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This is a guide to help you navigate our admissions and selection process procedures of American College, the 2-Year Program of Hayek Global College which is a bridge towards your dream of becoming a global citizen. 

For information on number of seats available in the next cohorts and dates, please refer to the following public notice call for applications (“editais” in portuguese):


2nd Semester of 2024
1st Semester of 2025


Where do I start?

To begin application process of the 2-Year Program, fill out the application form.

Make sure you have the following documents at hand: 

  • Proof of results on standardized exams to serve as waivers for the English and/or Math Proficiency tests, if you have taken any. Refer the section below, Phase 1 of the selection process, for more information.

What does the admissions process look like?

The application process for the 2-Year Program is divided into Phases 1 and 2. 

Phase 1

In the first phase, your Math and English proficiency will be evaluated by exams in a pass/fail criteria.

These exams will be waived if you have successfully completed any of the following standardized tests or credits: 





English Waiver











IB credits


AP credits


Math Waiver





IB credits


AP credits



The exam will test you the following way:

  • 20 multiple-choice questions to test your English proficiency
  • 20 multiple-choice questions to test your Math proficiency 
  • 2 open questions to test your writing skills

You will have 2.5 hours at most to complete the exam.

The exam will be scheduled online on certain dates, and will be taken inside the Hayek campus. To pass, you'll have to get a score of at least 70%.

If you fail, you’ll have the chance to redo the exam in future semesters.

Phase 2

On this phase, students will be ranked according to our evaluation in the combined performance on the following activities and weight criteria: 




High school transcripts 


Student portfolio 


3-minutes video pitch


Simulated class activity


The transcripts, video pitch and student portfolio should be submitted in a Phase 2 form, and the simulated class activity will happen in-person at Hayek Global College. 


High school transcripts

The high school transcripts will be evaluated based on the overall average of your academic performance during the last three years of high school. The evaluation of your past performance will help us understand the likelihood of your success in higher education.

Student Portfolio

The student portfolio should be submitted as a .pdf document, organized according to your preference, and must include the following information:

  • In class activities 
    • A project sample which showcases an important piece of work that you have completed as part of your coursework. This could be a research project, a group assignment, a lab report, or any other substantial project that demonstrates your ability to apply theoretical knowledge to practical situations.
    • A writing sample which demonstrates your ability to communicate effectively in written form. This could be an essay, research paper, report, or any other written assignment that highlights your analytical and writing skills.
  • Out-of-class activities 
    • Demonstrate any involvement in extracurricular activities such as sports, music, volunteer work, part-time jobs, or others. Hobbies such as books, video games and any other leisure time activities also count. Provide details and evidence such as pictures, videos and/or certificates.
  • Optional material
    • Submit up to three recommendation letters from teachers, counselors, or mentors who can speak to your academic abilities, character, and potential. 
    • Write a motivation letter, in 750 words maximum, outlining the reasons why the program aligns with your aspirations. Also highlight personal qualities and experiences that make you a strong candidate. You are allowed to use AI to help you write it, but having that said, be very specific of your own motivations with examples and stories. 

3 minutes video Pitch

In the 3-minute video pitch, you will be asked to record a video of yourself, lasting no more than 3 minutes, in which you address the following questions: 

  • Why are you interested in enrolling at Hayek Global College? 
    • Briefly tell us why you are interested in our institution, such as specific programs, faculty, curriculum, or international opportunities. 
  • Why do you consider yourself a good candidate? 
    • Highlight your key qualities that align with the college's mission and demonstrate how you will contribute to and benefit from our community.

Simulated Class Activity

To prepare for the activity, you will receive a text that you must read beforehand. You will work in person with other candidates to discuss and solve a problem related to the text's topic. Together, you will present your solution as a team to demonstrate your collaborative and problem-solving skills.

What do I need to prepare for the admission process for the institution in the US?

Our team will work in tune with the partner university’s admissions team to ensure a smooth transition to the US. As part of the process of obtaining a student Visa, you will be required to:

  • Submit a financial statement which proves you have sufficient funds to cover tuition and living expenses. 
  • Secure health insurance coverage for the duration of your studies.

How long will it take for me to earn a bachelor's degree at the partner university? 

After transferring from Hayek, typically business majors will finish their bachelor's in 2 years and computer science will take from 2-3 years, depending on the partner institution you transfer to.  

Can I stay to work in the US  after graduation?

In the US, you can apply for an Optional Practical Training (OPT) after graduation. For the Major in Business usually you can work for one year in the area of the Major. For STEM degrees, which includes Computer Science, you can apply for up to 3 years of OPT. 

Will I have diplomas from the US and Brazil?

After concluding your studies at Hayek Global College in Brazil, you will receive a Tecnólogo Degree which is already a terminal higher education degree in Brazil, which would enable you to join post-graduate programs in Brazil, for example.. Then, after concluding your studies at the partner university you will receive a bachelor's degree valid in the US, in the field that you have chosen to major in.

What happens if I am approved in the selection process? 

You will be eligible to enroll. To enroll, you must come in person to our institution with the following documents:

For Brazilian students:

  • Photo ID with your CPF
  • Electoral title ID (proving your participation in the last election or justification for not participating), 
  • proof of military enlistment or dispensation (for men), 
  • High school diploma, 
  • Highschool transcripts.

For International students:

  • Photo ID
  • High school diploma, 
  • Highschool transcripts.

After you enroll, you will participate in an onboarding reception at Hayek Global College, to help you get ready for the semester, including classrooms, learning resources, networking with fellow students, among other activities. Please refer to this link for updated information of Hayek’s academic calendar.


What happens if I am not approved in the selection process? 

You will be invited to reapply for a future semester. 


Any further questions? 
Our Admissions team will be happy to answer any other questions you might have! Get in touch at
 +55 61 9 9301 9489