Types of Admission



Degree-seeking students

There are several ways to apply to UFSC’s undergraduate programs:

:: Vestibular 

The Vestibular is the university entrance examination. It ranks applicants according to their performance and qualifies them for admission in the undergraduate programs. Foreign students can also take the exam. For further information, access COPERVE/UFSC website.

:: Unified Selection System (Sisu/MEC)  

The Unified Selection System (Sisu) is a computerized system established by the Ministry of Education (MEC) through which Brazilian public higher education institutions offer seats to applicants according to their performance in the National Secondary School Examination (Enem). For further information, access Sisu/MEC website.

:: Transfer and Returning 

Every semester, according to the academic calendar, the Student Administration Department (DAE) publishes a call for applications informing the seats available in each undergraduate program for external transfer (to students coming from other higher education institutions), returning (to students who already graduated from UFSC or other institution) and internal transfer (to  students changing degree programs at UFSC). For further information, access DAE/UFSC website.

:: Programa de Estudantes-Convênio de Graduação (PEC-G)

The PEC-G, officially created in 1965, provides students from developing countries with which Brazil maintains educational, cultural or scientific and technological agreements the opportunity to pursue their undergraduate studies in Brazilian Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). For further information, access the Ministry of External Relations (MRE)’s website.

International exchange students

International undergraduate students from universities that have cooperation agreements with UFSC can do an exchange at UFSC for one or two semesters. For further information and procedures, access SINTER website.




Degree-seeking students and exchange students

Graduate Programs at UFSC set their own admission procedures for international students who wish to pursue their master’s or doctoral degrees or to do an exchange. Therefore, you should contact the Program of your interest to check its specific application requirements. At this link you will find the list of all graduate programs offered at UFSC and their respective websites: http://en.ufsc.br/graduate-programs/.

Visa and registration

International students are responsible for providing the appropriate visa before coming to Brazil. In case of doubts, please consult the Brazilian Consulate in your home country. Upon arrival, it is necessary to go to the Federal Police Office to regularize your immigration status.

We look forward to welcoming you at UFSC!