General Information

General information about São Carlos and ICMC/USP 

General guidelines for the obtaining of a temporary visa

Obtaining of CPF (Individual Taxpayer Identification Number)

Obtaining of RNM (National Migratory Registry)

FAQ (Federal Police)

Video about ICMC/USP

Video about the campus of USP in São Carlos


Procedures for Applying to Subjects offered by ICMC (free-mover)

For the application of foreign students in subjects taught at ICMC/USP, the following documents must be sent by the student's university, in .pdf format (of good quality), using the application form available at

  • a student nomination letter from the International Office of the university;
  • a transcript issued by the institution of the student;
  • a registration form with the student´s subjects of interest. Click here to access the courses offered by ICMC/USP;  
  • a copy of the student's passport containing student´s data and validity of the document; and
  • a student's photo in .jpg format.

Below are the deadlines for the sending of documents, analysis and acceptance of students:

  • Subjects to be taken in the first semester of each year:
    • Until January 06: Application of students;
    • From 7 to 14 January: Evaluation by ICMC/USP; and
    • From 17 to 20 January: Issuance of acceptance letters.
  • Subjects to be taken in the second semester of each year:
    • Until April 30: Application of students;
    • From 1 to 30 May: Evaluation by ICMC/USP; and
    • From 1 to 15 June: Issuance of acceptance letters.

Most subjects are taught in Portuguese. It is strongly recommended that the candidate be able to communicate in Portuguese. Contact us at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information on courses taught in English.


Research Conducted at ICMC/USP

Click here to access a catalogue on research being conducted at ICMC/USP.


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