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Universidade de Sao Paulo

The University of São Paulo (USP) is a pre-eminent Latin American university, the largest institution dedicated to higher education and research in Brazil and ranked second in Latin America according to the Times Higher Education 2008. 

USP is composed of seven campuses, 40 learning and research units, five hospitals, five museums, five specialized institutes as well as multiple experimental laboratories and centres of scientific and cultural diffusion. With approximately 700 regular courses in more than 3,400 disciplines, USP is a sprawling hub of academic activity. 

School and departmental links throughout the College have created a foundation for a strong and multi-dimensional partnership between USP and King’s which will enhance research collaboration and offer unique opportunities to faculty and students.

Exchange places

The exchange agreement between King's and Universidade de São Paulo allows for up to 5 Full Year Equivalent (FYE) places for undergraduate and postgraduate students. This equates to 5 students going for a full academic year OR 10 students for a single semester OR a mixture of the two.

Eligibility for King's students

Important: Final decision on students' study abroad application to their host institution rests entirely with that host institution. Students outside of the department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies must also meet their departments’ academic requirements to obtain final departmental approval to study abroad. It is usually at least a 60% average prior to departure, however this can vary amongst departments. Students should double check with their Study Abroad Tutor if they are unsure of their academic requirements.

King’s students that wish to study abroad at this institution should check the ‘Undergraduate options by department’ page to see if this institution is indeed an option for them.  

Estimated living costs

Please research the estimated living costs for this country. A reminder that King's students on exchange are not required to pay tuition fees to the host university, but you may incur administrative and/or orientation fees at the host. There may also be mandatory insurance costs, and transcripts may incur a fee.

Please also note that, if required, student visas often require applicants to supply evidence of financial support throughout the duration of the study abroad programme. Sometimes this will mean showing financial evidence for a specific amount, so please pay attention to the advice on this from the host institution.


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