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Information for international Students

How to apply

Visa Requirements

Health Insurance

How to Get to Botucatu

About the City - Botucatu

Housing

Transportation in the City

Transportation to Other Cities

Places to Eat

Bank Agencies

Money Exchange

Where to Learn Portuguese in Botucatu

Drugstores

Hospitals

Important Telephones

Addittional Information


 

  • HOW TO APPLY FOR AN EXCHANGE PERIOD AT BOTUCATU MEDICAL SCHOOL

Applicants must complete the Unesp Exchange Student Application Form (available online): https://sistemas.unesp.br/arex/publico/trocarIdioma.aplicar.action?idioma=US

A copy of the student's passport, transcript of records, CV and the completed/signed Exchange Student Application Form will be required.

For further information about the admission process, check http://www.unesp.br/portal#!/arex/novo8425/english8807/

 

  • VISA REQUIREMENTS

Foreign citizens travelling to Brazil to attend study courses must have a ‘Student Visa’ (VITEM IV).

Students should apply for a VITEM IV visa in the Brazilian Consulate responsible for their residential jurisdiction. The list of documents may vary from country to country:

http://www.portalconsular.mre.gov.br/

 

*Important information: If you are staying in Brazil for more than 1 month, you will have to present yourself at a Federal Police Department within 30 days after your arrival in Brazil. 

The required documents are:

-Passport;

-Copies of all used pages of your passport registered by a Register Office (address below)*;

-Original visa application form;

-Two 3x4 recent color photos with white background;

-Form 1 (https://servicos.dpf.gov.br/sincreWeb/);

-Form 2 (https://www2.dpf.gov.br/gru/gru?nac=1);

-Receipts of paid fees for Forms 2 and 3.

 

The required fees total around R$200.00.

To get a help with the paperwork to the Federal Police Department, just get to the International Office at Botucatu Medical School.

 

Once in Botucatu City, the closest Federal Police Department is located in Bauru City:

 

“Delegacia de Polícia Federal”

Av. Getulio Vargas nº 20-55, Jd. Europa, Bauru-SP
CEP: 17017-383

Telephone: +55 14 3312-3118 / 3115

E-mail: dpf.cm.bru.srsp@dpf.gov.br

Site: http://www.dpf.gov.br/servicos/estrangeiro/

 

So, you will have to take the bus to and back from Bauru, which will cost around R$50.00. https://vendas.expressodeprata.com.br/cgi-bin/br5.cgi

 

Bus tickets to and from Bauru can be purchased at: https://vendas.expressodeprata.com.br/cgi-bin/br5.cgi

* Register Office

 

1º Cartório de Registro de Imóveis e Anexos
Address: Rua General Telles, 1915 - Centro
Telephone: +55 14 3882-6439 or +55 14 3814-1500

Price: R$ 8.00 per copy 

 

Other issues related to admittance to Brazil can be found at http://www.portalconsular.mre.gov.br/ 

 

  • HEALTH INSURANCE

Health insurance is mandatory for all exchange students.

 

  • HOW TO GET TO BOTUCATU

The easiest way to get to Botucatu is by bus.

Buses from São Paulo to Botucatu departure from "Terminal Barra Funda" bus station. The trip will take about three hours and a half and the ticket costs around R$ 50.00. You can use one of the following bus companies:  

Vale do Tiete: http://www.valedotiete.com.br/itinerarios.php

RápidoFênix: https://www.netviagem.com.br/interna.aspx?empresa=100&origem=SPA&destino=BOT&data=18/03/2011 

To get to "Terminal Barra Funda" bus station from Guarulhos International Airport (GRU) in São Paulo, the most recommended option is the "Airport Bus Service" (Check the daily schedules for "Guarulhos/Barra Funda" at http://www.airportbusservice.com.br/). Tickets will cost around R$ 37.00.

