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  • Locations: Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Program Terms: Semester 1, Semester 2, Year (Sem 1 & Sem 2)
  • Partner University Homepage: Click to visit
Program Description:


EAESP Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV)
Location: São Paulo
Year Established: 1944
Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) is a Brazilian think tank and higher education institution offering quality education which aims to boost Brazil’s economic and social development. It’s considered one of the top 25 think tanks in the world and one of its leading higher education institutions.

An influential institution, FGV is known for its economic analysis, law school, policy analysis and the FGV Press. It offers a variety of undergraduate, graduate and executive education courses across Brazil.

Unique characteristics
The OneMBA offered by São Paulo School of Business Administration (EAESP), has been ranked by The Financial Times as one of the top 40 executive MBAs in the world. EAESP is one of the few higher education institutions in Latin America and the only in Brazil to have a triple international accreditation (AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA).

São Paulo is an enormous city of 20 million people – the third largest metropolis in the world. Amid the traffic, smog and poverty you’ll find first rate museums, restaurants, performance venues and nightclubs – there are more than 15,000 bars here. The city has a mix of cultures, with large Japanese, Italian, Lebanese, Syrian and openly gay communities.

Brazil - EAESP - Campus

Academic Information

Course Catalogue 
Information about units of study at the host university.

Subject Area/s: Business

Exclusions apply

Teaching Periods: Semesters/Terms
First term: August - December (Block Seminars always take place in mid to late July).
Second term: February - June

Credit (Full-Time Load/Semester)

University of Sydney

Host University



Grading System
A – Excellent
B – Very good
C – Good
D – Satisfactory
E – Sufficient
FX/F – Fail
More information on the CEMS grading system.

Transcripts Issued by Partner
Transcripts will be available at the end of your exchange period.


Language of Instruction
Classes at the host university are taught in English.

Language Requirement
There is no language requirement at the host university. However, In some terms, EAESP offers a course taught in Portuguese which is related to business. To be able to register and attend to this course, the student will be required to take a proficiency test in Portuguese (and pay an administration fee for the test) and reach the required level of knowledge in the language. For students wishing to improve their Portuguese, EAESP offers a Portuguese language course accredited as CEMS Language 3. The course is not considered an open elective and does not accredit course ECTS towards the CEMS curriculum. An Administration Fee will be charged for students who register for the course.



What is the host city like?
Find out more information about the host city (select English as language)


EAESP does not offer housing for its foreign students. However, students can access the database of offers. In addition, housing options are offered by CEMS partner HousingAnywhere.

Cost of Living
Use this guide to estimate living expenses associated with studying overseas. Exchange students are not required to pay tuition fees to the host university.

It is mandatory for all foreign students to present a valid Health Insurance document for the duration of their studies in Brazil, with a minimum coverage of € 30 000 or US$42 000.

Useful Information

For Exchange/International Students
Specific information for exchange students provided by CEMS.
Semester/Term Dates
Access the University’s calendar.
A mandatory orientation will be held one week prior to the start of semester.
Support Services 
A range of support services are available to students at the host university (in Portuguese).
It is compulsory for all foreign students to apply for a Student Visa and present the visa to FGV-EAESP International Relations Office. The common type of student visa issued by the Brazilian authorities abroad is VITEM IV.
Information from the Consulate General of Brazil in Sydney.

Student Experiences

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