Why study International Relations?
The Graduation in International Relations is a relatively new course in Brazil and has a growing job market worldwide. So-called “internationalists” or International Relations analysts have the necessary skills to work in international bodies, investment banks, non-governmental organizations, political risk consultancies, multinational companies, media and communication, as well as careers in applied research.
Why choose FGV?
FGV has accumulated more than 70 years of history in the training of intellectuals and professionals in socioeconomic and political issues in Brazil. Internationally regarded as the 6th best Think Tank in the world, FGV has been recognized for combining professionalism with academic excellence throughout its existence. The School of International Relations emerges from this legacy and collaborates to expand the Foundation's graduating areas. In IR, our priority is the professionalization of a new generation of international analysts, offering students a unique combination of academic rigor and practical training in cutting-edge tools, as well as opportunities for exchange and experience abroad even during the undergraduate course.
What is the curriculum for the IR course at FGV?
The graduation in International Relations at FGV was formatted in such a way that students complete the course in four years. The distribution of subjects in the eight academic periods can be seen here.
What is the average time taken to complete the IR course at FGV?
The International Relations degree at FGV was developed to be completed in 4 years. However, students have up to 7 years to fulfill all requirements for completing the course.
How is the course completion work done?
One of the advantages of FGV's School of International Relations is that each student chooses the type of completion work that best suits their professional interests. Those who intend to join international organizations or private sector companies carry out a capstone project: an in-depth study that serves as a letter of introduction for obtaining their first job. Whoever prefers to join a cutting-edge graduate program abroad, prepares their application, their research project and their interviews for the selection process.
What are the academic exchange opportunities abroad offered by FGV?
FGV has a network of partnerships that encompasses excellent educational institutions on all continents. From these partnerships, students have the possibility to complete an academic exchange program abroad with the duration of 6 months to 1 year. In addition, students can take vacation courses at the world's leading universities; vacation internships and volunteer programs at international bodies, among other advantages of studying International Relations at FGV.
What is the average salary of a recent graduate in International Relations?
Most recent graduates in International Relations receive a monthly salary ranging from R $ 3,000.00 to R $ 9,000.00. In the Brazilian public service, for example, the salary for Third Secretary, first position in the diplomatic career, is R $ 16,935.40 per month
(2017). In the United Nations, the starting salary (P1-P3) of the career of an international civil servant varies between US $ 3,000.00 and US $ 6,000.00 per month.
What are the types of selection processes adopted for the International Relations course?
It is possible to study at FGV by taking the exams: Vestibular (entrance exam), ENEM or international exams (IB, Abitur, Bac). For more information, check the Vestibular tab on the IR page and access the public notice to learn more about the selection process.
When does the Vestibular (entrance exam) for the International Relations course take place?
The entrance exam for the graduation in International Relations is held once a year, always in the second semester. For more information, see Vestibular FGV.
What are the stages of the Vestibular (entrance exam)?
The entrance exam for the International Relations course will have a single phase, consisting of a test with discursive questions of Portuguese, English, History, Geography and Logical-Mathematical Reasoning, in addition to an essay.
Why study in São Paulo?
São Paulo is the largest city in Latin America and the right destination for those looking for a cosmopolitan environment. The city offers countless leisure options and also a wide range of professional opportunities.
What are the main transport options for getting to FGV?
FGV's main headquarters are located close to Av. Paulista, in the central region of São Paulo. The campus has two entrances: one located at Avenida Nove de Julho, nº 2029, and another at Rua Itapeva, nº 432. Its privileged location means that FGV is connected to public transport in the capital. Accessible by bus corridors at Av. Nove de Julho and Av. Paulista. The campus is also close to the Trianon-MASP subway, on the Green Line of the subway.
Where and how to find housing close to FGV?
The neighborhoods closest to FGV are: Bela Vista, Jardim Paulista, Cerqueira César, Liberdade, Consolação, Paraíso, Higienópolis, Aclimação and Pinheiros. For apartment rentals, consult apps and websites like Zap Imóveis, Viva Real and Quinto Andar. They are tools that help in the prior survey of the available options and to schedule visits to the properties. In addition, São Paulo maintains the tradition of displaying advertisements at the entrances to buildings, with signs indicating “for rent”. Take advantage of pre-booked visits to search for these options in the region, which are often not advertised on the internet or in the newspapers. Consider that, for rental contracts, it is usually necessary to provide guarantees such as surety bonds or an advance deposit. Applications such as Quinto Andar facilitate bureaucratic procedures by charging an administrative fee, but can make the final price more expensive. There are also options like renting rooms in shared apartments or republics. In addition to Quinto Andar, Airbnb also offers this type of option. Airbnb can also be a good solution for finding temporary housing for those who prefer to dedicate more time to researching properties and adapting in the city.
What are the main options for culture, leisure and sport?
The city of São Paulo offers more than 110 museums, 180 theaters, 280 movie theaters, concert halls, music venues and excellent libraries and bookstores, in addition to a hundred cultural centers that offer extensive free programming. For nature and sports lovers, there are more than 80 parks, of different sizes and with varied free and paid activities. The largest park in the central region of the city is Ibirapuera, just a few minutes walk from our campus, with more than 1.5 km² of area, where various attractions are located, such as the planetarium, the Museum of Modern Art of São Paulo (MAM) , the Bienal, the AfroBrasil Museum and the Ibirapuera Auditorium. Our students also enjoy special discounts at the main gyms and swimming pools in the Avenida Paulista region.