Public Administration

Sao Paulo

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2021.1 Selection Process


About the Course: 

Our undergraduate public administration course is aimed at students who plan to go far in their career and wish to make Brazil and the world fairer, using public management and policies as instruments. As well as providing a broad vision of the social sciences, the course is designed to offer students the ability to form arguments, negotiate and make decisions. It also provides a solid education in international affairs.


Exchange Programs Opportunities

Students can participate in Exchange Programs with more than 100 universities around the world.

Double Degree 

As of the fifth semester, the candidate can apply to simultaneously do a second course at FGV: law or economics. The student will only pay monthly tuition fees for one course.

FGV EAESP, the Sao Paulo School of Economics (FGV EESP) and the Sao Paulo Law School offer their students the possibility of a double degree, without the need to do another university entrance exam.

The main advantage is that students who pass the internal selection process can graduate in two of three courses (administration and economics, or administration and law, or economics and law) in a shorter space of time that if they were to take both courses consecutively. This is possible because of the proximity between the curricula offered by the schools, which feature some common subjects, promoting valuable dialogue between these areas of knowledge. Students only pay one set of monthly fees, even when they are enrolled for two degrees. 


Public administrators’ activities are not restricted to governmental organizations. They work in areas such as education, health, culture, sport, sustainability, social entrepreneurship, consulting for public organizations, government relations, corporate social responsibility, and public utilities.

Public administrators have various professional options, starting with government careers, with growing pay potential. There is also a wide range of other options, such as managers and leaders of third sector organizations.

These professionals are also qualified to work with public policies and corporate foundations, besides advising national and international public organizations.


The course is strongly linked to professional practice, and particularly international aspects. There is a range of immersion activities at a variety of organizations. There are also fieldwork assignments and visits to government institutions in Brazil and other countries.

Students need to do a supervised internship in a developing country, in Latin America, a Portuguese-speaking Africa nation, China or India. In these internships, they work at NGOs, government organizations, international entities and/or study centers. Understanding new geopolitical realities is fundamental to students’ education.

Foreign candidates 

The course has a specific selection process for non-Brazilian candidates. This modality is composed of document analysis and an online interview. To participate, the candidate needs to be of a foreign nationality or be a Brazilian with dual nationality. The candidate must have taken the last four years of mandatory schooling at an education institution located outside Brazil and may not have a university degree. For more information, click here.

National High School Exam (Enem)

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


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FGV EAESP - Sao Paulo School of Business Administration

Period: Full-time

Fee: R$ 4,350.00

Location: FGV - Av. 9 de Julho

Contact: +55 (11) 3799-7777

Candidate-vacancy ratio: 2,8 (Entrance Exam 2019.1)

FGV EAESP’s undergraduate administration course offers scholarships to students who have passed the selection process in the following modalities:

The Pão de Açúcar Group Institute’s Prosper Program offers 10 non-refundable scholarships to help toward the cost of accommodations, transportation, food and study materials.


a.1) Financial Hardship Scholarships – applicable to students who pass the National University Entrance Exam (Vestibular) or National High School Exam (ENEM) selection process.

- In all, up to 6 (six) full (100%) non-refundable scholarships will be granted to students who pass the National University Entrance Exam or National High School Exam.

This scholarship will be granted for 8 semesters, covering the 240 credits that make up the curriculum.

Candidates for these scholarships will be selected in accordance with the following criteria:

a) Proven financial need;

b) Performance in selection process.

• Conditions for maintaining this type of scholarship:

• Obtain an accumulated average score of at least 7.00 (seven);

• Behave in a way that is compatible with academic norms;

• Do not stop studying the course for which you passed the selection process, except in the following cases: a) leave of absence for a student exchange organized by a program supported by FGV EAESP, lasting no more than one school year; and b) summons to provide services to the Brazilian nation;

• Your financial situation does not alter significantly;

• Noncompliance with the requirements to maintain the scholarship will result in its definitive loss.

• Undergraduate students cannot apply for merit or financial hardship scholarships when rejoining a course by going through a new selection process.

• Financial hardship scholarships cover tuition fees (40% of monthly fees) in the case of a one-semester exchange program.

a.2) Other non-refundable scholarships may be awarded, considering issues such as diversity and talent, defined in line with FGV EAESP’s criteria.

b) REFUNDABLE SCHOLARSHIPS – applicable to students who pass the National University Entrance Exam (Vestibular) or National High School Exam (ENEM) selection process.

FGV EAESP grants scholarship loans to undergraduate students with proven financial needs. This money needs to be paid back, without any interest, but merely adjusted in line with the IGP-M inflation index. The following modalities are available:

• Tuition Fee Scholarship (20% to 100% of monthly tuition fees for one semester).

• Study Material Scholarship (assistance for one semester to buy books and other study materials).

• Food Scholarship (assistance for one semester to contribute to food costs).

• Accommodations Scholarship (assistance for one semester for students with the biggest financial difficulties and those who live outside the city of São Paulo).

• Transportation Scholarship (assistance for one semester for students with the biggest financial difficulties and those who live outside the city of São Paulo).

• Approval of students’ requests to receive a refundable scholarship from the FGV EAESP Scholarship Fund will depend on the amount of resources available every semester, as well as the number of requests and percentages requested.

Conditions for maintaining these scholarships:

• Obtain an accumulated average score of at least 6.00 (six);

• Behave in a way that is compatible with academic norms.

The Refundable Scholarship modality does not provide funding for:

• Additional credits for subjects taken due to failing an exam;

• Taking a leave of absence.


Exams and answer sheets

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  • We know that choosing a profession is probably one of the first big decisions you’ll take in your life.That is why FGV wants to help you find out more about your future career.

    Public Administration graduates have a wide range of options available to their careers. First, they can serve at all levels of government, with increasing potential for good compensation. There is also a huge opportunity to work as managers and leaders in third-sector organizations.

    The program offered by Sao Paulo School of Business Administration (FGV EAESP) also enables the professional to work with public policies and in corporate foundations in areas such as social responsibility, government relations, utility companies, in addition to consultancy for national and international public agencies.



    Opportunities in Public Administration

    Working with public policy is not restricted to government organizations. In fact, public policies can oftentimes be used to generate value for society as a whole – resulting in services that are offered in areas such as education, health, culture, sports, non-profit organizations, international agencies, environment/sustainability, corporate foundations, social entrepreneurship, consultancy for government agencies, utility companies, government and corporate social responsibility, academic training and research on public policy, among others.

    • Formulation
    • Implementation
    • Evaluation

    Serve in government and non-government organizations, working with issues of public interest, with a focus on the proper management of internal procedures.

    Human Resources
    Processes and Operations
    Institutional Coordination
    Strategic Planning

    • Human Resources
    • Processes and Operations
    • Financial
    • Institutional Coordination
    • Strategic Planning