Fundaçao Armando Alvares Penteado-FAAP
Founded in 1947, FAAP was originally a university specialized in arts and crafts. It has since opened up to trade and engineering. It is one of the best universities in Brazil today.
Due to its history, FAAP remains very involved in the field of art through its foundation which finances cultural projects and through its theater and its museum.
You will have few class hours but more homework.
Limited choice of lectures in English : http://www.faap.br/english/home/english.asp
Obligation to take an intensive Portuguese class before lectures start. Except of course if you already have a B2 level in Portuguese. Besides the language lessons, you will have cultural visits during the program.
Possibility to take business courses in Portuguese, depending on the language level. more information:
– Business : https://central.faap.br/grade_horaria/grade_horaria.asp?curso=AG&turno=MAT
– Filmmaking : https://central.faap.br/grade_horaria/grade_horaria.asp?curso=CM&turno=MAT
– Advertising : https://central.faap.br/grade_horaria/grade_horaria.asp?curso=PM&turno=MAT
– Radio & TV : https://central.faap.br/grade_horaria/grade_horaria.asp?curso=TM&turno=MAT
The very modern campus is located in the center of Sao Paulo.
Many associations and seminars are offered where famous people from the Brazilian political life regularly intervene.
The city of Sao Paulo, the Guaruja beach, the carnival, Festa Junina.
Capoeira, cooking and football lessons organized by FAAP.
Good to know
The partner estimates the personal expenses (meals and others) at around R $ 1000 / month.
Also plan R $ 500 for books.
FAAP organizes shuttles to the airport for R $ 120.
To obtain your grades transcripts, you will have to pay an issuance fee for around R $ 40.
Required TOEFL score : 550
ABS : 2nd, 3rd, 4th year
ESAM : 3rd, 4th year
ICD : 2nd, 3rd, 4th year
ISTEC : 4th year
Resume (in English)
Transcript of records
Cover letter (in English)
Additional documents will be requested according to the destination
Lectures start : early August
End of lectures and exams : mid-December
Lectures start : end of January
End of lectures and exams : end of June
ID Card or passport (compulsory for destinations outside the EU) valid for six months after your return date.
An international insurance is compulsory.
VITEM IV student Visa. more info : http://cgparis.itamaraty.gov.br/fr/Main.xml
After your arrival, you will have 30 days to follow all procedures with the Brazilian prefecture. You must obtain the “Federal Police Registration” (RNE).
You are not allowed to work during your study stay. However, you can continue with an internship which will change your immigration status on site.
The university does not have accommodation on campus. You will therefore stay in a private apartment (in a family or student residence). Plan R $ 900 and R $ 1500 per month.