University ranking. In the recent years Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro has a stable position in the top 20 universities of Brazil and does not plan to give it away. Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro is highly renowned as a university that managed to stay in the top 5% worldwide rankings. It ranks the highest in the following disciplines «Arts and Humanities», «Engineering and Technology», «Social Sciences and Management». The university is considered to be among the best in the quality of education and ranks in the top 300 in that criterion. Thanks to its high educational standards the university graduates are quite popular among employers of Brazil and the world.
Application process and the cost of tuition. The students must pass examinations in order to enroll to the university. The competition is quite mild with a ratio of 1 to 2. Academic year of the university consists of two semesters. A year of bachelor studies will cost you around 13,000 USD. A master’s degree of PUC-RIO will cost a student a significant sum of 15,000 USD per year. The university has a variety of scholarship programs that students can take part in. The university offers online degree programs. This format proved to be quite popular among the students. Before starting to plan your education at PUC-RIO read more information on the official website http://www.puc-rio.br.
The composition of the university. Being a medium scale university, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro teaches more than 15 thousand students. Foreign citizens can submit their applications along with the local students. At PUC-RIO there are about 3% of foreigners. The academic makeup of PUC-RIO includes around 740 teachers. PUC-RIO has international student exchange programs between partner universities.
Infrastructure of PUC-RIO. The university has a functioning library. It is one of the members of International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU), and Conselho de Reitores das Universidades Brasileiras (CRUB).
|City||Rio de Janeiro|
|Bachelor (foreigners)||13,000 USD/year.|
|Master (foreigners)||15,000 USD/year.|
|Living expenses||$525 -1,045 USD/month|
|Admission||Based on entrance examinations|
|Gender limitation||No limits|
Alis grave nil
• Ministério da Educação, Brazil
• International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU)
• Conselho de Reitores das Universidades Brasileiras (CRUB)
|Ranking in world by sphere|
|Arts and Humanities||319|
|Engineering and Technology||389|
|Social Sciences and Management||375|
|UniPage World University Ranking||583|
|QS World University Rankings||523|
|Expenses - USD/Month||Min.||Med.|
|Communications and utilities||69||88|
|Sports and leisure||26||130|
|Accommodation in Rio de Janeiro||USD/Month|
|Shared room outside of centre||232|
|Shared room in city centre||376|
|1 bedroom apartment outside of centre||361|
|1 bedroom apartment in city centre||536|
|Portuguese||Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro|
|old||Pontificia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro PUC-RIO|