January 19th to 30th 2015 - Campinas, Brazil

SP Coding and Information School

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What do I need to know to go to Brazil?

Visa and Passport

It is necessary that each participant require his own visa in the Brazilian consulate abroad. For citizens from the Mercosul countries a visa is not required, a valid ID document is enough. To get a visa the following documents may be required:

- Visa Application Form
- Valid Passport (must be valid for at least six months from the date of the visa application)
- Recent 3x4cm or 5x7cm photo on a white background
- Payment receipt of the necessary fees
- International certificate of vaccination against Yellow Fever (if necessary)

Please refer to the nearest Brazilian Consulate to find out which additional documents are required.

Some countries for which Brazil does not require a visa to stay for less than 90 days: Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guyana, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Singapore (until 30 days), Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Vatican, Venezuela (until 60 days).

Some countries for which Brazil requires a visa: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Botswana, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, China, Comoros, Cook Islands, Cuba, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Mariana Islands, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Oman, Palau, Palestine, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Qatar, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Samoa, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Santa Lucia, St Kitts and Nevis, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Swaziland, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United States, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

If you have any questions, refer to the nearest Brazilian Consulate.


The currency in Brazil is the Brazilean Real (R$). The exchange of money and traveller checks can be done at banks and travel agencies.

Language and Climate

The official language in Brazil is Portuguese. January is a hot month with temperatures varying between 20°C (68°F) and 30°C (86°F), the average precipitation is 70mm per week.



Phone Services

The list of city codes, operator codes and country codes can be requested in the reception of a hotel.

Area Code for Campinas: 19
Country Code for Brazil: 55
National Long Distance Calls: 0 + operator code + city code + phone number
National Long Distance Collect Calls: 90 + operator code + city code + phone number
International Long Distance Calls: 00 + operator code + country code + city code + phone number
0800 Calls: Call the desired number

Emergency Numbers

Police: 190
First Aid: 192
Fire Department: 193


Who are the students at the SPCodingSchool?

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Promoting the SPCodingSchool

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SPCodingSchool at ITA

Registration to the SPCodingSchool starts today with its promotion at Information Theory and Applications Workshop, in San Diego, CA.

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Applications are open untill September 20th, 2014. Do it in advance, since financial support demands documents to be uploaded. Notifications are expected by October 1st, 2014.
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Financial support

Up to 90 selected students will be fully supported (flight ticket plus generous expenses) through a grant given by Fapesp, the Science Foundation of the State of São Paulo.


University of Campinas - Unicamp, Brazil


January 19, 2015 to January 30, 2015 (2 weeks long).


Graduate students in Mathematics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. A small amount of grants may be given to advanced undergraduates and fresh doctors.


Participants will be presented to many student and career options, including the possibilities of post-doc grants.

Contact Us

Contact us at spcodingschool@ime.unicamp.br