Institution name
Universidade de São Paulo (USP)

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Semester dates
Semester 1: February – June
Semester 2: August – December

Discipline area

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Business, Entrepreneurship and Management
  • Design
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Horticulture and Environmental Sciences
  • Information and Communication Technologies
  • Health and Community Service
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Multimedia
  • Psychology
  • Science
  • Social Sciences
  • Sports Science

Important notes to consider
Classes are mostly taught in Portugese, with a limited number of classes taught in English. It is recommended that students applying to USP have a good understanding of Portugese (at least B1 level).

Courses available for exchange students
Students may choose subjects from different courses offered at different Schools. Note that it is not possible to take courses on multiple campuses, except for the 4 different locations spread throughout the city of São Paulo.

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Exchange students can also attend (during the semester) an intensive Portuguese course offered by the Language Learning Center at the São Paulo Campus only.

Credit equivalence
50 CP = 16 credits
37.5 CP = 12 credits
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USP does not provide housing facilities for exchange students within the campuses. The search for accommodation must be carried out by the students themselves. Visit the accommodation page for more information.

However USP strongly recommends that students take part in the USP iFriends program in order to get more information about accommodation. Applicants may opt to take part in the buddy program when filling out the online application form.

Find out more
Check out the Universidade de São Paulo website for more information.