The Sao Paulo School of Economics at FGV offers both a master's and a doctoral program. These programs aim to produce highly qualified professionals by means of rigorous training and involvement in research. The master’s program trains students who want to follow an academic career by pursuing a doctoral degree either in Brazil or abroad. The doctoral program trains students to be successful researchers. Both programs also provide excellent training to individuals who want to pursue a career in the private or public sectors.
The master’s program has a maximum duration of ten academic quarters and the doctoral program has a maximum duration of eighteen academic quarters. The Graduate Program guidebook contains detailed information on the structure of the two programs.
The school also offers two types of postdoctoral program, the PNPD/CAPES program and the internal program. The objective of these programs, which last from six to twelve months depending on their type, is to allow recent Ph.Ds. and researchers from other institutions to develop academic research in the school under the supervision of an FGV professor.
The selection of candidates for the master's program depends on their performance in the ANPEC Exam. Visit the ANPEC website for information and enrollment in the exam.
Check the notice for the selection process for the master’s program.
The selection process for the doctoral program has two stages. In the first stage, a selection committee assesses the applicants based on their CV, academic background, letters of recommendation, statement of purpose, and performance in the GRE or ANPEC Exam. In the second stage, the selection committee interviews the candidates approved in the first stage. The interview, which is either in person or via Skype, is mandatory. The committee bases its final selection of candidates on the interview results and on the initial assessment of the candidates.
Check the notice for the selection process for the doctoral program.
The selection process for the internal postdoctoral program takes place on a continuous basis. The selection process for the PNPD/CAPES program follows a schedule set by the school in each year. The school assesses candidates for both types of postdoctoral program based on their CV and research project. Candidates need to appoint a supervisor at the school, who must give their consent. Candidates for the PNPD/CAPES program must also submit a letter of recommendation from their supervisor at the school.
Check the notice for the selection process for the PNPD/CAPES program.
Check the notice for the selection process for the internal postdoctoral program.
Students from other educational institutions can enroll in courses offered by the Graduate Program subject to the approval of its coordinator. The students pay a fee per course enrolled. The coordinator of the Graduate Program can exempt individual students from the fee. Students from academic institutions with an exchange agreement with the Sao Paulo School of Economics are exempt from the fee.
Questions and enrollment requests should be sent to email@example.com. The enrollment period for outside students coincides with the enrollment period for graduate students regularly enrolled in the school. Please refer to the school's academic calendar for enrollment periods in each school year.
The graduate programs at FGV EESP are free for full-time students.
The school offers scholarships, either its own or from funding agencies (CAPES and CNPq), to master’s and doctoral students. The number of scholarships offered depends on the availability of school resources and scholarship quotas from the funding agencies. Each program has a separate process for allocating scholarships to students. The keeping of scholarships is subject to school rules and, in the case of scholarships from funding agencies, to the rules of the funding agency responsible for the scholarship.
Besides scholarships, the school offers graduate students the opportunity to be teaching assistants for undergraduate and graduate courses. The school has an assistantship program specific for master’s students who want to be teaching assistants for undergraduate courses.
Finally, the school also has a program that allows doctoral students to get involved with teaching activities in the undergraduate program.
Academic research is central to the Sao Paulo School of Economics
The Sao Paulo School of Economics at FGV has one of the best Economics departments in Latin America. It currently has more than twenty research faculty. The research at the school covers a broad range of topics, including Applied Microeconomics, Behavioral Economics, Development Economics, Econometrics, Economic Theory, Finance, International Trade, Macroeconomics, and Political Economy. The research faculty at the school publish regularly in some of the best journals of the profession. They also have received numerous grants and awards.
The Sao Paulo School of Economics at FGV also stands out among Brazilian research institutions for the academic output of its students and alumni.
The Sao Paulo School of Economics at FGV has an active seminar schedule, with three weekly seminars, the Macro, Theory and Finance Seminar, the Applied Micro and Econometrics Seminar, and the Thesis Seminar. In the first two, researchers from other institutions, mostly foreign, present their academic work. In the third, students and faculty at the school present their academic work. An active seminar schedule contributes greatly to the intellectual life of a school and the training of its graduate students.
Access our research webpage for more information about the research conducted at the school and our seminar series.
The quality and reputation of the school’s graduate program open up a wide range of opportunities for its graduate students, both inside and outside academia.
The majority of our master’s students pursues a doctoral degree, either in Brazil or abroad. In recent years, our master’s students have been accepted in some of the leading doctoral programs in economics, such as Princeton, MIT, Northwestern, NYU, Stanford, and Yale. Click here for the academic placement of our master’s students. Some of our masters’ students continue in the school as doctoral students.
The school also places very well its master’s student who chose not to follow an academic career. Click here for the recent professional placement of our master’s students.
Our doctoral students pursue careers both inside and outside academia. The school’s recent placement in the academic market is the best in the country, and it includes doctoral students getting academic jobs in economics departments outside Brazil. The school also places very well its doctoral students who chose to pursue a career outside academia. Click here for the recent academic and professional placement of our doctoral students.
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