Exchange Program with University of São Paulo, Brazil

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

University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil, and Uppsala University (UU) have established a bilateral exchange programme 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 selected students will have the opportunity to study at USP for the full academic semester of the Spring 2020. Two scholarships will be granted to cover excess costs, e.g. flight ticket and housing. The applicant should be enrolled as a regular Master’s student in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Uppsala University. These are some of the courses offered at University of Sao Paulo during the Spring 2020:
1. Emergent Phenomena in Correlated Quantum Matter
2. Quantum Information
3. Quantum Field Theory I
4. Quantum Mechanics II

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 organisers 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 20th 2019.

Decision will be announced by the end of November 2019.

Last modified: 2023-04-20