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University of Sao Paulo

Master's Programmes

Medicine & Health (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)



The University of São Paulo offers undergraduate courses in all areas of knowledge. All are free of charge and last from four to six years. It is worth remembering that most of USP activities are carried out in Portuguese.

USP has graduate programs in all fields of knowledge. These are stricto sensu courses offering Master’s and Ph.D degrees and their objective is to form highly qualified human resources for teaching, research and scientific and technological development.


The University of São Paulo has research groups in all fields of knowledge.

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University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
121 -6
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QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
201 50
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
122 6
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.


Student services

Universidade de São Paulo has an International Cooperation Office whose aim is to promote students, faculty and researchers’ mobility by enhancing cooperation and helping with mobility logistics. Nowadays, USP has over 1,000 international agreements with several institutions all over the world. Students and faculty members enjoy a multicultural environment with people of different cultural backgrounds.

Housing services

USP does not have housing facilities for exchange students, but there is a listing of accommodation places offered by families and students (enrolled as well as alumni) interested in receiving foreign students at their houses. The exchange students handle their reservation and financial matters directly with the landlords.

Library services

The University of São Paulo has 70 libraries installed in various units of education, museums and research institutes on various campi. These libraries make up USP’s Integrated System of Libraries (SIBi).

Medical services

During the stay in Brazil, the foreigner will be allowed to use the services of the Brazilian Public Health System only in emergency cases. For this reason, USP demands that students obtain a health insurance (travel insurance), which should be purchased at his/ her home country, prior to their arrival in Brazil.

Student Reviews

Great university
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Grear classes and high level teachers.

Why USP is a good call!
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I have been part of the University of Sao Paulo (USP) since I was in High School, through a research program to foster a scientific mindset among pre-college students. And that was when I fell in love with USP. I already knew it was the best university in the country (and in Latin America) but having the chance to experience it before taking the entrance exams was key to...

Great course, more focused on leisure than tourism
Lia Santos rated 4 out of 5 stars

The University of São Paulo (USP) is considered the largest college in the country, so many young people dream of entering this university. There are courses in different areas of knowledge and also postgraduate options, all free. USP offers opportunities for all those who, quite possibly, would not be able to do without it, so it is a school that I am proud to study.


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