You can also take a taxi from Guarulhos International Airport (GRU) to "Terminal Barra Funda" bus station, but it will cost approximately R$ 100.00.

If you are coming to Botucatu from a city other than São Paulo, please email eri@fmb.unesp.br for specific information.

In Botucatu, you will departure at “Terminal Rodoviário Botucatu” bus station

Address: R. Tiradentes, S/N - Vila Carolina - Botucatu/SP 
Telephone: +55 14 3882-0449 

There you can take a taxi to the place you are staying in Botucatu.

 

  • ABOUT THE CITY - BOTUCATU

Botucatu is a city in the southeastern region of Brazil and is located 235 km from São Paulo, the Capital of the State of São Paulo. The city has a population of around 150,000 inhabitants within a total area of 1,486.4 square kilometers, on the top of a plateau (804 meters high). The average temperature is 22°C.

 

Further information: http://www.botucatu.sp.gov.br/

http://www.polocuesta.com.br/portal/cidades/botucatu/

 

Places to visit in the region:

http://www.polocuesta.com.br/portal/cidades/botucatu/lazer-e-entretenimento.htm

http://ecocorp.com.br/

 

  • HOUSING

If you wish to stay at a “República” (a common house where several students live and share the expenses), please email clev_unesp@yahoo.com.br

Below are some other options of places to stay in Botucatu:

 

"Casa de Estudantes de Botucatu - ARCA" http://www.casaestudantebotucatu.org.br/main.php (in Portuguese)

Address: Rua Dr. Ranimiro Lotufo, 350, CEP: 18607-050

Phone: 55-14-3882-6116  

E-mail: arca@casaestudantebotucatu.org.br or  contato@casaestudantebotucatu.org.br

 

Pousada Mandala

http://pousadamandalabtu.com.br/ (in Portuguese)

Address: Rodovia Antônio Butgnoli, Km1, Rubião Jr., CEP 18603-970

Phones: +55 14 3814-0396; +55 14 8122-4507; +55 14 9127-2524; +55 11 9262-1713
E-mail: atendimento@pousadamandalabtu.com.br

 

Chaillot Plaza Hotel 

http://www.hotelchaillot.com.br/ (in Portuguese)

Address: Avenida Doutor Vital Brasil, 1051, Jardim Dom Pastor, CEP 18603-650

Phone:  +55 14 3881-2055

 

Bekassin Hotel

http://www.bekassin.com.br/default.asp (in Portuguese)

Address: Rod Marechal Rondon (sp 300) km 251, CEP 18603-970
Phone: +55 14 3811-2925
E-mails: bekassinhotel@uol.com.br or bekassin@bekassin.com.br

 

Excellence Plaza Hotel 

http://www.excellenceplazahotel.com.br/site/index.php (in Portuguese)

Address: Av. Dom Lucio, 1036, Centro
Phone: +55 14 3112-0900; E-mail: reservas@excellenceplazahotel.com.br

 

Botucatu Hotel

http://www.botucatuhotel.com.br/ (in Portuguese)

Address: Rua Siqueira Campos, 95, Centro, CEP 18600-290

Phone: +55 14 3354-2999; E-mail: contato@botucatuhotel.com.br

 

Primar Plaza Hotel

http://www.primarhotel.com.br/

Address: Rua José Freire Villas Boas, 468, CEP 18601-560

Phone: +55 14 3815-3177

 

To rent a house/apartment for longer periods, contact an agent: http://www.polocuesta.com.br/portal/cidades/botucatu/imobiliarias.htm

 

UNESP is also part of Housing Anywhere: housinganywhere.com

 

For further information, email eri@fmb.unesp.br

 

  • TRANSPORTATION IN THE CITY

The university is a bit far from the city and you'll need to take a bus/taxi to get to UNESP.

 

Bus:

Check the bus schedule at http://semutran.botucatu.sp.gov.br/?area=transporte

The bus ticket is R$ 2,65/ ride.

