Admission process

by Portal PPGECO
Published: 26/05/2017 - 09:38
Last modification: 04/10/2019 - 11:14
Target Audience: 
Estudante / Professor / Técnico-Administrativo / Comunidade externa

Basic information: the admission process of the Post-graduation program in Ecology and Conservation of Natural Resources to the Masters in Science (MSc) and Doctoral degrees is annual. Applications and exams take place during the second semester each year, following a published call for applications.




  • Applicants should have a full degree, either Bachelor or teaching training (licenciatura), in courses licensed by the Brazilian Education Ministry (MEC) in the areas of Biology, Biomedics, Agronomy or Technology, including the following sub-areas: Biology, Ecology, Geography, Agronomy, Chemistry, Forestry and Environmental Engeneering.

  • Applicants with degree in other areas, either Bachelor or teaching training (licenciatura), in courses licensed by the Brazilian Education Ministry (MEC), will have their application analyzed by the program board which may ask the candidate for further documents or information in order to judge if the application is suitable or not.

  • Foreign applicants should be residents in Brazil and have a visa which allow their permanence during the entire period of the course. In such cases the candidates may apply directly and take the selection exams, which are held in Brazil. Alternatively, foreign students may apply through International Programs of Brazilian Funding Agencies CAPES and CNPq.



The Program of Students - Postgraduate Agreement (PEC-PG), is the result of a partnership between the Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (Capes) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MRE) through the Division of Educational Issues DCE) and the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq). It aims to grant full doctorate scholarships in Brazilian HEIs to university professors, researchers, professionals and graduates of higher education in developing countries with which Brazil maintains an Agreement for Educational, Cultural or Science and Technology Cooperation aimed at increasing necessary for the student to contribute to the development of his / her country. Registration is free and made directly on the program page by completing a questionnaire for registration and sending of documents, as described in the announcement, for more information, access the website of the program.


The National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) in Brasilia-Brazil, and TWAS offer full-time postgraduate scholarships and sandwich for young scientists from developing countries (other than Brazil) who wish to do doctoral research at area of science. Information about the application, program details, eligibility criteria, required documents and certificates, as well as the online application form, are available on the program website.