Established on April 21, 1962, the University of Brasilia (UnB) is the utopia of Brazilian anthropologist and educator Darcy Ribeiro. Since its inception, the University has been committed to producing state of the art knowledge and promoting citizenship for the transformation of Brazil, giving it a national reputation for excellence in research, teaching, and extension.
The University offers a total of 105 undergraduate programs, 30 of which are evening programs and a further 10 via distance education. There are also 147 graduate degree programs (stricto sensu) and 22 specialist programs (lato sensu).
People who don’t have Brazilian citizenship can enroll in the undergraduate program at UnB via the Student Program – Undergraduate Convention (PEC-G) or through courtesy enrolment. Click here to find out more about these programs.Academic monitoring of international students, along with other students in the department, is performed by the course coordinator. For exchange students, the Advisory Committee for International Affairs (INT) has created the Buddy Program, in which UnB students knowledgeable in other languages volunteer to help international students to adapt to campus life.
UnB offers certain limited assistance for housing. Five percent of the places at the University Students’ House are reserved for students who enroll via the Student Program – Undergraduate Convention (PEC-G), with a small fee. Application periods and selection criteria are determined by the Advisory Committee for International Affairs (INT).There are places for international students participating in the exchange program. Those interested should apply at INT. The apartments offered are shared, and students pay R$ 600.00 per month. However, not all applicants can receive an apartment due to the limited availability.
After enrolling at UnB, the student will have a student number, which can be used to access the Central Library (BCE) and enjoy the University Restaurant (RU) and other services reserved for university students.
The University houses 26 faculties and schools and has 18 centers dedicated to specialized research on four campuses: the Darcy Ribeiro Campus (main campus) and three other sites (Ceilândia, Gama and Planaltina).
The University is home to some outstanding facilities including the University Hospital, the Central Library, the Veterinary Hospital, and the Água Limpa (Clean Water) Farm.