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Students enrolled in foreign institutions looking forward to take part of their studies (one semester as exchange student) at FEA-RP can do it by:

  • FEA-RP International Office.Student’s home university must have an agreement with FEA-RP and must nominate the student. We don´t accept individuals nomination/application. A list of our partners can be viewed here;

  • International Office of the University of São Paulo. In this case is whether the student’s home university has an agreement with USP; or does not have any agreement with FEA-RP or USP. Students coming from universities without any agreement will be eveluated as well, but as a especific case. Please, see further information in the site of USP International Office.

 

Undergraduate, Graduate, and Research Programs Exchange

Students regularly enrolled in foreign institutions (partners of FEA-RP or USP) are allowed to come and study undergraduate or graduate subjects for a period of one semester. FEA-RP´s International Office does not accept applications by the foreign students themselves. It is strictly necessary that the person responsible for the international relations of the foreign institution should contact first and arrange the documents.

 

Requirements for students that would like to do an exchange semester at FEA-RP

  • Study in a bachelor program in the field of Economics, Business Administration and/or Accounting or related areas;
  • It is recommended (not mandatory) that has at least a basic knowledge of Portuguese;
  • For MSc/PhD exchange, must have a Bachelor degree diploma

 

INCOMING EXCHANGE PROCEDURES

 

1. NOMINATION

Home University must send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the following information of each nominated student:

  • Full Name
  • Gender
  • Field of study in the home institution
  • Level of study to be taken at FEA-RP (bachelor/undergraduate, master, PhD, Researchers)
  • Semester of exchange (Spring, Fall or Academic Year)
  • Email
  • Address to which the acceptance letter should be sent

International Office will, from now on, proceed with the register of the nominated students.

 

2. APPLICATION

2.1 Undergraduate

The students will receive an email with a link explaining how to proceed with the registration for their exchange at USP, through the USP MUNDUS system. Students must complete the data and upload the required documents and send the application.

 

Documents required

Students must upload the following documents:

  • Scanned Student´s photo(JPG)
  • Passport´s main page
  • Current Transcript of Records from Home University
  • 2 letters of recommendation signed by professors or academic advisors
  • Proof of financial support of at least R$6,000 (US$3,000; €2,500 or equivalent) per semester
  • Copy of international health insurance valid for the entire stay at FEA-RP/USP

 

List of Courses
The Undergraduate courses exchange students are allowed to take at FEA-RPis listed on this link.

 

2.2 Application - Graduate

Graduate Students fill the Online Application Form and must send the documents only by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., it's not necessary to send the hard copies by post. As soon as we receive the digital information, we are going to check it all. If there is any problem, we will inform the student by email.

 

Required documents

Documents required for applicants to Graduate (MSc or PhD) and Research student

Note: Once the student has been accepted, he/she should report to the Office of the Graduate Registrar of FEA-RP and present the original documents (*) to enroll.

 

List of Courses
The Graduate courses exchange students are allowed to take at FEA-RPis listed on this link.

 

Schedule for students applying as Exchangers at FEA-RP/USP

    • Fall term (USP´s 2nd semester of each year)
      • Nomination and Application: From March 15th to April 30th
      • Evaluation of applications: From May 1st to 15th
      • Issue of acceptance letters: From May 15th to 30th
      • Orientation week: July 30th and 31st
      • Period of exchange: From August 1st to December 8th

 

  • Spring term (USP´s 1st semester of each year)
    • Nomination and Application: From Sep. 1st to October 15th
    • Evaluation of applications: From 1st to 30th of November
    • Issue of acceptance letters: From 01st to 15th of December
    • Orientation week: February 22nd and 23rd
    • Period of exchange: From February 26th to July 6th
  

Orientation

The beginning of each semester, usually a few days before classes start, International Office organizes welcome reception with important and practical information to FEA-RP interantional students. This event is free and mandatory. The schedule and details of the event is always well send to students. Besides the practical information there´s also dynamic integration, campus tour, city tour, always in partnership with ITeam.

 

Enrollment

Students should always choose the subjects after their acceptance. We´ll keep the students informed about it. However the enroll will happen only at the beginning of classes, with International Office´s orientation.

 

English Subjects and Portuguese Language Program

Portuguese is the official language of Brazil and all public educational institutions must, by the orce of our Constitutionteach classes in that languageHowever we can offer some subjects in English, which are disclosed in our schedule each semesterIn order to help international students, it´s offered a course in Portuguese Language.

The course develops skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing promoting fluency in the environment for foreign students. Classes take place twice in a week and they are charged in two stallments. Values and schedules depend on the students demand and availability of the teachers and will be arranged in arrival. More information: Portuguese Course for Foreigners

 

Housing

Regarding the accommodation in Ribeirão Preto, FEA-RP/USP doesn't offer student accommodation in campus, but we have a program with our Brazilian students in which they offer a place at their house / apartment to welcome an exchange student. The Brazilian students usually share a house or an apartment that are called "Repúblicas" and are like fraternities. These accomodation are paid by the exchange student.

 

We´ll send more information later to all accepted ones. We have a group of students in our campus, called ITeam, which works and helps usp with international matters. iTeam USP-RP through its Housing program helps international students find housing in Ribeirão Preto. All incoming students will be assisted by this program. After being accepted students will be placed in contact with the ITeam, which will provide support.

 

Visa and Registration with the Federal Police

For more information regarding Student Visa visit this link; further details on mandatory registration with the Brazilian Federal Police visit this link

 

Facilities

  • USP and FEA -RP offers the following facilities for foreign students:
  • Library
  • USP Card
  • Univeristy Restaurant
  • Sports Center
  • Wi-fi
  • Computer labs
  • Buddy program
  • Housing program
  • Research opportunities
  • Internship
  • Further details on those facilites will be disclosed om orientation meetings.

 

Extension of Exchange semester

If you are already an exchange student at FEA-RP and want to extend your stay for another semester you should contact first your home university. If they approve your request, they must nominate you to FEA-RP´s International Office for another semester.


After receiving the nomination from the home university, we will review the request. If accepted, we will contact the student to give him orientations on how extending the visa and other adminsitrative details.

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