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University of Sao Paulo

4.7 out of 5 (17 ratings / 10 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.

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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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

Overall the university provides a great experience, not only considering the level of the classes, but also the opportunities given there.

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

It was a great experience, the University had a broad program regarding several different languages and their respective works of literature. They also offer opportunities to delve into academic research on your desired field which helps you to sort out what you intend on doing after graduating. The professors are well prepared, but the university building is a bit...

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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.