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University of Sao Paulo (USP)

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USP, as the major institution of higher learning and research in Brazil, is responsible for educating a large part of Brazilian Masters and Ph.D’s. On our site, you can find information about our structure, ways of entrance and services offered to the foreign community.

Foreign students enter the University of São Paulo by means of exchange programs, the Student Program Agreement or by slots obtained through diplomatic courtesies. It is worth remembering that most of USP activities are carried out in Portuguese.

Exchange Programs

Foreigners may attend classes at USP as undergraduate exchange students for a period of one to two semesters, obtaining credits or conducting research considered valid for the curricula of their home universities.

Student Program Agreement (PEC)

The PEC-G (undergraduate) is cooperation activities developed between Brazil and the nations of Latin America, Central America and Africa, in order to allow citizens of these countries to pursue university studies in Brazilian universities participating in the program – USP being among these. The Program is administered by the Ministry of Foreign Relations and by the Ministry of Education. In both variants of the Program, the interested candidate registers directly at the Brazilian Embassy in his/her country of origin.

Diplomatic courtesy

Decree nº 89.758, of June 6, 1984, regulates the courtesy registrations for employees of diplomatic missions, consular offices and/or for their legal dependents.

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