Rio de Janeiro


2021.1 Selection Process


About the Course: 

The undergraduate course in Economics encourages students to exercise independent thought, creativity and critical capacity. Its pedagogic project gives the student a solid theoretical and quantitative graduation specific to the field of Economy. In addition, students also have the option of dedicating themselves to one or more of the following areas: Finance, Economic Policy and Markets, and Contracts.


FGV EPGE´s undergraduate course in Economics, was considered the best undergraduate course in Brazil by Ministry of Education (MEC)


Professional performance

A good economist must be ready to master and guide social and economic development processes. Therefore, the course offers a broad graduation, consolidated through important partnerships with public, private and third-sector organizations.

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). 

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FGV EPGE - EPGE Brazilian School of Economics and Finance

Fee: R$4,500 (2019 fee – it might be adjusted)

Period: Day

Unit: FGV Botafogo

ENADE: Concept 5 (Maximum)

Contact: +55 (21) 3799-5910

Candidate-vacancy ratio: 7,4 (Entrance Exam 2019.1)


FGV offers MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS to candidates who pass our selection processes, as follows:


University Entrance Exam

1st to 10th place – 100%


National High School Exam (ENEM)

100% for the top five performers, provided they have an arithmetic mean score in multiple-choice and essay tests of at least 800.


Social Demand

If requested, enrolled students may be granted renewable six-month “social demand” partial scholarships (from the Scholarship Fund), in line with criteria stipulated for each school.

Note: Merit scholarships are personal and non-transferable. If a candidate with a scholarship fails to enroll or a student drops out of their course, their scholarship will not be transferred to another candidate or student. The maintenance of these scholarships will depend on students’ academic performance and compliance with criteria established for each school.


Exams and answer sheets

Select the year to download the exam and the answer sheet.


  • 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.

    Working with Economics does not limit their professional horizon. After all, the career can be considered a true bridge between Exact Sciences and Human Sciences, preparing you for a wide range of professional activities.

    Opportunities in Economics

    The economist is trained to manage and create sophisticated financial products for banks, investment banks and wealth management, whether companies or families (private banking consulting). In the government sector, the economist in this area are trained to operate monetary policy.

    Finance and Financial Products:

    • Investment Banks
    • Governments
    • Businesses and Families

    Economists are trained professionals to analyze and evaluate public policies in health, education, public safety, combating poverty and the environment - for example - both nationally and internationally, working for governments or international institutions (UN, World Bank, IMF, etc.), and also in large transnational companies consulting and auditing.

    • Audit and Consulting Global Companies
    • World Bank, UN, IMF
    • Governments and Research Institutions

    The economist, in this professional field of action, working with sector analysis of the economy to provide information that will guide the decisions of companies and investors. The economist in this field also works with lawyers in the area of regulatory law, regulation and competition.

    • Public Companies
    • Consultancies Economic and Political
    • Investment Banks
    • Government, CADE, Secretariat of Economic Law

    In this area economist working with the financial management of organizations, whether banking, financial, services sector, industrial or agricultural.

    • Corporations Private or Public
    • Commercial Banks and Investment
    • Corporate Services Sector and Agribusiness
    • Consulting Financial and Accounting Audit
    • Consultancies Strategy
    • Insurance
    • Financial Consulting

    Economist this area works with analysis of international trade, international finance, macroeconomic and strategic scenarios.

    • Private corporations and State
    • Commercial Banks and Investment
    • Government, Ministry of Finance
    • World, IMF Bank
    • Investment Banks

    The economist who works in this area develops and analyzes the economic viability of investment projects in any sector of the economy taking into account the environmental impacts. In the analysis of a project, given the environmental legislation, must calculate both the private return, the private cost and the social projects.

    • Private corporations and State
    • Governments, research institutions and NGOs
    • International Development Institutions
    • Consulting and Energy Companies

    The economist who works in this area evaluates tables and microeconomic scenarios and macroeconomic, political and social, which affect the lives and decisions of any type of organization. Its labor market includes large consulting firms, auditing and consulting economic strategy and policy.

    • Public Companies
    • Private Corporations
    • Audit and Consulting Companies
    • Consultancies Economic and Political