Universidade Federal de São Carlos

country rank  30
world rank  1312

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University Overview

Founded in 1968, Universidade Federal de São Carlos (Federal University of São Carlos) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the large town of São Carlos (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Sao Paulo. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Araras, Buri, Sorocaba. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministério da Educação, Brazil (Ministry of Education, Brazil), Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCAR) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCAR) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as 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 50 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 0-10% making this Brazilian higher education organization a most selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name Federal University of São Carlos
Acronym UFSCAR
Founded 1968
Motto Excelência acadêmica e compromisso social
Academic excellence and social commitment
Colours Orange, white and black

University Location

Address Via Washington Luis - KM 235 - Monjolinho
São Carlos (population range: 50,000-249,999)
13565-905 Sao Paulo
T +55 (16) 3351 8111
F +55 (16) 3361 2081
Other locations Araras, Buri, Sorocaba

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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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 Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Yes, based on entrance examinations
Admission Rate Admission Rate 0-10%
Admission Office Km 235 Washington Luís highway (SP-310)
São Carlos 13565-905
+55 (16) 3351 8108
(16) 3351 8152

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 15,000-19,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 2,000-2,499
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Universidade Federal de São Carlos's Library
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

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Coordination for the Improvement for Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)


  • Associação Nacional dos Dirigentes das Instituições Federais de Ensino Superior (ANDIFES)
  • Associação Brasileira de Educação Internacional (FAUBAI)
  • Grupo Coimbra de Universidades Brasileiras (GCUB)
  • Associação das Universidades de Língua Portuguesa (AULP)
  • Asociación de Universidades Grupo Montevídeo (AUGM)
  • Tordesillas Group

Academic Structure


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Site last updated: Wednesday, 14 November 2018