78 years of history, tradition and excellence in teaching

Inaugurated on December 20, 1944, Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) emerged with the initial objective of preparing qualified professionals for public and private administration in the country. With its vision focused on the future, FGV expanded its scope of action, going beyond administration and entering the social and economic sciences. 

Among resources, products and services, FGV promotes the socioeconomic development of Brazil through excellent education. Thus, it works continuously to increase the productivity and competitiveness of companies, as well as to improve public departments at the municipal, state and federal levels. 

FGV offers a diverse and comprehensive offer of undergraduate and graduate courses, providing an enriching learning environment for those seeking to excel in the areas of administration, economics, communication, international relations and others, both in the public and private sectors. 

Sede da FGV

Stimulate national socioeconomic development. 


To be recognized as an innovative institution, committed to national development, for the formation of an academic elite, for the generation of public goods in social and related areas, guaranteeing its economic sustainability with the provision of quality services and high ethical standards. 

Institutional Values

• It is an institution with a tradition of seriousness and competence with more than 70 years of services; however, it is innovative and dynamic; 

• It is a non-partisan institution, but with a strong ideology of national interest; 

• Defends the right to equal opportunities; 

• Technically, it will seek to be the best in all areas in which it operates. 


9 courses with the maximum score 

in the last evaluation of the National Student Performance Exam. 

7 courses among the top 40 in the national ranking

of the latest evaluation of the General Course Index (IGC) of the Ministry of Education (MEC). 

FGV won in two of the six categories of the 6th edition of the CAPES Elsevier Award (2022):

Growth of Scientific Production and Scientific Production Cited in Public Policies.


As one of the top 10 think tanks in the world, FGV cooperates academically with renowned institutions around the world through research, joint projects and student and faculty exchanges. 

Alunos internacionais caminhando pela rua


Multicultural exchanges between different countries and different regions of Brazil enable unique learning experiences. 

Education and culture go together. 

International Partnerships

Partnership with more than 200 educational institutions worldwide. 

Harvard Law School, Yale University and London School of Economics are part of our extensive list of partners. 

Classes in English

It is possible to take classes of elective disciplines in English in all FGV courses. 

In the case of FGV EAESP courses, the entire course can be taken in English. 


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Modern facilities for professional growth.
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FGV Cultural Center

Space for ceremonies and major events.
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Incubators that contribute to professional development.
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FGV RJ Headquarters

Where tradition meets innovation.
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Living areas specially reserved for studying
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Living space for all undergraduate students
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Large living area for networking.
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Library with computers for student research.
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Space shared by all undergraduate courses.


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A more complete formation is born from remarkable and transforming projects developed by our students. Stimulated by our schools, knowledge meets practice in each initiative, making graduation even more robust.   

Knowledge in practice  

Learning goes beyond the classroom, providing practical experiences through various initiatives designed by students. It is an opportunity to develop the skills needed to start your career.   

Various areas of activity 

Students have the opportunity to develop skills in multiple activities. Areas of activity, as well as initiatives, include fundraising projects for communities, social pre-university entrance exams, business consulting and many others.