São Paulo, hovedstaden i Brasil.

Partner universities in Brazil

ESALQ - Escola Superior de Agricultura

NMBU has one partner university in Brazil, located in the city of Piracicaba in São Paulo state, which is also the name of the capital. São Paulo is the largest city in the southern hemisphere and is the economic and industrial centre in Brazil. Just under 400.000 people live in Piracicaba, and the city houses the oldest agricultural university in Brazil, ESALQ - Escola Superior de Agricultura , which belongs to the University of São Paulo. NMBU has an agreement with ESALQ, but on request it can also be planned exchange to other departments at the University of São Paulo.

Brazil is the world's fifth largest country with one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world. The country is the home to about half of the population in South America, and the differences between the rich and the poor is great.

  • The agreement is specifically for exchange to ESALQ - Escola Superior de Agricultura, but exchanges to other units of the University of Sao Paulo can also be planned upon request.

  • Three

  • Applicants are chosen according to average grade scores achieved upon application. A minimum grade of C is required.

    All exchanges require a completion of 60ECTS prior to a stay abroad.

  • Bachelor and master.

  • Portuguese and some English.
    A list of courses in English can be found here (PDF file).

  • Upper secondary school (norsk: videregående skole): Average grade of 4 in English or TOEFL test.

    Portuguese knowledge is demanded if the applicant will take courses. However, it is not demanded for project advising or fieldwork.

  • Students studying using the exchange agreement are exempt from paying tuition fees.

  • Courses

    Sample courses taken by previous NMBU students:


    Tropical Bio-Based Production Systems
    LCF0290 Forest Certification
    LCF0577 Biodiversity Management
    LCF0637 Tropical Forest Management
    LEA0615 Supervised Internship in Entomology and Acarology
    LSO0360 Restoration of Degraded Lands
    LCF0590 Wildlife Management and Conservation
    LCF0615 Supervised Internship in Forestry
    LCF0644 Management of Renewable Natural Resources
    LCF0678 Forest Watershed Management
    Supervised Internship in Pathology and Microbial Control of Insects
    LCB0390 Mammals: Origin, Evolution and Biogeography
    LEA0592 Applied Entomology
    LEA0615 Supervised Internship in Vertebrates
    LCF0104 Applied Ecology
    LEB0244 Energy Recourses
    LFN0225 General Microbiology


    LES0213 Principles of Economics, Politics and Development
    LES0456 Microeconomic Theory I
    LES0458 Microeconomic Theory II
    LES0557 Macroeconomic Theory II
    Tropical Based Production Systems
    LCE0180 Environmental Chemistry
    LCF0637 Tropical Forest Management
    LEB0410 Climate Change and Agriculture
    LCE0108 Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry