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Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV-EAESP)

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Last updated February, 2020

Academic Information

Language of Instruction

English and Portuguese

Course InformationSkyline of the city of Sao Paulo

FGV_EAESP offers a range of law and commerce courses in English. Commerce courses are divided into Graduate programs, such as MBA, MSc (MPGI - MSc in International Management and MPGPP – Professional Master in Public Policy Management), Part-time MBA and Undergraduate program (IPM – International Program in Management – international track inside of the undergraduate program).

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  • Login (usuario): ep2007
  • Password (senha): EXPR2007
  • ==> Choose the tab "acessar o blackboard" followed by "incoming exchange program"
  • ==> Then choose "Exchange Program" followed by "courses information".

Note: information on course availability is not released too far in advance. Therefore flexibility on course options is required for students who wish to attend FGV-EAESP.

Portuguese language courses

FGV-EAESP offers 30 hours of Portuguese Language Course for free for all exchange students.

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Semester Dates

Semester based

  • Semester 1: February to end June
  • Semester 2: early August to mid December

Terms based (MBA, MSc & IPM)

  • Term 1: early February through early April
  • Term 2: mid April through mid June
  • Term 3: early August through early October
  • Term 4: mid October through mid December 

Course Load and Minimum Unit Requirements

Minimum course load is 16 credits per semester:

  • 4 courses per semester
  • 4 courses per trimester (IPM, MSc & MBA)
  • Undergraduate students can choose a mix of courses from IPM and courses taught in English.
  • Each IPM course has 2 credits = 30 contact hours. Courses in English may have either 2 or 4 credits (30 or 60 contact hours)

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Accommodation & the Cost of Living


FGV does not offer accommodation; you will be required to find your own accommodation in Sao Paulo. The Office of International Affairs will give you some information on accommodation options and will help you to secure suitable accommodation before you arrive.

Estimated cost of Living

  • Approx. R$ 5500 per month 

Additional Information

Student Visa & Insurance

Student Visa & Insurance information 

Living & Travelling in Brazil

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Exchange Experiences

The University, City & Region

The University

Sao Paulo
Created by the Fundação Getulio Vargas, FGV-EAESP is a pioneer in the teaching of Business Administration in Brazil and is one of the principal Brazilian centres of teaching, research, publication and consulting in the field of Administration. Through partnerships with the most important Brazilian companies and government institutions, FGV-EAESP offers modern facilities in its classrooms, distance learning centre and computer laboratories.

The City of São Paulo

Sao Paulo overwhelms the senses with its sheer size. With over 10 million inhabitants, it is the world's third largest city and the largest in South America. Sao Paulo and its rival Brazilian city, Rio de Janeiro, have often been compared to New York and Los Angeles respectively. If Rio has gained fame for its striking natural setting, Sao Paulo's attraction lies in its people and its vibrant cultures. The Avenida Paulista's canyon of up thrusting skyscrapers only hints at the city's sources of energy. A more cosmopolitan city than its counterpart, Sao Paulo possesses significant ethnic minority communities, including substantial Japanese, Italian, and Arab and Lebanese Christian neighbourhoods.

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Further Information

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