Universidade Estadual de Campinas

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

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR COURSES

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

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).

City

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.

‣ Notes

1-Keep in mind that most undergraduate classes are in Portuguese, but for the first time we will offer a pre-sessional Portuguese class for students who already know some Portuguese (A2 level) in order to help them practice their Portuguese and reach an intermediate level (B1) by the beginning of the semester. You may find more information on https://www.cel.unicamp.br/images/2019/banner/banner_portugueseCourse.jpg. 2- Another option is for your students to come study/conduct research under the supervision of Professors who speak English. 3- Visiting (exchange) students may request classes in all schools, keeping in mind the restrictions described in the next section. Class schedules (Undergraduate and graduate) are available here: https://www.dac.unicamp.br/portal/caderno-de-horarios. If the appropriate semester’s schedule is not yet available, students should pick their classes based on the same semester from the year before. Classes are offered at four different Campuses, in three different cities. We strongly recommend that students take classes in one city. FCA and FT are in Limeira and FOP is in Piracicaba. All undergraduate classes and most graduate classes are offered in Portuguese. There are only two graduate programs offered in English:  Bioenergy Ph.D. program - http://genfis40.esalq.usp.br/pg_bio/  Masters Programme “Social Economy and Labour” - http://www.global-labour-university.org/2.html The following academic areas have restrictions: Medicine: Only theory courses (up to two courses, one month each, upon Coordinator approval) More Information and Application: http://www.fcm.unicamp.br/fcm/international-office/opportunities Music: Only for Music major applicants, especially instrument classes. Odontology: Only theory courses. Art Courses: Only for Art major applicants. Sports Courses: Only for Sports major applicants. Thesis and final projects: most units do not accept students for thesis and final projects, even if no exam is required. Up to 32 credits for non-degree students from Partner Universities. Keep in mind that most undergraduate classes are in Portuguese, but for the first time we will offer a pre-sessional Portuguese class for students who already know some Portuguese (A2 level) in order to help them practice their Portuguese and reach an intermediate level (B1) by the beginning of the semester. You may find more information on https://www.cel.unicamp.br/images/2019/banner/banner_portugueseCourse.jpg. The price and application procedures for will be informed in November to all students and contacts who write to the email curso.extensao@cel.unicamp.br.

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