Admission

The goal of PGTA is to select people who are most likely to successfully complete our rigorous and demanding program — and ultimately achieve a Master or Doctoral Degree. Our graduation 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

Requirements

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

Master

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.

Doctorate

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 here. We are using the the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages as reference for knowledge of the English language.

Résumé

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

Pay of the application fee

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

Application Fees:

  • Master: R$ 150.00
  • Doctorate: R$ 150.00

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

Apply

The application website will become available during the application deadline. 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 pgta@ufms.br.