Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV)
Fall, Spring, or Academic Year
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.
Students can choose to study abroad during
- 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
- 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.
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*Tuition & Fee rates vary depending on course load and residency status.
As soon as you decide to participate in a study abroad program, you will want to look into the funding available. Texas A&M Scholarships designated specifically for study abroad include: The Study Abroad Fellowship
and the International Education Fee Scholarship. Also, many academic colleges and departments offer scholarships for students studying abroad. Additional information can be found at the Study Abroad Programs Office Funding webpage
Funding is available in many forms. For complete information on funding opportunities, please visit the Study Abroad Programs Office website here:http://studyabroad.tamu.edu/funding
or visit for walk-in advising.
College Station Students Only: The Scholarships and Financial Aid office offers scholarship programs. These scholarships are based on merit and/or financial need. For more information and to access the application, visit: https://sfaid.tamu.edu/uwideapp/#Program13
Federal and state financial aid and some scholarships may often be used toward the cost of TAMU study abroad programs. Students can contact the program's respective study abroad advisor (listed above) to obtain a copy of the program-specific Financial Aid Request Form. Students should schedule a meeting with a financial aid advisor to discuss their award package and disbursement of financial aid as it relates to the courses and the program fee due dates. Link to the Scholarship & Financial Aid Office:http://financialaid.tamu.edu/
Thoughts from a Former Exchange Student
"I decided to study abroad as a means of diversifying my professional skills, not to mention my career opportunities. Studying abroad is one of the best ways to broaden one's awareness of the complex issues surrounding this new international/global era in which we live. It helped me perfect my language skills and gain knowledge of the political, social, and economic issues the world faces today. Furthermore, I believe the personal experiences I gained will help me to be a better leader to welcome challenges, and to challenge the status quo."
Former Texas A&M Exchange Student