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Diploma's Recognition

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In obedience to art. 51 of Ordinance Normative MEC nº 22, of December 13, 2016 and to art. 20 of Resolution Consepe / UFPB nº 20/2017 of August 28, 2017, we hereby announce that the capacity to meet requests for the recognition of foreign diplomas from the Postgraduate Program in Education (PPGE), the Graduate Program in Law (PPGCJ), the Postgraduate Program in Linguistics (Proling) and the Professional Master's in Management of Learning Organizations (MPGOA) for the year 2017.

 

FAQ

 


1. What is recognition of a postgraduate degree?

2. What are the rules governing the recognition in Brazil of masters and doctoral degrees obtained abroad?

3. What is the main condition for a postgraduate diploma issued by a foreign institution to be recognized in Brazil?

4. Is a postgraduate diploma resulting from the completion of a course offered in Brazil by a foreign institution in partnership with a Brazilian institution recognized by the MEC?

5. Graduate diplomas resulting from the completion of courses offered in Brazil by a foreign institution in partnership with a Brazilian institution may undergo the recognition process in Brazilian universities under the terms of §3 of art. 48 of the LDB?

6. And in the cases of the diplomas deriving from doctorates taken in co-tutelage?

7. Do the diplomas resulting from an Interinstitutional Masters (Minter) and an Interinstitutional Doctorate (Dinter) have to go through the recognition process?

8. Where can I find the relationship of Minters and Dinters taught by Brazilian institutions in agreement with foreign institutions?

9. Attended the criteria already mentioned, the UFPB can recognize any graduate degree?

10. Are certificates of specialization recognized by the UFPB?

11. How do I apply for recognition of my post-graduate diploma obtained abroad?

12. What documentation do you need to apply for UFPB recognition?

13. Should the documents be translated?

14. Should all documents be authenticated by the competent consular authority?

15. Who are the signatory countries of the Apostille Convention?

16. How many and what are the fees for the recognition of a postgraduate diploma in the UFPB?

17. Is there an exemption from fees under the UFPB rules?

18. Where can you get the Payment Form Union (GRU) mentioned above?

19. What are the deadlines for completing the application for recognition process?

20. What are the deadlines in each instance within the UFPB?

21. What is a simplified procedure and what is its maximum deadline?

22. What are the cases in which the simplified procedure is applied?

23. What are the competencies of each instance of the UFPB in the process of recognition of a postgraduate diploma?

    1. What is recognition of a postgraduate degree?

      Recognition comprises the administrative act by means of which the UFPB declares the equivalence between a foreign diploma and a diploma issued by it.

      Recognition is the administrative act of establishing equivalence of degrees, degrees, diplomas and certificates issued by the UFPB, and must be registered and apostilled in the proper book and have national validity as proof of the training received by the holder.

      With this act, a Brazilian university considers that the thesis or dissertation defended in obtaining a postgraduate degree stricto sensu (master's or doctoral degree) conferred by studies carried out abroad meets the quality requirements required for its graduates and, therefore, , the title must be recognized as valid in Brazil.


  1. What rules regulate the recognition in Brazil of master's and doctoral degrees obtained abroad?

    At the national level, recognition is regulated by Law No. 9394/96, Law on the Guidelines and Bases of National Education (LDB) of December 20, 1996, published in D.O.U. of December 23, 1996 (http://www.planalto.gov.br/ccivil_03/leis/L9394.htm), by Resolution CNE / CES nº 3, of June 22, 2016 (http: //portal.mec and by Regulatory Ordinance No. 22, dated December 13, 2016. Within the scope of the UFPB (Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics) , the recognition of postgraduate diplomas is regulated by Council Resolution 20/2017 of August 28, 2017.

  1. What is the main condition for a postgraduate diploma issued by a foreign institution to be recognized in Brazil?

    In order for a postgraduate diploma to be recognized in Brazil, the essential condition is that the foreign program that awarded the diploma to be submitted to the recognition process is proven by the accrediting institutions of the country of origin of the diploma and that they issue diplomas valid throughout the country where the issuing institution is located.


