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About UFPE

Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE) — public non-profit university. It is located in Recife, Brazil. UFPE is an active member of Conselho de Reitores das Universidades Brasileiras (CRUB), Rede Nacional de Extensão (RENEX), Fórum das Assessorias das Universidades Brasileiras para Assuntos Internacionais (FAUBAI), Associação Nacional dos Dirigentes das Instituições Federais de Ensino Superior (ANDIFES), Grupo Tordesillas, Associação das Universidades de Língua Portuguesa (AULP), Organização Universitária Interamericana (OUI), Associação de Universidades Latino-Americanas (AULA), UNIVERSIA, Grupo Coimbra de Universidades Brasileiras, UNIREDE.

The university is among the top-1140 best institutions in the word, according to QS International Ranking. This is one of the best universities in the world. Judged by 13 aspects of Times Higher Education World University Ranking (THE), it conquered 1589 place among top institutions.

UFPE conducts scientific activity in several areas. More information can be found on the official site.

LocationRecife, Brazil
Establishment year1946
International students216
Female students50%

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Rating QS2024#1140
Rating THE2023#1589
By subject
SubjectPlace in QS 2023
Agriculture & Forestry333
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UFPE tuition fees

The academic calendar at UFPE is divided into two semesters, as in many other universities in Brazil. For convenience, tuition fees are calculated per year. Tuition fees here are different for locals and foreigners. For locals, it starts from 203 USD, and for foreigners — a minimum of 1,000 USD. On the official website of the university, you can find all the up-to-date information on tuition fees and available scholarships.

When choosing an educational institution, it is necessary to take into account additional costs: accommodation, transportation, educational materials, meals and personal expenses.

Academic calendarSemesters

Bachelor degree at UFPE

Enrollment in a bachelor's program at UFPE is based on the results of entrance exams.

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UFPE campus

The campus of UFPE is located in Recife. The urban campus is suitable for those students who, firstly, are used to independence, and secondly, cannot imagine their life without the hustle and bustle of a big metropolis.

University students have access to the library. It contains a collection of scientific papers, textbooks and fiction. The educational institution provides students with everything for playing sports: from athletic grounds to various clubs. Student life at UFPE is filled with intercultural activities, as not only local students study here, but also students from abroad. The exchange of knowledge and experience, networking and new acquaintances — all this is an integral part of studenthood.

Campus TypeUrban
Sport FacilitiesYes

What to do after graduation

There are several options to stay in the country after graduation. One of them is to get an offer from an employer and apply for a work visa. Read more about this on the embassy website. You can find other options for immigration in our article.

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