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Federal University of Ouro Preto


1443rd US-News World Ranking

Federal University of Ouro Preto History

Federal University of OUro Preto was established in the year 1969. It is a public and federal university which is situated in Minas Gerais in Brazil. It holds its roots back in 1839. It was started by the amalgamation of The School of Pharmacy of Ouro Preto and School of Mines of Ouro Preto.

Federal University of Ouro Preto Programs, Courses and Schools 

Federal University of Ouro Preto is categorised into six schools, five institutes and a centre for open and distance education. It offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs by various departments of study. Other courses offered include study abroad program, research and innovation and diploma course.

Student to faculty ratio is low with low average class size. It is the home to award winning and highly qualified teachers and professors. Students can also apply for open education, distance education, professional master’s, specialisations and language courses. It is known for education in pharmacy and mining.

Federal University of Ouro Preto Campuses

Federal University of Ouro Preto has urban campus architecture with student friendly and sustainable environment. Students have facilities like cafeterias, museums, incubator, healthcare units, recreational area, campus store, sports fields, theatre, auditorium, gym, pool, convention centre, lecture halls, academic units and student support services. Students can become the member of student clubs and associations and polish their skills. Student media has press service, TV channel and radio station.

University library is a multi-media unit stocked with books, publications, journals, archives, research guides, documents and periodicals. Databases, computer systems, tutorials, interlibrary loans, printing service, study rooms, self renewal services, sitting area and help centre are available.

Federal University of Ouro Preto Achievements and USP

Federal University of Ouro Preto is the most important university of the region offering higher education. The University Ranking of Folha has received 25th position for its education and 35th position for its research studies. It is among the 11 Brazilian universities which are ranked among top universities by The Times Higher Education. U.S. News and World University Rankings has ranked it among top 100 universities of Latin America. Its students have won a ranking in Computer Congress at national level.

Students are offered with scholarships, grants and fees waivers as financial assistance for higher education. They have to meet the set criteria by the university.

Federal University of Ouro Preto Notable Alumni

Carlos Chagas (Physician), Newton Cardoso Jr. (Politician), Octavio Barbosa (Geologist), Felipe Rigoni Lopes (Politician), Nelson Maculan Filho (Mining engineer), Raimundo Alves de Oak (Politician), Frederico Schumann (Pharmacist).

Federal University of Ouro Preto Application Requirements


Federal University of Ouro Preto Deadlines

Bachelors: October 7
Masters: October 7

Deadlines may vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific deadlines.

Federal University of Ouro Preto Rankings


US News
Times Higher Education
GTU Rank


US News


221 -230


Latin America
71 -80
Times Higher Education
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