  1. Is a postgraduate diploma due to the completion of a course offered in Brazil by a foreign institution in partnership with a Brazilian institution recognized by the MEC?

    No. Only the masters and doctorates offered in Brazil are recommended by the MEC recommended by the Coordination Foundation for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (Capes) and approved by the National Education Council (CNE). The recognition is given by the act of the Minister of Education published in the Official Gazette of the Union. The stricto sensu postgraduate courses are recognized in the Capes Sucupira Platform (https://sucupira.capes.gov.br/sucupira/public/consultas /coleta/programa/listaPrograma.jsf). Stricto sensu postgraduate courses offered in Brazil by foreign institutions, directly or through an agreement with national institutions, can not function in Brazil without the authorization and recognition of the course by the competent Brazilian public bodies.


  1. Graduate diplomas resulting from the completion of courses offered in Brazil by a foreign institution in partnership with a Brazilian institution may undergo the recognition process in Brazilian universities under the terms of §3 of art. 48 of the LDB?

    No. Only UFPB will be evaluated in the processes of recognition of graduate diplomas awarded by foreign universities in the case of courses effectively held abroad and whose documentation contains unambiguous proof that it is not a postgraduate course offered by a foreign institution with its head office in Brazil, directly or through any form of association with Brazilian institutions.


  1. And in the cases of the diplomas deriving from doctorates taken in co-tutelage?

    It is understood as co-teaching of thesis the modality of development of activities, within the scope of the stricto sensu post-graduation, which allows the doctoral student to carry out his thesis under the responsibility of two advisors, one linked to one of the doctoral programs of the UFPB and the another one to a foreign HEI, where there are doctoral programs, with or without part of the learner, recognized by the two institutions (§1 of article 20 of Resolution Consepe nº 37/2014). PhDs of the UFPB already have the recognition by the Public Power or recommendation of Capes. Therefore, the diplomas issued by the UFPB have national recognition. The diplomas deriving from doctorate in co-insurance issued by foreign institutions will be recognized through a simplified procedure, under the terms of item III of am. 36 of Ordinance Normative MEC nº 22/2016.


  1. And in the cases of the diplomas deriving from doctorates taken in co-tutelage?

    It is understood as co-teaching of thesis the modality of development of activities, within the scope of the stricto sensu post-graduation, which allows the doctoral student to carry out his thesis under the responsibility of two advisors, one linked to one of the doctoral programs of the UFPB and the another one to a foreign HEI, where there are doctoral programs, with or without part of the learner, recognized by the two institutions (§1 of article 20 of Resolution Consepe nº 37/2014). PhDs of the UFPB already have the recognition by the Public Power or recommendation of Capes. Therefore, the diplomas issued by the UFPB have national recognition. The diplomas deriving from doctorate in co-insurance issued by foreign institutions will be recognized through a simplified procedure, under the terms of item III of am. 36 of Ordinance Normative MEC nº 22/2016.


  1. Where can I find the relationship of Minters and Dinters taught by Brazilian institutions in agreement with foreign institutions?

    The Minters and Dinters data can be obtained from the Sucupira Platform (https://sucupira.capes.gov.br/sucupira/public/consultas/coleta/minterDinter/listaMinterDinter.jsf).

  1. Given the criteria already mentioned, can the UFPB recognize any postgraduate diploma?

    No. Only those that correspond to courses or programs duly accredited by the National Education Counciland taught by the UFPB in an area of related knowledge, of an equal or superior to the foreign title and offered in the same modality (presence or distance). Only recognized postgraduate programs that have already registered a student at the same level or higher level than the one of the diploma to be recognized can be pronounced in recognition processes.


  1. Are the certificates of specialization courses recognized by the UFPB?

    Law No. 9,394 of December 20, 1996 (Law on Guidelines and Bases of National Education), did not discipline the recognition of a lato sensu postgraduate certificate, nor was there any standardization elaborated by the National Education Council (CNE). respect of the topic.

