(Update) UFMG Summer School 2020 on Brazilian Studies

Fri, 10 Jan 2020
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Dear ITS Students,

Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais  (UFMG) are offer their excellent summer school for ITS Students. This program will be held on 7 – 18 July 2020 at Belo Horizonte – MG, Brazil. However, due to COVID-19 situation this program will be held by online

About The Program

The UFMG Summer School on Brazilian Studies intends to give students from all over the world an understanding of key aspects of Brazil from distinct perspectives. The instructors are professors from UFMG (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais), a leading Brazilian university, recently ranked 8th for best higher education institutions in Latin America by Britain’s Times Higher Education. Over two weeks of intense learning, meetings will cover the underpinnings of Brazilian politics, history, foreign relations, geography, law, economy, arts and culture. The Summer School takes place at UFMG’s main campus in Belo Horizonte – the capital city of Brazil’s federal state of Minas Gerais – every month of July. There are some modification in the course schedule due to this session will be held online

Why You Should Take The Summer School

This course aims at providing students from around the globe with a solid background on Brazil and Brazilian studies, shedding light on crucial aspects of South America’s giant country and the region in itself. As the world looks ever more interconnected and multipolar, Brazil strikes as a rising power whose understanding might become an asset for future generations of scholars and practitioners, decision makers and takers. Within the ambit of this program, lectures will be delivered on topics as diverse as politics, history, foreign affairs, economy, geography, law, arts and culture, creating a mosaic of highly qualified information and analysis. Introductory classes of Portuguese language – the sixth most spoken idiom in the world today – will help the course taker dig deeper into Brazil’s complexities and make better sense of the country’s subtleties.


Prof. Dr. Aziz Tuffi Saliba (UFMG’s School of Law)

Prof. Dr. Dawisson Belém Lopes (UFMG’s School of Humanities)

The title for this summer school is “Brazilian Studies” which consist of Brazilian History, Brazilian Geography, Brazilian Culture, Brazilian Law, Brazilian Society, Brazilian Politics, Brazilian Economy, Brazilian Foreign Policy, Brazilian Cinema, Brazilian Arts & Portugese Language

You may check the complete information at this file Summer School Brochure

Since this program will be held online, The fees for this online summer school is free. However, the ITS students  who will accepted as the participant in this program must follow all the regulations from UFMG & ITS. 

The selected students must responsible with the regulations as follows:

  • Must follow all the courses on time based on their schedule. Please kindly note that there are difference time between Surabaya, Indonesia and Belo Horizonte – MG, Brazil
  • Responsible with any assignment or homework from the UFMG
  • Must follow with other regulations and instructions fro  UFMG. UFMG will send it to selected participants

This program are open only for ITS Students Diploma & Bachelor all batch.  UFMG only accept maximum up to 2 ITS students. However UFMG will consider to increase the quota based on ITS GE recommendation. The successfull participants will received certificate (softcopy) in the end of this program. 

Here the required documents:

1. CV

2. Copy of Valid TOEFL certificate (You can use EFL/TEFL, TEFL/EFL result screenshoot from UPT Bahasa website is acceptable). The minimum score is equal with 450

3. Motivation Letter (TNR 11, margin 3,3,3,3,  maximum 2 pages)

4. Statement Letter (Please download from this link ). You don’t need to get signed by the dept.

5. Scanned of Valid Passport Information Page with validity minimum one year (UFMG will cout this activity as the mobility program)

We will not process the incomplete application or the late submission of application

Please submit all of your documents (soft copy in PDF) with subject : Apply_SummerSchool_UFMG_Name_NRP to Mr. Wahyu at maximum on 28 April 2020 (13.00 WIB). The interview will be held online with Zoom on 29 April 2020 afternoon 

If you have questions about this program please ask Mr. Wahyu at with subject (ASK)SummerSchool_UFMG


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