University of Sao Paulo

4.5 out of 5 (62 ratings / 56 reviews) São Paulo, Brazil
USP, as the major institution of higher learning and research in Brazil, is responsible for educating a large part of Brazilian Masters and Ph.D’s.

Bachelor's programmes

About

Education

The University of São Paulo offers undergraduate courses in all areas of knowledge. All are free of charge and last from four to six years. It is worth remembering that most of USP activities are carried out in Portuguese.

USP has graduate programs in all fields of knowledge. These are stricto sensu courses offering Master’s and Ph.D degrees and their objective is to form highly qualified human resources for teaching, research and scientific and technological development.

Research

The University of São Paulo has research groups in all fields of knowledge.

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University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2021
101
2020
101
2019
101
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2022
121 -6
2021
115 1
2020
116
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2022
201
2021
201 50
2020
251
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2022
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2021
122 6
2020
128
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Student services

Universidade de São Paulo has an International Cooperation Office whose aim is to promote students, faculty and researchers’ mobility by enhancing cooperation and helping with mobility logistics. Nowadays, USP has over 1,000 international agreements with several institutions all over the world. Students and faculty members enjoy a multicultural environment with people of different cultural backgrounds.

Housing services

USP does not have housing facilities for exchange students, but there is a listing of accommodation places offered by families and students (enrolled as well as alumni) interested in receiving foreign students at their houses. The exchange students handle their reservation and financial matters directly with the landlords.

Library services

The University of São Paulo has 70 libraries installed in various units of education, museums and research institutes on various campi. These libraries make up USP’s Integrated System of Libraries (SIBi).

Medical services

During the stay in Brazil, the foreigner will be allowed to use the services of the Brazilian Public Health System only in emergency cases. For this reason, USP demands that students obtain a health insurance (travel insurance), which should be purchased at his/ her home country, prior to their arrival in Brazil.

Student Reviews

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Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I took every class of my curriculum with good grades. I was also a research student once voluntarily and twice with financial support from Research Institutes in Brazil. Currently I am in a obligatory internship in a Research Institute and developing a software to be published this year. I have also been the student representative for the Biotechnology Bachelor students...

The discovery of my true vocation as a chemical engineer
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

Early at university I had a bad time with subjects related to Applied Calculus and its derivatives. However as time went by I discovered myself in chemical modelling and computation. I've co-written a paper on the reaction optimization for macaw palm oil transterification, published in the the journal Fuel by Elsevier. After that I joined the Heterogeneus catalysis lab to...

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