Incoming Students

Exchange students should be selected by their home institution, which will nominate them to study in FAU/UFRJ (by email , for one or two semesters. We are able to host students for the 3rd and 4th years. Students can start their exchange program at FAU/UFRJ in both semesters, the one that starts in August or in March.

Your home  institution must NOMINATE you first, sending an email (, during the NOMINATION time.After the NOMINATION, we open the APPLICATION process.

That is our Calendar:

During the APPLICATION process/time, FAU/UFRJ will send, directly to the students, by email, some forms to fill in; we don’t put these forms on our website in advance. You will receive all the instructions further.

International students who are not Portuguese fluent are required to attend at least 4 months of Portuguese language course before arriving. In addition to that, during their exchange program, they should take Portuguese classes in UFRJ, provided by the university.

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