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:
6.43 (2019 figures)
Monthly Academic Fees:
R$ 5,030.15 (2020 figures)
Class hours:
Weekday mornings
Campus:
FGV
Avenida Paulista, 548 – Bela Vista – São Paulo
Telephone:
+55 (11) 3799-3608 and +55 (11) 3799-3755
About the program

The undergraduate degree in IR (International Relations) is designed to have a transformative effect in our students’ lives and career paths. The degree develops the skills and competencies useful for a wide range of careers and activites, such as international organizations, investment banking, non-governmental organizations, political risk consultancies, multinational corporations, media and communications businesses or applied research.

The course brings together the key concepts and methods students need to make sense of international politics and economics. Examples include international political theory, micro and macro economics, international history, geopolitics and diplomacy, conflict and humanitarian crises, global finance, international cooperation and development, negotiation techniques in multicultural contexts, policy evaluation, and applied Big Data. 

Why choose this program?

From the outset, students are trained for a diverse range of global careers in the professional workplace. They acquire a repertoire of concepts, methods and techniques to offer consultancy, make qualified analyses of political and economic scenarios, manage complex international projects, write grant applications, compose op-eds for the press, produce and manage large databases, interpret statistics and draw negotiation strategies. At the end of the degree, graduates are qualified to perform these tasks with proficiency in multicultural and multilingual environments. Our role is to ensure that all graduates have the tools they need to make the best professional choices and build their own productive and creative trajectory.

National High School Exam (Enem)

In addition to applying via FGV’s University Entrance Exam (Vestibular), candidates for the Undergraduate Degree in International Relations can also apply for the selection process using their Brazilian High School Exam (ENEM) grade.

International Entry Exam

We accept marks from a range of international exams, such as SAT, Abitur, A-Levels, International Baccalaureate (IB) or Baccalauréat (Bac).

Professional skills

From the outset, students are trained for a diverse range of global careers in the professional workplace. They acquire a repertoire of concepts, methods and techniques to offer consultancy, make qualified analyses of political and economic scenarios, manage complex international projects, write grant applications, compose op-eds for the press, produce and manage large databases, interpret statistics and draw negotiation strategies. At the end of the degree, graduates are qualified to perform these tasks with proficiency in multicultural and multilingual environments.

International Exchange

This course was developed to prepare students to develop successful global careers. To this end, the school has extensive international partnerships, allowing students to take part in exchange programs at the best universities around the world. The school also prepares students to apply for internships and graduate courses abroad.

Faculty

Our professors obtained their doctorates at leading universities around the world. Many of them have prior work experience in international organizations, public policymaking or private consulting work.  

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

Graduating in International Relations opens doors for you to work in a wide range of global professions. View some examples.

  • Project management and impact assessment in bodies such as the UN General Secretariat, UNICEF, the Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees, the World Health Organization.
  • Project monitoring and data management at institutions such as the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Inter-American Development Bank, World Trade Organization, BRICS Bank.

 

Measurement and evaluation of political risk for domestic and foreign private banks, BOVESPA and hedge funds in Brazil and abroad.

  • Analysis for political risk consultants
  • Identification of solutions for image crises, parliamentary advice and representation of interests of private companies in the public sector
  • Development of social campaigns, advocacy, promotion of corporate social responsibility initiatives.

 

  • Institutional relations of multinational companies and start-ups with a global reach.
  • Business diplomacy, trade promotion and foreign trade.
  • Assistance to negotiation teams in conflict environments.

 

Elaboration of projects for global organizations such as Greenpeace, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International or international philanthropic organizations such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Ford Foundation and the Fulbright Foundation.

Fundraising and advocacy campaigns for local outreach organizations that, being small, need to maximize and accurately measure their social impact.

  • Management, negotiation and interpretation of complex data in bodies such as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Itamaraty), BNDES, Federal Police, Petrobras, Ministry of Industry, Foreign Trade and Services.
  • International assistance to the Federal Senate, the Chamber of Deputies and the country's higher courts.
  • International advisory services for municipal and state governments.

 

  • International coverage for the press (newspapers, blogs and television).
  • Communication assistance to governments, international organizations or private companies.
  • Media training and global image management of individuals, brands or governments.

 

Postgraduate program continuation at one of the best universities in the world, for those aiming for a career in research and / or teaching in International Relations.

The School of International Relations offers three types of scholarships.

Merit Scholarships

Awarded in line with students’ academic results. In the case of incoming students, we consider their performance in the University Entrance Exam selection process, as shown in the table below:

University Entrance Exam

1st and 2nd places – 100%

3rd and 4th places – 90%

5th and 6th places – 80%

7th and 8th places – 70%

Refundable Scholarships

Designed for students in proven need, covering between 20% and 100% of monthly tuition fees. The money must be repaid after graduation.

Non-Refundable Scholarships

Designed for students in financial hardship. Students who pass the University Entrance Exam or National High School Exam (ENEM) selection process may apply for a non-refundable scholarship, covering 20% to 100% of monthly tuition fees.  

Visit the website for more information. 

 
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End of Applications for the University Entrance Exam
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End of National High School Exam Applications
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ANNOUNCEMENT OF FINAL RESULTS OF SELECTION PROCESS
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