Application Period:
National High School Exam (ENEM): 21/05 to 25/06/2021

Application Fees:
National High School Exam (ENEM): R$ 25.00 (twenty five reais)
Payment options:
Bank payment slip or credit card
Exam Date and Location:
Candidate to vacancy ratio:
1.3 (University Entrance Exam 2020.1)
Monthly Academic Fees:
R$ 1,710.00 (University Entrance Exam 2020.1)
Class hours:
FGV - Praia de Botafogo, 190 - Botafogo/RJ
+55 (21) 3799-5710
About the program

The undergraduate course in Social Sciences aims to graduate professionals with a solid humanitarian base and competence for the application of social research. Students benefit from the interdisciplinary environment of the Center for Research and Documentation on the History of Contemporary Brazil (CPDOC) and from the faculty’s experience in teaching, research and documentation.

National High School Exam (Enem)

In addition to University Entrance Exams, FGV also classifies applicants based on Enem scores, as provided by the National Institute of Educational Research of the Ministry of Education (INEP/MEC).

Why choose this program?

The FGV School of Social Sciences (FGV CPDOC) traces its roots to the Center for Research and Documentation in Contemporary Brazilian History (CPDOC), an important research center focusing on the social sciences and history that was founded in 1973. It has been a pioneer in storing the private archives of public figures, which tell the political, economic, social and cultural history of Brazil, as well as the evolution of the country’s international relations. The school has also led the way in democratizing access to the content of its historical archives, which can be consulted free of charge via the internet. The school runs undergraduate, professional master’s, academic master’s and doctoral courses.


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.


  • 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.