  2.  How do I apply for recognition of my postgraduate diploma obtained abroad?

The first step is to access the Carolina Bori Platform (http://plataformacarolinabori.mec.gov.br/usuario/acesso), which is a "computerized system created by the Ministry of Education (SESu and CAPES) for the management and control of Revalidation and Recognition of Foreign Diplomas in Brazil ". At the Carolina Bori Platform, select the institution (UFPB), the level (master's or doctorate) and the desired postgraduate program; ensuring that the intended graduate program uses the same methodology (face-to-face or distance) of the course completed abroad; send, through the Platform, all the required documentation; await COAPG / PRPG's statement on the documentation submitted.

 

12. What documentation do you need to apply for UFPB recognition?

According to Council Resolution 20/2017, the following documents are required to request recognition of the foreign diploma:

  • Application to the Rector for recognition
  • Copy of skillful document of identity
  • Certified copy of diploma or equivalent document to be recognized
  • Authenticated copy of document evidencing the recognition of the program by the accreditation bodies or institutions of the country of origin
  • Authenticated copy of the school history, in which the disciplines or activities are described, with the respective periods and total workload, indicating the frequency and the result of the evaluations in each discipline
  • Printed and digital copy of thesis, dissertation or equivalent work
  • The official document of the institution of origin, containing the date of the defense, the names of the members of the bank and of the advisor (s), the title of the work, its approval and concepts attributed, duly authenticated by the competent consular authority
  • Official institution document containing information on the curricular organization, the faculty profile, the progression, completion and evaluation of the applicant's performance
  • Copies of the summarized curricula of the examining board members and the supervisor (s), with a website containing the complete curricula
  • A summary description of the research activities carried out and a printed copy or electronic address of the scientific papers resulting from the dissertation or thesis, published and / or presented at congresses or academic-scientific meetings, indicating the authorship, the name of the journal and the date of publication
  • Results of the external evaluation of the course or postgraduate program of the institution, where available and have been carried out by public institutions or duly accredited in the country of origin, and other existing information about the reputation of the program indicated in documents, reports or reports
  • Copy of the passport or equivalent document, so that the displacements for the accomplishment of the course abroad are proven
  • Proof of stay in the city where the foreign institution that issued the diploma is located
  • Proof of payment of the Union Collection Guide (GRU), in the amount related to the application fee, as set forth in a resolution of the Curator Council
  • Term of acceptance of terms and commitments, including statement of authenticity of documents submitted
  • Document in which the applicant declares that he / she does not have a process of recognition of the same diploma while simultaneously processing at another Brazilian university

 

In addition to the documents listed above, other documents, at the discretion of the PRPG, the post-graduate program or Consepe may be requested during the course of the process.

  1. Should the documents be translated?

    Yes, all documentation must be translated into Portuguese, with the exception of those issued in English, French and Spanish.


  1. Should all documents be authenticated by the competent consular authority?

    No. The diploma, the academic record and the official document or document of the institution of origin, containing the date of the defense, the names of the members of the bank and the advisor (s), the title of the work, their approval and concepts must be apostilled if they originate in a Hague Convention (CNJ Resolution No. 228, of 2016, National Council of Justice) or authenticated by a competent consular authority, in the case of a non-signatory country .


  1. Which countries are signatories to the Apostille Convention?

    The complete and up-to-date list of countries that are signatories to the Hague Apostille Convention can be found on the website of the National Council of Justice (http://www.cnj.jus.br/poder-judiciario/relacoes-internacionales/convencao-da-apostila of-haia / signatory countries).


  1. How many and what are the fees for the recognition of a postgraduate diploma in the UFPB?

    The applicant shall pay two fees referring to the cost of administrative expenses, the amounts of which were set by Resolution No. 02/2015 of the Curator Council (https://sigrh.ufpb.br/sigrh/public/collegiados/filtro_busca.jsf;jsessionid=B9E25D591EB7922E56E20BBA6DD16352 .systems-b). The first fee, whose proof of payment is required for admission of the process and issuance of the protocol number, refers to the registration. The second fee refers to registration and apostille and should only be paid after the Consepe's assessment and approval of the application for recognition of the diploma. Fees must be paid through the Union Collection Guide (GRU).


