Funding for Masters and PhD

Master’s and Doctorate programs are free of charge, i.e., there are no fees or tuitions to be paid to the university, regardless of the student’s type of admission.

Foreign students who are admitted in the Program through the regular admission process also compete for a scholarship CAPES/CNPq, as long as they do not have an employment contract. Those accepted without the regular admission process will not be granted with scholarships in our Program.

We accept enrollment through the Exchange Program for Graduate Students (PEC-PG) through the Brazilian embassy or consulate in student’s country of origin. Information at

Numbeo and Expatistan websites provide useful information on living expenses in Porto Alegre. 


We offer facilities that enhance learning and research in a friendly environment and we welcome the possibility of joint supervision to improve research.

Students will be entitled to a UFRGS ID card, which will provide access to university buildings, to the libraryand to the cafeteria (RU).

Relinter/International Campus website provides information about settling in at UFRGS and answers to FAQ. In this latter section, foreign students can find information about  Portuguese as a second language course at UFRGSUnfortunalety, there are no student houses at UFRGS campi available for foreign students who come to our Program, but a useful website for accommodation recommended by our students is EasyQuarto.

Relinter/International Campus website provides also a student guide with information about Porto Alegre, useful phone numbers and addresses that may be important for the exchange student. Moreover, it presents maps of the UFRGS campus and documents 
that will be required to stay in Brazil. For now, the student guide is only available in Portuguese.

NAE is a service that helps students of UFRGS in their development and career planning and their adaptation to university. It offers individual counseling to students and workshops with specific themes. NAE welcomes students who wish to reflect on their professional choice or career planning, students with difficulties related to their career choice, maladaptation to the course or other difficulties that are interfering with academic performance and integration into university life.