Dates and deadlines

1. Access the call for applications to check the rules of acceptance to the IFUSP Graduate Program in Physics for the first semester of 2019.

2. Register for the Unified Entrance Examination (EUF) through this website. Pay attention to the registration periods.

3. The next EUF will take place in different cities and countries on October 1st and 2st, 2019. A passing grade in the examination is mandatory for enrollment in the IFUSP Graduate ProgramThe results of previous exams can be accepted as long as they were taken in the following semesters:

1st semester 2019 (aiming at entering the Program on the 2nd semester of 2019)

2nd semester 2018 (
aiming at entering the Program on the 1st semester of 2019)

1st semester 2018 (aiming at entering the Program on the 2nd semester of 2018)

2nd semester 2017 (aiming at entering the Program on the 1st semester of 2018)

Applicants who have taken the exam more than once should decide which exam score to send to this Graduate Program. In exceptional cases, properly justified, the Graduate Committee can extend the exam expiration date for four more semesters (exams taken in the 1st semester 2017 [aiming at entering the Program on the 2nd semester of 2017]; 2nd semester 2016 [aiming at entering the Program on the 1st semester of 2017]; 1st semester 2016 [aiming at entering the Program on the 2nd semester of 2016] and 2nd semester 2015 [aiming at entering the Program on the 1st semester of 2016]).

4. Exams' results: will be available on the platform on November 18th.

5. Application for the IFUSP Graduate Program: all applicants who wish to be accepted to the IFUSP Graduate Program in Physics must apply online on periods yet to be informed, by attaching digital copies (in PDF format) of the following documents (it's important to remember that the application is submitted before the release of EUF's results):


a. Updated undergraduate studies academic transcript. The document must show all failures.

b. Updated graduate transcript for those who are enrolled in a graduate program or have already earned their Master's degree. The document must show all failures. 

c. Academic curriculum vitae.

d. Bachelor's degree certificate (if the student has already completed his/her studies); or an official document from the Students Office declaring that the student is expected to complete his/her undergraduate studies in the current semester.

e. Graduate degree certificate (if the student has already completed his/her studies); or an official document from the Students Office declaring that the student is expected to complete his/her graduate studies in the current semester.

f. Copy of ID. For international applicants, a copy of the ID or passport.

g. EUF document: the IFUSP Graduate Program will accept the exam taken in the 2nd semester of 2019. The results of previous exams can be accepted as long as they were taken in the following semesters:

1st semester 2019 (aiming at entering the Program on the 2nd semester of 2019)

2nd semester 2018 (
aiming at entering the Program on the 1st semester of 2019)

1st semester 2018 (aiming at entering the Program on the 2nd semester of 2018)

2nd semester 2017 (aiming at entering the Program on the 1st semester of 2018)

Applicants who have taken the exam more than once should decide which exam score to send to this Graduate Program. In exceptional cases, properly justified, the Graduate Committee can extend the exam expiration date for four more semesters (exams taken in the 1st semester 2017 [aiming at entering the Program on the 2nd semester of 2017]; 2nd semester 2016 [aiming at entering the Program on the 1st semester of 2017]; 1st semester 2016 [aiming at entering the Program on the 2nd semester of 2016] and 2nd semester 2015 [aiming at entering the Program on the 1st semester of 2016]).

h. Presentation letter, written by the applicant himself/herself, in which he/she points out the highlights of his/her curriculum vitae, his/her interests and goals in coming to study in our Graduate Program, as well as any other relevant information for the analysis of his/her application. The letter must be written in Portuguese, Spanish or English, and should have a maximum of 4,000 characters.

i. Letter of acceptance from the advisor (mandatory for Direct Ph.D. applicants).

j. Research project, signed by the advisor and the applicant (optional for Master's and  Ph.D. applicants). Direct Ph.D. applicants must attach a research project to be developed during the Direct Ph.D. program (signed by the advisor and the applicant ) or a project with an approved report about a previously developed and concluded research, which has to be equivalent to a Master’s dissertation (also signed by the advisor and the applicant).

The documents mentioned in the items a, b, c and j (in PDF format) must be named in the following manner:

Undergraduate Studies Transcript: SurnameFirstnameHEG.pdf
Graduate Studies Transcript: SurnameFirstnameHEP.pdf
Curriculum: SurnameFirstnameCV.pdf
Project: SurnameFirstnamePP.pdf

E.g.: João da Silva Araújo would send, for item a, a file named AraujoJoaoHEG.pdf.

Two letters of recommendation must also be sent: while filling out the application form, the applicant must inform the complete name and emails of the recommenders, who will receive a message with instructions regarding the online recommendation letter system. Online recommendation letters should normally be filled out by the recommenders by the application submission deadline.
 


IMPORTANT

We suggest that all applicants provide the necessary documentation in advance. Incomplete applications may not be considered. Applications sent without a presentation letter or without the two recommendation letters will lose points in the scholarship standings. Applicants should state that very clearly to the recommenders. Notice that the online recommendation letters should normally be filled out by the recommenders by the application submission deadline.



5.1. Ph.D. applicants who have earned their Master's degree abroad must fill out a Master's Degree equivalency form during the application submission period, print all the required documents and send them to:

Secretaria de Pós-Graduação do Instituto de Física da USP
Rua do Matão, nº 1371
Sala 2010 - Ala II do Edifício Principal
CEP: 05508-090
Butantã, São Paulo - SP - Brasil

6. The CNPq/CAPES scholarship final classification for the first semester of 2020 will be available online in dates yet to be informed.

7. In order to have more information about the international student enrollment, click here.