Getting Started Guides


A helpful collection of guides that are essential for you to read through before your first few weeks of study with us and to keep referencing during the first few weeks of term.


  1. CPF (Brazilian tax number)

  2. Directory (find contact information for IFUSP students, faculty and staff members)

  3. Finding your way around campus: maps & transportation [download the app]

  4. Health assistance & English speaking doctors

  5. Housing

  6. São Paulo: tourism & notes for visitor

  7. SUS card (cartão nacional de saúde)

  8. Vaccines

  9. Visa & RNM FAQ



  1. Academic calendar 2021

  2. Course catalogue 

  3. Course timetables: undergraduate program & graduate program

  4. Credits and grading system

  5. Find your classroom

  6. Research areas

  7. Transcript of records



There are a range of facilities on offer at the University of São Paulo to help you study, keep fit, and engage with campus life.

  1. Bilhete único estudante (student discount for public transportation)

  2. BUSP card & bus lines (free subway-to-campus shuttle buses)

  3. CINUSP (free movie sessions)

  4. E-Card USP (digital USP card) [download the app]

  5. eduroam (Wi-fi)

  6. Giro cultural (guided campus tours for visitors)

  7. Libraries: Institute of Physics & AGUIA [download the app]

  8. Mobile apps

  9. Moodle da USP (e-Disciplinas) [how to use Moodle] [download the app]

  10. News & events [download the app]

  11. OSUSP (USP Symphony Orchestra)

  12. Portuguese as a foreign language (curso de português para estrangeiros)

  13. Psychological support (Escritório de Saúde Mental)

  14. Sala Pró-Aluno (computer lab for undergraduate students)

  15. Sports Center (CEPEUSP)

  16. Student organizations & clubs

  17. Student restaurants (bandejão) [download the app]

  18. University Hospital (HU USP)

  19. VPN USPnet (access library resources from off-campus)