 

Taxi:

Telephones and addresses: http://www.polocuesta.com.br/portal/cidades/botucatu/pontos-de-taxi.htm

How much it will cost: http://www.tarifadetaxi.com/botucatu

 

Motorcycle Taxi: http://www.solutudo.com.br/empresas or

http://www.polocuesta.com.br/portal/cidades/botucatu/moto-taxi.htm

 

 

  • TRANSPORTATION TO OTHER CITIES

Bus Station: “Terminal Rodoviário Botucatu” 

Address: R. Tiradentes, S/N - Vila Carolina - Botucatu/SP 
Telephone: +55 14 3882-0449 

 

 

  • PLACES TO EAT

Restaurants near the University:

 

Sinhô Sinha Restaurante e Cachaçaria
Address: Rua João Butgnoli, 178 – Rubião Junior 
Telephone: +55 14 3813-3318

 

Espaço Gourmet
Address: Rodovia Antonio Butinholi, 10 - Distrito Industrial  
Telephone: +55 14 3813-0217

 

Other restaurants in the city:

http://www.polocuesta.com.br/portal/cidades/botucatu/onde-se-alimentar.htm

 

 

  • BANK AGENCIES

Agencies near the University:

 

Banco Santander S/A - Posto Unesp
Telephone: +55 14 3815-1040

 

Banco do Brasil - Posto Unesp
Telephone: +55 14 3813-5000

 

Other banks in the city: http://www.polocuesta.com.br/portal/cidades/botucatu/bancos-e-postos-de-atendimento.htm

 

 

  • MONEY EXCHANGE AGENCIES

 

Renova Câmbio Exchange
Address: Rua Cel. José Vitoriano Villas Boas, 219 – Centro
Telephone: +55 14 3814-1113
Sitewww.renovacambio.com.br

 

Multiplik

Address: R. Cardoso de Almeida, 767 - Centro

Telephone: +55 14 3354-1699 or +55 14 3814-7372 or +55 14 8116-1894

 

Duplexx
Address: R. Campos Sales, 763 - Centro
Telephone: +55 14 3354-4419 or +55 14 3354-3023 or +55 14 9697-5455
Email: regional.interior@duplexxcambio.com.br
Site: http://www.duplexxcambio.com.br/default.aspx

 

  • WHERE TO LEARN PORTUGUESE IN BOTUCATU

 

CCLi Botucatu
Address: R. João Passos, 825 - Centro
Telephone: +55 14 3814-7463
Site: http://www.facebook.com/pages/CCLi-Consultoria-Lin

 

Fisk

Address: Avenida Dom Lucio, 394, Centro
Telephone: +55 14 3882-0128 or +55 14 3814-5827 
E-mail: fiskbotucatu@terra.com.br

Site: http://www.fisk.com.br

 

Wizard Botucatu

Address: Av. Santana, 300, Centro

Telephone: +55 14 3815-2001

E-mail: botucatu@wizard.com.br

Site: http://www.wizardbotucatu.com.br/index.asp

 

ICBEU
Address: R. Gen. Telles, 1600, Centro  
Telephone: +55 14 3882-3016
Email: icbeu_btu@yahoo.com.br

 

 

  • DRUGSTORES

Addresses and telephones: http://www.polocuesta.com.br/portal/cidades/botucatu/drogarias-e-farmacias.htm

 

 

  • HOSPITALS

Pronto Socorro Municipal

Address: Joaquim Lyra Brandão, 285 - Vila Assumpção

Telephone: +55 14 3813-6199 or +55 14 3813-3971 or +55 14 3813-6346

 

 

  • IMPORTANT TELEPHONES

Police: 190

In case of accidents, call SAMU: 192

Fire Department: 193

 

  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

For additional information, e-mail eri@fmb.unesp.br 

Atualizada em 28/11/2013 às 10:26 - Responsável: Cristiane Marta S. Coquemala