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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
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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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

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Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

USP is one of the best universities in Brazil, and I studied on a MBA online program very rich in experiences and excellent teachers.

Its a good university, but will can be better if the goverment invest all the resources avalible of the funding of education
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Its the best university of South America, but the goverment is destroing the struture. This university is a State University and have a lot lof things to do in its campus of São Paulo. There are 9 campus around the State of São Paulo, and the biggest is the city of São Paulo, the biggest city of South America.

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

It's the best University in the country, and the experience it provides is priceless. However, there is a lack of infrastructure for some courses, especially in the area of science. Many teachers don't care about teaching, so you need to learn how to handle the books yourself.