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Benefits offered by UFOP


The Health Center at the Morro do Cruzeiro campus serves, through its outpatient program, the entire university community and is open daily from 7:00-19:00.


Some specialties found in the Health Center:

  • Cardiology
  • Neurology
  • Endocrinology
  • Gynecology
  • General Clinic
  • Odontology (dentist)

Medical Services

Morning hours begin at 7:00 and afternoon hours begin at 13:00. The office is closed for visitation on Tuesday and Friday afternoons.

Nursing Services

The nurses administer vaccines, medications, and nebulizers; take blood pressure and blood sugar; treat wounds; and conduct home visits (when necessary).  They also do regular and prenatal check-ups, and perform preliminary consultations to deal with high demand. Contact information: (31) 3559- 1284.




UFOP has four university dining halls, or “RUs,” distributed among its three campuses: Ouro Preto, Mariana and João Monlevade. The dining halls, supervised by UFOP’s School of Nutrition (ENUT in Portuguese), offer balanced meals at an accessible price of just R$3.00 per meal. To eat at the dining halls, the student must be regularly enrolled and have a student ID card.

Everyday, the student can check the RU’s daily menu beforehand on UFOP’s website. Go to and click on the side tab “cultura e serviços,” where you will find the option “cardápio do RU” that includes the menu.

Credits for RU meals, which are put on the Student ID cards, can be purchased at the lanchonetes (snack bars) on campus.




The purpose of the Center for Inclusive Education (NEI in Portuguese) is to support the UFOP students and workers who have a disability.

NEI offers special inclusion centers at the different academic departments on UFOP’s campus, and depends on professionals and monitors to help develop the student’s activities. These include activities for teaching, research and extension projects.

Students that need some type of special help can register on NEI’s site:
NEI is located in the Bloco de Sala de Aulas, rooms 107 and 108, on the Campus Morro do Cruzeiro in Ouro Preto.

Hours of Operation
13:00 to 16:00, Monday to Friday
For more information:
Tel: (31) 3559-1322



Students have the chance to participate in group psychotherapy. If the 16 available sessions are not sufficient, the student is referred to UFOP-accredited psychologists in the private network.

How to schedule a psychological consultation

The students should contact the health center at their respective campuses:

Ouro Preto -Centro de Saúde (31) 3559-1248 -

Mariana -NACE (ICHS): (31) 3557-9448 -

João Monlevade - NACE (ICEA): (31) 3852-8709 - Ramal: 39 -



UFOP offers regular classes in Portuguese as a second language. Contact DRI for more information about times and registration.



The Sports Facility welcomes students and community members to use the space to practice sports. It offers many free activities, such as acrobatics classes, chess, volleyball, aerodance, futsal, jiu jitsu, among others.

How to participate:
To sign-up for any of the previous activities, the student must register in person at CEDUFOP. Scholarship recipients will assist with registration in room 9.

For more information: (31) 3559-1517 or