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University of Sao Paulo

4.7 out of 5 (15 ratings / 8 reviews) São Paulo, Brazil
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.

About

Education

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.

Research

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

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2019
118 3
2018
121 -1
2017
120
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2018
151
2017
151 150
2016
301
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2018
153
2017
-
2016
-
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.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2019
251
2018
251
2017
251
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.

Services

Housing services

USP has no accommodation or owns houses within or outside the campus of São Paulo. The Info Housing service won’t make reservations or search for options on behalf of exchange students. The search for accommodation must be carried out by the interested parties in accordance to their economic conditions and interests.

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).

ICT services

The policies of technological innovation at USP are administered by USP’s Office of Innovation, so as to make available to all of society the scientific, technological and cultural knowledge produced by the University. USP’s Office of Innovation works in fields such as transfer of technology, USP-business cooperation, university entrepreneurship, sustainability, access to technology, and others.

Medical services

During his/her stay in Brazil, the foreigner will be allowed to use the services of the Brazilian Public Health System only in emergency cases.

Student Life

Campus life

USP is one of the largest institutions of higher education in Latin America, with approximately 90,000 enrolled students. It has eleven campuses, four of them in São Paulo (the main campus is called Campus Armando de Salles Oliveira, with an area of 7,443,770 m²). The other campuses are in the cities of Bauru, Lorena, Piracicaba, Pirassununga, Ribeirão Preto and two in São Carlos.

Student Reviews

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Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars
Very fulfilling course, yet extremely demanding. Expects students to learn by themselves and to have initiative. Good teachers and close relationships between students.
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Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars
As a local, I already knew the ins and outs of the city. However, the University doesn't provide much information or support for outside students.
Review of the University of Sao Paulo - Brazil
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars
I like the opportunities given by the university, for instance, differents scholarships for diverses areas, sports and affordable restaurants for the academic community. Also I like the fact that students don't have to pay to study. But unfortunately Brazil is going through a phase that affected the University such as financial difficulty.