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Brazil: (PUC-Rio) Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro

PUC-Rio is the highest ranked private and one of the best universities in Brazil. Located in the central parts of Rio de Janeiro offering many courses in English the university has become a popular destination among international students. PUC-Rio is a comprehensive university with around 15 000 students.

Rio de Janeiro

University in brief

Language of instruction: Portuguese, English
Academic calendar: February - June, end July - December
Credit system: 20 units is equivalent to 30 ECTS credits
Website:  www.puc-rio.br/english/
Note: Relatively many courses taught in English. No proficiency test in Portuguese or English required. Mandatory Portuguese test required when admitted. If students do not have sufficient language skills in Portuguese a mandatory course runing during the semester is required. Voluntary preparatory course offered (cost aprox. 5000 SEK), additional administrative cost may apply (aprox. 1200SEK). Help with accommodation only as part of 'home stay programmes'. 

Exchange opportunities

Number of spots: 4 semester or 2 full-year spots per year
Grade requirements: none