Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul

country rank  5
world rank  303

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University Overview

Established in 1934, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Porto Alegre (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Rio Grande do Sul. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Tramandaí. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministério da Educação, Brazil (Ministry of Education, Brazil), Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) is a large (EduListing enrollment range: 25,000-29,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the EduListing degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 86 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul
Acronym UFRGS
Founded 1934 Origins date back to 1895
Colours Blue and red

University Location

Address Avenida Paulo Gama 110- Farroupilha
Porto Alegre (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000)
90040-060 Rio Grande do Sul
T +55 (51) 3308 3142
F +55 (51) 3308 3973
Other locations Tramandaí

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

EduListing Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)

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 Avenida Paulo Gama 110 - Reitoria
Porto Alegre 90040-060
+55 (51) 3308 3142

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 do Rio Grande do Sul's Library
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes


Institutional Accreditation

Ministério da Educação, Brazil

Year of first Accreditation


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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Open Education Consortium

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