Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro


About This Partner

Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, commonly abbreviated UFRJ, is one of the largest and best known universities in Brazil. Founded by the Brazilian State in 1792, the university has gone on to have an enormous influence on public life in Rio, being responsible for laboratories, libraries and hospitals.

The University operates across a number of campuses and facilities throughout Rio de Janeiro, but is primarily focused on Ilha do Fundão, an artificial island off the western shore of Rio’s famous Guanabara Bay. This campus, known as College City, offers a huge range of services and activities for students including a free shuttle bus services for crossing Rio de Janeiro, various restaurants and cafes, a sports centre, as well as accommodation for students.

As one might expect for a higher education institution of this size and reach, UFRJ offers a huge range and variety of undergraduate courses (more than 170), as well and numerous avenues for postgraduate and research students. UFRJ also distinguishes itself with a significant level of international co-operation, with extensive opportunities for foreign students to come and study in Rio.

Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro is comprised of the following academic centers:
  •  Health Sciences
  •  Technology
  •  Mathematical and Natural Sciences
  •  Law and Economic Sciences
  •  Philosophy and Human Sciences
  •  Literature and Arts
  •  Graduate School of Business


Memorandum of Understanding

For more information about this partner, please contact the Office of Global Engagement.


Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro - Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro - State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil