Federal University of Minas Gerais

country rank  9
world rank  569

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University Overview

Established in 1927, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (Federal University of Minas Gerais) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Belo Horizonte (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Minas Gerais. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Montes Claros. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministério da Educação, Brazil (Ministry of Education, Brazil), Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG) 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 91 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name Federal University of Minas Gerais
Acronym UFMG
Founded 1927
Motto Incipit Vita Nova
A new life begins

University Location

Address Avenida Presidente Antônio Carlos 6627 - Pampulha
Belo Horizonte (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000)
31270-901 Minas Gerais
T +55 (31) 3409 5000
F +55 (31) 3409 4188
Other locations Montes Claros

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 Not reported
Admission Office Avenida Antônio Carlos, 6627 - Pampulha
Belo Horizonte 31270-901
+55 (31) 3409 4408

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range over-45,000
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 2,500-2,999
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 Go to Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais'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


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

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Site last updated: Sunday, 21 April 2019