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. Bank account

  2. COVID-19 vaccination FAQ

  3. CPF (Brazilian tax number)

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

  5. Enrollment

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

  7. Health assistance & English speaking doctors & SUS card (cartão nacional de saúde) & Vaccines

  8. Housing

  9. São Paulo: practical guide & tourism & notes for visitor

  10. SIM Card and Currency Exchange

  11. Tuition fees

  12. USP ID card (cartão USP)

  13. Visa, MigranteWeb & RNM FAQ



  1. Academic calendar: undergraduate program & graduate program

  2. Course catalogue: undergraduate program & graduate program

  3. Course timetables: undergraduate program & graduate program

  4. Credits and grading system

  5. Find your classroom (building and room numbers where the course meets)

  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. Apps (aplicativos móveis oficiais da USP)

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

  3. BUSP card (free subway-to-campus shuttle buses)

  4. Cafeterias/restaurants (bandejão) [download the app]

  5. CINUSP (free movie sessions)

  6. E-mail

  7. eduroam (free Wi-Fi)

  8. Giro cultural (guided campus tours for visitors)

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

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

  11. News & events [download the app]

  12. OSUSP (USP Symphony Orchestra)

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

  14. Psychological support (Escritório de Saúde Mental)

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

  16. Sports Center (CEPEUSP)

  17. Student organizations & clubs

  18. University Hospital (HU USP)

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



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