Comisión de Relaciones Internacionales

Relações Internacionais

ECA is organized into eight departments in which students from abroad can attend classes in undergraduate courses. The departments are: Department of Performing Arts (CAC); Department of Fine Arts (CAP); Department of Information and Culture (CBD); Communications and Arts Department (CCA); Department of Journalism and Publishing (CJE); Department of Music (CMU); Department of Public Relations, Advertising and Tourism (CRP); Department of Cinema, Radio and Television (CTR).

The School also offers postgraduate courses in the areas of performing arts, visual arts, information science, communication sciences, audiovisual media, and music.

At ECA, foreign students can apply for academic exchange under four modalities:

Undergraduate

Undergraduate students can attend a maximum of eight subjects per semester. The list of subjects is available on USP’s JupiterWeb System. Students are expected to prepare their study plan for the exchange programme in advance. However, we offer two weeks from the beginning of the academic semester for students to make the necessary adjustments to their study plan. All subjects are taught in Portuguese.

Students must take into account the specific requirements of different subjects before submitting their applications. Requests will be analyzed considering the student’s transcripts and the study plan.

Important information:

  • Before the beginning of the academic semester, CRInt will hold a meeting for all the newcomer exchange students. Participation is mandatory.
  • The University of São Paulo does not offer accommodation for exchange students. For information about accommodation, send an email to infohousing@usp.br
  • Internship programs for exchange students in Brazil are not accepted by the University of São Paulo.
  • Exchange students must be covered by international health insurance.

There are two different types of application:

1 - If the foreign student's home institution has an agreement with USP (and not directly with ECA): 
The home institution must follow the nomination instructions on the AUCANI website.
 
2 - If the foreign student's home institution has a direct agreement with ECA 

I.  The home university must send the student's nomination by email to incoming.eca@usp.br.

II.   Students must fill the ECA's Application Form. After filling it up, they will receive an e-mail with a pdf file, which must be printed and signed by both the student and the international relations office of the home university.

III. Duly signed, the application form must be scanned and sent to the email incoming.eca@usp.br, together with a certificate of intermediate-level Portuguese - CELPE-BRAS proficiency certificate or letter from the student’s home university attesting language proficiency. The document is not mandatory for countries that have Portuguese as their native language. Brazilians living abroad must send a copy of their ID Card.

IV. The student will receive an email confirming receipt of the application and a link to register online in USP’s Mundus System. Registration requires the upload of the following documents:

  • Letter of recommendation written and signed by a member of staff from the home university;
  • Study plan;
  • Transcripts issued by the home university;
  • Copy of the passport ID page;
  • A passport photo in “.jpg” format (maximum size 50Kb).

Schedule for submission of applications: 

Deadlines for sending nominations and applications for exchange at ECA:

  • For exchange between August and December: May 26
  • For exchange between February and July: October 30

ATTENTION! 
All documents must be typed - handwritten documents will not be accepted; No hard copies are needed.

 

Graduate Studies

A graduate student from a foreign higher education institution must have a supervisor - mandatorily an academic member of staff at ECA - during the exchange period. The supervisor will provide a letter of acceptance dated and signed following the template provided by CRInt. Although it is necessary to send the study plan in advance, the researcher will be able to adjust it upon arrival at ECA.

Graduate students can attend a maximum of three modules per semester. The list of subjects is available on the Graduate school website.  All subjects are taught in Portuguese.

European Master 1 students should contact CRInt to check whether they should attend last-year undergraduate or graduate modules.

Graduate students must arrive at least two weeks before the start of term. The final registration is made in person, upon presentation of the student visa (VITEM IV), RNE and CPF, documents obtained from the Brazilian Federal Police.

Important information:

  • The University of São Paulo does not offer accommodation for exchange students. For information on accommodation, please send an email to infohousing@usp.br.
  • Internship programs for exchange students in Brazil are not accepted by the University of São Paulo.
  • Exchange students must have international health insurance coverage.
  • For postgraduate application procedures, it is necessary to complete the application form and send it to the email incoming.eca@usp.br with the following documents:
  1. - Covering Letter;
  2. - Letter of acceptance for graduate tutoring;
  3. - Letter of recommendation written by a member of academic staff at the home university;
  4. - Graduation Certificate;
  5. - Student’s transcripts issued by home university;
  6. - Proof of enrollment in the home Graduate school;
  7. - Current graduate-level transcripts issued by the home university;
  8. - Master's transcripts issued by the home university (only for students currently on doctorate programs);
  9. - Document certifying the intermediate level of Portuguese (certificate of proficiency CELPE-BRAS or letter from the home university attesting the level). Brazilians living abroad should present a copy of their ID card instead.
  10. - Copy of the passport ID page;
  11. - A passport photo in “.jpg” format (maximum size 50Kb).

