International networks are important tools for facilitating and broadening the individual actions of each member. UFRGS participates in associations and networks formed by higher education institutions, international agencies, and organizations, and government entities that share common goals and principles to define policies and objectives in the internationalization of higher education; to improve procedures and routines and to facilitate mobility and collaboration programs in international academic relations.

UFRGS is currently an active member in the associations below:

Associación de Universidades Grupo Montevideo (AUGM) 

BRICS League

Brazilian Association for International Education (FAUBAI)

Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF)

Grupo Coimbra de Universidades Brasileiras (GCUB)

Associação das Universidades de Língua Portuguesa (AULP)