Living In Rio


Students must have complete health insurance coverage from their own country, covering the entire exchange period. Travel agencies from the country of origin usually provide health insurance for travelers. Brazilian private health care is expensive.

As per FGV requirements, the insurance policy must have a minimum coverage of 30,000 euros or 42,000 US dollars and be valid for the entire stay of the student in this country. Coverage must also cover repatriation of mortal remains.


Please note that Fundação Getulio Vargas does not have its own housing (residences), therefore out-of-town and international students will need to seek private accommodation. Although staff at the International Office is not able to search for accommodation on a student’s behalf, they can provide assistance and counseling to students in this matter.


Living expenses are dependent on the student’s lifestyle; however, we estimate that students would need approximately US$ 1,500 – 2,000 per month. We advise students to check the cost of accommodation, as this has increased considerably over the past couple of years.

Please refer to our Fact Sheet for detailed information.

Please refer to our Welcome Pack for detailed information about living in Rio.

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