Name of Institution
PUC – Rio (Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro)
Type of Agreement
General Bilateral Agreement for Exchange Student
Only a selected group of people has the opportunity to study at PUC Rio, one of the top five universities in Brazil.
DISCOVER WHY YOU SHOULD STUDY HERE:
STRATEGIC locationRecognized worldwide as one of the most important doctoral research centers in the country, the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) was founded in 1940 with the objective of developing knowledge based on humanistic values. The university now has 20,000 students who come from a variety of religious, ethnic and social backgrounds.
With an intense cultural life, Rio de Janeiro is the perfect place for those who wish to immerse in the South American reality. It is an intriguing center for the arts, theatre, music, as well as for exhibitions, street performances, scientific conferences and cultural debates. One can find just about anything in Rio. And Rio´s musical environment is as alluring as in any big city the world, but of course with the unique samba clubs
Although the majority of the courses are taught in Portuguese, international students have the opportunity to take classes in English at PUC-Rio while learning Portuguese. Graduate classes are not a problem and can easily be attended by English and/or Spanish speakers.
Courses Taught in English
find a list of courses taught in English here
Complete infrastructure and natural beauty!
Located in a pleasant and quiet neighbourhood;
Largest university library in Rio de Janeiro;
FREE Internet access provided (broadband and wireless);
Restaurants, cafeterias, bookstores and ATMs on campus;
Community service projects with underprivileged population;
Cultural center with art exhibitions throughout the year;
The PILOTIS, an open meeting area for concerts, political debates and fairs;
Easy and fast access to PUC-Rio with various bus lines.
Welcome reception at the airport;
Online Portuguese placement test and online enrolment;
Academic and personal assistance offered throughout the year;
Cultural adaptation class for an easier transition;
Emergency number available 24/7;
Assistance with Federal Police registration (required for all international students);
Beginning and end of term celebrations.
for more information visit here
Expected Monthly Expenditures
|Average price range||Average estimate||Semester average|
|Meal – lunch or dinner out||R$ 8.00 – R$25.00||R$15.00*||R$*||2700|
|Book Costs (1 semester)||R$100.00 – R$500,00||R$250.00||R$||250|
|Entertainment (monthly)||R$100.00 – R$300.00||R$400.00***||R$||2400|
|Transportation (daily)||R$6.20- R$10.00||R$6.20**||R$**||1120|
|Personal Expenses (monthly)||R$ 50.00 – R$300.00||R$150.00***||R$||900|
|Tuition fee (21-24 credits)||R$3.650.00||R$3.650.00***||R$||21721|
|Orientation / Activities fee||R$ 550.00||R$ 550.00||R$***||500|
|* – Average price of a single meal in the university and sorrounding areas|
|**- Considers tranportation by municipal bus|
|***- Estimated price per month, the real price will come out soon|
Scholarships/Financial Aid Available