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. Finding your way around campus: maps & transportation [download the app]
  3. Health assistance & English speaking doctors
  4. Housing
  5. Tourism in São Paulo
  6. Vaccines: en & pt
  7. Visa & RNM FAQ



  1. Academic calendar 2020
  2. Course timetables: undergraduate program & graduate program (> disciplines offered in English)
  3. Credits and grading system
  4. Find your classroom
  5. 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 (your digital USP card) [download the app]
  5. eduroam (Wi-fi)
  6. Libraries: Institute of Physics & AGUIA [download the app]
  7. Mobile apps
  8. Moodle da USP (e-Disciplinas) [download the app]
  9. News & events [download the app]
  10. Portuguese as a foreign language
  11. Psychological support
  12. Sala Pró-Aluno (computer lab)
  13. Sports Center (CEPEUSP)
  14. Student organizations & clubs
  15. Student restaurants (bandejão) [download the app]
  16. VPN USPnet (access library resources from off-campus)