Top Universities in Brazil

Where do you find the best universities in the world? Well, pretty much anywhere - including Brazil! Cool, huh? In Brazil you can find plenty of top-ranked universities that take their rightful place next to some of the biggest international university names out there.

Brazil's universities, colleges, medical schools, engineering schools, and law schools are highly respected and well-known in the education and academic communities, and they continue to offer prestigious Bachelor's, Master's, and Ph.D programmes for smart, driven adventurers like you. Feel free to choose from some of the most competitive degrees in the best universities in Brazil.

Top Ranked Universities on MastersPortal

Universities Times Higher Education Ranking (2019) Shanghai Jiao Tong University Ranking (2018) QS Rankings (2019) Best Global Universities Rankings (2017)
251 151 118 153
401 301 204 344
601 401 601 497
601 401 - 471
Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro 601 - 601 -
601 301 361 338
801 - 751 658
801 - - 513
801 - 801 -
801 301 491 505
801 - 801 868
801 - - 929
801 - 751 731
Federal University of Lavras 1001 - - 1172
1001 - 801 829
Federal University of Pernambuco 1001 - 801 891
1001 - 801 1080
1001 - 801 966
1001 - - -
Rio de Janeiro State University 1001 - 801 529
1001 - - -
1001 - 801 1152
1001 - - 1190
Universidade Federal de Goiás 1001 - - 1044
1001 - - 1166
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte 1001 - - -
- - 601 -
- - - 880
- - - 1170
- - - 1238
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Ranking Explained

World University Rankings created by Times Higher Education takes into account the reputation of research done by universities and how often papers produced by universities were quoted around the world.

Academic Ranking of World Universities offered by Shanghai Jiao Tong University focuses on the number of award-winning scientists, most cited researchers from the listed universities, and their contribution to the scientific community.

QS Rankings created by TopUniversities.com surveys a large number of academic experts about the reputation of universities and also measures the quality of teaching.

Best Global Universities Rankings created by USNews.com analyses university graduation rates and how many students remain enrolled in their second year of studies. It also surveys university representatives on the performance of universities.

Studying in Brazil

In addition to famous attractions like beautiful beaches, soccer stars, and samba, Brazil is also a popular destination for international students. Take advantage of fine facilities, experienced faculty members, affordable tuition, and a great range of study programmes. World-renowned courses attract multinational corporations, which recruit graduates of Brazilian universities.