UNIVERSIDADE DE SÃO PAULO
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Exchange Information for Universidade de São Paulo
Last updated: July/2014
UNIVERSITY AND AREA
Name of the University
Location
Faculties
Universidade de São Paulo
With campuses in Bauru, Lorena, Piracicaba,
Pirassununga, Ribeirão Preto, Santos, São
Carlos and São Paulo’s capital city.
*Center for Nuclear Energy in Agriculture
(CENA) – Piracicaba,
School of Arts, Sciences and Humanities
(EACH) – São Paulo,
School of Communications and Arts (ECA) –
São Paulo,
School of Physical Education and Sport (EEFE)
– São Paulo,
School of Physical Education and Sport of
Ribeirão Preto (EEFERP),
School of Nursing (EE) – São Paulo,
Lorena School of Engineering (EEL),
São Carlos School of Engineering (EESC),
School of Engineering (EP) – São Paulo,
“Luiz de Queiroz” College of Agriculture
(ESALQ) – Piracicaba,
School of Architecture and Urbanism (FAU) –
São Paulo,
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences (FCF) – São
Paulo,
School of Pharmaceutical Sciences of Ribeirão
Preto (FCFRP),
Law School (FD) – São Paulo,
Ribeirão Preto Law School (FDRP),
School of Education (FE) – São Paulo,
School of Economics, Business and Accounting
(FEA) – São Paulo,
School of Economics, Business Administration
and Accounting at Ribeirão Preto (FEARP),
Faculty of Philosophy, Sciences and Letters at
Ribeirão Preto (FFCLRP),
Faculty of Philosophy, Languages and
Literature, and Human Sciences (FFLCH) – São
Paulo,
School of Medicine (FM) – São Paulo,
School of Veterinary Medicine and Animal
Science (FMVZ) – São Paulo,
Ribeirão Preto Medical School (FMRP),
School of Dentistry (FO) – São Paulo,
Bauru School of Dentistry (FOB),
School of Dentistry of Ribeirão Preto (FORP),
Rua do Anfiteatro, 197 – Cidade Universitária
05508-060 – São Paulo, SP – Brasil
Telefones: (55-11) 3091-2309
E-mail: [email protected]
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School of Public Health (FSP) – São Paulo,
School of Animal Science and Food Engineering
(FZEA) – Pirassununga,
Hospital for Rehabilitation of Craniofacial
Anomalies (HRAC) – Bauru,
Institute of Astronomy, Geophysics and
Atmospheric Sciences (IAG) – São Paulo,
Institute of Architecture and Urbanism (IAU) –
São Carlos,
Institute of Biosciences (IB) – São Paulo,
Institute of Biomedical Sciences (ICB) – São
Paulo,
Institute of Mathematical and Computer
Sciences (ICMC) – São Carlos,
Institute of Brazilian Studies (IEB) – São Paulo,
Institute of Energy and Environment (IEE) –
São Paulo,
Institute of Physics (IF) – São Paulo,
São Carlos Institute of Physics (IFSC),
Institute of Geosciences (IGc) – São Paulo,
Institute of Mathematics and Statistics (IME) –
São Paulo,
Institute of Tropical Medicine – São Paulo
(IMTSP),
Oceanographic Institute (IO) – São Paulo,
Institute of Psychology (IP) – São Paulo,
Institute of Chemistry (IQ) – São Paulo,
São Carlos Institute of Chemistry (IQSC),
Institute of International Relations (IRI) – São
Paulo,
Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology (MAE) –
São Paulo,
*Some partner universities may have
agreements with specific faculties only
Over 58.000 undergraduate students, and
28.000 graduate students
42 schools distributed in eight cities.
University website: www.usp.br
International website:
www.usp.br/internationaloffice
Total number of students
Setting
Websites
ACADEMIC CALENDAR
Academic year
Semester 1 (17th February – 8th July)
Semester 2 (4th August – 6th December)
APPLICATION GUIDELINES
Application Deadlines
Exchange in the 1st semester (from February
until June): online application until October, 5th
(Register must be conducted by the Home
University)
Rua do Anfiteatro, 197 – Cidade Universitária
05508-060 – São Paulo, SP – Brasil
Telefones: (55-11) 3091-2309
E-mail: [email protected]
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Exchange in the 2nd semester (from August
until December): online application until May,
5th (Register must be conducted by the Home
University)
The Home University must register the
students on Online Register.
Once the application has been submitted by
the home university, the student will receive an
e-mail containing a link to complete the
application.
Academic Requirements
All disciplines are taught in Portuguese.
There is no maximum number of disciplines the
students can apply for. Students may choose
subjects of different courses and at different
Schools, Faculties, Institutions, etc.
The School of Architecture and Urbanism
(Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo – FAU)
and the School of Economics, Business and
Accountancy (Faculdade de Economia,
Administração e Contabilidade – FEA) receive
each semester a large number of applications
and have limited capacity to admit exchange
students.
Therefore, applications for such schools will be
analyzed according to existing academic
agreements between USP and its partners. We
highly recommend students interested in
attending classes of such areas to verify
exchange programs available in other
campuses of USP.
