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all International Relations matters are dealt with at/by AAI-UFPB (International Office). The role of UFPB Faculties/Schools (whose name at UFPB is "Cursos") in the mobility process – in undergraduate level, at least – is to evaluate the academic feasibility of the applications of foreign candidates as well as the learning agreements of our outgoing candidates.
Apart from the "To Partners" content, you may now read all the "Incoming Students" content in English, including details for the application procedures. Just click here. If you can read Portuguese, you can click here.
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ECTS X UFPB credit conversion
At UFPB one credit corresponds to 15 (fifteen) hours of class activity, regardless of the necessary extra-class work (readings, research, autonomous study, paper writing, seminar preparation, among other activities).
As far as we are concerned, the ECTS system takes extra class work into consideration in order to total 25-30 hours of work per credit. Nevertheless, we have been informed that before the Bologna process 1 ECTS corresponded to 10 (ten) hours of class contact, which some universities still use for conversion purposes.
Thus, considering that one UFPB credit is 15 hours and one ECTS credit is 10 hours, converting the candidate’s workload into ECTS credits can be done by multiplying UFPB credits by 1.5 (one and a half time).