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Intercâmbio Acadêmico Intercâmbio de Curta Duração Incoming Students (Alunos Internacionais) Sobre a CCCI

Incoming Students

Students

Exchange students

WHO: Undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in institutions that have an exchange agreement with PUC-Rio. In addition to the Portuguese as a Second Language (required) course, these students may attend other regular courses according to her/his area of interest.

CREDITS: Academic credits are obtained.

TRANSCRIPT: The student will receive an official PUC-Rio transcript listing the courses taken with its corresponding total number of class-hours, number of credits obtained and the final course grade.

APPLICATION: In addition to the specific exchange program requirements and application process of the student´s home institution and study abroad office, the student must also observe all the requirements and deadlines of the PUC-Rio application process.

Required documents: Online application forms filled out (Mandatory), Personal Statement (introduce yourself and why you would like to study at PUC-Rio), Official Transcript, Copy of health insurance with company name and policy number, A copy of passport (main page), 01 photo (3 cm x 4cm)

Please visit the following website to fill out the online application, and see the required documents to send and for more information: http://www.puc-rio.br/ensinopesq/ccci/incoming/forms-hp_students.html

a) Students must send the required documents to PUC-Rio:

Please visit the following site to fill out the online application form: http://www.puc-rio.br/ensinopesq/ccci/incoming/forms-hp_students.html

DEADLINES

TUITION / FEES: Exchange students do not pay tuition.

An administrative cost is charged. The cost of the program may vary according to the home institution. Another orientation fee will be charged if students decide to study at PUC-Rio for one more semester. Exchange Students are allowed to attend courses at PUC-Rio up to two regular terms plus the Pre-Term Portuguese as a second language Intensive Course.

Students registered for a year or those who request extension of the student exchange period, will pay the renewal of the administrative cost charged during the deadline for the Exchange Period Extension.

For current costs of tuition and fees, please refer to: http://www.puc-rio.br/ensinopesq/ccci/incoming/fees_tuition.html

VISA: A student visa is required. The visa must be obtained BEFORE the student´s entrance in Brazil. A tourist visa cannot be transferred into a student visa inside the country. 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.


Independent students

WHO: Undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in institutions that do not have an exchange agreement with PUC-Rio. In addition to the Portuguese as a second language (required) course, these students may attend other regular courses according to his/her area of interest.

CREDITS: Academic credits are obtained.

TRANSCRIPT: The student will receive an official PUC-Rio transcript listing the courses taken with its corresponding total number of class-hours, number of credits obtained and the final course grade.

APPLICATION: The procedures for Independent Student registration are the following:

a) Required documents: Online application forms filled out, Personal Statement (introduce yourself and why you would like to study at PUC-Rio), 02 recommendation letters ( originals and signed), Official Transcript or Copy of health insurance with company name and policy number, A copy of passport (main page), 2 photos (3 cm x 4cm)

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

DEADLINES for submitting applications:

b) Upon acceptance of the applicant, CCCI will send him/her a LETTER OF ACCEPTANCE that will enable him/her to obtain a student visa at a Brazilian Consulate.

c) TO REGISTER: The student must present him/herself at The International Office - CCCI one week before the first day of classes to confirm registration with a copy of the letter of acceptance sent by CCCI and the passport with a STUDENT VISA valid for the entire academic period. Students will not be registered without the appropriate visa.

TUITION/FEES: An administrative cost is charged is charged. Independent Students pay tuition.

The academic tuition will be charged according to the number of credits taken in each term. In Brazil, the yearly tuition is divided into 12 monthly payments. The semester (term) tuition is divided into 6 monthly installments for regular students. Thus, in our first term of the year (late February/early March to late June/early July), students make 6 payments: in January, February, March, April, May and June; The same happens in the second term, with payments in July, August, September, October, November and December.

For the international students it is divided differently, based on the date of arrival.

Because international exchange and Independent students arrive at the university only in the second month of the semester, the semester tuition will be divided into 4 installments (March, April, May, June), THE FIRST TWO INSTALLMENTS EQUAL the sum of 2 monthly tuition payments each. In case of a late registration, the total tuition amount will be divided into 3 monthly payments (April, May, June).

Please refer to http://www.puc-rio.br/ensinopesq/ccci/incoming/fees_tuition.html to get more information about the tuitions and fees.