 

Attention: 

  • All documents must be typed - handwritten documents will not be accepted.
  • No hard copies are needed.
Research Mobility

This is an exchange modality in which the graduate student (master or PhD) from a foreign higher education institution conducts a period of research at ECA, participating in seminars and research discussions involving members of the school’s academic staff and graduate student community. Candidates should contact a potential supervisor in a relevant field of research from one of ECA’s Postgraduate Programs.

The research period is limited to six months, extendable for another six months but not exceeding 12 months in total.

Research students are not allowed to formally enroll in undergraduate or graduate courses. If they wish to do so, they must follow the procedures for a regular exchange at ECA (under the Graduate studies modality).

According to the decision taken by the Dean of Postgraduate Studies, applications made for research periods of more than three months grant the researcher access to the university infrastructure for food, transportation (BUSP card) and leisure, in addition to the libraries and the USP network intranet. The researcher is also entitled to the USP card.
In the case of applications for less than three months, access to these benefits is limited.

At the end of the research period and upon submission of a final report, the researcher will receive a certificate issued by ECA proving the development of the work.

ECA does not provide scholarships or any other type of financing to those approved. The expenses with airline tickets, housing, transportation and food are the responsibility of the researcher.

About the visa: the researcher must present to CRInt proof of a temporary visa of the type VITEM I. The tourist visa is not accepted for establishing a link with USP.

How to apply:
For research stay application procedures, you must complete the application form and upload the following documents:

  • Letter of acceptance for research tutoring (dated and signed by the supervisor at ECA, following the provided template);
  • Certificates of completion of undergraduate and master degrees (the latter only for applications for doctorate students);
  • Certificate of enrollment in the current position (master or doctorate);
  • Covering Letter;
  • Research project and schedule of activities;
  • Copy of the passport ID page or personal identification document with photo (in the case of Brazilians);
  • A passport photo in “.jpg” format (maximum size 50Kb).
  • A document certifying the intermediate level of Portuguese (certificate of proficiency CELPE-BRAS or letter from the home university attesting the level). The document is not necessary for Brazilians residing abroad, who must, however, obligatorily insert the ID Card in this location.

Attention:

  • All documents must be typed – handwritten documents will not be accepted.
  • No hard copies are needed.
Free application for graduation - free mover

Free movers can attend a maximum of eight subjects per semester. The list of subjects is available on USP’s JupiterWeb System

Students are expected to prepare their study plan for the exchange programme in advance. However, we offer two weeks from the beginning of the academic semester for students to make the necessary adjustments to their study plan. All subjects are taught in Portuguese.

Students must take into account the specific requirements of different subjects before submitting their applications. Requests will be analyzed considering the student’s transcripts and the study plan.

Before the beginning of the school semester, CRInt will hold a meeting to relay important information concerning exchange-student life at ECA. Participation is mandatory.

Important information:

  • The University of São Paulo does not offer accommodation for exchange students. For information on accommodation, please send an email to infohousing@usp.br.
  • Internship programs for exchange students in Brazil are not accepted by the University of São Paulo.
  • Exchange students must have international health insurance coverage.
  • For free application procedures for graduation (free mover), you must complete the application form and upload the following documents:
  1. - Certificate of registration;
  2. - Letter of recommendation written and signed by a member of academic staff at the home university;
  3. - Covering letter;
  4. - A one-page CV, including description of work and academic activities;
  5. - Transcripts issued by the home university;
  6. - Copy of the passport ID page;
  7. - A passport photo in “.jpg” format (maximum size 50Kb);
  8. - Document certifying the intermediate level of Portuguese (certificate of proficiency CELPE-BRAS or letter from the home university attesting the level) *.

 

Attention:

  • All documents must be typed - handwritten documents will not be accepted.
  • No hard copies are needed.

 How it works?
Foreign students are allowed to study at ECA for a semester and not exceeding one year. Researchers must submit their applications at least two months before the beginning of the mobility. Free movers are allowed to apply for only one semester.
After completing the application process, CRInt will analyze the documentation submitted by the candidate. If approved, the student will be sent a letter of acceptance. With the acceptance letter, the student must go to a Brazilian embassy or consulate in the country of origin and apply for an appropriate type of visa. The University of São Paulo does not accept a tourist visa.

Application deadlines (ECA):

Exchange in the 1st semester (from February to July):
• from August 20 to October 30.
Exchange in the 2nd semester (from August to December):
• from March 18 to May 31.