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Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG)
Minas Gerais, Brazil (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms Academic Year,
Summer 2
Dates/Deadlines Click here to view
Restrictions: BU applicants only
Fact Sheet:
GPA req.: 2.75
Program Description:

Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

Type of Program Exchange
Program Length Semester & Summer
Language of Instruction Portuguese
Majors Various
Costs Baylor tuition + housing to the host university
Housing On-campus; host families
Health Insurance Required Yes
Special Requirements Minimum 2.75 GPA
Program Director Dr. Lizbeth Souza-Fuertes:


The Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) is located in Belo Horizonte, capital of the state of Minas Gerais, in southeastern Brazil. It is among the top five universities in Brazil, situated on two campuses with a total area of 8.8 million square meters. It has approximately 30,000 students, 1,800 faculty, and 2,500 staff members. There are a total of 94 departments, divided among 19 academic units. UFMG is linked to Brazil's Ministry of Education, and its fundamental goals are teaching and research.
The Pampulha Campus offers several services for visiting students: ATM machines, banks, a post office, a travel agency, several bookstores, and a variety of dining options, such as restaurants, cafeterias and snack bars. Students will also have access to campus facilities, such as the libraries, sports center and computer labs.
Belo Horizonte is the third largest city in Brazil. Located in the Southeastern region, it is surrounded by the Serra do Curral Mountains. The city is known for its pleasant weather, natural resources, and architectural treasures as well as its rich artistic and cultural offerings. With approximately 560,000 trees, Belo Horizonte is one of Brazil's greenest capital cities, including 27 parks.

Courses or Areas of Study:

Various majors are accepted. Please contact Dr. Lizbeth Souza-Fuertes for complete details.


Students live in on-campus housing or with a host family. More information can be found in the 'Housing' section of the UFMG Exchange handbook HERE.

Application Procedure:

Students are responsible for applying directly to UFMG as well as filling out the Baylor Study Abroad Application Packet.

For more information about applying to this university, first contact Dr. Fuertes. Additionally, you can find more information HERE.


Students will pay Baylor tuition and housing to UFMG.

Each student is responsible for his or her own transportation, including airfare. You can find more information HERE.

Legal Documents:

A passport and visa are required. You can find more information HERE.

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2016 10/01/2015 10/01/2015 03/23/2016 06/22/2016
NOTE: Dates are an estimate
Fall 2016 03/15/2016 03/15/2016 TBA TBA
Summer 2 2016 03/31/2016 03/31/2016 TBA TBA