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USP - Pós-graduação
(Post) Graduate Program in Internal Medicine Ribeirão Preto - USP
Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto

foreign PROFESSORS and students

The Support Center for Foreign Professors and Students - CAPEE has the proposal to guide and assist foreigners with academic bonds to the Ribeirão Preto Campus in the necessary steps to establish in Brazil, in addition to promoting cultural integration between foreigners and Brazilians.

CAPEE provides support to Teaching Units regarding documents and procedures for the arrival and stay of foreigners in Brazil, support for foreign visitors on bureaucratic visa issues, registration with the Federal Police, obtaining a CPF, searching for housing, providing services within the city, in addition to advising on the routine of the Campus, such as library services, restaurants, banks, post offices, transport, etc.

Fernanda dos Reis Almeida (Head)
Fernanda Helena Bartolomeu

Location: Rua das Paineiras, casa 4
Phonne: (16) 3315 4530 e (16) 3315 4926
Opening hours: Monday to Friday, from 1:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Guest house

Maria Angélica da Silva Depiro
Vanessa Bombonato Garcia


Location: Rua Pedreira de Freitas, house 7

Phones: (16) 3315 4469

Opening hours: Monday to Friday, from 8 am to 12 pm and from 2 pm to 5 pm


Before travelling:

Foreigners wishing to study or carry out scientific research in Brazil must obtain a student or researcher visa from the Brazilian Embassy or Consulate in their country. The documents and procedures may vary for each case, however, most of the times, among the documents requested, are:

 If there are no filiation (parents’ names) in the passport, the interested party must present an additional document that proves the filiation.

For more details and guidance, the foreigner should contact the Brazilian Embassy or Consulate closest to his residence. It is also important to find out about the requirement for vaccines.

In Brazil

National Registry of Foreigners - RNE (REGISTRO NACIONAL DE ESTRANGEIRO)
The foreigner admitted to Brazil is required to register with the Federal Police station closest to his residence, within 30 (thirty) days from his arrival, to obtain the RNE - Registro Nacional de Estrangeiro, which is a identity document for foreigners in Brazil.

The following documents will be requested for the issuance of RNE:

The foreigner will receive a registration protocol from the Federal Police that must be kept with the passport until the RNE's wallet is ready, which takes, on average, 90 days.

We remind you that CAPEE offers assistance to foreigners in all procedures with the Federal Police. If the foreigner is in need, we can assist you in obtaining the requested documents and also take you to the Federal Police to regularize your situation in the country.

CPF - Individual Taxpayer Registration (CPF-Cadastro de Pessoa Física)

The CPF (Individual Taxpayer Registry) is a type of social number required in Brazil in several situations, such as opening a bank account, acquiring, and leasing assets, among others.

To make the CPF, the foreigner must go to any branch of Banco do Brasil, Caixa Econômica Federal or post office, answer a form, pay a fee of R $ 5.70, and present the following documents:


Proof of residence, which can be a telephone bill, electricity, etc., issued less than 90 days ago or a statement from the person responsible for the residence, certifying that the foreigner resides at the address indicated in the proof.

Federal Police Protocol (document provided to the Federal Police after the procedure for obtaining the RNE) or Visa Application Form.

On the Ribeirão Preto Campus, there is a Banco do Brasil agency, located next to the Central Restaurant (Bandejão), and a Post Office branch, located next to the Physical Education, Sports and Recreation Center (CEFER).

To withdraw the CPF number, the foreigner must go to the Federal Revenue Service (Receita Federal), located in Ribeirão Preto at Av. Dr. Francisco Junqueira, 2625. Phone: 16-2111 5900), 24 hours after the request with the same documents previously presented, more proof of CPF application.

Other informations:

Academic year: In Brazil, the academic year starts in February or March and ends in December. The first semester of the academic year comprises the period between February and July and the second semester comprises the period between August and December.

Vacations: School recess periods (vacations) in Brazil occur in two seasons: in the month of July and in the period from December to February. The precise semester start and end dates are published each year in the academic calendar.

Transportation to USP

Air: International flights generally land in the city of São Paulo.

For information regarding flights from São Paulo to Ribeirão Preto see the following websites:

Road: The road transport from São Paulo to Ribeirão Preto is carried out by the companies Viação Cometa and Rápido Ribeirão Preto.

For information on timetables, please visit the following websites:

Urban: The company Ritmo provides the public transport service in Ribeirão Preto, including routes to the USP Campus.

For information on the itinerary and schedule visit the following website:

Foreign Exchange Operations

Foreign exchange transactions can be carried out by Banco de Brasil and accredited companies. In Ribeirão Preto, this service is carried out at exchange offices throughout the city and by some Banco do Brasil branches:

Health services

Emergency Room (UBDS Central): Av. Jerônimo Gonçalves, 466, telephone: (16) 3605 5000
Emergencies: 192


Research Units in São Paulo State

University of Sao Paulo
USP Ribeirão Preto 

Brazilian government Departments
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Federal Police Department
Ministry of Labor and Social Security

Promotion Agencies
CAPES – Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior Superior (Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel)
FAPESP - Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (São Paulo State Research Support Foundation)
CNPq - Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (National Council for Scientific and Technological Development)
FINEP - Financiadora de Estudos e Projetos (Financier of Studies and Projects)

Embassies / Consulates
Brazilian Embassies Abroad
Foreign Consulates in Brazil

Weather forecast
Ribeirão Preto city portal

Portuguese Online Courses for Foreigners (sites in English)
BBC – Talk Portuguese
Easy Portuguese
Learn Portuguese Now



Faculty of Medicine of Ribeirão Preto / USP
Postgraduate Secretariat in Internal Medicine
Av. Bandeirantes, 3900 - FMRP Anexo A
Monte Alegre
Ribeirão Preto - SP
CEP 14049-900

Office Hours

From monday to friday
9am to 12pm and 2pm to 4pm
Other times by telephone

Phone.: +55 (16) 3315-3185 / +55 (16) 3315-4547
Email: [email protected]

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