Escola Politécnica

Programa de Pós-Graduação em Engenharia Mecânica (PPGEM)

Universidade de São Paulo


Scholarships for PhD students at the University of Sao Paulo
Mechanical Engineering Graduate Program from Escola Politécnica

USP and FAPESP Joint Initiative

On August 17th, 2017, USP and FAPESP has just launched the pioneer initiative to enroll PhD students at USP most qualified graduate programs. The selection procedure will be based on GRE scores, being the highest scores qualified to apply for one of the 30 (thirty) available scholarships from FAPESP. Candidates from Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering are stimulated to participate in this program.

Who can apply?

Any student in Brazil and around the world holding scores from GRE General Test > or = 155 (Verbal Reasoning) and > or = 158 (Quantitative Reasoning) and > or = 4,0 (Analytical Writing), based on the scores of Test Takers from July 1st, 2012 to June 30th, 2015 (see page 22 from the link:

Deadlines for Test Taker exams will be October 15th, 2017.

Test takers holding scores from January 1st, 2017 until August, 17th, 2017 are also eligible. In this case, they must send their scores and the indicate that he is interest in the Mechanical Engineering Graduate Program to before October 31st, 2017.

The GRE DI Code for USP is 2348, which allows you to choose the graduate program.

How do I know I got selected?

USP graduate program coordinators will contact the preselected candidates indicating the available supervisors and respective research areas. The Mechanical Engineering Graduate Program requests an interview and research project submission. The list of selected candidates will be available on December 15th, 2017 at

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