Currently, the Program holds twelve scholarships for the Master's Degree (being four for modality I, and eight for modality II), and twelve scholarships for the Doctoral Degree (being four for modality I, and eight for modality II), provided by CAPES agency.
- CAPES modality I (Scholarship + Fee): The student receives a scholarship in addition to the tuition fee under the condition that he/she dedicates exclusively (40 hours per week) to study and research activities in the laboratories of the Program.
- CAPES modality II (Fee): The student receives a tuition fee under the condition that he/she dedicates 20 hours per week of study and research activities in the laboratories of the Program.
There are also five scholarships provided by FAPEMIG agency (being three for the Master's Degree and two for the Doctoral Degree). The student receives a scholarship as an aid to pay the tuition under the condition that he/she dedicates 20 hours per week to study and research activities in the Program's laboratories.
The Program's faculty members also obtain scholarships through projects with fomenting agencies such as CNPq and FAPEMIG, as well as by means of partnerships with companies.
The number of scholarships available in each selection process is variable, according to quotas made available annually to the courses by the fomenting agencies.
Assistance Scholarships for First-Year Master's and Doctorate Students provided by PUC Minas
PUC Minas will annually grant assistance scholarships (being two for Master's Degrees and one for Doctoral Degrees, in each of the University's 16 stricto sensu Postgraduate programs) to students who enter these courses and who can prove per capita family income of up to 1.5 minimum wages for 100% scholarships, and up to three minimum wages for 50% scholarships. Ordinance 072/2016, signed by the University Rector and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Belo Horizonte, Professor Dom Joaquim Giovani Mol Guimarães, was published on 24 June 2016.
The scholarship will be granted in the percentage of 100%, and can be converted into two scholarships of 50% in order to serve a larger number of students. The selection process for the Assistance Scholarships involves enrollment in the admission process of the respective Postgraduate Program; academic selection; and socioeconomic evaluation, carried out by the Secretary of Culture and Community Affairs (SECAC).
CRITERIA AND RESTRICTIONS
- First-year students of the Stricto Sensu Postgraduate Programs at PUC Minas may participate in the selection process for Assistance Scholarships.
- The socioeconomic selection will be defined by a ranking process of the applicants, based on the data related to income and the number of family group members, as informed by the student in the application and duly proven by the submitted documentation. For full scholarships, the per capita family income cannot exceed one and a half (1.5) minimum wages, and for partial scholarships, the per capita family income cannot exceed three (3) minimum wages.
- The student will be responsible for the veracity of the data informed in the application, as well as for the suitability of the documentation presented. Any divergence of data will lead to disqualification.
- The scholarships may be canceled at any time in case of irregularities in the documents submitted or in case of false information provided by the scholarship holder.
- The scholarship will be applied to all the payments of the semester starting on the date it is granted; the registration fee is included.
- Scholarships will only be granted to just one member of the family group.
- The student benefiting from the partial scholarship cannot accumulate it with any other benefit at the University.
- If awarded a partial scholarship, the student must pay the remaining 50% of his tuition fees on time.