Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV-EAESP)

Created in 1954 through a joint effort by the Brazilian government and Brazilian companies, as well as the collaboration of Michigan State University, the São Paulo Business Administration School of Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV-EAESP) was founded with the objective to train people to face the challenges that were arising during Brazil’s period of development at that time. In its endeavor to educate leaders, who are prepared to work in the field of Administration in the global market, FGV-EAESP offers a wide range of courses combining conceptual background and education for better understanding of the political and social realities.

FGV-EAESP one of the few institutions awarded the “triple crown”, with its international accreditations from AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA.

Triple accreditation is the accreditation awarded to prestigious business schools worldwide by the three largest and most influential business school accreditation associations:
AACSB - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
AMBA - The Association of MBAs
EQUIS - European Quality Improvement System

You will be studying at the São Paulo campus.

Campus facilities

FGV is composed of a 12-storey headquarters building located at Avenida Nove de Julho, nº 2029, off the Library Karl A. Boedecker Building and the Getulio Vargas Auditorium, next to a multisport court and two adjacent buildings located at Rua Itapeva, 432. The classrooms, videoconference rooms, computer laboratories and integrated systems, all sponsored, are located in several FGVSP buildings.


The LEPI-Computer Laboratory is equipped with state of the art equipment and is networked with free access to the internet and software for various activities and teaching areas.


The Karl A. Boedecker Library has a specialised collection of Administration, Business, Economics, Social Sciences and Law books. Users have free access to all collections and may do research at the library online reference stations.

Other (Gym, clubs and societies)

The multi-purpose sports court serves as a student meeting point. The venue for sporting events, such as indoor soccer and basketball championships. It is also used to hold events like marketing fairs, festivals and other events.

Academic calendar

Welcome Week is mandatory and takes place the week before the beginning of classes.

Autumn Semester: From early August to early December (including exam period)

Spring Semester: From early February to early July (including exam period)

Students are advised to arrive at least one week before the Welcome Week in order to get used to the city, the neighborhood and to FGV-EAESP facilities.


Academic life

Class format is usually based on lectures, seminars and case studies. Class participation usually counts towards 20% - 30% of the final grade. Attendance is mandatory. Size of the classes ranges between 30-50 students.


- Grading is 0 to 10 for Undergraduate Programme

Final grade is generally based on participation, oral and written presentations, case analyses and mid-term / final examinations. Minimum grade to pass is 6.


Exams may be conducted in class or as home-assignments. They are generally performed one or two weeks after the end of classes. The most common form are written exams.


Please contact your head of Programme or Academic Advisor for more details.

Passing requirements

Please contact your head of Programme or Academic Advisor for more details.

Disability provisions

Please contact the IPO for more information regarding the support services at FGV for students who have disabilities.


Sao Paulo popularly known as Sampa, is the largest city in Brazil and one of the largest in the world with a population of about 20 million in its metropolitan region. It is the capital of the South-eastern state of Sao Paulo and also an entertainment centre that offers a jovial nightlife and an intense cultural experience. Sao Paulo is the richest city in Brazil as well as an important commercial and financial hub in South America. People from the city of São Paulo are known as paulistanos, while paulistas designates anyone from the whole of São Paulo state, including the paulistanos. Being home to millions of immigrants, Sao Paulo is one of the most diverse cities in the world, and is the most cosmopolitan city found in any developing country in the world. Every year, a large number of tourists visit the city during festival periods.

Information about the city:

More on Brazil:

Ministério do Turismo

 Visit Brazil

 Viva Brazil

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The area where FGV is settled is one of the best in the whole city, since you have all kind of services nearby like restaurants, cinema, shopping malls, theatre, museums and you can easily reach all parts of the city (there are lots of bus lines and metro stations). Owing to that, the prices are higher in this area in comparison to other places.


Renting an apartment:

Documents required:

Yours: CPF (Brazilian ID), Income Receipt

Guarantor: CPF (Brazilian ID), Income Receipt, Registration of a property in São Paulo

Fees: besides the renting, you need to pay “condo tax”, “iptu”, gas, light and internet or cable TV if needed.

Most of the apartments for renting in São Paulo do not include the furniture or other equipment.

Language: you need a Portuguese speaker to help you understand all the procedures and to contact the real estate agents.

Renting a room:

Fees: you will share all the fees mentioned above with your flatmates.

Quality: you will find some low quality places, especially through the websites. iii.

Renting a flat:

In Brazil, flat means a small one-bedroom apartment (round 25m2), fully furnished with a sort of hotel services (cleaning, laundry and etc).

Fees: normally, light and internet are not included in the monthly rent

Where to look for it:

Cost of living

FGV suggest the following:




Housing -single room at student’s apartment








Transportation (bus ticket-R$ 3,00 and metro-R$2,90)




Books and Supplies




Total monthly expenses




Students may vary their expenses according to their life style.

*Prices were based on an exchange rate of US$ 1 = R$ 1.60; € 1 = 2.33. Currency fluctuation is frequent.


Students who have been nominated to study at FGV will be sent an application pack via email the semester before they are due to start their SPA.

Health Insurance  

It is mandatory to have an approprite and comprehensive International Health Insurance covering you for your entire stay at FGV-EAESP and in Brazil.


Visa requirements

It is compulsory to obtain VITEM IV, to enter, stay and study in Brazil. Students without student visa will not be able to enrol in FGV system.

For further information please contact the closest Brazilian Consulate/ Embassy.

Brazilian Consulate-General in London

32 Green Street, London W1K 7AT

Tel : +44 (0)20 73999000

Fax : +44 (0)20 73999100


Visa section:

This is for your information only, it is the student's responsibility to obtain the correct visa.



Please note: The information on this page is accurate at the time of publishing. Some details have been sourced from external websites.




Country: Brazil
Language of tuition: English,Portuguese
Level of study: Undergraduate
Partner type: Bilateral Exchange partner

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