Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS) - private nonprofit higher education institution in Brazil. PUCRS began its academic activity in1948. It has an urban campus located in Porto Alegre.

University ranking. Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul is among top 20 universities of Brazil. Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul is in the top 5% according to the international rankings.

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. The cost of tuition for the bachelor’s programs is around 7,000 USD per year. Those who wish to get their master’s degree here should be ready to spend at least 7,000 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 PUCRS read more information on the official website http://www.pucrs.br.

The composition of the university. Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul is classified as a large university with more than 20,000 concurrent students. Foreign citizens can also apply to the university. At PUCRS there are about 1% of foreigners. At PUCRS the academic staff counts 725 various specialists. PUCRS has international student exchange programs between partner universities. More information regarding the life of the university can be found on its social media pages:Flickr, Twitter, Youtube, Facebook, Linkedin.

Infrastructure of PUCRS. The library is available to all of the students.
Ranking   806   13
Country Brazil
City Porto Alegre
Bachelor (foreigners) Check the current price on the official website of the university
 
6,998 USD/year.
Master (foreigners) Check the current price on the official website of the university
 
6,998 USD/year.
Living expenses $429 -772 USD/month
Acceptance Rate 40.00%
Official Website
General information
Finance type Nonprofit
Organization type Private
Established 1948
Abbreviation PUCRS
Teachers 725
Students 20,851
Foreigners 1%
Academic calendar Semesters
Admission Based on entrance examinations
Gender limitation No limits
Campus type Urban
Financial aid Available
Distance learning Available
Exchange programs Available
Library Available
Motto
Ad Verum Ducit
Accreditation
• Ministério da Educação, Brazil
Affiliations
• International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU)
• Conselho de Reitores das Universidades Brasileiras (CRUB)
Rankings
World ranking 806
Country ranking 13
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking 806
QS World University Rankings 772
Cost of living in Porto Alegre
Expenses - USD/Month Min. Med.
Accommodation 149 189
Food 131 254
Transportation 43 93
Communications and utilities 63 72
Clothing 22 84
Sports and leisure 19 81
Total 429 772
Accommodation in Porto Alegre USD/Month
Shared room outside of centre 151
Shared room in city centre 190
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre 204
1 bedroom apartment in city centre 259
Alternative title
English Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul
Russian Папский католический университет Риу-Гранди-ду-Сул
German Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul
Spanish Pontificia Universidad Católica de Río Grande del Sur
French Université pontificale catholique du rio grande do sul
Portuguese Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul
Chinese 南里奧格蘭德天主教大學
it Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul
Ukrainian Папський католицький університет Ріу-Гранді-ду-Сул
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Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul - Official Description

Established in 1948, the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul – PUCRS is one of the largest and most distinguished higher education institutions in Brazil. Recognized as the best private university in the South of Brazil, PUCRS’s mission was founded on human rights, the principles of Christianity and traditional Marist education. PUCRS is used to produce and disseminate knowledge and promote human and professional development, guided by quality and relevance, with the objective of developing a just and fraternal society. With around 30,000 students, its campus is located in Rio Grande do Sul. PUCRS offers 48 undergraduate programs, 23 Master's degree and 21 Doctoral programs in the following areas of study: Humanities, Applied Social Sciences, Health Sciences, and Science and Technology. The Central Campus has many buildings for the academic community such as the Main Auditorium, University Hospital, Museum of Science and Technology, Distance Education Unit, Continuing Education Unit, Technology Park, Events Center, Sports Center and Soccer Stadium, among others. The internationalization of PUCRS is an important goal of the Institutional Strategic Plan 2011-2015, focusing on integrated theoretical and practical procedures as bases for programs developed with partners abroad, aiming to strengthen worldwide relations.

Bachelor - Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul

Established in 1948, the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul – PUCRS is one of the largest and most distinguished higher education institutions in Brazil. Recognized as the best private university in the South of Brazil, PUCRS’s mission was founded on human rights, the principles of Christianity and traditional Marist education. PUCRS is used to produce and disseminate knowledge and promote human and professional development, guided by quality and relevance, with the objective of developing a just and fraternal society. With around 30,000 students, its campus is located in Rio Grande do Sul. PUCRS offers 48 undergraduate programs, 23 Master's degree and 21 Doctoral programs in the following areas of study: Humanities, Applied Social Sciences, Health Sciences, and Science and Technology. The Central Campus has many buildings for the academic community such as the Main Auditorium, University Hospital, Museum of Science and Technology, Distance Education Unit, Continuing Education Unit, Technology Park, Events Center, Sports Center and Soccer Stadium, among others. The internationalization of PUCRS is an important goal of the Institutional Strategic Plan 2011-2015, focusing on integrated theoretical and practical procedures as bases for programs developed with partners abroad, aiming to strengthen worldwide relations.

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