Universidade Estadual de Campinas

Quick Facts
  • Faculty
  • University Wide
  • Level
  • UG/PG/D
  • Agreement Type
  • Overseas
  • Subject Area
  • All fields
  • Partner's Min GPA
  • None
  • Country
  • Brazil


Partner may have none or limited courses in English for exchange students.
Please check the language of instruction for the courses within the agreement that you wish to be​ placed.​
Please make sure to check partner's website for the up-to-date information on language and entry requirements.

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About Universidade Estadual de Campinas

The University of Campinas - Unicamp is a public university funded by the State of São Paulo, Brazil. Unicamp was officially established on October 5, 1966. Although considered a young institution, Unicamp has already developed a strong tradition in education, research and services to society. Unicamp has strong undergraduate and graduate programs covering a wide range of areas in science, technology, health, humanities, and arts. Unicamp operates in four campuses located in three cities: Campinas, the main Campus with eighteen schools and colleges; Piracicaba (the School of Dentistry); and Limeira (the School of Applied Sciences and the School of Technology).


Unicamp’s main campus is located 16km from downtown Campinas, in a city district named Barão Geraldo. Originally named for its meadows, Campinas was founded in 1774 and is today an important and growing educational, industrial and financial center with over one million inhabitants. Campinas has a rich cultural life. The city has its own Symphony Orchestra – considered one of Brazil’s best – cinemas, theatres, parks, malls and regional and international restaurants. There are also many “barzinhos” (pubs), where people often meet to hear great music. Campinas is also the home of two popular soccer teams: Guarani and Ponte Preta. Recreation in the vicinity of Campinas is also rich and varied. São Paulo, one of the world’s largest cities and an important cultural center, is located 100 kilometers southeast of Campinas – a one-hour ride by car or bus. In addition, many country resorts and parks are accessible, offering a taste of life in the “interior” (countryside). Finally, the famous São Paulo beaches of the coast are only a two-hour drive away. Campinas is served by a good transportation network, with bus service being the most common form. The Viracopos International Airport is also located within 30 minutes from Campus.

‣ Language Certificate

Medium of instruction is Portuguese. Unicamp does not require a Portuguese proficiency test. However, to take the Portuguese for foreigner classes (language class) the student needs to take a placement test. There are some courses that are taught in English (defined in each semester). Two regular courses are completely offered in English: Energy Systems Planning and Labor Economics. English language certificate is not required.

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