Universidade Federal de Santa Maria

country rank  20
world rank  1086

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University Overview

Founded in 1960, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria (Federal University of Santa Maria) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Santa Maria (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Rio Grande do Sul. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministério da Educação, Brazil (Ministry of Education, Brazil), Universidade Federal de Santa Maria (UFSM) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universidade Federal de Santa Maria (UFSM) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 58 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name Federal University of Santa Maria
Acronym UFSM
Founded 1960
Motto Sedes Sapientiæ
Seat of Wisdom

University Location

Address Avenida Roraima 1000 - Cidade Universitária Prof. José Mariano da Rocha Filho - Camobi
Santa Maria (population range: 250,000-499,999)
97105-900 Rio Grande do Sul
T +55 (55) 3220 8774
F +55 (55) 3220 8001

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student 0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
Int'l student 0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations
Admission Rate Admission Rate Not available
Admission Office Avenida Roraima, 1000. Prédio da Reitoria, Gabinete do Reitor - 5° andar, sl 509. Campus da UFSM - Bairro Camobi.
Santa Maria 97105-900
+55 (55) 3220 8774
(55) 3220 8934

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 15,000-19,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 3,500-3,999
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition

Ministério da Educação, Brazil

Year of first Accreditation


Memberships and Affiliations

  • Conselho de Reitores das Universidades Brasileiras (CRUB)
  • Rede Nacional de Extensão (RENEX)

Academic Structure

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Social Media

Online Courses

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