Sao Paulo Business School of Fundacao Getulio Vargas - Commerce

City: Sao Paulo
Language of instruction: English, Portuguese
  • Created in São Paulo in 1954 with the School of Business Administration (FGV-EAESP)
  • Highly values the excellence in teaching and the continuous improvement of didactic and pedagogical methods
  • Provides undergraduate and graduate courses in different segments of Administration

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Partner university's areas of study

Commerce (UBCV)

Notes on Language of Instruction

  • No Portuguese language test requirement
  • FGV/EESP believes that partner universities will select students able to attend classes in Portuguese, or will only attend classes that are being offered in English
  • 30 hours of an Intensive Portuguese Language Course is offered for free, but with no credits given for the course - usually begins 2nd week of classes (this class is not mandatory)
  • For English, it is expected that students have a level equivalent to TOEFL ibt 90
  • All courses in the International Program in Management (IPM) are taught in English


Terms offered

Term 1Term 2Full year Term 1 + 2 (UBC Term 1 start)Split year Term 2 +1 (UBC Term 2 start)

Who can go?

  • Only Bachelor of Commerce and MBA (UBCV) students are eligible to apply to this partner university

Term dates

  • Semester 1 (Spring): From early February to early July (UBC Term 2)
  • Semester 2 (Fall): From early August to early December (UBC Term 1)


What term to list on your Go Global Application:

  • Term 1: if planning to take FGV's semester 2
  • Term 2: if planning to take FGV's semester 1
  • Full year: if planning to take FGV's semester 2 and then take FGV's Semester 1
  • Split year: if planning to take FGV's semester 1 and then take FGV's semester 2
  • Please apply for the UBC term that you wish to be abroad
Courses + Transfer Credits


Course equivalency formula

  • Same as UBC

Passing grade

Minimum passing grade is 6

Grading scheme

  • Grading is 0 to 10

Credit transfer process

The transfer credit process takes approximately 16 weeks following each submission deadline. You should allow sufficient time to meet important deadlines that may affect you (e.g. application for graduation, registration in courses that require prerequisites that you took on exchange, entry to a major/honours program, etc.)

For more information about Go Global transfer credit

Course Information

* Students who have special requirements or require academic accommodation should contact a Go Global advisor regarding their needs at least six weeks prior to the application deadline.

Type of Go Global Experiences

Exchange (pay UBC tuition)

Course information and restrictions

  • There are two modules in the International Program in Management (IPM) with around 7 2-credit courses offered within each module
  • Students who are approved for 8 courses can receive the International Program in Management Certificate

Full course load information

  • Undergraduate Students can enroll in subjects of the undergraduate courses
  • Graduate Students can enroll in graduate courses
  • Minimum number of credits: 12 (usually 3 courses)
  • Attendance is mandatory

Course Information Website

Transfer credits and equivalent courses at this university

Check out the courses that students have successfully transferred back in the last 3 years. If you don't see a course you need listed, it simply means you need to submit the course to be evaluated through the Transfer Credit Portal while on exchange.

* Areas of study at partner universities are subject to change. This list is to be used as a general guideline and is not exhaustive; research the partners' websites for additional course information.

UBC Vancouver

UBC course: POLI 3rd
Partner course code: n/a 16828-13
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-12-04
Tuition, Fees and Awards

Exchange tuition

  • 15 credits or equivalent full-time program fee per term, paid to UBC
  • Summer Program is through exchange: students pay tuition to UBC based on the number credits earned
  • Some partner fees may apply

Scholarships + awards

The Go Global award $1000

All students accepted to Go Global for Exchange, Research Abroad, or Study Abroad programs are automatically considered for this award. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you'll be notified of your award after you're accepted to Go Global and after you get nominated to apply to the partner university.

Additional awards

Students who are eligible for awards may receive one UBC or UBC-affiliated international learning award. If you're eligible, you are always offered the highest-value award. Unless stated otherwise, you need to meet eligibility criteria set out by the University Senate regarding awards.

Check out international learning awards and eligibility.

Information for US students

If you are a student from the United States, please check the US Department of Education Lookup Tool to ensure that any partner institution you wish to attend on Exchange is Title IV ‘eligible’ for Federal Student Aid for the year in which you intend to study there. For institutions outside of the US, select “Foreign Country” from the “State” dropdown menu.

If you attend an eligible institution, then you may receive Title IV federal student loans while on Exchange.

If you attend an ineligible institution:

  • You will not be eligible for US federal student loans,
  • You may invalidate any US student aid you have previously received for your studies at UBC,
  • You may be required to immediately begin repaying your US student loans, and
  • You may not be eligible for any future US student aid for the remainder of your studies at UBC.

Types of accommodation available


Housing notes

  • No available dormitories on-campus
  • International Affairs Office can recommend companies that assist students in finding an off-campus residences

Information on Accommodation

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