Method of Payment:
The fees must be paid in Reais (R$), according to the dollar rate of the day.

Independent Students must pick up the bill at the CCCI office  before the 3rd day of the month, in order to avoid an extra fine.

REMEMBER THAT, ACCORDING TO THE NEW DELIBERATION FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS, YOU ARE ALLOWED TO ATTEND A MAXIMUM OF 5 COURSES, CORRESPONDING TO A MAXIMUM OF 24 CREDITS, AND A MINIMUM OF 2 COURSES OR 08 CREDITS PER SEMESTER AT PUC-RIO. (Remember that the exchange rate fluctuates in Brazil).

An administrative cost will be charged if students decide to study at PUC-Rio for one more semester. For more information about tuition and fees, please refer to: http://www.puc-rio.br/ensinopesq/ccci/incoming/fees_tuition.html

Independent Students are entitled to attend courses at PUC-Rio for up to two regular terms plus the Intensive Pre-Term Portuguese Course.

Students registered for a year or those who request extension of the student exchange period, must pay the renewal of the administrative cost charged during the deadline for the Exchange Period Extension. For more information about tuition and fees, please refer to: http://www.puc-rio.br/ensinopesq/ccci/incoming/fees_tuition.html

VISA: Student visa is required. The visa must be obtained BEFORE the entrance in Brazil. A tourist visa cannot be transferred into a student visa once inside the country.

IMPORTANT: for next year the tuition and fees are going to change. Please see the Tuition and fees link: http://www.puc-rio.br/ensinopesq/ccci/incoming/fees_tuition.html


Independent Student - Portuguese as Second Language Regular Semester/Year

WHO: Undergraduate and graduate students, professionals or any adult (minimum age: 18) with a full secondary school degree. In addition to Portuguese as a Second Language course (required), the student may attend other regular courses according to his/her area of interest.

The Portuguese as a Second Language regular semester  course is designed to develop the students’ ability to understand and use both spoken and written Portuguese, in order to develop communication skills.

CREDITS: Academic credits are only obtained upon completion of regular semester courses.

TRANSCRIPT: The student will receive an official PUC-Rio transcript listing the courses taken with its corresponding total number of class hours, the number of credits obtained and the final course grade.

APPLICATION: The procedures for Independent Student registration are the following:

Required documents: Complete and signed Application form, personal statement (introduce yourself and why you would like to study at PUC-Rio), official transcript, copy of health insurance with company name and policy number, copy of passport (main page), and  2 photos (3 cm x 4cm).

Please visit the following website to download the application, see the required documents to send,  and for more information: http://www.puc-rio.br/ensinopesq/ccci/incoming/forms-hp_students.html

DEADLINES for submitting applications:

b) Upon acceptance of the applicant, CCCI will send him/her a LETTER OF ACCEPTANCE that will enable him/her to obtain a student visa at a Brazilian Consulate.

c) TO REGISTER: The student must present him/herself at The International Office - CCCI one week before the first day of classes to confirm registration with a copy of the letter of acceptance sent by CCCI and the passport with a STUDENT VISA valid for the entire academic period. Students will not be registered without the appropriate visa.

TUITION/FEES: The academic tuition will be charged according to the number of credits taken in each term. In Brazil, the yearly tuition is divided into 12 monthly payments. The semester (term) tuition is divided into 6 monthly installments for regular students. Thus, in our first term of the year (late February/early March to late June/early July), students make 6 payments: in January, February, March, April, May and June; The same happens in the second term, with payments in July, August, September, October, November and December.

For the international students it is divided differently, based on the date of arrival.

Because international exchange and Independent students arrive to the university only in the second month of the semester, the semester tuition will be divided into 4 installments (March, April, May, June), THE FIRST TWO INSTALLMENTS ARE EQUAL to the sum of 2 monthly tuition payments each. In case of a late registration, the total tuition amount will be divided into 3 monthly payments (April, May, June). International non-degree-seeking students are part of the Center of Theology and Human Sciences (CTCH) due to their attendance of the mandatory Portuguese classes.

Please refer to http://www.puc-rio.br/ensinopesq/ccci/incoming/fees_tuition.html to get more information about the tuitions and fees.

Method of Payment:

The fees must be paid in Reais (R$), according to the dollar rate of the day.

