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  • Locations: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Who Can Apply: Texas A&M University applicants only
Texas A&M Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year
Texas A&M
Application Deadline
Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 09/15/2017 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of approval to participate in this program and be able to complete post-decision (pre-departure) items prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Texas A&M Reciprocal Educational Exchange Program
Academic Area:
Academic College: Mays Business School Academic Department: Accounting, Business Administration, Business Honors, Finance, Management, Management Informations Systems, Marketing, Supply Chain Management
Minimum GPA:
Language of instruction:
Program Advisor:
Bianca Cusimano, Jye Shafer
Housing: Apartment (alone), Apartment (shared), Dormitory
Open to non-majors:
Classification: Junior, Senior
REEP Program Type:
Departmental Exchange
Program Description:
Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV), Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) was founded in 1944, and has grown to become a world-renowned center for quality education in Brazil and is ranked one of the top higher education institutions in the world, according to the New York Times ranking of 2014. FGV consists of 8 schools, which fall under the categories of administration, economics, law, sciences, history, and applied mathematics. FGV has been ranked one of the top think tanks in the world by the Global Go-To Think Tank Index of Pennsylvania State University, and is currently instructing 3,296 undergraduate and 609 graduate students this year.
FGV’s Brazilian Public School of Public and Business Administration (EBAPE) aims to prepare and train professionals for work in public and private organizations, particularly in the areas of finance, marketing, technological management, and human resources management.


FGV can be found in the captivating and sought-after destination of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Filled with gorgeous beaches, tropical landscapes, lively music, and illustrious festivals/celebrations, “Rio” has long been a popular tourist destination. Rio de Janeiro visitors have the opportunity to see world-renowned landmarks such as the Christ the Redeemer statue, or participate in various adventurous activities, such as hiking & trekking through the Tijuca Rainforest. The city of Rio de Janeiro is full of life and vibrant activities, famed worldwide for its Carnival, intense soccer matches, and Samba dance classes and performances. 

Eligibility Requirements

  • This program is limited to students in the Mays Business School
  • Have a classification of Junior or Senior at beginning of exchange; can be a Sophomore at the time of application
  • Have a minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
  • Proficiency in English
  • Must obtain a student visa
  • Be a TAMU student for at least one semester prior to application
  • Attend TAMU for at least one full semester after the exchange
  • Provide official transcripts from all college-level institutions attended
Students can choose to study abroad during
  • Fall Semester (September to December)
  • Spring Semester (February to May)


International exchange students to FGV have the option of taking courses in various areas of instruction, and the majority of the courses available to international exchange students can be found at the FGV online course catalog. The IBAPE is instructed completely in English, and international exchange students must demonstrate a proficiency in English. All students are required to have their courses approved by their home university prior to their arrival at FGV.


Fundação Getulio Vargas does not have its own housing options. Incoming exchange students to FGV need to find private accommodations off-campus. The staff at the International Office are not able to find accommodations on the student’s behalf, but they are able to provide counseling assistance to students in regard to this matter. Living expenses may vary based on the student’s lifestyle, but the average living expenses for an international exchange student at FGV is US $1,500 per month.


One of the benefits of participating in a reciprocal exchange is their affordability. Overall costs are comparable to studying in College Station with the main difference in costs coming from travel related expenses and the exchange rate. Please keep in mind that because you are enrolled at A&M, your regular tuition and fees will be paid at A&M just as if you were taking classes on campus. Additionally, students will be provided with the necessary information for them to make arrangements for all other expenses.
Estimated Fees Paid to Texas A&M
A&M Tuition & Fees $5,500
REEP Administrative Fee $300
Estimated Fees Paid Directly to University of Liege
Accommodations $1,600    (depends on room type)
Estimated Additional Expenses (pre-departure or on-site)
International Airfare $1,300
Meals $1,650
Misc. Expenses, Books & Supplies $750 
Personal Spending $1,400+
Texas A&M Semester Comparison Cost  $13,726+
As soon as you decide to participate in a study abroad program, you will want to look into the funding available.
  • Scholarships
    • CIBS Reciprocal Exchange Scholarship
    • Mays Business School MBA Scholarships
    • ROTC and Corps Scholarships
    • The Study Abroad Fellowship
    • International Education Fee Scholarship
 Additional information and applications can be found at the Mays Center for International Business “Scholarships & Financial Aid” page and the Study Abroad Programs Office “Funding Your Program” page.
Helpful Links

Fundacao Getulio Vargas Homepage
FGV Course Catalog
Mays Center for International Business Homepage
Mays Center for International Business REEP Webpage
Mays Center for International Business Scholarships and Financial Aid Page
Study Abroad Programs Office Scholarships and Funding Webpage
Scholarship and Funding Options

Thoughts from a Former Exchange Student
For detailed information about the exchange program at Fundação Getulio Vargas, students should contact Mr. Jye Shafer in the Mays School of Business. Students should contact the Mays Undergraduate Office or their departmental academic advisor for curriculum related issues.

For more information from the Study Abroad Programs Office, please contact Bianca Cusimano.