Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

Belo Horizonte
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
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Dates, Deadlines, and Costs
TermApp DeadlineStart DateEnd DateCost
FallApril 1early Augustearly DecemberBudget
SpringOctober 1late Februarylate JuneBudget
Calendar YearOctober 1late Februaryearly DecemberBudget
Program Information
  • GPA
  • 2.5
  • Language of Instruction
  • Portuguese
  • Foreign Language Requirement
  • Yes
  • Class Eligibility
  • Graduate, Junior, Senior
  • Program Open To
  • UA Students
  • Credit Type
  • Transfer Credit
  • Level of Study
  • Graduate, Undergraduate
  • Housing Options
  • Residence Hall
  • Program Type
  • Exchange
Program Overview

Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG) was founded in 1927 and remains a nationally renowned institutions for its academic and scientific work. Engineering students with fluency in Portuguese should consider spending their semester at UFMG and are able to develop their research during a semester or year exchange.


Course offerings at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais focus on the fields of Engineering. Students can select from the following disciplines to view the Curriculum options for that Engineering field. 

Sample courses for Civil Engineering include:

And a sample course in Agricultural and Environmental Engineering:

Students enroll in their courses during the Foreign Students Week prior to the semester start. All students are required to take 12 UFMG credits, similar to here in the U.S. for full-time status. 


Belo Horizonte, the first wholly planned city in Brazil, is the capital of Minas Gerais, with 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.

The city has a rich and dynamic cultural life with many museums, cultural centers, festivals and music/dance productions. Belo Horizonte also boasts a large number of theaters, cinemas and provides a great starting point for many historical and ecological walks. 


Staying in a UFMG Hall of Residence may prove to be the easiest accommodation to organize, but students are also welcome to stay with a host family, in a hotel/hostel or flat for their term abroad. 

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