To Brazil with Reari-RJ
Student exchange with universities belonging to the Reari-RJ network are carried out under the Utrecht Network.
REARI-RJ (Rede das Assessorias Internacionais das Instituições de Ensino Superior do Rio de Janeiro) is composed of fourteen universities from the State of Rio de Janeiro — UFRJ, PUC-RIO, UERJ, UFF, CEFET, Colégio Pedro II, IFRJ, UEZO, UENF, UFFRJ, UNIRIO, Fiocruz, IFFluminense and IME.
Exchange students are guaranteed free tuition at a foreign university.
Expenses for accommodation, food, travel, visa and study materials must be covered by the student.
Competition is open to Bachelor's and Master's level students of all specialities. However, in selecting a university, it is important to make sure which programmes are offered for exchange students - some universities do not admit exchange students to all specialities (law and medical studies are most commonly excluded).
When applying to MAUI or AEN-network it is not possible to apply to Reari-RJ in the same year.
It is possible to apply for one or two semesters. When applying, students must submit a list of three preferred universities; and later successful applicants will be placed in one of the preferred universities by the respective committee of the Utrecht Network.
The primary decision on selecting students is made by the University of Tartu grant committee. The student exchange coordinator forwards the information of the selected students to the Reari-RJ committee, who then places the students in foreign universities. Next, student needs to send the documents to the respective host university, who makes a final decision on the admission of the student.
As the process as a whole is quite time consuming, students applying should bear in mind that final decisions may be made as late as April or May.
Required application documents (in English):
- List of three preferred universities;
- Statement of purpose (letter of motivation);
- Letter of recommendation from a supervisor or professor at UT;
- Transcript of records (with average grade, in English; ask from your dean's office/institute);
- Certificate on command of English (IELTS, TOEFL or the test of UT College of Foreign Languages and Cultures; check the language requirements from university descriptions on Reari-RJ webpage).