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Frequently Asked Questions

Published: Wednesday, 07 August 2019 10:01
  • IS PROINTER AN UNDERGRADUATE/POSTGRADUATE COURSE IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS?
    • PROINTER - Office of the Vice Provost for International Relations of the Federal University of Pará (UFPA) – is the sector responsible for cooperation, in the scientific and cultural area, between UFPA and international teaching and research institutions committed to fostering education. Through PROINTER, the university community can find instruments of support to joint research projects, human resources education and exchange of teachers, researchers and students.

In addition, PROINTER is responsible for the articulation with cooperation and development institutions and agencies, promoting actions that aim to establish scientific and cultural cooperation with international agencies relevant to UFPA, and subsequently monitoring the development of agreements signed by UFPA and different international institutions.

PROINTER facilitates the university community’s access to different mechanisms that foster teaching and research, such as grants, cooperation programs, incentive to projects, etc.

  • IS PROINTER RESPONSIBLE FOR THE REVALIDATION/RECOGNITION OF INTERNATIONAL DIPLOMAS?
    • PROINTER neither revalidates nor recognizes international diplomas. At UFPA, the sectors responsible for this service are CIAC -Center for Academic Records and Indicators, for undergraduate programs, and PROPESP - Office of the Vice Provost for Research and Postgraduate Programs, for postgraduate programs.

In case the service at UFPA is inactive for this function, please visit the website of the Carolina Bori platform, where you can find information on where to have these services performed (http://carolinabori.mec.gov.br).

  • IS PROINTER RESPONSIBLE FOR OBTAINING MY DOCUMENTS IN EMBASSIES, FEDERAL POLICE, ETC.?
    • PROINTER can help you with information and instructions, but the responsibility for obtaining exchange-related documents lies completely with the students/candidates, no matter if they are foreigners or Brazilians in mobility.
  • IS PROINTER RESPONSIBLE FOR TAKING PROCEDURES FOR ME IN UFPA’S ACADEMIC AND RECORD UNITS, BEFORE I START MY MOBILITY PROGRAM?
    • PROINTER can help you with information and instructions, but the responsibility for the regularization of the academic situation at UFPA lies fully with the students/candidates and with the competent agencies/departments (CIAC, schools, institutes, course coordination).
  • I AM A BRAZILIAN STUDENT AND I WANT TO ENROLL IN THE SHORT COURSES OF UFPA OR IN LANGUAGES WITHOUT BORDERS - LWB. CAN I COMPLETE MY ENROLMENT AT PROINTER?
    • PROINTER is not responsible for the enrolment of Brazilian students in short courses nor in LWB. In both cases, the student must contact the sector responsible at ILC - Institute of Languages and Communication.
  • I AM A FOREIGN STUDENT AND I WANT TO ENROLL IN THE SHORT COURSE OF PORTUGUESE AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE (PLE). WILL PROINTER COMPLETE MY ENROLMENT?
    • In case the PLE course is pre-determined in a specific agreement or program with which the foreign student is connected, the request to enroll him/her can be made by the Office of the Vice Provost. However, as a rule, PROINTER is not responsible for enrolling students in UFPA courses, not even in short courses.
  • I AM A FOREIGNER AND I WANT TO APPLY TO PEC-G / PEC-PG - STUDENTS PROGRAM - UNDERGRADUATE/POSTGRADUATE AGREEMENT. WILL PROINTER BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MY APPLICATION?
    • Your entire selection process will be carried out at the Embassy of Brazil (or at the consular representation in your country). After approval, the sector in charge of registering the students of these programs in UFPA is the Coordination Office of PEC-G/PEC-PG. PROINTER can provide instructions and help students in other situations, whenever they need it. 
  • I AM A FOREIGNER AND I WANT TO APPLY TO PAEC - PROGRAM OF ALLIANCES FOR EDUCATION AND TRAINING. WILL PROINTER BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MY APPLICATION?
    • Your entire selection process will be carried out by OAS -Organization of American States and the Coimbra Group of Brazilian Universities, according to the rules pre-established in the Notice. After approval, the sector in charge of registering the students of these programs in UFPA is the respective Postgraduate program and the Coordination of PAEC in the University. PROINTER can provide instructions and help students in other situations, whenever they need it. 
  • I AM A FOREIGNER AND I AM INTERESTED IN APPLYING TO UFPA’s NOTICES OF POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMS. CAN PROINTER HELP ME?
    • PROINTER can provide you with information about documentation for foreigners and contacts, among other general instructions; however, for information about notices, documents for selection processes and dates, the applicant must contact directly the desired program or PROPESP - Office of the Vice Provost for Research and Postgraduate Programs.  
  • I AM A TEACHER/RESEARCHER AND I AM INTERESTED IN IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMS ABROAD. DOES PROINTER PROVIDE INFORMATION ABOUT PROGRAMS IN WHICH I AM INTERESTED?
    • PROINTER can provide the list of agreements/partnerships existing between UFPA and many institutions abroad, help you to understand the agreement/partnership and what it encompasses, and search for information and actions that help and facilitate the process. However, PROINTER is not responsible for providing instructions about programs that are not associated to it.
  • IS PROINTER RESPONSIBLE FOR THE TRANSLATION OF MY DOCUMENTS?
    • In case you need it, PROINTER can provide information about where to find the service of translation of documents. However, the student is responsible for providing the documents required for his/her mobility, training or qualification abroad or in Brazil (for foreigners).
  • IS PROINTER RESPONSIBLE FOR PROVIDING THE APOSTILLE OF MY DIPLOMA?
    • The student must provide the apostille of his/her diploma and pay the due cost. If you need to go back to your country before obtaining it, leave a power of attorney with someone who can be in charge of providing the apostille and for sending it afterwards. PROINTER can provide information on where to obtain the apostille.
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