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.
Porto Alegre, Brazil
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- International students
- Female students
Place in ratings
- Rating QS
- Rating THE
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.
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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.
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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.