REMEMBER THAT, ACCORDING TO THE NEW DELIBERATION FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS, YOU ARE ALLOWED TO ATTEND A MAXIMUM OF 5 COURSES, CORRESPONDING TO A MAXIMUM OF 24 CREDITS, AND A MINIMUM OF 2 COURSES OR 08 CREDITS PER SEMESTER AT PUC-RIO. (Remember that the exchange rate fluctuates in Brazil).

An administrative cost will be charged if students decide to study at PUC-Rio for one more semester.

Independent Students are entitled to attend courses at PUC-Rio for up to two regular terms plus the Intensive Pre-Term Portuguese Course.

Students registered for a year or those who request extension of the student exchange period, must pay the renewal of the administrative cost charged during the deadline for the Exchange Period Extension.

VISA: Student visa is required. The visa must be obtained BEFORE the entrance in Brazil. A tourist visa cannot be transferred into a student visa once inside the country.


Double Degree Students

WHO: Undergraduate students from:

United States
Partner University Course Academic Professor
State University of New York at New Paltz Business Prof. Graziela Fortunato 
Case Western Reserve University - School of Law Law Prof. Marcia Nina Bernardes
France
Partner University Course Academic Professor
CentraleSupélec - École Centrale de Paris Electrical Engineering,
Informatics and
Telecommunications
Prof.  Sergio Lifschitz
(Informatics Department)
École Centrale de Lille Electrical Engineering,
Informatics and
Telecommunications
Prof.  Sergio Lifschitz
(Informatics Department)
École Centrale de Lyon Electrical Engineering,
Informatics and
Telecommunications
Prof.  Sergio Lifschitz
(Informatics Department)
École Centrale de Nantes Engineering Prof.  Sergio Lifschitz
(Informatics Department)
École Centrale de Marseille Engineering Prof.  Sergio Lifschitz
(Informatics Department)
École Nationale Supérieure des Mines d'Albi-Carmaux Engineering Prof.  Sergio Fontoura
(Civil Engineering Department)
École Nationale Supérieure des Mines d'Alès Engineering Prof. Sergio Fontoura
(Civil Engineering Department)
École Nationale Supérieure de Mines de Douai Engineering Prof. Sergio Fontoura
(Civil Engineering Department)
École Nationale Supérieure de Mines de Nancy Engineering Prof. Sergio Fontoura
(Civil Engineering Department)
École Nationale Supérieure de Mines de Saint-Etienne Engineering Prof. Sergio Fontoura
(Civil Engineering Department)
École Nationale Supérieure  d´s Telecommunications - TELECOM Paris Telecommunications Prof. Alvaro Veiga
(Electrical Engineering Department)
EURECOM Engineering Prof. Sergio Fontoura
(Civil Engineering Department)
IMT Atlantique Bretagne-Pays de la Loire (Telecom Bretagne) Engineering Prof. Sergio Fontoura
(Civil Engineering Department)
Institut Mines Telecom Lille Douai (IMT Lille Douai) Engineering Prof. Sergio Fontoura
(Civil Engineering Department)
INSA Lyon - Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon Engineering Prof. Maria Isabel
(Chemical Engineering Department)
INSA Toulouse - Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Toulouse Engineering Prof. Maria Isabel
(Chemical Engineering Department)
INSA Centre Val de Loire - Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Centre Val de Loire Engineering Prof. Maria Isabel
(Chemical Engineering Department)
INSA Strasbough - Institut National des Sciences Appliquées Strasbough Engineering Prof. Maria Isabel
(Chemical Engineering Department)
Télécom Ecole de Management  Engineering Prof. Sergio Fontoura
(Civil Engineering Department)
Télécom Sudparis Engineering Prof. Sergio Fontoura
(Civil Engineering Department)
Germany
Partner University Course Academic Professor
Technische Universitat Carolo-Wilhelmina zu Braunschweig Engineering Prof.  Raul Feitosa
(Electrical Engineering Department)
Italy
Partner University Course Academic Professor
Politécnico di Milano Engineering Prof.  Frederico Palmeira
(Mathematics Department)
Spain
Partner University Course Academic Professor
Universidad Valladolid Mathematics Professor Frederico Palmeira
(Mathematics Department)

The double degree program is a special cooperative program between PUC-Rio and other universities (see the list of universities on the website). The students who have concluded the first two years at his/her home university can spend two years studying at PUC-Rio and obtain the two degrees: one from PUC-Rio and one from his/her home university.

