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Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC)

Since 1960, the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC) has been participating in the economic, social, political and cultural development of the State and of the country. Throughout this period it has been working on preparing students to become highly skilled professionals, thus contributing to scientific progress and establishing itself as a niche of excellence, and being ranked as one of the best centers for higher education in Brazil.

Master's Programmes


In 2010, on its 50th Anniversary, UFSC had the opportunity to show its capacity, its expansion, its outstanding academic achievements and a growing participation in the life of the community.

Today, besides the investments made on new facilities and on increasing the offers for admission and the range of programs offered at the campus of Florianópolis, UFSC can already see results of its expansion in the state through the campi of Joinville, Curitibanos and Araranguá, where the focus is on meeting the local and regional needs and demands.

University Ranking

Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
751 -50
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World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
801 -200
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Student Reviews

My experience at UFSC
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars
I have loved my experience at UFSC. My dream was to be graduated in Chemical Engineering to work with Sustainability and my time at UFSC allowed me to work with Biodiesel research, what fit perfectly in my goals. I had the opportunity to be part of important congress in Brazil sharing my research experience.
Great group of professors, great proportion professor-student, classrooms and materials sometimes in bad conditions, but as a totally free programme, is expected.
Natalia Ferreira rated 4 out of 5 stars
UFSC is rated as the #8 best university of Brasil in the Architecture and Urban Planning programme. Compared to the first 7, we have 1 project professor to every 15 students, the perfect proportion, making classes very personal and a espetacular individual growth of each student. It has problems with budgets, making classrooms and classroom materials in bad conditions. But as a totally free uni...
I've grown academically and professionally.
Marcelo Santa Rosa rated 3 out of 5 stars
I had a good time there, I learned programming and had the help of great teachers.