale Superieure des Mines de Saint Etienne
Grenoble Universités (Université Joseph Fourier, Pierre Mendes France, Stendhal et INP
LIA Maxwell
Università di Corsica
Université de Provence
Université de Rouen
Université Panthéon-Sorbonne - Paris I
Université de Marne-la-Vallée
Université Paris Descartes - Paris V
Université de la Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris III
l'Université d'Angers
Université Blaise Pascal
Université de Franche Comté
Université de Limoges (UNILIM)
Université de Rennes 1
Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines
Université Paris-Descartes et le Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
Université Paris-Est Créteil Val de Marne – Paris XII
Universités de Lille: Sciences et Technologies – Lille 1, Droit et Santé – Lille 2, Sciences de
L'Homme et de la Société – Lille 3
V&M do Brasil – Grupo Vallourec
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Brandenburgische Technische Universität (BTU), Cottbus
Hochschule Karlsruhe
Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe – University of Applied Sciences
Hochschule ULM
HTW DresdenJohannes Gutenberg- Universität Mainz
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD)
Universität Augsburg
Technische Universität Clausthal
Universität Rostock
Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU)
Technische Universität Dresden
Leibniz Universität Hannover (Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz de Hannover)
Universität Zu Köln
Fachhochschule Schmalkalden
Universität Mannheim
International Institute for Infrastructural, Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering - IHE Delft
Universiteit Maastricht
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Budapesti Műszaki és Gazdaságtudományi Egyetem
Fondazione Parco Tecnológico Padano
Istituto Politecnico Interzionale Della Moda di Firenze
Politécnico de Torino
Universidade de Roma “Tor Vergata”
Università Degli Studi Del Piemonte Orientale "Amedeo Avogrado"
Università Degli Studi di Bologna
Università Degli Studi di Firenze
Università Degli Studi di L’Áquila
Università Degli Studi di Lecce
Università Degli Studi di Milano Bicocca
Università Degli Studi di Nápoli Orientale
Universita Degli Studi di Palermo
Università Degli Studi di Parma
Universita Degli Studi di Siena
Universitá Degli Studi di Torino
Universitetet i Oslo
Consulado de Portugal em Belo Horizonte
Escola Superior de Educação do Instituto Politécnico de Coimbra
Escola Superior de Educação do Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo
Escola Superior Gallaecia
Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian
Instituto Politécnico de Bragança
Instituto Politécnico do Porto
Instituto Universitário de Lisboa
Universidade da Beira Interior
Universidade de Coimbra
Universidade de Évora
Universidade de Lisboa
Universidade do Algarve
Universidade do Minho
Universidade do Porto
Universidade Portucalense Infante D. Henrique
Universidade Técnica de Lisboa
Escola de Estudos Hispano-Americanos do Cons. Superior de Investigações Científicas
Universidad de Valladolid
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Universitat de Barcelona
Universidad de Salamanca
Universidad de Sevilha
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Universitat Politècnica de València
Universitat de Lês Illes Baleares (UIB)
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Kungliga Tekniska högskolanOCEANIA
Queensland Institute of Medical Research
The University of Adelaide
The University of Queensland
The University of Sydney
The George Institute for Global Health
5.5) Courses
Agronomy: www.nca.ufmg.br
for information about the course curriculum:
for information about options: http://www.ufmg.br/prograd/cursos/3800/380009.htm
Veterinary Medicine: www.vet.ufmg.br
for information about the course curriculum: http://www.vet.ufmg.br/Graduacao/Horario
for information about options: http://www.vet.ufmg.br/Graduacao/Optativa
Biological Sciences: www.icb.ufmg.br
for information about the curriculum: Http://www.icb.ufmg.br/especial/grad_bio_diurno.doc
for information about options: http://www.ufmg.br/prograd/cursos/2100/210009.htm
Humanities: http://soa.fafich.ufmg.br/curso/index.html
for information about the curriculum: http://soa.fafich.ufmg.br/curso/discipl.htm
for information about options: http://www.ufmg.br/prograd/cursos/0700/070009.htm
Philosophy: http://fil.fafich.ufmg.br/depto/inicio.html
for information about the curriculum: http://www.ufmg.br/prograd/grades/filosofia2.htm
for information about options: http://www.ufmg.br/prograd/cursos/1700/170008.htm
History: http://his.fafich.ufmg.br/
for information about the curriculum: http://his.fafich.ufmg.br/curricul.htm
for information about options: Http://his.fafich.ufmg.br/obrigato.htm
