FMUSP Winter School Travel Grants

2020 application window open now through March 15.

Each winter, the University of São Paulo Medical School invites medical students from around the world to learn and network for two weeks at Brazil’s preeminent medical and research university.

Who: All UMMS students*

What: A two-week program that brings medical students together from all over the world to study and network. There are individual course offerings within the Winter School curriculum. Past subjects have included autopsy, cardiology, pathology, dermatology, obstetrics & gynecology, etc.

Where: Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo (FMUSP) is a longtime UMMS partner institution as well as the largest higher education and research institution in Brazil and the largest hospital system in Latin America.

Amount: The Winter School is offered free to qualified applicants (housing is provided) and Global REACH offers $1,000 grants to help offset travel costs. *All students are elligible to apply for Winter School and the associated Global REACH Winter School Travel Grants. However, priority for Travel Grants will be given to students in the Global Health and Disparities (GHD) Path.

When: 2020 Winter School will run in July 20-31. The application session is now open. Global REACH Travel Grant application deadline: Monday, March 9, 2020. Winter School applicaiton deadline: Sunday, March 15, 2020.

To apply for a Travel Grant, email Global Visitors Coordinator Carrie Ashton and address the items below:

  • Provide a short bio (80 words or less)
  • Identify your desired Winter School course(s), listing your top three in order of preference. (Find complete course info here.)
  • In about 200 words, explain (a) why you chose your first option and (b) how your background would contribute to this course.
  • In about 200 words, describe what you expect to gain from the Winter School experience.

For ease of application, the Global REACH Travel Grant application questions largely parallel in the FMUSP Winter School application. Other items needed for Winter School application include academic transcript records; an institutional letter of support (this will be provided with award notification those students who receive Global REACH Travel Grants); passport information; and a digital photo.


Travel Resouces: Find information to help plan your overseas educational experience in the Travel Services area of the website, including travel registry and insurance information, visa and passport resources, a pre-departure timeline and checklist, and more.