going to brazil (minas gerais)

Brazil is the largest country in South America and the 6th largest country in the world. Brazil has a lot to offer, here are some highlights; the waterfalls of Foz do Iguaçu, Rio de Janeiro, bustling city with the world-famous Copacabana, the Amazon region, Olinda and Recife, with Dutch influences and of course the world's best beaches in Natal and João Pessoa. Wherever you are, the Brazilian population is nice, hospitable, friendly and enthusiastic. When you want to gain international experience, Brazil is an excellent choice

Brazilian partners


Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG)

Federal University of Vicosa (UFV)
Federal University of São Jão Del-Rei (UFSJ)

Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais (PUC Minas)


- UFMG is the 10th best university in Latin America (QS World University Rankings);
- UFMG is the second best university in Brazil (QS World University Rankings);
- UFV remains among the best universities in the world in             agricultural and forestry sciences (QS World University Rankings);
- PUC Minas is nominated as the best private university in the country by II Best Universities Award 2006.

Student life, housing, supervision by Brazilian partner university and internship experience was considered as excellent by Living Lab students. 91% of these students recommend an internship in Brazil to other students. Their final grade is 7.5.


Living Lab Biobased Brazil offers for free a number of biobased internships and biobased graduation internship projects. These projects take place at partner institutions, such as universities and companies. The Living Lab mediated not only between the student and the project, but also for living accommodations. Like any other international project, a project via the Living Lab requires also a number of additional steps, besides the regular steps you from study. All the services of the Living Lab are free. The steps are as follows:


1.       You are a student at Avans, HAS, HZ, The Hague UAS or VHL/NHL

2.       Apply for internship project via Living Lab. Send your documents (CV,                       cover letter, transcript and top 3 preferred projects) to this e-mail 

           DEADLINE: 01/03 or 01/10

4.       Living Lab will send these documents to the partner in Brazil

5.       Match between student and assignment

6.       Interview with university or company

7.       Enrollment to Brazilian university via Living Lab

           DEADLINE: 25/03 or 23/10

8.       Apply for student exchange visa before departure. Important link.

9.       Fill in this link when your visa is accepted. Link.

10.     When you received your visa you are ready to go!

           Start project approx. 01/09 or 01/02


For more information about the procedure please see the student guide below!


Students went already to Brazil since February 2015.


Of the students who went to Brazil recommend an internship in Brazil to other students.


General score by students for their time in Brazil.


The student have to apply for a visa at the Brazilian government with the acceptance letter of a Brazilian university. Living Lab Biobased Brazil is responsible for the application of and receivement of this letter. Living Lab Biobased Brazil nor Avans, HZ, HAS, VHL/NHL or the Hague University of Applied Sciences are responsible for the visa application, procedure or etc. 


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Students from the Living Lab will be obliged to blog/flog about their experiences during their period in Brazil. This may be internship or private related. The aim is to motivate other students to go to Brazil and to inform them.  For previous experiences of Living Lab students and their impressions click here. Living Lab also organize mandatory events in Brazil, like the half yearly symposium at the end of your internship period (November or June). For an overview of current internships and graduation internship assignments click here. If you have specific questions please contact via this link.