How to apply

Admission is made through exams, organized annually by Fuvest and SiSU. Foreign students enter ICMC by means of exchange programs, the Student Program Agreement or by slots obtained through diplomatic courtesies. It is worth remembering that most of ICMC activities are carried out in Portuguese.

Exchange Programs - Foreigners may attend classes at USP as undergraduate exchange students for a period of one to two semesters, obtaining credits or conducting research considered valid for the curricula of their home universities. The needed documents for foreign applicants for an exchange period at USP are listed below:

  1. A letter from the home university nominating the applicant to do a mobility period at ICMC, USP-São Carlos;
  2. A recommendation letter written by a professor from the home institution;
  3. Registration Form fully filled-in (available here);
  4. Official Academic Records delivered by the home institution in Portuguese, Spanish or English;
  5. Program of study and list of disciplines the applicant wants to follow at ICMC-USP (a list of disciplines and syllabus can be accessed here);
  6. Copy of passport (front data), with explicit expiration date of the document;
  7. A file with the applicant´s digitalized photo in "JPG" format and maximum size of 50Kb (e-mail to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.);
  8. After acceptation at ICMC-USP, other documents will be required. The applicant will receive an email from CRInt-ICMC with details, including instructions on how to apply for an appropriate Brazilian VISA.
  9. When arriving in São Carlos you have to turn in a copy of your health insurance to our International Relations Office (CRInt-ICMC).

Student Program Agreement (PEC) - The PEC-G (undergraduate) is cooperation activities developed between Brazil and the nations of Latin America, Central America and Africa, in order to allow citizens of these countries to pursue university studies in Brazilian universities participating in the program – USP being among these. The Program is administered by the Ministry of Foreign Relations and by the Ministry of Education. In both variants of the Program, the interested candidate registers directly at the Brazilian Embassy in his/her country of origin. Click here for more information (Ministry of Education page).

Diplomatic courtesy - Decree nº 89.758, of June 6, 1984, regulates the courtesy registrations for employees of diplomatic missions, consular offices and/or for their legal dependents. Click here to read the full text of the document.


ICMC International Relations Office
Phone: +55 16 3373 8889
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