Application Process for Undergraduate and Post-Graduate Students


Students from foreign higher education institutions who are interested in applying for undergraduate or post-graduate courses at the Polytechnic School of Pernambuco, University of Pernambuco (POLI-UPE) must provide with their home institution the documentation listed below. It is noteworthy that, for the benefit of an academic exchange program, there must be a cooperation agreement between the visiting student's university and UPE.


Documentation to be provided:


  • Application Form duly signed;

  • Learning Agreement;

  • Copy of passport;

  • Current Academic Transcript (with simple translation to Portuguese recognized by the home university);

  • Curriculum Vitae;

  • Statement letter issued by the home institution;

  • Cover letter from a home institution professor;

  • A letter of intention (a small letter that shows why you want to come to our University, which is your study area, and what are your expectations about the mobility program) 


If you are coming to do your Final Tesis (as we call here TCC - Trabalho de Conclusão de Curso), you also need to send one letter with the idea of your project (research area, subject that you are interested in write about) 

This is really important because we need to choose the right professor to help you with the work


For the Learning Agreement, the student must select the courses he/she wants to study in his respective engineering area. 


See the course description below:


Civil engineering

Computer Engineering

Electrical Electronic Engineering

Electrical Engineering Telecommunications

Mechanical Industrial Engineering

Automation and Control Engineering (Mechatronic Engineering)


The Brazilian academic year is divided into two (02) semesters: the first semester is from February to July and the second semester is from August to December. The academic calendar is usually published on POLI or UPE website. 

One important thing that you need to know, all our classes are taken in Portuguese, because of that we recommend you to have a B1 level of the language, this will make your time here more profitable to you. 

The University will also provide Portuguese classes to you for free.     


Sending your application:


All the documentation should be sent by e-mail to 

Don't forget to put ALL the documents in a PDF version


When we receive all your documents, It may be scheduled with you one video call just to know you better and to talk about our University 

Once approved internally, our International Relation Office will send you an Acceptance Letter which will be necessary for your student visa application. If you have not yet done so, we recommend you get in touch with your nearest  Brazilian Consulate to check the visa process and documentation 


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