Universidade de São Paulo - Exchange

City: São Paulo Country: Brazil

Universidade de São Paulo Website



  • The Universidade de São Paulo (USP) is a public university, maintained by the State of São Paulo and linked to the Secretary of State for Economic, Science and Technology.
  • The talent and dedication of faculty, students and staff have been recognized by various world rankings, designed to measure the quality of universities from many criteria, especially those related to scientific productivity.
  • For its activities, the USP has several campuses spread through the cities of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, Piracicaba, São Carlos, Pirassununga, Bauru and Lorena, as well as teaching units, museums and research centers located outside these spaces and different municipalities.
  • It is the largest university in Brazil and the country's most prestigious educational institution.

When Can I Go?

Terms Offered: Fall, Winter, Full Year

Term Dates:

Semester 1: August - December

Semester 2: February - June

Eligibility Requirements

Open to: All Faculties

Level: Undergraduate, Graduate

See Eligibility.

Course Information

Language of Instruction: Portuguese

No Portuguese language certificate is required but students must have a good knowledge of Portuguese to attend classes and be successful on this exchange.

Field of Study: All

Universidade de São Paulo Credit Information

Universidade de São Paulo Course Information


USP has no student housing on campus, but does offer advice on housing arrangements off-campus.

For more information you will need to contact USP directly after you have been nominated there, by UAlberta, for the exchange.

Program Contact

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Funding Opportunities 

Students receive on average between $1,200-$1,800 in funding.

Over 70% of students who apply get funding.

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