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São Paulo State University (UNESP) — public non-profit institution. It is located in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The higher education institution is considered one of the youngest in the country, as it was founded in 1976. UNESP 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).

According to QS International University Ranking, the institution is among the top-420 in the world. The university is in top-1050 of the independent international ranking THE.

UNESP does research in different fields of study and offers bachelor programs.

LocationSao Paulo, Brazil
Establishment year1976
International students1,491
Female students51%
Acceptance rate30%

Place in ratings

Rating QS2024#420
Rating THE2023#1050
By subject
SubjectPlace in QS 2023
Agriculture & Forestry123
Natural Sciences180
Social Sciences & Management247
Engineering & Technology252
Life Sciences & Medicine263
Arts & Humanities299
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UNESP tuition fees

At UNESP, the academic calendar is divided into two semesters. However, tuition fees are calculated per year. Tuition fees here are different for locals and foreigners. For locals, it starts from 201 USD, and for foreigners — a minimum of 1,000 USD. The cost of education and the availability of scholarships can be checked on the official website.

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

Academic calendarSemesters

Study programs at UNESP

Literature and Linguistics
Study modeOn campus
Study formFull-time
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UNESP campus

The campus of UNESP is located in Sao Paulo. The urban campus is suitable for those students who, firstly, are used to independence, and secondly, cannot imagine their life without the hustle and bustle of a big metropolis. The school has a library where students can do their homework or just relax. Student life at UNESP is filled with intercultural activities, as not only local students study here, but also students from abroad. The exchange of knowledge and experience, networking and new acquaintances — all this is an integral part of studenthood.

Campus TypeUrban

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 UNESP find jobs without difficulty. One of the reasons is the good reputation of the university among employers, according to the results of the QS ranking. Look for more immigration options in our article.

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