Admission Process - PPGCI

The Admission Process for the Graduate Program in Information Science

The admission process to the Graduate Program in Information Science at the Master, Professional Master, Doctoral and Direct PhD level, is performed periodically. The admission processes are carried out in stages and their specifications are defined in a specific notice, published in the Official Gazette of the State of São Paulo, Brazil. This process is composed by 03 (three) successive and eliminatory stages:

  1. written test - knowledge on Information Science.

  2. evaluation of the Research Project and Curriculum (updated on CNPq's Lattes Platform - National Council for Scientific and Technological Development), performed by professors of the Research Line the candidate is applying for.

  3. Presentation of documents and foreign language proficiency.

For candidates for the Direct Doctorate, the process is specific and is composed by 04 (four) successive and eliminatory stages:

  1. analysis and questioning of a detailed memorial by an examining board designated by the CCP (Program Coordinating Commission). The evaluation considers scientific and technical production, academic activities as students and teachers and professional experience in the area.

  2. written test - knowledge on Information Science.

  3. evaluation of the Research Project and Curriculum performed by professors of the Research Line the candidate is applying for.

  4. Presentation of documents and foreign language proficiency.

For foreign candidates, proficiency in foreign language is required for the admission process. Candidates must present a certificate of proficiency in Portuguese (CELPE_BRAS) or a certificate issued by the Language Center of FFLCH/USP, on the 3 rd (third) stage of the admission process for the master and doctorate or in the 4th. (fourth) stage of the admission process for direct doctorate. In addition, proficiency certificates issued by other institutions indicated in the public notice of the admission process of the Graduate Program in Information Science may also be considered.