  1. Is there an exemption from the fees provided for in the UFPB rules?

    Yes. The teachers of the public network of the State of Paraíba and the teaching and technical-administrative servers of the UFPB, their spouses and children, are exempt from paying the fees.


  1. Where can I get the Union Recruitment Guide (GRU) mentioned above?

    The GRU payment form, with the instructions for completing it, can be found on the Portal de Pro-Rectoría de Graduação (PRPG), or HERE.


  1. What are the deadlines for completing the recognition application process?

    The process of recognition of diplomas issued by foreign institutions concluded within a maximum period of 180 (one hundred and eighty) days, from the date of issuance of the protocol at the UFPB.


  1. What are the deadlines in each instance within the UFPB?

    According to Council Resolution 20/2017, the maximum deadlines are as follows:


ACTION

DEADLINE

  1. PRPG performs preliminary analysis of the documentation submitted by the applicant through the Carolina Bori Platform

30 diays

  1. The process of recognition of a diploma obtained abroad is admitted by the UFPB through protocol or equivalent electronic registration.

180 (one hundred and eighty) days from the date of receipt (discounted legally justified recess or any obstructive condition)

  1. Substantive review of documentation by the PRPG to identify the need for submission of supplementary documentation.

30 days

  1. Delivery by the applicant of the additional documentation requested by diligence.

60 days, counted from the science of the request

  1. Suspension of the procedure requested by the applicant in the possibility of meeting the deadline

90 days

  1. Statement of the coordination of the postgraduate program on the framework or not of the work to the area of knowledge of the Program, justifying the decision

10 days

  1. Analysis of the examining board or committee, constituted by ordinance issued by the Coordination of the postgraduate program and approval by the PPG collegiate

90 days

  1. Assessment by Consepe

50 days

  1. Apostille of recognition of the diploma and issuance of the term of addition

30 days after submission of original documents


The terms of items 3, 6, 7 and 8 add up to the maximum term of 180 (one hundred and eighty) days from the date of receipt. The terms of items 1, 4, 5 and 9 are not computed within the maximum period.


  1. What is simplified procedure and what is its maximum term?

    The simplified procedure is one in which the recognition processes are submitted only to the verification of the documentation proving the diploma in the course, regardless of the in-depth analysis or specific evaluation process by the graduate programs. The recognition process submitted to the simplified procedure should be completed within ninety days, counted from the date of opening of the process at the UFPB.


  1. Which are the cases in which the simplified procedure model is applied?

    The simplified procedure for applications for revalidation of diplomas applies to diplomas from foreign courses or programs courses or programs indicated in the specific list produced by the MEC and made available through the Carolina Bori Platform, which have already undergone three analyzes by different recognition institutions and that recognition has been fully granted, without the completion of complementary activities; the diplomas obtained in courses or foreign programs listed on the Carolina Bori Platform, which received students with scholarships granted by a Brazilian governmental agency; to diplomas obtained abroad in a program for which there is a double degree agreement with SNPG stricto sensu post-graduate program (master's and / or doctorate), evaluated and recommended by Capes.


  1. What are the competencies of each instance of the UFPB in the process of recognition of a postgraduate diploma?

    According to Council Resolution 20/2017, it is the responsibility of the Postgraduate Pro-Rectorate (PRPG), through the General Coordination of Operations of Post-Graduation Activities (COAPG), to analyze the documentation presented in accordance with current regulations concerning the recognition of postgraduate degrees and the completion of the necessary procedures for the apostille of recognition in the original of the diploma; it is up to the graduate program selected by the applicant to analyze the academic merit of the diploma to be recognized; the Consepe Superior de Ensino, Pesquisa e Extensão (Consejo Superior de Ensino, Pesquisa e Extensão) is the final decision.