International Relations

Sao Paulo


About the Course: 

FGV’s International Relations course was designed to transform the professional horizon of students interested in pursuing a global career. It is a program designed to equip students with the skills and competencies needed to work in international organizations, investment banks, non-governmental organizations, political risk consultancies, multinational corporations, media and communications, as well as prepare them for applied research careers.

Throughout the course, students will be exposed to a range of areas of study within International Relations, such as geopolitics and diplomacy, conflicts and humanitarian crises, global economics and finance, international cooperation and development, negotiation techniques in multicultural contexts, policy evaluation, and Big Data.

Professional skills

From the very beginning of the course, students are prepared 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 course, 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.


Students have the possibility of engaging in exchange, immersion and volunteering programs in Brazil and abroad, giving them real-life experience in an international work environment. In order to prepare them for these experiences, a significant part of the program will be offered in English. Nonetheless, students are expected to be proficient in Portuguese, as many of the academic and extracurricular activities will be held in this language.


Our faculty has training in world-renowned institutions and extensive experience in applied research. In addition to academic excellence, the faculty is characterized by professional experience and connections with the job market, including international organizations, risk analysis consultancies and government agencies, among others.

How to apply

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. FIND OUT MORE.

The international selection process is designed for students who have taken international university admission exams, such as SAT, Abitur, International Baccalaureate (IB) or Baccalauréat (Bac). FIND OUT MORE.

Questions? For more information, please visit FGV’s School of International Relations website.

FGV RI – School of International Relations 

Part-Time (morning period) 

Address: FGV's Campus in Sao Paulo


Contact: +55 (11) 3799-3786 +55 (11) 3799-3608

The School of International Relations offers three types of scholarships.

Merit Scholarships

Attributed according to academic achievement. Upon entry, scholarship candidates are evaluated based on their performance in the University Entrance Exam (Vestibular), as stated in the table below:

1ST & 2ND PLACES 100%
3RD & 4TH PLACE 90%
5TH & 6TH PLACES 80%
7TH & 8TH PLACES 70%


Reimbursable Scholarships

Granted to students with proven financial hardship, consisting of funding that covers between 20 and 100% of the tuition fee. Reimbursement is obligatory and must be made after course completion. The values will be adjusted according to the General Market Price Index, however free of interest.

The scholarships are awarded based on the following criteria: (i) availability of financial resources; (ii) financial condition of the student and their family; and (iii) academic performance of the student.

Scholarships are valid for a year and can be renewed based on criteria established by the Scholarship Comission.


Non-Reimbursable Scholarships

Granted to students with proven financial hardship, consisting of funding that covers between 100% of the tuition fee.

The scholarships are awarded based on the following criteria: (i) availability of financial resources; (ii) financial condition of the student and their family; and (iii) academic performance of the student.

Scholarships are valid for a year and can be renewed based on criteria established by the Scholarship Comission.

*Scholarships are regulated by their specific regiments. 


Exams and answer sheets

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


  • 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.