About UFRGS

Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) — public non-profit university. It is located in Porto Alegre, Brazil. As a part of Conselho de Reitores das Universidades Brasileiras (CRUB), Rede Nacional de Extensão (RENEX), UFRGS is actively building the academic environment in Brazil.

The university was highly rated by the QS International Ranking of the best universities, and is in 790 place in the world. Times Higher Education World University Ranking (THE) places the university in 46 position in the rating.

UFRGS conducts research in many fields of study. For more information, visit the official site.

Location
Porto Alegre, Brazil
Establishment year
1934
Students
41,073
International students
560
Female students
51%

Place in ratings

Rating QS
2023 
#790
Rating THE
2022 
#46

UFRGS tuition fees

As in many other universities in the country, the academic calendar at UFRGS is divided into two semesters. But for convenience, tuition fees are calculated per year. Tuition fees here are different for locals and foreigners. For locals, it starts from 194 USD, and for foreigners — a minimum of 1,000 USD. On the official website of the university, you will find all the relevant information about tuition fees and scholarships.

Also, be prepared for additional expenses: accommodation, transportation, study materials, meals and personal expenses.

Academic calendar
Semesters
Scholarships
No
Bachelor
Local
194 USD/year
Foreign
1,000 USD/year
Master
Local
194 USD/year
Foreign
1,000 USD/year

UFRGS campus

The city campus of UFRGS provides students with countless opportunities for work and recreation — from sitting in a coffee shop with a laptop to internships at large companies. Porto Alegre has a well developed entertainment infrastructure, but the rhythm of the big city can be distracting for some students. The university students have access to the library. It is an integral part of learning. Students come here for educational literature or to do their homework. UFRGS regularly invites foreign students to participate in exchange programs. For locals, this is a unique opportunity to get in touch with the cultures of other countries, meet representatives of different nationalities and make friends around the world.

Campus Type
Urban
Library
Yes

What to do after graduation

There are many options to stay in the country after completing your studies at the university. One of them is to get an offer from an employer and apply for a work visa. Detailed information can be found on the embassy website. You can find other options for immigration in our article.

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Information is exploratory. For accurate information, refer to the official website of the school.
TitleCountryCityBachelorMaster
4375Federal University of Rio Grande do SulBrazilPorto Alegre
 
1,000 USD
 
1,000 USD
80613Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do SulBrazilPorto Alegre
 
6,998 USD
 
6,998 USD
203Health Sciences Federal University of Porto AlegreBrazilPorto Alegre
 
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1,000 USD
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Universities in this country

Information is exploratory. For accurate information, refer to the official website of the school.
TitleCountryCityBachelorMaster
1151University of São PauloBrazilSão Paulo
 
1,000 USD
from  0 USD
to  1,000 USD
2482University of CampinasBrazilCampinas
 
1,000 USD
 
1,000 USD
2993Federal University of Rio de JaneiroBrazilRio de Janeiro
 
1,000 USD
 
1,000 USD
3894São Paulo State UniversityBrazilSão Paulo
 
1,000 USD
 
1,000 USD
4375Federal University of Rio Grande do SulBrazilPorto Alegre
 
1,000 USD
 
1,000 USD