What can i do?

With BE MUNDUS, you can study as an exchange student at one of the 11 top Brazilian universities partners of the BE MUNDUS project from 4 to 10 months, while being enrolled at your university in Europe.
The programme is open to students in Engineering & Technology and Education & Teacher Training:

06. Engineering, Technology 05. Education, Teacher Training

06.1 Mechanical Engineering
06.2 Electrical Engineering
06.3 Chemical Engineering
06.4 Civil Engineering
06.5 Electronic Engineering, Telecommunications
06.6 Manufacturing Sciences (CAD, CAM, CAE)
06.7 Materials Sciences
06.8 Aeronautical Engineering
06.9 Others: Engineering, Technology

05.1 Teacher Training
05.2 Primary Education
05.3 Secondary Education
05.4 Vocational and Technical Education
05.5 Adult Education
05.6 Special Education
05.7 Educational Science, Comparative Education
05.8 Educational Psychology
05.9 Others: Education and Teaching Formation


At the end of the mobility period, you will return to your home university, where the credits taken abroad will be recognized as part of the study programme at your home university.

Interested in applying? Sorry, all calls for undergraduate students are closed. 


Where can I go?

The 11 BE MUNDUS partner universities in Brazil look forward to welcoming you on campus! Browse the academic offer section of the website to find out more about the host universities’ courses, excellence fields, services and facilities for international students.

  • Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo
  • Universidade Estadual Paulista “Júlio de Mesquita Filho”, São Paulo
  • Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Campinas
  • Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro
  • Universidade Federal da Paraíba, João Pessoa
  • Universidade Federal de Goiás, Goiânia
  • Universidade do Estado do Amazonas, Itacoatiara
  • Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife
  • Universidade Estadual do Maranhão, São Luis
  • Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianópolis
  • Universidade Federal de Sergipe, Sao Cristóvao


Who can apply?

BE MUNDUS is open to European undergraduates studying in the field of Engineering and Technology and Education and Teacher Training. (What can I do?)
In order to be eligible for a BE MUNDUS scholarship, you need to fulfill a set of minimum requirements. In particular, you must:

  • Be a national of one of the 28 members states of the European Union
  • Be registered at one of the BE MUNDUS European universities at the time of submitting their application
  • Have sufficient knowledge of Portuguese and/or the language of the courses. Please note that most Brazilian universities only offer courses in Portuguese. For further information, see the specific requirements outlined in the academic offers.
  • Have successfully completed at least one year of studies in your home institution.
  • Not have benefited in the past from an Erasmus Mundus (Action 2) scholarship for the same type of mobility (e.g. undergraduate; masters, etc.);

NB: In addition to these criteria, some universities may require other conditions and/or skills. Please check the list of host universities and their description for further information.
Students currently enrolled in European universities other than BE MUNDUS partner institutions, are not eligible to apply for an undergraduate scholarship. However, they can apply for PhD and post-doc scholarships. For further information, please visit the PhD and post-doc section.


How to apply?

Sorry, all calls for undergraduate students are closed. 



  • Are you eligible to apply? Check the eligibility requirements here before starting your application!
  • Register on the BE MUNDUS website
  • Read the Guidelines for Applicants carefully. This document contains detailed information about the application procedure. We strongly advise you to read it before starting to fill in the Application Form » PDF Guidelines for Applicants
  • Gather all the documents required for your applications (see below).
  • Prepare the word application form. This Word (.doc) version is intended to facilitate the preparation of the information and documents for the application form by allowing you to progressively introduce the details and information required. It does not replace the online application.
  • Copy and paste the word application form into the online application form. Only online applications submitted via the online system will be accepted. If an applicant submits more than one application, the system will automatically consider the most recent one.



All applicants are required to submit the following documents together with their online application. Incomplete applications will automatically be rejected without appeal possibility.

  • Photo
  • Video (optional)
  • Passport or other official national identification proof
  • Copy of degree(s) or certificate proving the obtained degree
  • Transcript of records
  • Learning Agreement (draft)
  • Recommendation letter and/or statement of support from the home university
  • This document must confirm that your home institution supports your application and shall be dated, signed and stamped by the the home institution (where applicable).
  • Language Certificate - where applicable: English or the relevant language of instruction at the host university (check requirements!)
  • Declaration of Honour (Download example)
  • Physical disability (Optional)
  • Socio-economic vulnerability (Optional)
  • Refugee or asylum status (only for Target 3 applicants, where applicable)
  • Other documents relevant for the application (Optional)

For further information, please check the application guidelines and application form.



The evaluation is done in the following way:

1. Academic merit (75%): academic grades, relevant previous knowledge, additional qualifications or prices, involvement in research and/or publications
2. Language capacity to follow courses at the host university (YES/NO): whether the applicant meets the language requirements of the host university. Should the applicant not meet the requirements, he/she will be automatically rejected.
3. Motivation (25%):
motivation to study at that university, indication of which courses to take there, awareness of the wider implication of a study period abroad for the home country, relevant recommendation letter



Selected undergraduate applicants will receive a monthly allowance of 1.000 EUR* to cover subsistence costs in the host city. Moreover, grantees are paid a return ticket to and from the location of the host university/higher education institution (based on fixed rates linked to the distance in kilometres), as well as a full insurance scheme (health, travel, accident). Students are also exempted from the payment of tuition fees at the host institution, as the tuition fees (when applicable) will be covered by BE MUNDUS.

* scholarships may be subject to national taxes, depending on the home country's legislation.


Search for your course!

In order to check the courses/activities available at each host institution, please select the type of mobility you wish to apply to, according to the existing options:
Academic offer



Each host institution will support selected applicants in finding suitable accommodation either within available student residences and/or in private housing.
For further information on housing, visit the specific websites of your chosen host institution.


Visas and Immigration

Each host institution will support selected students in applying for a national long-term study visa. Approximately 3-4 months before departure, you will receive a formal invitation letter by your host institution. You will need to submit the letter together with your visa application at the Brazilian embassy or consulate in your country/city (e.g. Brazilian Embassy in Rome, Italy).
In order to apply for a visa, you usually need to submit the following documents:

  • Visa Application Form (long-term study visa)
  • Passport size-photo
  • Valid passport. NB: the passport needs to be valid for at least 3 months in addition to the duration of your visa (e.g. for a 10 month visa, your passport needs to be valid for 13 months starting from the visa starting date).
  • Copy of scholarship contract (sent by Sapienza to all scholarship holders)
  • Letter of invitation by host institution
  • Copy of health insurance (provided by Sapienza to all scholarship holders)

Additional documents may be required by the country’s consulate. Please check with your host institution.



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