Universidade Federal da Paraíba

country rank  21
world rank  1129

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University Overview

Established in 1955, Universidade Federal da Paraíba (Federal University of Paraíba) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the medium-sized city of João Pessoa (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Paraiba. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministério da Educação, Brazil (Ministry of Education, Brazil), Universidade Federal da Paraíba (UFPB) is a large (EduListing enrollment range: 25,000-29,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universidade Federal da Paraíba (UFPB) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study. See the EduListing degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 64 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations.

University Identity

Name Federal University of Paraíba
Acronym UFPB
Founded 1955
Motto Sapientia Aedificat
Wisdom Builds

University Location

Address Cidade Universitária s/n - Campus I - Castelo Branco
João Pessoa (population range: 500,000-1,000,000)
58051-900 Paraiba
T +55 (83) 3216 7150
F +55 (83) 3225 1901

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
Not reported
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
Not reported

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations
Admission Rate Not reported
Admission Office Cidade Universitária - Campus I
João Pessoa 58059-900
+55 (83) 3216 7150

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 25,000-29,999
Academic Staff 2,500-2,999
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Universidade Federal da Paraíba's Library
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes


Institutional Accreditation

Ministério da Educação, Brazil

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Conselho de Reitores das Universidades Brasileiras (CRUB)
  • Rede Nacional de Extensão (RENEX)

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Monday, 18 May 2020