FGV Direito SP (São Paulo) is an exchange destination for bachelor and master students of Utrecht University School of Law.

Student experiences
Academic calendar

Academic calendar for the courses based on semester (including final exams):
Spring semester: From mid February to end of June.
Fall semester: From early August to mid of December.

Academic calendar for the courses based on terms, e.g. Global Law Program (GLP) and courses offered at EAESP (Business School) (including final exams):
Term 1: February through April
Term 2: May through June
Term 3: August through September
Term 4: October through December

Academic Calendar 2019


Students need to have a minimum grade of 7 to be approved in the courses of the Global Law Program. Except the undergraduate courses in Portuguese, for which the minimum grade is 6. 

Language requirements: FGV DIREITO SP does not have a language test requirement.  For the classes in Portuguese the students are required to have at least an intermediate level of comprehension of the language. For the classes in English, for those students that English is not their mother tongue, at least an intermediate to advanced comprehension level of the language or equivalent to the TOEFL exam - 95 iBt is required.

Areas of study open for exchange students

The only mandatory class for all Exchange students will be the “Introduction to the Brazilian Legal System”. All exchange students are required to take at least 3 courses from the Global Law Program. 

Courses at Master level

Students can enroll in subjects of the undergraduate course and Graduate course, as well as the courses at Global Law Program (part of our Master Degree Program), as long as they are offered in that semester, and there is no conflict in schedule. Acceptance will also depend on availability, and prior approval from the professor responsible for the course. Places in the undergraduate and graduate courses are subject on availability.

Estimated living costs per month

Living Expenses/Academic Expenses

Housing single room at student’s apartment: € 517,- 
Food: € 250,- 
Transportation: € 72,- 
Books and Suplies: € 62,-
Personal Expenses: € 100,- (plus)
Federal Police Registration(paid only once at beginning of the program): € 42,15
Total Monthly Expenses:about € 1000,-

*Students may vary their expenses according to their life style. **Prices are just a suggestion, and are based on an exchange rate of  €1 = R$ 4,84. 


Undergraduate and Graduate grading system: Grading is 0 through 10; Final grade is generally based on participation, oral and written presentations, Cases analyses and mid-term/final examinations

*Grading criteria is determined by each professor and generally include written tests, participation in class, presenting seminars and academic assignments. 

At FGV students do an average of 30 credits per year. They calculate 1 credit is equal to 15 hours of class. At Utrecht University 1 FGV credit equals 2 ECTS.

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Additional information

Number of places available: 2 students for 1 semester each or 1 student for a full year

Learning Expectations: Class format is usually based in lectures, seminars and cases. Class participation is strongly encouraged by Faculty Members (usually counts 20% - 30% of the final grade). Attendance is mandatory. Size of the classes ranges between 30-60 students.

Health Insurance: It is mandatory to have a valid International Health Insurance to attend FGV DIREITO SP

Housing: FGV DIREITO SP doesn’t offer on-campus accommodation. However we recommend websites that offer apartments that the students can rent for a short period of time.

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More information about studying abroad: in Dutch and in English.

Do you have any questions about this partner university or would you like to know more?

Contact the International Exchange Office of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance.

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Contact International Exchange Office Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance

For general questions and handing in or picking up documents, you can visit the International Exchange Office at the Student Desk (you do not have to make an appointment).
We are located at Janskerkhof 3, Utrecht (at the School of Law)

Walk-in hours: Monday and Wednesday from 3 PM until 4:30 PM

Telephone / Email

+31 (0)30 253 7289

Email: ieo.leg@uu.nl


You can make an appointment by sending an email. Don't forget mention your student number. You can also call +31 (0)30 253 7289.

Postal address

International Exchange Office - Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance
Janskerkhof 3
3512 BK Utrecht
The Netherlands