Admission and RegistrationAdmissions and registration in Masters and PhD courses

Twice a year the IFGW graduate program holds selection processes for admission in Masters and PhD courses. Accepted candidates may receive a CAPES or CNPq scholarship administered by the program accordingly to their classification in the selection process. The candidate together with a potential advisor could also apply for a FAPESP scholarship, which offers significant advantages. The application for FAPESP scholarship may be submitted even before acceptance in our program, since the proof of registration in the course is required only in a latter stage of the fellowship installation. The average durations of our courses are 24 months for Masters, 48 months for PhD, and 60 months for straight PhD (without Masters).

Admission process for the first semester of 2018

To apply to our graduate program:

  • It is preferable required that the candidate has taken the Unified Exam in Physics (EUF) at least once in the last six editions (EUF 2018-1, EUF 2017-2, EUF 2017-1, EUF 2016-2, EUF 2016-1, EUF 2015-2). This exam may be applied in English or Portuguese, and the candidate may request it to be applied in his/her home institution. This request will be evaluated by the organizing committee of EUF. See the page of EUF for detailed instructions.
  • Alternatively, the selection committee might also consider exceptional candidates that have not taken the EUF as long as a detailed justification is provided. Candidates with an exceptional GRE test score or any other internationally recognized exam grading are strongly encouraged to apply.

A copy the latest exam (2017-2) in English is provided here.

The selection process for the first semester of 2018 follows the calendar bellow:

  • July 10 - August 4, 2017: Enrollment in the Exame Unificado em Física (EUF) - instructions and registration are porvided in the exam site.
  • October 3-4, 2017: EUF is taken.
  • November 16, 2016: Deadline for announcement of the EUF results.
  • October 1st to November 23, 2017: Period of applications to the IFGW graduate program through Siga and for sending the required documentation by e-mail (see below).
  • December 15, 2017: Deadline for announcement of the results of the selection process for admission in the Masters and PhD courses of IFGW, in this page. Official acceptance letters will be issued and sent by e-mail to the successful applicants.
  • February 6-8, 2018: Regular period of registration (in person).
  • February 26, 2018: Supplementary period of registration (if regular period is missed) and first day of classes.


Applications to our program must be submitted through the Siga system. Besides scanned copies of the following documents must be submitted to the address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before the deadline for applications:

  • Personal motivation letter.
  • Academic file in the undergraduate and Masters course if applicable, issued by the relevant authority, with performance indicators and the grades of the courses taken, including failures and/or cancellations if applicable.
  • Statement signed by the candidate declaring that the attached academic file(s) is complete and shows occasional failed and/or cancelled courses.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Copy of CPF, RG or RNE (if available), or relevant front pages of passport.
  • Diploma or certificate of completion of undergraduate course (may be replaced by a declaration of possible completion of the course, issued by the undergraduate school coordinator).
  • Recommendation letters (optional, maximum three). The letters must be sent directly from the institutional e-mail address of the recommending Professor to the address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., before the deadline for applications.
  • Results of GRE and other internationally recognized exams, if available (optional).


Please confirm that the Status of your registration in the system Siga system is "Completa" (meaning complete) by no latter than the deadline, otherwise it may not be considered. It is mandatory to upload a formal ID photograph, that will be used to produce your student ID in case of acceptance. Occasional difficulties in your application should be informed to the e-mail address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and corrected before the deadline.

Registration of accepted students

The registration of accepted students is carried out by the Graduate School secretariat, accordingly with the general calendar of the University.

Brazilian Students

Please go to the version in Portuguese of this page for detailed instructions.

International Students

Foreign students must deliver either authenticated photocopies of the following documents, or plain photocopies with the original at hands for verification:

  • Graduation diploma or proof of bachelor degree. In any case, the official diploma must be delivered by not latter than 9 months after the registration.
  • National registry of foreign person (RNE) or registry protocol;
  • Passport pages: front page with the ID, visa page, page with the entrance stamp, page with the registry stamp;
  • Birth certificate or marriage certificate.

In case of documents issued by institutions outside Brazil, they must be validated by an official authentication procedure in a Brazilian consulate located in the country where the document was issued, and translated to Portuguese by a recognized sworn translator.

Some exceptions are observed:

  • consulate authentications: documents issued in France are exempt of authentication, due to an agreement between Brazil and this country. Documents issued in Argentina may be authorized by its chancellery, also due to an agreement;
  • translations: documments issued in France are exempt of translation, due to an agreement between Brazil and this country.

Registration renewals

After the initial registration, students must renew their registration on a semestral basis, according to the general calendar.

Further informations

Further informations may be requested to the Graduate School secretariat, please contact us.