Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

A. Is the program tuition-free?
At UFES, master’s and doctorate programs are tuition-free since they are financed by the Brazilian federal government. Some postgraduate programs charge an admission fee.

B. Do the master’s and doctoral courses require that students study full-time??
Students must have enough time to attend courses, develop laboratory experiments, attend seminars and meetings with their supervisor, and prepare their dissertation or thesis. Full-time status is required for grants and scholarships.

C. At what time are lectures?
Classes are scheduled in four-hour slots, between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., from Monday to Friday. Class schedules depend on a number of factors such as faculty availability, number of enrolled students, classroom availability, and other factors considered during the semiannual scheduling of courses.

D. Are there grants available for researchers?
Yes. All postgraduate programs receive a quota of assistantships from agencies funding postgraduate education and research. The number of grants depends on the resources of the funding agencies and is determined annually. The Coordination for Improvement of Higher Education Staff (CAPES) and the Foundation for Research Funding in Espírito Santo(FAPES) are the leading agencies offering grants to students. Therefore, each program establishes internal distribution criteria that students must meet to be eligible for an assistantship or grant.

E. Do you offer summer and/or weekend courses?
The Postgraduate Program in Philosophy does not offer summer or weekend courses.

F. Should I talk to a prospective supervisor in advance?
Not necessarily. Postgraduate programs can independently establish their own criteria for admission. Therefore, further information will be provided at the beginning of the admission cycle.

G. What types of postgraduate courses are offered at UFES?
Postgraduate degrees in Brazil are classified as lato sensu or stricto sensu. While the former aims to improve vocational training, the latter includes master’s and doctoral degrees, which go beyond vocational training by preparing researchers and professors to work in higher education.

H. How can I get further information about postgraduate programs?
In Brazil, the Coordination for Improvement of Higher Education Staff (CAPES), is the agency responsible for managing academic graduate programs. You may find more information about this agency on its website, To learn more about a specific program at UFES, visit

What types of Graduate offered?
The Graduate courses are paid?
The Master and Doctoral courses require full-time dedication?
What are the times in which subjects are taught?
It has scholarship? How many?
There are courses with activity only on weekends or holidays?
How is the selection process for entry in Mest courses. and Dout.?
Accurate advance look for a mentor teacher?
How can I learn more about graduate school?

What types of Graduate offered?
A graduate in Brazil is divided into two levels: the broad sense (encompassing specialization and improvement courses) and the strict sense (encompassing master and doctorate courses). The broad sense courses aim to improve vocational training. The master's and doctoral courses aim to further vocational training. The doctoral specifically aims to train researchers and teachers to work at higher levels of education.

Graduate courses are free or paid?
The specialization courses can be paid or free. Master's and doctorate courses UFES are free because they are funded directly by the federal government. Part of the Graduate Programs only charges a registration fee in the selection of entry.

The Master and Doctoral courses require full-time dedication?
The student must have available time to attend courses, develop activities in laboratories, attend seminars, supervision meetings and prepare your dissertation or thesis. The fellows requires the full-time as resolutions of encouragements that grant scholarships.

What are the times in which subjects are taught?
Usually between 08:00 and 17:00. They are dependent on several factors that occur throughout the course: availability of teachers, student demand, availability of physical space, etc., which only allows the biannual planning timesheet.

It has scholarship? How many?
In general UFES of Graduate Programs have originated from CAPES scholarships, CNPq, the FAPES / ES, and other institutions and companies. A portion of these grants comes from quotas designed the program and other specific projects. The availability and supply of the bags may vary from the annual budget of the agencies and the conclusion / execution of projects / agreements. Programs have internal criteria for the distribution of grants, which is usually done by the Collegiate Academic or a Grants Commission, appointed by the Board.

It offers course on the weekend?
The Master's and Doctorate UFES are offered within the annual academic calendar of the institution. Classes and other activities are distributed throughout the year allowing the student a living with a research group WHERE it will develop your dissertation or thesis. This model, which is recommended by Capes, is incompatible with made in concentrated form courses on vacation or on weekends.

How is the selection process for admission to the Master's and Doctorate?
Most programs work with annual ticket. Each program has the autonomy to establish the best time to make your selection process. Data on the requirements and date of registration, exams, jobs, etc. They are disseminated through public notices published in newspapers in electronic media. It is important to note that the admission rules are different for each course. Therefore, those interested should seek this information directly from the programs. This should be done well in advance because some courses make the selection by steps. Most courses do your selection in the second half of each year for entry in March next year.

Accurate advance look for a mentor teacher?
As described above, each program has autonomy to set the entry rules. Therefore, this information must be obtained directly next to each program and, if necessary, it will be explained in the announcement.

How can I learn more about graduate school?
Brazil has agency (CAPES) responsible for the academic management of postgraduate studies in Brazil. On the site of CAPES ( many are available. To learn more about a specific course of UFES, it is recommended to initially access the program site that offers this course.

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