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About USP

University of São Paulo (USP) — public non-profit university. It is located in Sao Paulo, Brazil. USP is a part of Conselho de Reitores das Universidades Brasileiras (CRUB), Rede Nacional de Extensão (RENEX), Associação Brasileira dos Reitores das Universidades Estaduais e Municipais (ABRUEM), International Forum of Public Universities (IFPU).

The institution is among the top-90 in the world, according to QS International University Ranking.

USP does research in different fields of study and invites students to master programs.

LocationSao Paulo, Brazil
Establishment year1934
International students1,858
Acceptance rate10%

Place in ratings

Rating QS2024#86
By subject
SubjectPlace in QS 2023
Agriculture & Forestry28
Social Sciences & Management46
Arts & Humanities49
Life Sciences & Medicine52
Natural Sciences52
Engineering & Technology69
Anatomy & Physiology77
Accounting & Finance94
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USP tuition fees

The academic calendar at USP is divided into two semesters, as in many other universities in Brazil. For convenience, tuition fees are calculated per year. One year of studying at USP will cost local citizens a minimum of 194 USD. For foreigners, the tuition fee is different — from 1,000 USD per year. Check the university website for up-to-date information on tuition fees and available scholarships.

Accommodation, transportation, study materials, meals and personal expenses are all things to consider before applying to university.

Academic calendarSemesters

Study programs at USP

Tropical Medicine
Study formFull-time
Duration12 months
Study field
Exam scoresFCE — 160, TOEFL PBT — 480
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Cell and Tissue Biology
Study formFull-time
Duration12 months
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
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Bachelor degree at USP

Undergraduate studies at USP are eligible if you pass the entrance exams.

Master's degree at USP

It is impossible to enter USP for a master's program without confirming knowledge of the English language. You can do this by passing TOEFL. The TOEFL must be passed with a score of 480 and above.


USP campus

USP has an urban campus, which provides students with many options for study and recreation. The abundance of museums, theaters and cinemas creates opportunities for the cultural development of young people. In the city, there are also large companies that offer internships. The university has a library, in the collection of which you will find not only textbooks and scientific works, but also works of the classics, modern literature and much more. USP accepts students for international exchange programs. This is a great opportunity to gain experience in intercultural communication for both international and local students.

Campus TypeUrban
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What to do after graduation

There are many options to stay in the country after completing your studies at the university. One of them is to get an offer from an employer and apply for a work visa. Detailed information can be found on the embassy website. Graduates of USP are in demand in the labor market, as the reputation of the educational institution among employers is quite high according to the results of the QS world ranking. We talk about other options for immigration in our article.

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