Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar) - public higher education institution in Brazil. UFSCar was established in 1968. It has an urban campus located in Sao Paulo.

University ranking. In the recent years Federal University of São Carlos has a stable position in the top 20 universities of Brazil and does not plan to give it away. Federal University of São Carlos is in the top 5% according to the international rankings.

Application process and the cost of tuition. In order to enroll to the university the applicant must provide the results of the examinations and the certificate of the academic performance. Federal University of São Carlos has a very strict evaluation process that allows only 1 out of 10 applicants to successfully enroll. Academic year of the university consists of two semesters. 1,000 USD/год. A year of master’s studies will cost you 1,000 USD. The university offers online degree programs. This format proved to be quite popular among the students. Before starting to plan your education at UFSCar read more information on the official website http://www.ufscar.br.

The composition of the university. Federal University of São Carlos is considered to be a large university, teaching more than 21,000 students. Foreign citizens can submit their applications along with the local students. At UFSCar there are about 1% of foreigners. The teaching staff consists of more than 1300 specialists. UFSCar has international student exchange programs between partner universities. More information regarding the life of the university can be found on its social media pages:Twitter, Facebook.

Infrastructure of UFSCar. The university has a functioning library. For those who require accommodations dormitories on and off campus are offered.
Ranking   714   12
Country Brazil
City Sao Paulo
Bachelor (foreigners) 1,000 USD/year. Check the current price on the official website of the university
Master (foreigners) 1,000 USD/year. Check the current price on the official website of the university
Bachelor (citizens) 1,000 USD/year. Check the current price on the official website of the university
Master (citizens) 1,000 USD/year. Check the current price on the official website of the university
Living expenses $495 -951 USD/month
Acceptance Rate 10%
Official Website
General information
Finance type Nonprofit
Organization type Public
Established 1968
Abbreviation UFSCar
Teachers 1,265
Students 21,384
Foreigners 1%
Religion None
Academic calendar Semesters
Admission Based on grades and examinations
Gender limitation No limits
Campus type Urban
Housing Available
Distance learning Available
Exchange programs Available
Library Available
Motto
Ensino, Pesquisa e Extensão
Accreditation
• Ministério da Educação, Brazil
Affiliations
• Conselho de Reitores das Universidades Brasileiras (CRUB)
• Rede Nacional de Extensão (RENEX)
• Asociación de Universidades Grupo Montevideo (AUGM)
• Grupo Coimbra de Universidades Brasileiras (GCUB)
• Associação das Universidades de Língua Portuguesa (AULP)
• Grupo Tordesillas
• Associação Nacional dos Dirigentes das Instituições Federais de Ensino Superior (ANDIFES)
Rankings
World ranking 714
Country ranking 12
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking 714
QS World University Rankings 685
Cost of living in Sao Paulo
Expenses - USD/Month Min. Med.
Accommodation 214 306
Food 140 281
Transportation 36 88
Communications and utilities 53 60
Clothing 25 93
Sports and leisure 27 124
Total 495 951
Accommodation in Sao Paulo USD/Month
Shared room outside of centre 216
Shared room in city centre 309
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre 337
1 bedroom apartment in city centre 492
Alternative title
Portuguese Universidade Federal de São Carlos
old Universidade Federal de São Carlos
alt Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCar)
Location on map

Federal University of São Carlos - Official Description

The Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar) is a public research university located in the State of Sao Paulo. It is one of the most renowned institutions of high education and research in Brazil and Latin America. Every year about 3,000 vacancies for undergraduate courses as well as 54 graduate Programs in master's and Ph.D. in several areas of knowledge are offered at its three campuses: São Carlos, Araras and Sorocaba. Due to its rich academic excellence and important research projects, UFSCar has been rewarded with many important prizes, such as: Best Public University in Brazil countryside, Institutional Merit on Young Scientist Award in 2008 and it was ranked the eighth best university in the country, according to the General Index on Courses of the Ministry of Education. UFSCar is committed to the highest standards of teaching, earning, scholarship, research and training trying to go beyond the average academic performance. This principle is respected, mostly due to its prestigious teaching levels — 99.89% of the teachers are doctors and masters- almost all of them (98.74%) working full-time. The high quality and productivity in research developed at the institution, in all areas of knowledge, are linked to decisions made throughout the...

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