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Guide for International Mobility

  1. a) Students


                Students from international partners are welcome in our Institution. The entrance for any of Estácio’s campuses has to be the International Cooperation Office (ICO).

                For undergraduate courses, the student must have an intermediate to expert level of Portuguese. Students who have an expert level of Spanish may not have difficulty in attending classes.

                For graduate courses, Portuguese or English levels are required.

Estácio has a network of one university (Estácio de Sá University – ESU, in the state of Rio de Janeiro), ten university centers, 49 accredited colleges and 409 distance learning units recognized by the Ministry of Education (MEC) with nationwide coverage. Therefore, the first step is to fill a form available at: https://goo.gl/forms/IcBrpXvgSR9YRIg03, and choose where you would like to go study at. Then, send to us an e-mail (international@estacio.br) so we can help you in your candidature.

For the majority of our international agreements, students from international partners will not pay tuition fees at Estácio. The ICO can advise you if it is not your case.


  1. b) Important documents:


You’ll have to present the following documents to Estácio:




  • Proof of Accommodation: It can be in the form of a rental agreement, or any official letter stating that you are staying with family or someone else along with a copy of their valid ID or passport.
  • Financial Resources Proof: It can be in the form of bank statements, or a notarized letter demonstrating that the candidate has sufficient financial resources, or family financial support letter or documents indicating other sources of income.
  • Proof of Departure: Buy a round-trip ticket beforehand and submit a copy of it.
  • Health Insurance Proof
  • International Vaccination: Yellow fever vaccination is suggested if the candidate wants to go in to one of the following parts of Brazil: Amazonas, Acre, Federal District, Goias, Mato Grosso, Roraima, Mato Grosso do Sul, Amapa, Para, Rondonia, Tocantins, Maranhao.
  • Learning agreement: provides a transparent and efficient preparation of the exchange to make sure the student receives recognition for the activities to be completed abroad. It sets out the programme of the studies or the traineeship to be followed abroad and must be approved by the student, the sending and the receiving institution. ICO may send this agreement by e-mail to be filled and signed by the student.


  1. c) Language proficiency


                Estácio will not request a Portuguese proficiency test for international students, although it is considerably desirable. Students who have an expert level of Spanish may not have difficulty in attending classes.

                Undergraduate students who does not present any proficiency proof will be requested to sign a declaration stating that he/she assumes total responsibility on the comprehension of classes taught entirely in Portuguese.