Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina

country rank  42
world rank  1714

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University Overview

Founded in 1965, Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina (Santa Catarina State University) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Florianópolis (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Santa Catarina. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Joinville, Lages, Chapecó, Laguna, Ibirama and São Bento do Sul. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministério da Educação, Brazil (Ministry of Education, Brazil), Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina (UDESC) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina (UDESC) 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 53 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 50-60% making this Brazilian higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name Santa Catarina State University
Acronym UDESC
Founded 1965
Colours Green and red

University Location

Address Avenida Madre Benvenuta, 1907 - Campus I - Itacorubi
Florianópolis (population range: 250,000-499,999)
88035-001 Santa Catarina
T +55 (48) 3321 8039
F +55 (48) 3321 8001
Other locations Joinville, Lages, Chapecó, Laguna, Ibirama and São Bento do Sul

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 50-60%
Admission Office Avenida Madre Benvenuta, 2007
Florianópolis 88035-001
+55 (48) 3321-8039

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 10,000-14,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 1,000-1,499
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 Not reported
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Ministério da Educação, Brazil

Year of first Accreditation


  • Conselho de Reitores das Universidades Brasileiras (CRUB)
  • Rede Nacional de Extensão (RENEX)
  • Associação Brasileira dos Reitores das Universidades Estaduais e Municipais (ABRUEM)

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Site last updated: Wednesday, 14 November 2018