UFRJ's exchange program is possible through the establishment of agreements and partnerships with international higher education institutions.

We do not accept "free mover" students. 
In order to qualify for an exchange experience at UFRJ, students must contact their international offices for more info. 




The scale of the grading system ranges from 0 (zero) to 10 (ten), where 0 (zero) corresponds to the miminum grade and 10 (ten) the maximum grade. It is necessary to reach a grade equal to or higher than 5 (five) to pass.

Students must have a minimum of 75% of attendance.

UFRJ’s credit system only takes into consideration taught courses (hours in class), where 15 (fifteen) hours of theoretical classes correspond to 1 (one) UFRJ credit and 30 (thirty) hours of practical classes equally correspond to 1 (one) UFRJ credit.



1st semester  (autumn) March - July
2nd semester (spring) August - December


Semesters usually comprise 15 to 18 weeks of classes.


Summer vacations last approximately two months (Jan/Feb) and winter breaks last about two weeks (July), depending on the course.



The course list offers all options for undergradute (graduação), master's degree (mestrado) and doctorate (doutorado). The most recent curriculum will appear under the 9999/9 option.



All courses are offered in Portuguese language. Most academic units accept exchange students with an A1 proficiency level. This may vary depending on the chosen courses. Please refer to our incoming students officer for more info.

A complimentary course in conversational Brazilian Portuguese is offered to all undergraduate exchange students.

Also available is the "Open to Community Language Course" (CLAC), which offers intensive and regular "Portuguese for Foreigners" courses (fees charged). Click here for more.



International Relations Office / Rector's Office - Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

Pedro Calmon Ave. 550,  2º floor - Cidade Universitária -  Rio de Janeiro - RJ - Brasil - ZIP CODE 21941-901


UFRJ DRI - Diretoria de Relações Internacionais
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