International Cooperation

Office of International and Institutional Affairs - UDESC 

Undergraduate Exchange Program

 The program of academic mobility gives the possibility for international students to attend classes for one or two semesters at UDESC. The International student must be enrolled in a partner university.

No language proficiency certificate is required. However, students must have a good knowledge in Portuguese to be able to follow the classes. The university has few specific classes taught in English, therefore it is necessary that the student has a good grasp of the portuguese language.

The College of Education Science offers Portuguese classes for exchange students without tuition fees or charges.  The Business College offers classes in English.

Application Deadline
  • Fall Semester Enrollment (July-December): April 30th;
  • Spring Semester Enrollment (February-June): October 19th;


UDESC 2014 academic calendar

 Spring Semester 2014:

  • February 20-21: Registration for International Students in academic mobility;
  • February 24: Spring classes begin;
  • June 28: End of spring semester.

       Fall Semester 2014:

  •  July 24-25: Registration for international students in academic mobility;
  •  July 28: Fall classes begin;
  •  December 10: End of fall semester.


How to Apply

1. Print, fill in and sign the study plan. This form should also be signed by a school representative;

2. Fill in the online application form, before the deadline;

     3. Upload to the application form the following documents:

  • Copy of passport;
  • Transcript of records;
  • Study plan.

Important: The application will only be processed if all the documents are attached accordingly to the online application form.
    4. In case of acceptance, the student and the school will be notified.


Udesc offers some courses in English at the Business College*:

  • Philosophy
  • Brazilian Economics and Capital Markets
  • Scenarios of Brazilian Logistics
  • Math for Finance
  • Decision Analysis
  • Corporate Finance
  • International Business
  • Technology Information
  • Accountability Systems
  • Co-production of public services
  • Management of Social and Environmental Responsibility
  • Management of Third Sector Organizations

* Those courses are the ones that our Business College offers. However, some of them could not be available in fall/2014 if there is no demand.

The application process to study abroad at UDESC for international students will be online. The students should, within the application deadline, to fill in the application form, attaching all the required documents. More information:


UDESC has 11 different campi so please note in which city the major/program you are interested in is. Not all colleges are in Florianopolis and are spread out throughout the state. You can find more information at:

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