Application Period:
August 3 - November 6, 2020
Application Fees:
University Entrance Exam: R$ 150 by 6 pm on November 6, 2020
National High School Exam (ENEM): R$ 50 by 6 pm on December 2, 2020
Payment options:
Bank payment slip or credit card
Exam Date and Location:
November 22, 2020 – Online Exam
Candidate to vacancy ratio:
2.43 (University Entrance Exam 2020.1)
Monthly Academic Fees:
R$ 3,490.00 (University Entrance Exam 2020.1)
Class hours:
SGAN Quadra 602 - Módulos A B e C - Asa Norte, Brasília - DF
+55 (61) 3799-8196
About the program

The course: a leadership training academy 

This course is designed to provide a unique experience – a leadership training journey unlike anything else in the world. It functions as a training academy, requiring full-time dedication and launching students on their journey to positively affect the world.

The academy views learning as a trajectory involving a series of seemingly insurmountable challenges for everyone willing to take them on. This trajectory is based on the idea espoused by various historical leaders that “negative facts can only harm you if you let them.”

The academy is not a finished place or product, but rather an ongoing and constantly evolving challenge, in which creativity, adaptability and a fighting spirit are tested on a journey that has a purpose and destination. Because of the increasing complexity of companies, production systems and new technologies present in public and private sector organizations, young apprentices need to be able to work on teams, combining different talents and personalities. This is the permanent focus of learning in this academy. Various intellectual and holistic challenges stimulate students to discover strengths and qualities in their peers.

Why choose this program?

The FGV´s School of Public Policy and Government (FGV EPPG) in Brasilia is attuned with FGV’s mission to contribute to Brazil’s development. To this end, FGV has launched a unique course designed exclusively for all those who want to help the country’s process of change and dedicate themselves to a journey of transformation and leadership.


FGV was rated one of the world’s top five think tanks in the 2019 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report, published by the University of Pennsylvania.


Our training is based on the following pillars:

- Comprehensive human training

Over the course of four years, innovative, creative and seemingly insurmountable challenges are the core element of our comprehensive training. These challenges require research, planning, training and teamwork. In the first year, the challenge is local, related to the Federal District, encompassing the area’s history, economics, geography, biomes and social problems. It concludes with an expedition lasting several days to the Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park. In the second year, the challenge is about a topic of national significance, such as the Amazon and everything it represents for Brazil and its people, ending with a week-long expedition to the region. In the third year, the challenge addresses the historic struggles for liberation and independence in Latin America, probably culminating in an expedition to Patagonia or Machu Picchu. In the fourth year, the challenge is global, on an issue such as climate change or pandemics, most likely culminating in a month-long hike along remote trails from France to Spain.

- Study involving experience of real-world public policies

FGV EPPG is strategically located in Brasilia, close to the three branches of government (the legislative, executive and judiciary), international organizations, embassies and other public organizations, with which immersion activities are structured to analyze the strategic challenges faced by them.

- Academic excellence and exchange program involving universities in other countries and other FGV schools

All FGV EPPG’s professors were educated at renowned institutions in Brazil and other countries. They have international experience in applied research and job market connections (at international organizations, consulting firms, government bodies and other institutions). As well as featuring innovative educational practices, the program is flexible, allowing students to spend six months at other FGV schools or universities in other countries.

  • Merit Scholarships:

University Entrance Exam

1st place to 7th place – 100%

8th place to 15th place  – 50%

National High School Exam (ENEM)

1st place – 100%

2nd place – 50%

  • Non-Refundable Scholarships

Three (3) full (100%) non-refundable scholarships will be awarded to students who pass the University Entrance Exam or National High School Exam (ENEM) selection process, while considering their socioeconomic situation and ranking in the selection process.

  • Refundable Scholarships:

Applicable to students admitted via the University Entrance Exam, ENEM, International Baccalaureate, IBTUR or BAC modalities.

a. Academic Scholarships (between 20% and 100% of monthly tuition fees).

b. Financial Hardship Scholarships.  

Visit the website for more information. 

Public Administration course alumni are able to assume leadership positions at federal, state and municipal government organizations, state-owned enterprises, private sector companies, utility companies, third sector organizations and corporate foundations.

  • Positions at federal, state and municipal government organizations.
  • Positions at state-owned enterprises, private sector companies and utility companies.
  • Management, research and leadership at third sector organizations and corporate foundations.
  • Public and private sector entrepreneurship.
  • International organizations.
  • Consulting assignments for public and private sector organizations in Brazil and other countries.
  • Corporate social responsibility.
  • Institutional and governmental relations at private sector companies.



Aluna Ana FGV EPPG

In the FGV EPPG public administration course, we learn a lot manage concrete problems in an innovative way; to impact society positively as a whole and the entire governmental sector in our country, to improve the future of Brazil.

Sara | Public Administration Student
Aluno da FGV EPPG

It is an institution that innovates, that makes a difference in the world, that prepares us for the job market, whether in the private sector or the public, it provides contacts and an exceptional level of education.

Gehovany | Public Administration Student

I am very happy with everything that the college provides, all the lectures with Brazilian professors, international professors, professionals in the field, in short, all the opportunities make me happy. It is something I did not imagine as a first year student.

Lara | Public Administration Student
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