Medicina USP


Exchange Program for Medical Students

About the Program

Faculty of Medicine of University of São Paulo (FMUSP) offers international students various ways to study, not only as full-semester students but also as observerships. A large number of international students in the past have enjoyed studying at Brazils' most prestigious University and learning about our culture.

Please, read the detailed information provided before applying to the FMUSP Exchange Program.

If you have questions about the application requirements or process please send a single email to:

FMUSP International Office

International Mobility for Undergraduate Students

General Information

  • Students must have knowledge of Portuguese, the level depend on the choosen course.

  • The Program is divided in two periods and the application process always takes place in the previous semester:

1st Period: from January to July / Application from August, 1st until October, 15th; 

2nd Period: From July to December / Application from March, 1st until May, 5th

  • There are two exchange modalities: 1. Clerkships: disciplines from our curriculum focused on the last two years (Internship). Almost all the activities are practical and each one lasts around 7 or 6 weeks, full-time. Students are limited to a maximum of one period (one semester); 2. Observeships, practical activities in different medical areas offered to those students who cannot stay a full semester or is looking for a specific area. There are different levels of engamenent (since as observerships until hands-on tasks, depending on the area). Check full information below on our Catalog.

  • Students from partner institutions (those who have a formal agreement with FMUSP) have priorities for choice. Check here if your institution has an agreement with us.
  • The student should NOT contact individual clinical sponsors for information on vacancies, elective availability, placement etc. All the requests must be addressed to the International Office. Those who contact clinical departments directly may be disqualified from participating in the program.
  • Accepted students will be offered a room in our Interational Housing located inside  the campus, just across from the main hospital. More Information at

Application Process

If you want to attend this program, follow the steps below:


Before the Application:

STEP 2: Catalog;

STEP 3: How to apply;


After Acceptance:


Historical World Map of Incoming Students (2002 - Present)