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Coordenação Central de Cooperação Internacional

Incoming Students

Portuguese as a Second Language at PUC-Rio

Intensive Portuguese Program

Pre-Term Portuguese as a Second Language Intensive Course

Pre-Term Portuguese as a Second Language Intensive Courses is also offered twice a year: January/February and July (not included in the annual tuition).

Enroll in our intensive Portuguese course and be prepared to learn about Brazilian language and culture. Don´t miss the opportunity to take part in interactive classes which will prepare you to engage in an exchange program in the best private university in Brazil.

Our courses are composed of 90 class/hours (a class/hour is a session of 50 minutes), divided in 60 synchronous class/hours, and 30 asynchronous class/hours. There are four levels of proficiency.


PRICES: Exchange and independent students pay the same price for the Pre-term Intensive Portuguese Course. Follow this link for more information and payment instructions.

Tuition: Total: R$ 4.023,00 (Reais)

If you have any doubts, please, send an e-mail to:
incoming@puc-rio.br or to incoming1@puc-rio.br

The Pre-Term Portuguese as a Second Language Intensive Course consists in 90 hours of instruction per month.

REMEMBER THAT THE PRE-TERM PORTUGUESE AS A SECOND LANGUAGE INTENSIVE COURSE DOES NOT PROVIDE ACADEMIC CREDITS OR TRANSCRIPTS. Students who take the intensive course will receive at the end of the month a certificate of completion with the final grade achieved.

Students who intend to register for the Intensive Pre-Term Portuguese course AND the following regular term at PUC-Rio will have to comply with all the requirements of each academic period.

PORTUGUESE FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS (I and II) are also offered as regular courses.


May 30th and October 30th

Online application:

TO APPLY: Interested students must contact CCCI by mail or e-mail and fill out the complete application form as well as mail the required documents. Please visit the following website to fill out the online application, see the required documents to send and for more information: <http://www.puc-rio.br/ensinopesq/ccci/incoming/forms-hp_students.html>

When the applicant is accepted, CCCI will send a LETTER OF ACCEPTANCE that will enable him/her to obtain a visa at a Brazilian Consulate. CCCI will also send information regarding course fees and the academic and Central Coordination for International Cooperation calendar, if available, for the period in which the student wishes to study at PUC-Rio.

Portuguese as a Second Language Levels of Proficiency at PUC-Rio and their equivalent in the CEFR Scale

A2 Nivel 1
B1 Nivel 2
B2 Nivel 3
C1 Nivel 4
C2 Nivel 5

VISA: A student visa is not required for the Intensive Pre-term course if the student does not intend to stay at PUC-Rio during the following regular semester term. Visas must be obtained BEFORE the student´s entrance in Brazil. A tourist visa cannot be transferred into a student visa once inside the country.

PRICES:  Exchange and independent students pay the same price for the Pre-term Intensive Portuguese Course. Follow this link for more information: <http://www.puc-rio.br/ensinopesq/ccci/incoming/fees_tuition.html>

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Rua Marquês de São Vicente 225,
Edifício Padre Leonel Franca - 8º andar, Gávea
CEP 22451-900
Rio de Janeiro - RJ - BRASIL

Office hours

Monday to Friday:
9h to 12h and 14h to 17h

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E-mail: incoming2@puc-rio.br