The PPGCA program offers classes for special enrollment students, who are interested in attending the lectures/courses with or without the goal of applying to the program as a regular student in the future.
Who should apply for special enrollment? Students that have completed their undergraduate studies (bachelor or equivalent) in Computer Science, Engineering or other areas related to the research lines addressed within the PPGCA program.
What is the special enrollment? Students under this condition are not regular students within the PPGCA program, but are allowed to attend classes. It is an opportunity to get to know the research environment, projects, professors, as well as learn more.
Positions: there is a limited number of positions for special enrollment, which varies according to the capacity of the lecture halls/rooms and laboratories, as well as particularities of each course.
Application: from Feb 03, 2020 to Feb 28, 2020
Enrollment for selected students: from Mar 02, 2020 to Mar 06, 2020
Application: from Jun 29, 2020 to Jul 31, 2020
Enrollment for selected students: from Aug 03, 2020 to Aug 07, 2020
Reuse of credits
If a student under the special enrollment later enrolls as a regular student within PPGCA program, he/she can claim the reuse of up to 14 credits in lectures/courses he has undergone when at special enrollment. The credits accumulated under the special enrollment have a validity of up to 4 years before the enrollment as a regular student.
Once in a regular enrollment, besides the academic credit reuse, the student can also claim the discount on fees related to courses.
Attending lectures/courses under the special enrollment does not guarantee the successful application of the student for the regular enrollment; the student has to undergo the same selection process as any other applicant.