Science, Technology and Innovation

The Centre of Science and Technology of PUC-Rio combines around five thousand students, a hundred and twenty state-of-the-art laboratories and three hundred and ten faculty, being a hundred and nine full-time, of which 40% graduated from top international universities. There are ten undergraduate courses in Engineering, one in Computer Sciences and Bachelor degrees in Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics.

Alongside the traditional academic Master and Doctorate degrees, the Centre offers M. Sc. in Metrology and Professional Master degrees in Logistics and in Urban and Environmental Engineering. On the official ranking system of the Brazilian Government, out of the ten academic Graduate Programs, five were awarded the maximum points and two are only one point below, confirming the University as a reference of quality education in Brazil and abroad.

We invite you to browse these pages to get better acquainted with the Centre of Science and Technology and please do not hesitate to get in contact with us here.

Guide for International Students

These pages will help you to register at the Federal Police, to have your Brazilian identification card issued, open a bank account, register at the Federal Revenue Service, among others tips and information.

Opportunities for International Students

There are number of opportunities to become a student at PUC-Rio;  as a regular undergraduate, by taking the local entrance exam (Vestibular) or as an exchange student, if you are enrolled at one of our partner Institutions of Higher Education.

You can also apply for one of our Graduate Programs, as a regular graduate student. Information on the Graduate Programs can be found here.

Additional information on the exchange programs can be found at: Central Coordination for International Cooperation of PUC-Rio.