Department of Physics and Astronomy

Exchange Program with University of São Paulo, Brazil

Application for exchange Program with University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil for Spring 2017 is now open.

University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil, and Uppsala University (UU) have established a bilateral exchange program on the Master’s level in physics. The aim is to create an enriching international experience for students, where they can gain intercultural experience and develop a new professional network, which are key aspects for a successful  career development of up-and-coming physicists. 

The call

The exchange program is now accepting applications for Spring Term 2017. The selected students will have the opportunity to study at USP for a period of between two months and one full academic semester during Spring 2017. Three scholarships will be granted to cover excess costs, e.g. flight ticket, housing and a basic language course in Portuguese. The applicant should be enrolled as a regular Master’s student in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Uppsala University.

About USP

Universidad de São Paulo (USP) is a public university, maintained by the State of São Paulo in Brazil. It is considered to be one of the most prestigious educational institutions in Latin America, offering a broad range of courses, in many areas of knowledge, and a world-class research environment. Its large campus in the heart of the city of Sao Paulo provides a unique international atmosphere with students from many countries.

Student activities at USP

The students will have the opportunity to attend courses and also develop a research project receiving full credits at UU. All these activities will be tailor-made to meet the students’ academic interests covering a wide range of physics topics. The exchange organizers on either side will work with you in creating a unique syllabus for your stay!

How to apply?

Send an email to Andreas Korn ( and Moyses Araujo ( with a brief letter of motivation to participate in the program and a description of the areas of physics you are most interested in. 


Application deadline: November 15th.

Decision will be announced by the end of November.