Visitors to Brazil must obtain a visa from one of the Brazilian Consulate (in some cases, Embassy) unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries.

We strongly recommend you check with your local Brazilian diplomatic mission if you need to apply for a tourist visa beforehand.

Important: bear in mind that you must apply for a visa in advance, it might take some weeks for you to get it.

The Committee ( can provide a letter of invitation if you need to present it for visa or academic purposes. The Invitation Letter may NOT be enough to obtain a Brazilian visa. Contact the Brazilian Embassy or Consulate for further information.


The passport must be valid for at least six months beyond your planned date of departure from Brazil.


Participants of the SPSAS-GLYC are required to provide (purchase if necessary) travel insurance for their stay in Brazil.

You may consider an insurance policy of your choice to protect your interests in relation to cancellations, medical expenses, loss or damage to personal property. The conference organizers cannot take any responsibility for participants failing to arrange their own insurance.


The committee will select 36 foreign students and 36 Brazilian students to be awarded financial support for air ticket, accommodation, and meals. Students with FAPESP scholarship cannot receive financial support from SPSAS-GLYC.

In due time, the accepted applicants will be contacted by the Committee and will receive further information regarding travel arrangements.


REAL (R$)  is the currency used in Brazil. It is possible to find some options for exchanging money at Guarulhos Airport. In São Paulo you can also find exchange offices.