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

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Subject areas

Architecture, Commerce, Design, Engineering, Humanities and Social Sciences, Law, Science


Brazil, Latin America

Language of instruction

Portuguese, English

Level of study

Both UG/PG

Additional information

Inbound exchange webpage: click here.

Course information is listed at "Horário das Disciplinas": click here..

Course syllabus must be requested directly to each academic department. Academic department`s list and contact information: click here.

Students with little or no Portuguese language experience have the opportunity to take courses taught in English. Course content focuses on Brazilian and Latin American Studies with topics such as: Brazilian culture, literature, business, design, civilization and history. Along with these courses in English, international students must take a Portuguese language class.
Courses in English: click here.

Students with some knowledge of Portuguese and/or Spanish language can also be considered to take courses in Portuguese as long as they enrol in PUC-Rio’s fee-paying Pre-term Portuguese Intensive course, which is held before the regular semester starts (every January and December). This course does not offer credits.

PUC-Rio also offers a free Portuguese Course which is run on a monthly basis.

The university organises homestay for students interested in the full immersion in Brazilian culture and live with a Brazilian family. In general each student has a private room in a family home recommended by the International Office where they pay a monthly fee. They are also allowed to use the kitchen, laundry facilities and telephone. Most families live near the university, about 15 minutes by city bus.

Exchange length

1 or 2 Trimesters

Course load

International Students are allowed to take a maximum of 5 classes or 24 credits and a minimum of 2 classes or 08 credits per semester.

Exchange restrictions