Portuguese Program


The Portuguese Proficiency Exam for the Spring 2019 semester has been scheduled for Thursday, April 25th: from 3:40-5:20pm.

There will be a sign-up sheet at the front desk of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese (ICC 403), and students must sign up in advance to secure a time slot. 
Undergraduate students must have taken at least Advanced Portuguese II in order to take this exam, unless they have lived abroad in a Portuguese speaking country or are native speakers of Portuguese. Both undergraduate and graduate students must also prove that the proficiency exam is a requirement for their program.


Portuguese Major and Minor Requirements

Click here for the most current Portuguese major and minor requirements from the Undergraduate Bulletin.

Spanish and Portuguese Studies Major Requirements

Click here for the most current Spanish and Portuguese Studies major requirements from the Undergraduate Bulletin.


Celpe-Bras Information

 Celpe Bras 

Georgetown University is certified by the Brazilian Department of Education (Ministério de Educação e Cultura-MEC) and the National Institute for Research in Education (Instituto Nacional de Estudos e Pesquisas Educacionais Anísio Teixeira-INEP) to administer Celpe-Bras, the official Brazilian Portuguese Proficiency exam for non-native speakers of Brazilian Portuguese. The exam is administered twice a year in the fall and spring semesters for a fee of $110.

For information on the exam click here

Spring 2018 Exam Date

 The Spring 2018 Exam has been cancelled.  The next exam is scheduled for October 2018 and we will update this space once more info. is available.

Registration Period

Information on the registration period will be posted when available, for further details please click the link below:

After registering at the Celpe-Bras website (http://celpebras.inep.gov.br/inscricao) please contact Michael J. Ferreira at mjf62@georgetown.edu for information about the exam day procedure.

Exam Fee:

The exam fee is $110.00 to be paid by check to Georgetown University Celpe-Bras Exam.

Please send your payment to the following address:

Dr. Michael J. Ferreira
C/o Celpe-Bras Exam
Department of Spanish & Portuguese -- ICC 403
Georgetown University
3700 O Street NW
Washington, DC 20057