Studying at Ebape

The Exchange Program allows international students from partner institutions to sign up for courses at FGV EBAPE, taught in Portuguese and English, in accordance with the academic calendar.

Students wishing to sign up for one of the complete regular programs must go through the respective admission procedures. For more information, please contact the Admissions Office.


International exchange students should arrive one week before classes begin, in order to have time to settle, find housing and to be able to participate in orientation sessions, where attendance is compulsory. There will only be one session each semester.


At the beginning of each semester, the International Office holds a mandatory Orientation Session for international students. In this session, students will receive more information on institutional, academic and practical matters that are extremely helpful for their exchange period at FGV EBAPE and complete the enrollment process.

Failure to attend the Orientation Session will lead to the automatic cancellation of the Exchange Program.

The International Office notifies the students of the actual date in advance.


At undergraduate level, the academic year is divided into semesters. Semester 1 (Northern Hemisphere Spring Term) is from the beginning of February to the end of June (this may vary, depending on when Carnaval takes place); and Semester 2 (Northern Hemisphere Fall Term) is from the end of July/beginning of August to week before Christmas.

At graduate level, the academic year is divided into trimesters. Classes are offered from May to July (Term 1), July to September (Term 2) and October to December (Term 3). For specific dates, please contact the International Office.

For specific dates, please contact the International Office.


International exchange students wishing to intern in Brazil must ensure he/she holds a student visa. In some instances, a tripartite agreement (student – FGV EBAPE – employer) may be required. For further information, please contact the nearest Brazilian diplomatic mission (consulate or embassy).


A ‘buddy’ is an FGV student who has volunteered to act as a mentor and help one or more international students with any problems arising during his/her stay in Rio. The International Office will send further information to international exchange students about the program.


Fundação Getulio Vargas boasts significant number of organizations/clubs led by students with various themes and areas of interest, in which international exchange students can participate.

For further information on FGV’s student-led organization, please the document below.


Library, computer labs, café, restaurant and bookstore. We also have a health center (15th floor of FGV main building), with a registered nurse and a medical doctor (general practitioner). Students can have free consultations with the doctor, who may prescribe medicine or refer students to a specialist.


FGV has strict dress regulations on its premises, with entry not permitted to those wearing shorts, miniskirts and/or flip-flops (Havaianas-type sandals).

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