The Academic Exchange is a core part of the internationalization of UnB's teaching. The main goal is that students get to know the culture and, in most occasions, the language of a foreign country while they attend courses as part of their university programs.


Through the exchange program, UnB aims to deliver a culturally diversified education both for its own students and for international students who come to UnB.


There are two means of admission for the exchange: “International Interinstitutional Agreement” and “International Visiting Student”. The difference between these two lies on the existence of an agreement between the student’s institution of origin and UnB.



1 - International Interinstitutional Agreement 

This mean of admission is supported by a cultural exchange agreement between foreign universities and UnB. The exchange student’s registration at UnB depends on a notice from their institution of origin. Their institution of origin is also the one to nominate and present the exchange student to UnB.


It’s the International Affairs Office’s duty to comply with the protocol formalities of the exchange and to follow the admission process until the exchange student is presented to the Academic Administration Office (SAA).


The selected exchange student is allowed to stay at UnB for a maximum of 2 (two) periods, and after their stay is finished, they will be automatically cut off from the system.


Who is eligible:

 Students who are nominated by a partner institution.



Edict publication date:

The entry does not depend on an edict.



Admission date:

 The exchange student must be presented to the SAA before the date set for the beginning of the classes, as said in the Academic Calendar.



Eligible degrees:

All the degrees in the agreement between UnB and each foreign institution.



Competition system:

 Not applicable.



Number of vacancies:

There is no prior determination.



2 - International Visiting Student 

This mean of admission is not supported by an agreement between UnB and foreign institutions, so even though the same rules of the International Interinstitutional Agreement are applied, the admission depends on the number of vacancies.





November 1st, 2023 – to study from March 18th to July 15th, 2024.

April 1st, 2024 - to study from August 19th to December 17th, 2024.

November 1st, 2024 – to study from March to July, 2025.



  • To be a regular student from a high education institution
  • To be nominated by the institution of origin
  • To present a statement of financial support for the whole exchange period.
  • To have an appropriate level of Portuguese to attend the classes (no certificate is required)



Fill in the Application Form and send the documents below to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. These documents must be all together digitalized in one PDF document, following the sequence below:

  • Learning Agreement
  • Passport photocopy
  • Current transcript of records from the university of origin
  • Nomination Letter (letter of introduction from your home Institution duly signed by the person in charge of the exchange program)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Declaration of income proving you are financially able to maintain yourself during your stay
  • Research project (applicable only for graduate students)
  • Copy of all higher education diplomas previously obtained (applicable only for graduate students)
  • Transcript of records of all concluded higher education degrees (applicable only for graduate students)


After the approval of the application by the Academic Coordination, the exchange student will receive the Acceptance Letter


*REMINDER: The CPF is a mandatory document required for the registration of undergraduate students at UnB. Click here to see the instructions on how to get your CPF (in portuguese)



The curricular structure of each undergraduate course is available at SIGAA-UnB Undergraduation. For graduate courses, access SIGAA-UnB Stricto Sensu.

The list of all the courses offered by UnB each semester can be found at this link. For undergraduate, select "Graduação"; for graduate, select "Stricto Sensu".



By the arrival at Unb, the exchange student must go to the INT with the following documents:

  • Passport (the original and a copy)
  • CPF
  • Student visa – IV
  • International health insurance with repatriation coverage valid in Brazil



All foreigners who enter Brazil with a visa must present the Nation Migration Registry (RNM). 

The deadline for the presentation is 90 days after your arrival in Brazil.

Find out more (in portuguese). Instructions also available below


g) TEIXEIRA DE FREITAS PROGRAM – STF (only for Law students from partner institutions)

To take part in this program you must be a Law student eligible for the International Interinstitutional Agreement.


The Teixeira de Freitas Program (STF) is an exchange program for Law students in the Mercosul zone. This program was enabled after the signature of the Cooperation Agreement between the Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF) and the University of Brasilia (UnB) on May 27th 2009.


The program’s aim is to promote a juridical-cultural exchange of Law students (both undergraduate and graduate) from member and associated states of Mercosul, with a duration of approximately 5 months.


Those eligible students can apply for an internship at the Supremo Tribunal Federal during the period of the exchange at UnB.







RESOLUÇÃO Nº 722, DE 12 DE FEVEREIRO DE 2021, DO STF - About the Teixeira de Freitas Program under the Supremo Tribunal Federal

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