Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE) - public higher education institution in Brazil. UFPE was founded in 1946. The university campus is of urban type and is located in the vicinity of Recife.

University ranking. Federal University of Pernambuco is a prestigious educational institution that is very respected in Brazil, every year it manages to enter the ranks of the top 20 universities of the country. Federal University of Pernambuco is highly renowned as a university that managed to stay in the top 5% worldwide rankings.

Application process and the cost of tuition. The main criterion for admission is examination results. Federal University of Pernambuco chose to divide its academic year into semesters. Studying bachelor’s at UFPE is relatively inexpensive - only 1,000 USD per year. A year of master’s studies will cost you 1,000 USD. Before starting to plan your education at UFPE read more information on the official website http://www.ufpe.br.

The composition of the university. Federal University of Pernambuco is a big educational institution, attended by more than 40 thousand students. Foreign applicants are not excluded from the admission process. 1% of all students are foreigners. The academic staff includes more than 2700 teachers and professors. The university participates in a variety of international exchange programs between students and academic staff. The university is present on social media: Linkedin, so if you want to know more about its daily happenings and events this is the place to go.

Infrastructure of UFPE. The university has its own library. One of the advantages of Federal University of Pernambuco is the availability of facilities for those who want to participate in sports.
Ranking   884   21
Country Brazil
City Recife
Bachelor (citizens) Check the current price on the official website of the university
191 USD/year.
Bachelor (foreigners) Check the current price on the official website of the university
1,000 USD/year.
Master (foreigners) Check the current price on the official website of the university
1,000 USD/year.
Living expenses $425 -798 USD/month
Official Website
General information
Finance type Nonprofit
Organization type Public
Established 1946
Abbreviation UFPE
Teachers 2,669
Students 40,890
Foreigners 1%
Religion None
Academic calendar Semesters
Admission Based on entrance examinations
Gender limitation No limits
Campus type Urban
Exchange programs Available
Sport facilities Available
Library Available
• Ministério da Educação, Brazil
• 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)
• Grupo Coimbra de Universidades Brasileiras
World ranking 884
Country ranking 21
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking 884
QS World University Rankings 826
Cost of living in Recife
Expenses - USD/Month Min. Med.
Accommodation 135 204
Food 150 255
Transportation 38 82
Communications and utilities 60 69
Clothing 22 85
Sports and leisure 20 102
Total 425 798
Accommodation in Recife USD/Month
Shared room outside of centre 136
Shared room in city centre 206
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre 201
1 bedroom apartment in city centre 320
Alternative title
French Université fédérale du pernambouc
Portuguese Universidade Federal de Pernambuco
old Universidade Federal de Pernambuco
alt Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE)
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Federal University of Pernambuco - Official Description

The Universidade Federal de Pernambuco was founded in 1946, in Recife, capital of the State of Pernambuco (UFPE). It is one of the best universities in the country in teaching (undergraduate and post graduate) and scientific research, and it is the best in the North-Northeast region, according to evaluations of the Ministries of Education (MEC) and Science and Technology (MCT). In recent years, with support from the Federal Government, UFPE expanded its operations — building two campuses in the interior of the state, in the cities of Vitória de Santo Antão and Caruaru — and created new courses in response to economic and social demands, such as Cinema, Archaeology, Museology, Dance, Information Systems, Materials Engineering, Energy Engineering and Naval Engineering. The University offers 95 undergraduate presencial courses and three long distance learning undergraduate courses. According to the evaluation of the Coordination of High Level Personnel Training (Capes), the UFPE stands out for post graduation courses as the best university in the North and Northeast. Currently, UFPE offers 116 post-graduation stricto sensu courses. UFPE is the seventh top university in the country in numbers of research groups, with a total number of 464 research groups at the University, which represent 2%...

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