Universidade de São Paulo



Benjamin Pietsch

North and South America; Russia; Australia


+49 241 80 90686




The Universidade de São Paulo is located in the city of São Paulo and was founded in 1934. The approximately 94,000 students study at the eight campuses of the USP, which are located in eight cities in the state of São Paulo. The USP is one of the largest and most important universities in Brazil and South America, with 48 schools, approximately 6,000 faculty members and other facilities such as museums and hospitals.

General Information
Country Brasil
City São Paulo
Founded 1934
Number of Students 94.000

International Office
Fact Sheet

Type of Agreement Cooperation with faculties 3, 4, 5 and 6
Who can apply? Bachelor students, Master students and Doctoral candidates
Type of Stay Studies or research
Length of Stay 1 to 2 semesters
Time of the Stay Winter- and/or summer semester
Number of Exchange Placements Up to ten

Study Details
Semester Dates

1. Semester: March to July
2. Semester: August to December

Academic Calendar

Study Possibilites
Course Offerings

Master students

Bachelor students

Courses offered in the local language

Language Courses Centro Interdepartamental de Línguas

Prerequisites for the Application

See information on the RWTHworldwide: Apply to Study Abroad website

Language Requirements Special provisions for Brasil: When applying with RWTH first, you only have to be profficient in the Portuguese language to level A2 GER. However, by the time you are appointed to your partner university, you will have to prove level B1 GER language skills. To that effect special language courses are offered.
Submit application in the International Office application portal
Application Deadline in the International Office

You can find further information on the application portal website.

Tuition Fees Tuition fees waived
Costs Travel costs, accomodation and general living expenses
Funding Possibilities

BAföG for abroad (de)

Financing Study Abroad

RWTH scholarship database

DAAD scholarship database

PROMOS Scholarships

Practical Information
Accomodation The university does not offer any support in finding accomodation for the students. You can find more information here and here.
Health Insurance Students are responsible for having sufficient insurance coverage. Students are responsible for having health insurance and private liability insurance for abroad.
Experience Reports See the experience reports at MoveOn Exchanges
Further Information

Federal Foreign Office
Study in Brazil
Country Page Brasil
Studieren weltweit (de)