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University of Brasil

The University of Brasilia is an institution designed to combine the rigor of science with the boldness of art. UnB applies a three dimensional model of teaching, research and extension to its production of knowledge – which favours a top quality post-secondary education while respecting all forms of knowledge and its commitment to citizenship.

Master's Programmes



Established on April 21, 1962, the University of Brasilia (UnB) is the utopia of Brazilian anthropologist and educator Darcy Ribeiro. Since its inception, the University has been committed to producing state of the art knowledge and promoting citizenship for the transformation of Brazil, giving it a national reputation for excellence in research, teaching, and extension.


The University offers a total of 105 undergraduate programs, 30 of which are evening programs and a further 10 via distance education. There are also 147 graduate degree programs (stricto sensu) and 22 specialist programs (lato sensu).

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GSSA 2019

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University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.


Student services

People who don’t have Brazilian citizenship can enroll in the undergraduate program at UnB via the Student Program – Undergraduate Convention (PEC-G) or through courtesy enrolment. Click here to find out more about these programs.Academic monitoring of international students, along with other students in the department, is performed by the course coordinator. For exchange students, the Advisory Committee for International Affairs (INT) has created the Buddy Program, in which UnB students knowledgeable in other languages volunteer to help international students to adapt to campus life.

Housing services

UnB offers certain limited assistance for housing. Five percent of the places at the University Students’ House are reserved for students who enroll via the Student Program – Undergraduate Convention (PEC-G), with a small fee. Application periods and selection criteria are determined by the Advisory Committee for International Affairs (INT).There are places for international students participating in the exchange program. Those interested should apply at INT. The apartments offered are shared, and students pay R$ 600.00 per month. However, not all applicants can receive an apartment due to the limited availability.

Library services

After enrolling at UnB, the student will have a student number, which can be used to access the Central Library (BCE) and enjoy the University Restaurant (RU) and other services reserved for university students.

Student Life

Campus life

The University houses 26 faculties and schools and has 18 centers dedicated to specialized research on four campuses: the Darcy Ribeiro Campus (main campus) and three other sites (Ceilândia, Gama and Planaltina).

The University is home to some outstanding facilities including the University Hospital, the Central Library, the Veterinary Hospital, and the Água Limpa (Clean Water) Farm.


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