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Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS) — private non-profit university. It is located in Porto Alegre, Brazil. As a part of International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU), Conselho de Reitores das Universidades Brasileiras (CRUB), PUCRS is actively building the academic environment in Brazil.

The university is ranked number 1201 in QS World University Rankings 2024. The university is highly rated by the independent university ranking THE. It is in the top-1000.

PUCRS conducts various scientific activities and is inviting students to join the research.

Porto Alegre, Brazil
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PUCRS tuition fees

The academic calendar at PUCRS is divided into two semesters, as in many other universities in Brazil. For convenience, tuition fees are calculated per year. The minimal tuition fee for foreigners at PUCRS is 6,998 USD. The university has several financial aid programs that help students cover part of the cost of education. The exact cost of programs and information on the availability of scholarships can be found on the website of the university.

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Bachelor degree at PUCRS

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

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PUCRS campus

PUCRS has an urban campus, which provides students with many options for study and recreation. The abundance of museums, theaters and cinemas creates opportunities for the cultural development of young people. In the city, there are also large companies that offer internships. Students have access to the extensive scientific library of the university. The collection of scientific papers helps them in conducting research. Foreigners who come to PUCRS through exchange programs study and live with local students. Thus, the university promotes intercultural exchange and the establishment of interethnic relations.

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What to do after graduation

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