Education: http://www.fae.ufmg.br/
for information about the curriculum: http://www.ufmg.br/prograd/cursos/2800/280008.htm
for information about options: http://www.ufmg.br/prograd/cursos/2800/280009.htm
Psychology: http://psi.fafich.ufmg.br/
for information about the curriculum: http://psi.fafich.ufmg.br/ (click on “graduação”, “grade curricular
do curso”)
for information about options:http://www.ufmg.br/prograd/cursos/2900/290001.htm
Actuarial Sciences: www.est.ufmg.br/atuaria/index.html
for information about the curriculum and options: http://www.est.ufmg.br/atuaria/index.html
Computer Science: www.dcc.ufmg.br
for information about the curriculum: http://www.ufmg.br/prograd/cursos/3400/340008.htm
for information about options: http://www.ufmg.br/prograd/cursos/3400/340009.htm
Statistics: www.est.ufmg.br
for information about the curriculum and options:
Physics: www.fisica.ufmg.br
for informsation about the curriculum: http://www.fisica.ufmg.br/graduac/(click on “disciplinas” and
then on “ementas e programas”)
Geology: http://www.ufmg.br/prograd/ocurso/geologia.htm
for information about the curriculum: http://www.ufmg.br/prograd/cursos/1901/190108.htm
for information about options: http://www.ufmg.br/prograd/cursos/1901/190109.htm
Mathematics: www.mat.ufmg.br
for information about the course curriculum: http://www.mat.ufmg.br/(click on “graduação”,
“licenciatura ou bacharelado” and then on “diagrama de blocos”)
for information about options: http://www.ufmg.br/prograd/cursos/2400/240009.htmComputational
Mathematics: http://www.mat.ufmg.br/~matcom/
For information about the curriculum and options:
Chemistry: www.qui.ufmg.br
for information about the curriculum:
for information about options:
Civil Engineering: http://www.ufmg.br/prograd/ocurso/EngenhariaCivil.htm
for information about the curriculum:
for information about options: http://www.ufmg.br/prograd/cursos/1401/140109.htm
Control and Automation Engineering: http://www.controle.eng.ufmg.br/
for information about the curriculum:
for information about options:
Electrical Engineering: http://www.eletrica.eng.ufmg.br/
for information about the curriculum:
para conhecer as ementas: http://www.ufmg.br/prograd/cursos/1402/140209.htm
Mechanical Engineering: http://www.demec.ufmg.br/
for information about the curriculum:
for information about the curriculum and options:
Mechanical Engineering: http://www.ufmg.br/prograd/ocurso/Engenhariametalurgica.htm
for information about the curriculum: http://www.ufmg.br/prograd/cursos/1501/150108.htm
for information about options: http://www.ufmg.br/prograd/cursos/1501/150109.htm
Mining Engineering: http://www.ufmg.br/prograd/ocurso/EngenhariaMinas.htm
for information about the curriculum: http://www.ufmg.br/prograd/cursos/1502/150208.htm
for information about options: http://www.ufmg.br/prograd/cursos/1502/150209.htm
Production Engineering: http://www.dep.ufmg.br/graduacao/ocurso.html
for information about the curriculum: http://www.dep.ufmg.br/graduacao/grade.html
for information about options: http://www.dep.ufmg.br/graduacao/ementas.html
Chemical Engineering: http://www.ufmg.br/prograd/ocurso/EngenhariaQuimica.htm
for information about the curriculum: http://www.ufmg.br/prograd/cursos/1503/150308.htm
for information about options: http://www.ufmg.br/prograd/cursos/1503/150309.htm
Physical Education: www.eef.ufmg.br
for information about the curriculum and options:
Nursing: www.enf.ufmg.br
for information about the curriculum: http://www.enf.ufmg.br/graduacao/grade.htm
for information about options: http://www.enf.ufmg.br/graduacao/optativas.htm
Pharmacology – www.farmacia.ufmg.br
for information about the curriculum: http://www.ufmg.br/prograd/cursos/1600/160008.htm
for information about options: http://www.ufmg.br/prograd/cursos/1600/160009.htm
Physiotherapy: www.eef.ufmg.br/graduacao/gradfisio
for information about the curriculum:
for information about options: http://www.eef.ufmg.br/graduacao/fisioterapia/ementas.htm
Speech Therapy: http://www.medicina.ufmg.br/fono/index.htm
for information about the curriculum:
for information about options: http://www.ufmg.br/prograd/cursos/1200/120008.htm
Medicine: www.medicina.ufmg.br
for information about the curriculum: http://www.medicina.ufmg.br/coleg/grade.htm (click on
each number) and http://www.medicina.ufmg.br/coleg/optativa.htm
for information about options: http://www.ufmg.br/prograd/cursos/2500/250009.htm
Dentistry: www.odonto.ufmg.br
for information about the curriculum:
for information about options: http://www.ufmg.br/prograd/cursos/2700/270009.htm
Occupational Therapy: www.eef.ufmg.br/graduacao/gradterapocu.htm for information about the
for information about options: http://www.ufmg.br/prograd/cursos/3600/360009.htm

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