The international students who participate in this program are considered to be a part of the exchange program and are subject to the same rules. Furthermore, as they will obtain a diploma from PUC-Rio, they must provide the documents  listed below and that they pursue a certain number of obligatory courses, in particular, disciplines of religious culture (see the statement below).

1. Documents. In order for the university to be able to register the students and, ultimately, give them a diploma, they must provide the following documents, translated into Portuguese by an official translator. The student should verify whether it is in their best interest to do the translation in his/her country or in Brazil.

  1. Copy of official birth certificate
  2. Certified copy of Bachelor's degree
  3. Record of preparatory grades
  4. Record of grades from the first two years at his/her home university
  5. Record of grades from the Bachalor degree and from the last three years of the High School

2. PUC is a Catholic university. All of the students, independent of their religion, must obtain a certain number of credits in qualified subjects such as religious formation. It is impossible to receive a diploma from PUC without satisfying this condition. It is important that the international students are aware of this rule.

The following is a list of religious culture subjects:

CRE1100 O Homem e o fenômeno religioso
CRE1160 Ética Profissional

Watch the video: "Vidéo d'orientation pour préparer un double diplôme à la PUC-Rio":
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Double Diplôme

QUI: Le double diplôme est un programme spécial de coopération entre la PUC-Rio et:

United States
Partner University Course Academic Professor
State University of New York at New Paltz Business Prof. Graziela Fortunato 
Case Western Reserve University - School of Law Law Prof. Marcia Nina Bernardes
France
Partner University Course Academic Professor
CentraleSupélec - École Centrale de Paris Electrical Engineering,
Informatics and
Telecommunications
Prof.  Sergio Lifschitz
(Informatics Department)
École Centrale de Lille Electrical Engineering,
Informatics and
Telecommunications
Prof.  Sergio Lifschitz
(Informatics Department)
École Centrale de Lyon Electrical Engineering,
Informatics and
Telecommunications
Prof.  Sergio Lifschitz
(Informatics Department)
École Centrale de Nantes Engineering Prof.  Sergio Lifschitz
(Informatics Department)
École Centrale de Marseille Engineering Prof.  Sergio Lifschitz
(Informatics Department)
École Nationale Supérieure des Mines d'Albi-Carmaux Engineering Prof.  Sergio Fontoura
(Civil Engineering Department)
École Nationale Supérieure des Mines d'Alès Engineering Prof. Sergio Fontoura
(Civil Engineering Department)
École Nationale Supérieure de Mines de Douai Engineering Prof. Sergio Fontoura
(Civil Engineering Department)
École Nationale Supérieure de Mines de Nancy Engineering Prof. Sergio Fontoura
(Civil Engineering Department)
École Nationale Supérieure de Mines de Saint-Etienne Engineering Prof. Sergio Fontoura
(Civil Engineering Department)
École Nationale Supérieure  d´s Telecommunications - TELECOM Paris Telecommunications Prof. Alvaro Veiga
(Electrical Engineering Department)
EURECOM Engineering Prof. Sergio Fontoura
(Civil Engineering Department)
IMT Atlantique Bretagne-Pays de la Loire (Telecom Bretagne) Engineering Prof. Sergio Fontoura
(Civil Engineering Department)
Institut Mines Telecom Lille Douai (IMT Lille Douai) Engineering Prof. Sergio Fontoura
(Civil Engineering Department)
INSA Lyon - Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon Engineering Prof. Maria Isabel
(Chemical Engineering Department)
INSA Toulouse - Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Toulouse Engineering Prof. Maria Isabel
(Chemical Engineering Department)
INSA Centre Val de Loire - Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Centre Val de Loire Engineering Prof. Maria Isabel
(Chemical Engineering Department)
INSA Strasbough - Institut National des Sciences Appliquées Strasbough Engineering Prof. Maria Isabel
(Chemical Engineering Department)
Télécom Ecole de Management  Engineering Prof. Sergio Fontoura
(Civil Engineering Department)
Télécom Sudparis Engineering Prof. Sergio Fontoura
(Civil Engineering Department)
Germany
Partner University Course Academic Professor
Technische Universitat Carolo-Wilhelmina zu Braunschweig Engineering Prof.  Raul Feitosa
(Electrical Engineering Department)
Italy
Partner University Course Academic Professor
Politécnico di Milano Engineering Prof.  Frederico Palmeira
(Mathematics Department)
Spain
Partner University Course Academic Professor
Universidad Valladolid Mathematics Professor Frederico Palmeira
(Mathematics Department)