Many disciplines have special curriculum
requirements that students should take into
account before submitting there applications.
Therefore, the requests will be analyzed
considering the Transcription of Records and
the Study Plan.
Special requirements:
School of Engineering (Escola Politécnica)
requires applicants to choose at least 12 credits
in disciplines offered by this School.
School of Economics, Business Administration
and Accounting at Ribeirão Preto (Faculdade de
Economia e Administração de Ribeirão Preto FEARP) requires applicants to enroll in at least
16 credits in disciplines offered by the school.
Exchange students in the area of Human
Rua do Anfiteatro, 197 – Cidade Universitária
05508-060 – São Paulo, SP – Brasil
Telefones: (55-11) 3091-2309
E-mail: [email protected]
UNIVERSIDADE DE SÃO PAULO
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Application Procedures
Mailing address for Applications
Restricted study areas
Rua do Anfiteatro, 197 – Cidade
Universitária
05508-060- São Paulo, SP – Brasil
Telefones: (55-11) 3091-2407
Course Information
Transcripts
Accommodation Options
Health are not allowed by law to undertake
practical classes and internships. They may
follow those disciplines as guest auditors, if
suitable.
The Home University must first register the
applicants here: Online Register.
Once the registration has been submitted by
the home university, the students receive an email with the link to complete the application
forms.
Please, notice that we will be accepting
applications only for the very next semester,
and not for a full year. The exchange period
can be extended by the end of the first term,
under approval of a new study plan.
Documents to be attached on the online
applications:
1. Recommendation letter written by a
professor of the home university;
2. Study Plan;
3. Transcripts of records issued by the home
university and its simple translation into
Portuguese;
4. Copy of the passport page that contains
personal data; 5. A photo in “.jpg” format
(Max. Size 50Kb)
Applications must be submitted via our Online
Platform. No hard copies are needed
https://uspdigital.usp.br/mundus/
Exchange students in the area of Human
Health are not allowed by law to undertake
practical classes and internships. They may
follow those disciplines as guest auditors, if
suitable.
http://www5.usp.br/ensino/graduacao/cursosoferecidos/
An official transcript is sent to the Home
University’s International Office at the
completion of the students1 studies in São
Paulo, shortly after the release of grades.
USP does not provide housing facilities for
exchange students. Looking for accommodation for
the exchange period is under entire responsibility of
the student.
Information that can be helpful:
Info Housing
USP iFriends
Rua do Anfiteatro, 197 – Cidade Universitária
05508-060 – São Paulo, SP – Brasil
Telefones: (55-11) 3091-2309
E-mail: [email protected]
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Accommodation Service Website
For students looking for accommodation
USP has no accommodation nor does it own houses
inside or outside of the campus of São Paulo.
The service Info Housing doesn’t book spaces or
look for options for exchange students. The search
for accommodation must be carried out by the
interested person in accordance to his/her economic
conditions and interests.
For the immediate arrival accommodation, VRERI
can appoint hostels specialized in receiving
exchange students. The request for such
information must be made via e-mail
[email protected]
We also advise students that housing for the
exchange period requires the signature of a
contract. It is the right of everyone, including the
exchange student, to protect him/herself according
to the law. This contract is made in written
confirming and guaranteeing all the rights and
obligations of the tenant and the landlord’s.
The rent rates of a room or accommodation can
greatly vary, depending on location and features
offered by the house and the neighborhood.
For further information regarding housing outside of
the Capital São Paulo, please contact the Local
International Offices
STUDENT SERVICES AND SUPPORT
International Buddy Programme
USP iFriends is a program created by USP
International Office in order to improve the
relationship between international students and the
academic community. The USP iFriend (a regular
undergraduate student at USP who signs up for the
program) is responsible for this process.
COSTS AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Insurance
Additional fees
Visa Information
To conclude the enrollment, the student or the home
university must present copies of both the suitable
Student’s Visa and the life and health insurance
paper (mandatory).
According to information obtained from the Brazilian
consulates abroad, it is estimated that the monthly
living cost is around 900 USD presently(march/13).
USP is a public state institution that receives
exchange students at no cost. Nevertheless, no
scholarship programs are available.
Once the student has been accepted to an
exchange period at Universidade de São Paulo, the
International Office will send him/her the Letter of
Acceptance, which is necessary for the Student Visa
(VITEM IV) to be requested by the student at the
Brazilian diplomatic representation in his/her home
Rua do Anfiteatro, 197 – Cidade Universitária
05508-060 – São Paulo, SP – Brasil
Telefones: (55-11) 3091-2309
E-mail: [email protected]
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Pre-Arrival Information
country.
Student and researcher’s guide
http://www.usp.br/internationaloffice/wpcontent/uploads/student_researcher_guide_USP.pdf
CONTACT INFORMATION
Coordinators
Associate Director for Mobility
Prof. Dr. Claudio Possani
Area 4 – Eastern, Western,
Central and Northern Europe
Rogério Nóbrega
Phone: +55 11 3091-2309
[email protected]
Rua do Anfiteatro, 197 – Cidade Universitária
05508-060 – São Paulo, SP – Brasil
Telefones: (55-11) 3091-2309
E-mail: [email protected]
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