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Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná (PUCPR) — private non-profit university. It is located in Curitiba, Brazil. PUCPR is a member of International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU), Conselho de Reitores das Universidades Brasileiras (CRUB).

The university is ranked number 1433 in QS World University Rankings 2024.

PUCPR conducts scientific activity in several areas. More information can be found on the official site.

LocationCuritiba, Brazil
Establishment year1960
International students141
Acceptance rate50%
Rating QS#1433
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PUCPR tuition fees

At PUCPR, the academic calendar is divided into two semesters. However, tuition fees are calculated per year. Tuition fees here are different for locals and foreigners. For locals, it starts from 991 USD, and for foreigners — a minimum of 5,000 USD. The cost of education and the availability of scholarships can be checked on the official website.

It is necessary to pay attention to other costs: accommodation, transportation, study materials, food, and personal expenses.

Academic calendarSemesters

PUCPR campus

The campus of PUCPR is urban. This means that students study closely to the sights and the entire recreational infrastructure of the city. This type of campus gives students more options for internships and part-time jobs. The educational institution has its own library. Here, students do their homework or just have a good time reading an interesting book. Student life at PUCPR is filled with intercultural activities, as not only local students study here, but also students from abroad. The exchange of knowledge and experience, networking and new acquaintances — all this is an integral part of studenthood.

Campus TypeUrban
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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. You can find other options for immigration in our article.

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