Les étudiants qui ont conclu les deux premières années de cours à l´institution d’attache peuvent venir à PUC-Rio, y passer deux ans et obtenir les deux diplômes d'ingénieur : celui de PUC-Rio et celui de l´institution d’attache

Les étudiants français qui participent à ce programme sont considerés comme appartenant au programme d'échange et sont soumis aux mêmes régles. En plus, comme ils obtiendront un diplôme de PUC-Rio, il faut qu'ils fournissent les documents ci-dessous et qu'ils suivent un certain nombre de cours obligatoires, en particulier,des disciplines de culture religieuse (voir remarque ci-dessous).

1. Documents. Pour que l'université puisse faire l'inscription des elèves et, à terme, leur donner un diplome d'ingénieur, il faut qu'ils apportent les documents suivants, traduits en portugais:par un traducteur officiel. L'élève doit vérifier s'il est plus interessant de faire la traduction en France ou au Brésil.

  1. Extrait d'acte de naissance
  2. Copie certifiée du diplôme de baccalaureat
  3. Relevé des notes des classes preparatoires
  4. Relevé des notes des deux ans de centrale
  5. relevés de notes du baccalaureat et  des 3 dernières années d´études

2. PUC est une université catholique. Tous les étudiants, independament de leur religion, sont tenus d'obtenir un certain nombre d'unités de valeur en matières qualifiées comme de formation religieuse. Il est impossible de recevoir un diplôme de PUC sans satisfaire à cette condition. Il est important que les étudiants français soient au courant de cette règle.

La liste des matieres de culture religieuse est la suivante:
CRE1100 O Homem e o fenômeno religioso
CRE1160 Ética Profissional

IT IS IMPORTANT TO STRESS THAT THE STUDENT VISA MUST BE OBTAINED BEFORE THE ENTRANCE IN BRAZIL. A TOURIST VISA CAN NOT BE TRANSFERRED INTO A STUDENT VISA INSIDE THE COUNTRY.

International students can study at PUC-RIO as Exchange Students, as Independent Students or as Extension Students. However, please be aware that after your arrival in Brazil you are not able to change your student status. For instance, if you are registered as a Independent Student you cannot change your status to Extension Student or Exchange Student. Remember that if you only come to participate in the Intensive Portuguese Course, a student visa is not required. However, if you intend to study during the entire semester, the tourist visa is not accepted, and a student visa is therefore required. Please read the Registration Procedures carefully.

IMPORTANT:
Please be aware that all payments (tuition, orientation fee, administrative cost, etc.) must be made in cash (Reais). Traveler's checks, credit cards, checks are not accepted.


Internship or Research students

The Brazilian law requires that students seeking for internships need to officially be enrolled in a Brazilian university.  They need to enroll as an intern-status student at the International Office – CCCI website and agree to our terms of applications, as well as sending the required documentation (copy of passport, letter of recommendation and appointment to the internship etc…)

In order to help the students in their registration in a Brazilian institution the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro – PUC-Rio, accepts the internship/research students nominated following the requirements below.

The student may obtain a student internship in two ways:

  1. Academic Internship within PUC;
  2. Academic Internship outside of PUC with supervision from professors of PUC-Rio.

DEADLINES for submitting applications:
May 15th (exchange period starting in Jul-Aug)
October 15th (exchange period starting in Feb/Mar)

The international students must complete the online form and submit all documentation required as follow:    

  1. Online form: http://www.puc-rio.br/ensinopesq/ccci/incoming/forms-hp_students.html - students must fill out the online forms with the “Status Estagio”.  And send the documents to CCCI Office.
    Interns will be registered as an internship/research student in our system.
  2. Documents: copy of passport, resume, photo, and letter from the home university stating that the student is authorized to participate in an internship (this is not mandatory for all because the student can come on their own).
  3. The International Office – (CCCI) will issue a letter of acceptance to the applicant provided by the teacher.

Contact / Social Media

Address

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

Contact us

Contact form

Phone: (55-21) 3527-1577 / 1578
Fax: (55-21) 3527-1094
E-mail: incoming2@puc-rio.br