Federal University of Rio de Janeiro COPPE Alberto Luiz Coimbra Institute for Graduate Studies and Research in Engineering


English proficiency


English proficiency may be evidenced in one of the following ways:

  1. Test results such as TOEFL, Cambridge, IELTS, TAPI (modules A, B e C), DET (Duolingo English Test).
  2. Certificate of intermediate English course. Some online courses certified by MEC may be accepted, such as MyEnglishOnline and Englishtown.
  3. Declaration from a graduate program stating that the candidate has proficiency in the English language. For example, master students from COPPE applying for a doctorate at PESC may request a declaration from their current graduate departments.
  4. Two or more courses in the Score records, whose programs justify an intermediate level of English.

For the test certificates, the recomended scores are the following:

TESTMinimum Score or Level
TOEFL - iTP513
TAPI / e-TAPI60 (média dos 3 módulos)
DET / Duolingo115
Versátil IdiomasB1


  • If your certificate is not included in the table above, it will be analyzed individually.
  • TAPI/e-TAPI can be taken from a private language school (BobIdiomas) in the UFRJ Fundão campus.
  • Versátil Idiomas (www.versatilidiomas.com/proficiencia/).