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University of Sao Paulo

4.6 out of 5 (29 ratings / 18 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.

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.


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
101 50
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
116 2
118 3
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
128 20
148 5
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
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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

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

The best in iberia-america

Enriching Engineering Education in Brazil
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The University, especially the Engineering Department, offers several excellent extension opportunities for it's students, which is very nice and enriching. The Engineering Department also offers several courses, encompassing various subjects, and encourages students to try those traditionally outside of your specific kind of engineering, allowing students to have a more...

Good Experience at USP
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I had a great experience at the University of São Paulo, very good professors and classes.