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Admission of foreign students

Prospective students residing abroad may apply to the PPGPAT master’s, which will be evaluated by the Graduate Committee.

The proposal must meet the following requirements:


Preliminary master’s thesis proposal, 6 to 10 pages long (formatting: 1.5 spacing, body font 12). Please submit five copies. The proposal must include:

. Introduction and justification of the proposed research topic

. Explanation of how the topic relates to one of the PPGPAT lines of research

. Review of the bibliography pertaining to the proposed topic

. Preliminary indication of document sources


Deadline for submission of proposals: Nevember 08

Results: December 17

School year begins: March


Candidates residing abroad who submit their application by May 1 may also apply for a grant from PEC-PG (Programa de Estudantes-Convênio de Pós-Graduação).

The PEC-PG program is run jointly by the Coordinating Agency for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq). The grant is intended to afford students from developing nations an opportunity to pursue graduate studies at the master’s and PhD level at colleges and universities in Brazil. See

For further information on countries included in the program and on selection criteria, consult the manual at

Certificate of Proficiency in Portuguese Language for Foreigners (CELPE-Bras)


A postdoctoral fellowship at PPGPAT affords an opportunity for researchers to conduct original research and engage in scholarly exchange with faculty and students.

The candidate’s project proposal must be submitted to the Office of the Program Chair by a PPGPAT faculty member. If the proposal is approved, this same faculty member will be responsible for supervising the fellow and making him or her part of the faculty member’s research group.

The PPGPAT Graduate Committee will evaluate the proposal from the perspective of the program’s lines of research.


Master’s Curriculum






Period Public policies and cultural heritage legislation

(04 credits)


Cultural heritage perspectives

(04 credits)








The student must fulfill 08 (eight) credits in electives / Special Topics or in external discipline.





Seminar on Project Development I

(06 credits)


Theory and methodology of research

(04 credits)




Seminar on Project Development  II *

(06 credits)


Special topics in cultural heritage I

(02 credits)


Special topics in cultural heritage II

(02 credits)




Seminar on Project Development III

(16 credits)





Total: 48 credits


* Period of accomplishment of the Exam of Qualification that must be done until the last business day of april.


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