Established in 1941, Central University FEI is a higher education facility in Sao Bernardo do Campo, Brazil. It offers undergraduate degrees in engineering, business administration, and computer sciences as well as master’s degrees in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and administration.
Rev. Sabóia de Medeiros, S.J., founded colleges of business and engineering in Sao Paulo for the fast-growing industrial sector in Brazil. The Superior School of Business Administration came in 1941 and was then the only business school in Latin America, influenced by the Harvard Business School model. The Faculty of Industrial Engineering offers a Chemical Engineering undergraduate degree that came in 1946. In 1946 also these two colleges joined the Catholic University of Sao Paulo, later Pontifical Catholic University of Sao Paulo, but remained affiliated only until 1971.
In 1963, the Faculty of Industrial Engineering was founded in Sao Bernardo Campus, provisionally sharing the city’s Industrial Technical School facilities (nowadays ETEC Lauro Gomes). The ceremony was attended by the President of Brazil Joao Goulart. In 1965, the Sao Bernardo Campus was inaugurated with a 4,600 square meters (50,000 sq ft) building, and plans for a 40,000 square meters (430,000 sq ft) total site area. At that time, FEI offered undergraduate courses in Mechanical, Electrical, and Chemical Engineering, as well as associate degrees in Automotive, HVAC, machine tools, Textile, Metallurgy, Electronics, and Electrotechnics Operational Engineering. In 1969, FEI sought an agreement with the Polytechnic School of the University of Sao Paulo and the Institute of Technology to improve its admission test (known as vestibular in Brazil), called MAPOFEI, by using essay rather than multiple-choice questions. The partnership ended in 1977 when the University of Sao Paulo decided to merge all admission tests of its many colleges in a single exam conducted by FUVEST, a foundation established for that purpose. FCI, the IT branch, was founded in 1999.
Nowadays, the campus at Sao Bernardo Campus has 18 buildings on 60 acres and the campus in Sao Paulo occupies about 2 acres.
FEI sponsors a team for Baja SAE, a competition promoted by the Society of Automotive Engineers in which students design and build an off-road vehicle for evaluation. FEI won 1st place in the 2004 Midwest Awards and in the 2007 Briggs & Stratton Overall Awards and again won the B&S Overall in 2008. In 2006, an experiment called Effect of Microgravity on Kinetic Properties of Enzymatic Reactions – MEK, carried out by some FEI researchers, was taken aboard the 13th expedition to the International Space Station, in cooperation with the Russian Federal Space Agency and the Brazilian Space Agency. The experiments were conducted by the Brazilian astronaut Marcos Pontes.
Brazil, officially the Federative Republic of Brazil, is the largest country in both South America and Latin America. At 8.5 million square kilometers and with over 211 million people, Brazil is the world’s fifth-largest country by area and the sixth-most populous.
- The scholarship is exclusively open for students who want to undertake the undergraduate degree program in Brazil
- Applicants must be a native to Brazil and a current resident
- Applicants have to register in the undergraduate degree program with the Central University FEI
- Candidates must have a good command of the Brazilian and English language
- If applicants are less than 18 years of age, they need written consent from their parents to enroll
- All applicants upon the time of enrollment must pay upfront the fees that are involved
- Chemical Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Automation and Control Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Materials Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Production Engineering
- Textile Engineering
- Business Administration
- Computer Science
Applicants are required to have passed the institution’s entrance exam. If an applicant does not pass, then they cannot submit the scholarship application.
A huge requirement is that the student applying has actually enrolled at the university. If they have not, here is the official first step when it comes to admissions.
If the candidate has not performed the ENEM exam or the grade calculated by the traditional grading system, then they will only be considered via a panel judgment by admissions. Students must have excellent academic marks within these general classes.
1. Engineering Programs: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and Portuguese
2. Computer Science Program: Mathematics, Portuguese and Physic
3. Administration Program: Portuguese, Mathematics, History, and Geography
How to Apply
To grasp the opportunity, students have to register in the undergraduate degree program at the university. After being registered, applicants can win the opportunity.
Applicants will need to attach certified copies of academic transcripts, birth certificate, national foreigner registry (rne) of the student, taxpayer registry (cpf) of the student, passport identification page, certificate of studies equivalence.
Also, students will need their academic transcript from the school attended abroad duly legalized and translated by a sworn public translator.
If a student does not have all of the required documents above they cannot submit the scholarship application, because it will be considered incomplete.
Reward – Extra Benefits
This scholarship covers the entire tuition cost for one individual student. That means a student would only need to pay for basic coverage such as living expenses.
This is primarily an online university, which means students work from their living quarters, not from the university campus. They can ask to live on campus but room and boarding fees are not covered by this scholarship.
Students will need to inquire about what tuition fees are fully covered because this can include computer, textbook, and equipment fees. However, the recipient will need to ask after winning this award.
There is no official deadline date, however, the university is based on semesters and asks students to pay per month a percentage of their tuition. However, students should understand that since this university is 4 semesters throughout the year, then this university has Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter available deadlines.
Open Submission Window Time Frame
The open time frame is split into 4 semesters throughout the year, Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter. This gives students about 3 months per submission open window.
This is an annual scholarship that happens 4 times a year, and students should readily check the website for any deadline extensions that may happen this year. This scholarship is given out to a handful of recipients that show academic excellence.