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Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-RIO) — private non-profit university. It is located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. PUC-RIO is a part of International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU), Conselho de Reitores das Universidades Brasileiras (CRUB).

The university is among the top-600 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 801 place among top institutions.

PUC-RIO is developing different scientific directions and invites students to join the research.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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International students
Female students
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By subject
SubjectPlace in QS 2023
Social Sciences & Management261
Arts & Humanities283
Engineering & Technology383
Natural Sciences501-520
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PUC-RIO tuition fees

At PUC-RIO, the academic calendar is divided into two semesters. However, tuition fees are calculated per year. One year of studying at PUC-RIO will cost local citizens a minimum of 922 USD. For foreigners, the tuition fee is different — from 12,997 USD per year. The university has several financial aid programs that help students cover part of the cost of education. On the official website of the university, you can find all the up-to-date information on tuition fees and available scholarships.

Also, consider other expenses: accommodation, transportation, study materials, meals, and personal expenses.

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Bachelor degree at PUC-RIO

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

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PUC-RIO campus

The campus of PUC-RIO is located in Rio de Janeiro. 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 exchange of intercultural experience occupies a special place in training at PUC-RIO. The educational institution regularly invites foreign students to participate in exchange programs and organizes various joint events.

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What to do after graduation

If you want to stay in Brazil after graduation, one of your options is to apply for a work visa. To do this, you need to get an offer from an employer. We talk about other options for immigration in our article.

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