The goal of PGTA is to select people who are most likely to successfully complete our rigorous and demanding program, and ultimately obtain a Master or Doctoral Degree. Our post-graduate studies are intense and individual in nature, demanding a great deal of time, initiative, and discipline from every candidate. The admission selection process is competitive.

What we seek

  • Outstanding intellectual ability
  • Excellent academic records
  • Previous work in disciplines related to the intended area of concentration
  • Strong commitment to a career in research


The following are general requirements you should meet to apply to PGTA. Complete instructions concerning application requirements are available in the online application.

Prior degrees


Applications to the Master degree are accepted from persons who have completed, or will have completed by the time they arrive, a Bachelor’s degree. Most incoming students will have a degree in environmental engineering or civil engineering. However, PGTA’s admission criteria are not specific in this regard, and talented students with backgrounds in other branches of engineering or in science may gain entry.


To qualify for our Doctorate degree, applicants are expected to have a Master’s Degree.

English language

If English is not your first language, you will need to provide proof of your English proficiency before you can enroll in our MSc or PhD courses. We are using the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages as reference for knowledge of the English language.


You are required to submit your updated and documented curriculum, as made available through the CNPq Lattes Platform, as part of your application.

Payment of the application fee

Upon registration, the candidate must submit proof of payment of the application fee (a payment slip will be generated during the registration process).

Application Fees:

  • Master: R$ 120,00
  • Doctorate: R$ 200,00

If you can’t afford the application fee, you may be eligible for a fee waiver.


An application form will become available on the application website ( when there are upcoming application deadlines. The online application and the accompanying instructions will answer many of your questions about the application process. For any questions not answered by the FAQs, please send inquiries to