NEW INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS - 2018
All international students are invited to apply for academic mobility at Mackenzie Presbyterian University. Usually international students choose to carry on their mobility for 06 months or 01 year, using this time to deepen their studies, participate in Brazilian academic life, and experience the state of São Paulo and Brazil culturally.
It is expected and required commitment and academic-personal dedication from fall international students, so that at the end of their mobility they will achieve the expected results.
In order for the international student to be accepted for the ACADEMIC MOBILITY PROGRAM at Mackenzie Presbyterian University, it is necessary first of all to be nominated by his home University.
The nomination consists of a letter or e-mail, issued by the international relations office (or equivalent) of his home University and signed by the head department.
After the appointment the student must strictly follow all the steps listed below regarding the deadlines, requirements and necessary documents.
Preparing Your Application
1. Browse the undergraduate courses HERE to see if Mackenzie Presbyterian University offers the course that interests you.
2. Check here the ENTRY REQUIREMENTS to ensure that you meet all of them.
3. Use the LIST OF PARTNER INSTITUTIONS to see if MPU has a valid cooperation agreement with your University. Some agreements exempt students from tuition and fees.
1. Carefully read all the items on the Application form for Academic Mobility which is on the International Student Guide tab.
2. Pay attention to the application deadlines available at the bottom of this page and plan to submit your application well in advance - two to three weeks in advance - if possible.
3. If you are not a Brazilian citizen, Portuguese or from a Portuguese-speaking country, you will need to prove that you are proficient in Portuguese (at least B2 level). If you cannot prove the level of proficiency required, a Portuguese course will be offered to you, at no additional cost during a semester.
Submitting Your Application
1. Submit your application by submitting the Application form for Academic Mobility with all Supporting documents to firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Double-check to see if you have chosen the correct course, created a valid learning agreement, and attached all documents correctly.
3. Check if you received an automatic reply within 24 hours of submitting your application.
4. For information on everything that happens after submitting your application, including your self-service options, please contact us at: email@example.com
Tuition and fees
Students from partner universities (including ERAMUS students) exempt from tuition fees.
Free Movers students will be required to pay the full tuition and fees according to the courses attended at MPU. The monthly tuition for undergraduate courses can be found HERE. (In order to check the prices, please select the course in the box at the top of the page and scroll down to the field "Mensalidade"). The tuitions change semesterly.
Would you like to check out our partner Institutions? If it is so, please CLICK HERE.
Academic year/ Academic semester
The academic year (school year) usually begins in February and ends in early or late December. Each academic year is composed of two semesters.
The classes of the first semester begins in February and ends in early or late June.
The classes of the second semester begins in August and ends in early or late December.
Deadlines for Application
April 20th for studies in Spring semester (from August to December)
October 20th for studies in Fall semester (from February to June)
Brazilian Embassy in Rome
All international students and researchers wiling to pursue their academic activities at Mackenzie Presbyterian University for more than 03 months will need a special visa that can be obtained at the Brazilian diplomatic representation of their country (Embassy or Consulate General).
The type of visa granted to international students of academic mobility is the Temporary Visa IV (VITEM IV). However, in order to check the requirements regarding your country of origin, please click HERE.
Once the student has been accepted for MPU Academic Mobility, he / she will receive a Letter of Acceptance. This letter together with others docuemnts will allow the student to apply for a visa.