University of Brasília or Universidade de Brasília (UnB) - public higher education institution in Brazil. UnB began its work in the year 1961. The main building of the university proudly stands in Brasilia inside an urban campus.

University ranking. University of Brasília is among the top 10 universities of Brazil, which attracts the best students and professors Brazil can offer. The university has its well deserved place among the top 5% of the world’s best universities. Strong suits of the university are: «Arts and Humanities», «Social Sciences and Management». The university is famous for its high education quality ranking in the top 400 in the international rating.

Application process and the cost of tuition. The main criterion for admission is examination results. The academic year is traditionally consists of semesters. UnB has affordable bachelor’s programs that cost less than 1,000 USD/year. The university also offers master’s programs that cost 1,000 USD per year. UnB is changing with the times and now offers online programs in addition to traditional full-time ones. When planning your education, please, consult the official website of the university

The composition of the university. University of Brasília is among the largest universities that educates more then 27 thousand students. The education is provided by more than 2500 teachers and professors. UnB has international student exchange programs between partner universities. More information regarding the life of the university can be found on its social media pages:Flickr, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin.

Infrastructure of UnB. There is a library on the campus. It is a part of the Conselho de Reitores das Universidades Brasileiras (CRUB), and also a member of Rede Nacional de Extensão (RENEX).
Ranking   558   7
Universidade de Brasília
Country Brazil
City Brasilia
Bachelor (foreigners) 1,000 USD/year.
Master (foreigners) 1,000 USD/year.
Bachelor (citizens) 189 USD/year.
Master (citizens) 189 USD/year.
Living expenses $456 -921 USD/month
Official Website
General information
Finance type Nonprofit
Organization type Public
Established 1961
Abbreviation UnB
Teachers 2,503
Students 27,954
Religion None
Academic calendar Semesters
Admission Based on entrance examinations
Gender limitation No limits
Campus type Urban
Distance learning Available
Exchange programs Available
Library Available
• Ministério da Educação, Brazil
• Conselho de Reitores das Universidades Brasileiras (CRUB)
• Rede Nacional de Extensão (RENEX)
World ranking 558
Country ranking 7
Academic Reputation 367
Quality of teaching 373
Ranking in world by sphere
Arts and Humanities 369
Social Sciences and Management 376
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking 558
QS World University Rankings 501
Cost of living in Brasilia
Expenses - USD/Month Min. Med.
Accommodation 175 267
Food 135 272
Transportation 39 93
Communications and utilities 55 60
Clothing 26 98
Sports and leisure 26 132
Total 456 921
Accommodation in Brasilia USD/Month
Shared room outside of centre 177
Shared room in city centre 270
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre 231
1 bedroom apartment in city centre 349
Alternative title
Spanish Universidad de Brasilia
French Université de brasilia
Portuguese Universidade de Brasília
Location on map

University of Brasília - Official Description

Planned by Darcy Ribeiro, UnB is one of the top universities in Brazil and Latin America. Committed to excellence in the production of knowledge and to the country’s international agenda. Privileged location for internationalization. A UnB idealizada por Darcy Ribeiro, é uma das melhores do Brasil e da América Latina. Comprometida com a excelência da produção do conhecimento e a agenda internacional do Brasil. Localização privilegiada para sua internacionalização.

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