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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
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
115 1
116 2
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
122 6
128 20
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
201 50
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.


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 4 out of 5 stars

It was a incredible experience. My university is the best on my country, and one of the hardest as well.

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Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The University of Sao Paulo is the best in Brazil. The courses are enriching and provide you with a solid knowledge background. There are many laboratories and a multitude of researches being developed by talented people. However, due to a lack of fundings, it is hard to follow through with our work.

Brazilian's best!
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

It's a huge university that offers plenty of opportunities of socializing for international students. It has great professors, although the infrastructure has a lot of room for improvement. It can often be hard to contact the university management, even though the staff does its best with the little funding they have.


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