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Monthly Academic Fees:
R$ 1,900.00
Class hours:
FGV - Praia de Botafogo, 190 - Botafogo/RJ
+55 (21) 3799-5710
About the program

The Social Sciences graduate course aims to train professionals with a solid humanist base and the competences to perform social research. The course demands a volume of reading and theory while developing practical skills in research methodology. Students benefit from the interdisciplinary environment at the Center for Research and Documentation in the History of Contemporary Brazil (CPDOC) and from the institution's experience of teaching, research and archives.

Why choose this program?

The FGV School of Social Sciences (CPDOC) originates from the Center for the Research and Documentation of the Contemporary History of Brazil (CPDOC), an important research center with a focus on Social Sciences and History, created in 1973. It is a pioneering institutions in Brazil, holding the private archives of many public figures whose records tell the political, economic, social and cultural history of Brazil, as well as the course of the nation’s international relations. It is also a leader in the democratization of access to its historical collection, which can be consulted free of charge via the internet. The school has undergraduate, masters and doctoral courses in professional and academic modes. FGV CPDOC has the 2nd highest IGC scores in Brazil, measured against all educational institutions in the country. 


Second place in the Brazilian Education Ministry’s last General Course Index (IGC) ranking.


Maximum score in the 2019 National Student Performance Exam (ENADE) evaluation.


Winner of 2015 Luiz Beltrão Communication Science Award, in the Iconic Institution category.

First place in the 12th edition of the National Awards for Outstanding Undergraduate Scientific and Technological Research, organized by the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) in 2015, in the Human and Social Sciences, Literature and Arts category, for undergraduate student Marina Bichara.


The course presents many distinguished features, such as its intimate environment, which allows students to have a closer relationship with the professors; the link between theory and practical research, developed in different laboratories and disciplines, as well as our interdisciplinarity, an essential characteristic and also a pedagogical pillar of the course, providing students with the opportunity to develop extensive knowledge in the History area.


The school has 20 international partnerships with renowned higher education institutions across the world, including Sciences Po, NOVA University Lisbon, ISCTE, LUISS Guido Carli, Paris-Sorbonne and Pompeu Fabra University.

Professional development

The FGV CPDOC undergraduate course develops research skills in various areas of the social science, such as academic research, archive research, conducting surveys, using qualitative methodology in interviews and focus groups, programming for data analysis and large textual sets in the field of Digital Humanities. These skills are developed through practical work in laboratories, research centers and with applied disciplines.

Additional training in International Relations

Undergraduate students at FGV CPDOC can take courses in the field of International Relations to obtain a certificate of complementary training in IR. This specific content contributes to the development of research and performance capabilities in the area of market research.

  • Merit Scholarships:


  • 1st place – 100%
  • 2nd place – 90%
  • 3rd place – 80%
  • 4th place – 70%
  • 5th place – 50%
  • 6th place – 40%
  • 7th to 10th place – 30%


  • 1st place – 100%
  • 2nd place – 90%
  • 3rd place – 80%
  • 4th place – 70%
  • 5th place – 60%
  • 6th place – 50%


  • Refundable Scholarships:

Worth between 0% and 100% of monthly tuition fees in the academic semester in question.

  • Social Demand:

“Social Demand” scholarships are awarded in accordance with applicants’ socioeconomic circumstances. Between 0% and 100% of monthly tuition fees in the academic semester in question may be loaned in this way.

  • Additional Scholarships:

Scholarships worth up to 70% (seventy percent) of monthly tuition fees may be awarded to students who have a grade point average of at least 9.0 at the end of the first semester.

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We know that choosing a profession is probably one of the first major decisions you will make in life. Therefore, FGV wants to help you know a little more about your future career.

Making Social Sciences is to opt for a formation that combines humanistic knowledge, training in applied research and critical reflection on the dilemmas of life in society.

Having a background in social sciences can be a differentiator in various careers, not just in the academic world.

A social scientist can work in the third sector, public institutions that deal with planning in civil society organizations and political and social consultancies.

Any opinions expressed by Fundação Getulio Vargas’s staff members, duly identified as such, in articles and interviews published in any media, merely represent the opinions of these individuals and do not necessarily represent the institutional viewpoints or opinions of FGV. FGV Directive No. 19 / 2018.