Office of International Affairs



The Office of International Affairs belongs to the Department of Planning and Institutional Development. It is responsible for developing, guiding and promoting the university’s policy on internationalization. Its main activities are making international agreements with other Higher Education Institutions, promoting academic mobility and assisting foreigners visiting PUC Minas.


International Affairs Office's main activities:

a) Making agreements with foreign Higher Education Institutions;
b) Supporting PUC Minas students, faculty and staff in research activities and studies abroad;
c) Searching opportunities of scholarships and research funding for the university academic community;
d) Welcoming and assisting foreign students, faculty and staff visiting PUC Minas; and
e) Promoting international events in the university.


Support to exchange participants and foreign visitors

The Office of International Affairs is always available to help foreigners visiting PUC Minas, offering academic support, providing assistance during the adaptation process, offering information on different issues, and helping in any other matter during their stay in the country.

Do not hesitate to contact us in our office in PUC Minas Coração Eucarístico. We are located on the 6th floor of Building 43, and we work from Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm. You can also reach us anytime by e-mail:



The Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais – PUC Minas, founded in 1958, is one of the largest universities in Brazil. Its activities are mostly concentrated in the Belo Horizonte Campus, divided into four units – Coração Eucarístico, Barreiro, São Gabriel and Praça da Liberdade – and two university centres – Betim and Contagem. PUC Minas also comprises campi in five other cities: Arcos, Guanhães, Poços de Caldas, Serro and Uberlândia. Altogether, PUC Minas has about 60.000 students, 2.500 faculty members and 2.500 staff members.


PUC Minas currently offers Undergraduate ProgrammesMaster’s Degrees, and a whole range of constantly assessed and updated Specialization Programmes. Please, access their respective links for more information. *Note that these websites are in Portuguese.  


The academic year of PUC Minas comprises two academic semesters: from February 1st to mid-June and from August 1st to early December. Access our calendar with all dates and deadlines referring to studies, research and work at PUC Minas.

Infra-structure and research 

The infra-structure of PUC Minas includes buildings for classrooms, laboratories, libraries, a museum, multimedia rooms, theatres, auditoriums, veterinary hospitals, physiotherapy/dentistry/psychology clinics, a TV channel and other equipment integrating theory and practice, contributing to the ethical profile of competent professionals.


Virtual tour

Visit the Coração Eucarístico Unit in a virtual tour.

More information

Access the PUC Minas website for more information on our University! *Note that this website is in Portuguese.





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