In light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and in order to reduce the risk of the disease spreading, Fundação Getulio Vargas announces the following:

  • Our undergraduate, graduate and executive education course in-person classes will remain suspended until we can guarantee safe conditions for all students;
  • We will continue to broadcast our programs live, without any reduction in the quality of services offered to students, via synchronous classes on Zoom, until in-person meetings can be reestablished;
  • We remain attentive to the evolution of the pandemic in Brazil and, when possible, our activities will be resumed in a cautious, gradual and safe way, to minimize any risks;
  • The administrative staff of each FGV school and center will remain available to answer any questions you may have at this time.


1. Is FGV closed?

To help slow down the spread of the virus and in accordance with the health authorities’ guidelines, FGV is not open to the general public. The aim is to avoid crowds and circulation of people so as to reduce the possibility of contagion and protect everyone’s health and safety. Lockdown restrictions were officially imposed on March 22, 2020, and since then, they have been extended as the pandemic has continued.

2. Can employees and service providers go to FGV sites?

In cases of exceptional tasks, previously authorized by FGV, those who need to go to FGV’s workplaces, common areas or academic facilities must abide by the respective health regulations and FGV’s health and safety guidelines.

Access to FGV premises always requires approval from FGV and a screening questionnaire must be filled in.

Please note that meetings, study groups and other meetings must take place virtually.

3. Can I access FGV’s libraries?

Our libraries’ reading rooms remain closed, but numerous databases and periodicals are available online. If you do not have remote access to what you need, please contact your course coordinator or email

4. Are school secretariats closed?

Yes, but the email and phone channels of all FGV schools and centers, as well as their online services, are continuing to function normally.

5. Until when will in-person classes remained suspended?

In-person classes will remain suspended until FGV considers it safe and appropriate to resume them, so as to protect everyone’s health. We continue to continuously monitor the spread of COVID-19 in Brazil and further information will be reported by each FGV area, via its website or email.

6. How will normal activities be resumed?

FGV has created an institutional plan to resume its activities in a gradual and safe way, as soon as in-person activities are authorized.

To find out about the protocols and measures needed to prevent the spread of COVID-19 on FGV premises, see our resumption leaflet.

Please note that the measures set out in FGV’s protocols may be updated at any time, in line with advances in scientific institutions’ knowledge and publications by government authorities aimed at curbing the pandemic.

So far, only FGV EAESP and the FGV Sao Paulo Law School have started the process of resuming in-person activities, in a voluntary, cautious and safe manner. FGV’s other schools and centers continue to operate remotely, with on-site activities suspended.


7. How are selection processes taking place?

FGV’s selection processes are happening online, in line with the calendar of each school and center. For more information, please see the website of the respective FGV area. 

8. How are events taking place?

FGV is holding virtual events in order to maintain and strengthen its exchange of knowledge with the general public. The webinars held by FGV are taking place daily, online and free of charge. To see the schedule of events, click here (in portuguese). 

As well as webinars, private events such as graduation ceremonies are also taking place online.

Contributing to global efforts

Find out about the work done by the OECD in partnership with FGV to tackle COVID-19:


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