Sao Paulo Travel Guide


University of São Paulo (USP) is Brazil's most important university in terms of academic research and international reputation, with its main campus located in the West. It was considered the top university of Latin America according to the QS Ranking . Other important public universities present in the city are Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP) (see São Paulo/South Central) and Federal University of ABC (UFABC) (see Santo André).

The city also contains many traditional private high education institutions. Check the individual district sections for a comprehensive list of them.

Information for students

Brazil has exchange programmes with many internationally-recognized universities. In order to register at a Brazilian university as an exchange student, you must obtain a student visa at the Brazilian Embassy or Consulate in your home country. After you have arrived in Brazil with a valid student visa, then you must register in the “Departamento da Polícia Federal” (Federal Police Department) within 30 days of your arrival and obtain the RNE (Registro Nacional do Estrangeiro), which is the national ID card for overseas citizens. This is also where you can renew your visa with the Brazilian authorities. It is located at Rua Hugo Dantola, 95, Alto da Lapa, near Ponte do Piqueri (Piqueri Bridge). It is open M-F, 8AM-2PM.

By bus:From Avenida Paulista to the Policia Federal department, you can take the bus line "669-A/10 Terminal Princesa Isabel" in front of Trianon-Masp Metro station (on the same side of MASP museum), get off at the final stop, then take bus "978-J Voith" and get off at Rua Hermano Marchete, 1030. Walk up the street until you see the Policia Federal. To return, take the same bus "978-J" to Terminal Princesa Isabel. Then, take bus "669-A/10 Terminal Sto. Amaro" to return to Avenida Paulista.

By train: From Metro station Barra Funda (Linha 3 - Red), take the CPTM metropolitan train (Linha 7 - Ruby) to Lapa station.

British CouncilRua Ferreira Arajo, 741, Trreo, PinheirosPhone: +55(11) 2126-7526Fax: +55(11) 2126-7564
Aliana Russa de Ensino SuperiorAv. Eng. Luiz Carlos Berrini 962, Conjunto 102, BrooklinPhone: +55(11) 5505-5898Fax: +55(11) 5505-3988
Learn Portuguese

There are a number of language schools where you can learn Portuguese, for as short as two weeks or for a longer period of time. These include both private lessons and classes with more students.

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AlumniRua Padre Joo Manoel, 319Phone: +55(11) 5644-9700
University of So PauloAve Prof. Luciano Gualberto, n 403 (Prdio de Letras) - Sala 263, Cidade UniversitariaPhone: +55(11) 3091-4851
Senac So PauloRua Dr. Plinio Barreto, 285, 4 andar, JardinsPhone: +55(11) 2182-6900Fax: +55(11) 2182-6941
Cultura EspanholaRua Pamplona, 818 3 andar Cj 32Phone: +55(11)

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