Application Process for Undergraduate and Graduate Students
Students from foreign higher educational institutions who are interested in applying for undergraduate or graduate courses at the Polytechnic School of Pernambuco of the University of Pernambuco (POLI/UPE) must provide the documentation listed below, with the awareness of their home institution. It is important to note that, for academic exchange programs, there must be a cooperation agreement between the visiting student’s university and UPE.
Read the Welcome to POLI;
Please contact the coordinator of the course you want to enroll and ask them for a suggestion of a professor advisor. (An email with a short letter saying why you wish to study at our university, what your study area is, and what your expectations are regarding the mobility program.)
Please contact your advisor to discuss your Learning Agreement and ask for POLI advisor’s acceptance letter signature. (For the Learning Agreement, the student must select the courses he/she wishes to study in his respective area of engineering with the awareness of his/her advisor’s from POLI/UPE and his home institution.)
Fill the Application Form
Documentation to be provided to upload to the form:
Academic transcript (with simple translation to Portuguese recognized by the home institution)
Language proficiency certification (optional)
POLI advisor’s acceptance letter (Declaração de aceite de tutoria para mobilidade IN)
If you are coming to do your final thesis (known in Portuguese as TCC – Trabalho de Conclusão de Curso or TFC – Trabalho Final de Curso), you also need to send a letter describing your project research area the subject you are interested in writing about, having the appropriate awareness of your POLI/UPE advisor, who should specify who will be your TCC advisor.
See the undergraduate course description below:
- Civil engineering
- Computer Engineering
- Electrical Electronic Engineering
- Electrical Engineering Telecommunications
- Electrical Electrotechnical Engineering
- Mechanical Industrial Engineering
- Control and Automation Engineering (Mechatronic Engineering)
- Materials Physics
See the graduate course description below:
The Brazilian academic year is divided into two (2) semesters. The first semester runs from February to July and the second semester runs from August to December. The academic calendar is usually published on the POLI or UPE websites.
One important thing to know is that all of our classes are given in Portuguese. Because of this, we recommend that you have a B1 proficiency level in Portuguese to make your time here more profitable to you.
The University will provide Portuguese classes to you free of charge.
Submitting your application:
Fill out the form, with all documentation.
Any doubt should be sent by e-mail to
When we receive all of your documents, a video call may be scheduled with you in order to get to know you better and to talk about our university and its programs.
Once you have been internally approved, our International Relations Office will send you an acceptance letter which is a requirement apply for a student visa. If you have not yet done so, we recommend that you get in touch with your nearest Brazilian consulate to review the visa application process and documentation required