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Pre-University Semester - Frequentely Asked Questions (FAQ)

Here you can find the answers to many questions about the Pre-University Semester at NOVA and about the steps to take after the Semester (which schools and programmes you can apply, admission requirements and application deadlines). 

In case you don´t find the answers to your questions please don´t hesitate to contact us by email cjanota@unl.pt .

 

Can students from outside the European Union apply for a university degree in Portugal?

Students from outside the European Union can apply for a university degree in Portugal benefiting from special conditions ruled by the International Student Status.

Please bear in mind that the admission criteria and application deadlines vary for each School of NOVA.

The acceptance in a degree programme at NOVA is guaranteed after attending the Pre-University Semester?

Some of the Schools of NOVA will guarantee the acceptance of Pre-University Semester students in their degree programmes provided they are successful in the semester. 

Access conditions vary for each school (see below Bachelor/Integrated Masters at NOVA after the Pre-University Semester)

 

 

The courses taken in the Pre-University Semester can be credited in a subsequent bachelor or integrated masters?

Some Pre-University Semester courses can be credited in a subsequent bachelor or integrated masters. The credits vary for each School of NOVA (see below Bachelor/Integrated Masters at NOVA after the Pre-University Semester).

Bachelor/Integrated Masters at NOVA after the Pre-University Semester

 

The Pre-University Semester does not grant direct access to one of the bachelors or integrated masters at NOVA. Those who are interested in pursuing a degree at NOVA must apply directly to the school they wish to attend.

Know more about how to apply to a bachelor or integrated masters at NOVA as an international student.

Some credits of the courses done within the Pre-University Semester may be accounted in the bachelor or integrated masters according to the rules defined by each school of NOVA.

School

Access conditions after attending the Pre-University Semester

Compulsory Courses to apply to a Bachelor or Integrated Masters

Course creditation rules

Faculty of Sciences and Technology - FCT NOVA

Admission is guaranteed for students approved in the Pre-University Semester, including Mathematics

Mathematics

Maximum 12 ECTS for Integrated Masters;
Maximum 6 ECTS for bachelors.
Mathematics, English and Portuguese will not be credited.

School of Social Sciences and Humanities - NOVA FCSH

Admission is guaranteed for students approved in the Pre-University Semester, and in one of the courses lectured by NOVA FCSH

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Maximum 30 ECTS
Portuguese will not be credited.

Nova School of Business Economics - Nova SBE

Admission is guaranteed for students approved in Mathematics and in one of the courses lectured by Nova SBE

Mathematics

Courses lectured by Nova SBE and another course from one of the other Schools.
Mathematics, English and Portuguese will not be credited.

Law School - FD

Regular access conditions of the International Student Status

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Rules available here http://www.fd.unl.pt/Anexos/9056.pdf

NOVA Information Management School - NOVA IMS

Admission in NOVA IMS bachelor programmes is guaranteed for students who successfully complete the Pre-University Semester

Mathematics

Maximum 30 ECTS.
Mathematics, English and Portuguese will not be credited.

 

This programme does not affect the autonomy of the different Schools at NOVA while recruiting their foreign students. Completion of the Pre-University Semester is not necessary for a student to be accepted by any School at NOVA, and the admission of a well succeeded student during that semester only depends on the criteria to be independently established by each of these teaching units.

Which undergraduate and integrated masters are available after the Pre-University Semester for non-EU students?

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