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The Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp)

Bachelor's programmes

Humanities (1)
Journalism & Media (1)



Founded in 1976 as a result of the unification of higher education individual institutes distributed in various regions of the most important Brazilian state in economic terms, UNESP offers courses in different areas of theoretical and experimental sciences such as Engineering, Health, Communications, Humanities, Social Sciences, Arts, among others.


  • Unesp offers the second largest structure for Graduate studies in the Brazil with 152 Graduate Programs. Our programs are characterized by the diversity of courses offered in all areas of knowledge, academic relevance and comprehensiveness.
  • Undergraduate studies - 179
  • Virtual Exchange Program


The research at Unesp is understood as a key part of our Strategic Internationalization Plan, a document prepared by UNESP's academic community in 2018. Briefly, the Research, the establishment of Partnerships and the development of Global Talents, are elements supported by different "Transversal Topics" and monitored by the development of "Indicators".

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University Ranking

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Student services

The International Relations Office of São Paulo State University gives support to all the internationalization initiatives of the institution and manages the undergraduate exchange programs.

Housing services

UNESP o"ers housing facilities, but there is a limited number of places. Also, they are mainly destined to low-income students. We encourage students to stay in a “republica” (houses rented by students who share expenses) in order to enhance sociabilization with local students. If you need information about housing, please contact the local international relations o)ce (ERI) at your destination campus.

Library services

  • UNESP has a Library Network composed of 34 Libraries located in 24 cities in the state of São Paulo.
  • Access to the collection is possible through the Integrated Search which provides a complete overview of all the university's libraries, the specific catalogs of each unit, and, of course, the university's own scientific output. 

Student Life

Campus life

Unesp is the best case of a multicampus university in Brazil. Its geographical distribution includes 24 campus located mostly in inland small or medium-sized cities - and one campus in the capital, São Paulo. Considering this ditribution, if you draw a circle with a 100 kilometer radius around each of these 24 cities, it will almost entirely cover the state of São Paulo.


Unesp is a respected institution with accomplished members, fully-accredited programs and strong research base - and these will remain its priorities.

Student Reviews

Bachelor in Translation: Overall Experience
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Overall, my experience at Unesp has been positive. I've gained experience and developed abilities in translation memories and CAT tools, which are very important for a professional translator, improved my English skills and learned a third language: Italian. I believe University has prepared me well for the labor market and had a major impact on my decision of pursuing a...

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Physical Therapist, Master in Neuroscience, teacher in University

South America online course
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

It is an online gradution and it is as good as it can. Of course they are missing some experiencies that only a “on campus” gradutation can provide, but nothing that can make you less prepared professional.


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