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Candidates from outside the EU

Pre-University Semester

Students from outside the European Union who have finished high school and wish to pursue their higher education studies in Europe, can choose to attend a Pre-University Semester at NOVA before applying to a bachelor or integrated masters.

Bachelors and Integrated Masters

International students from non- European Union countries have the opportunity to apply to a bachelor or integrated masters degree under a specific system of access – the International Student Statute.

You can benefit from this statute if you fulfill the following conditions:

  • If you do not have Portuguese nationality;
  • If you are not a national from a Member State of the European Union;
  • If you are not legally residing in Portugal until the 31st of August of the year in which you intend to enroll in higher education for more than two years, continuously, and if you are not family of foreign citizens that hold a resident permit for more than two years;
  • If you don’t intend to enroll in Higher Education through special regimes;
  • If you Hold: a Qualification giving access to Higher Education, meaning any diploma or certificate issued by a competent authority in the country in which it was awarded; or a Diploma of Portuguese secondary school or equivalent degree

The school year in Portugal runs from September to June.

More information about studying at NOVA under the International Student Statute should be obtained by contacting each of the NOVA schools. 

Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia

Program

Degree

Cell and Molecular Biology

Licenciatura (Bachelor)

Biochemistry

Licenciatura (Bachelor)

Conservation-Restoration

Licenciatura (Bachelor)

Geological Engineering

Licenciatura (Bachelor)

Mathematics

Licenciatura (Bachelor)

Applied Chemistry

Licenciatura (Bachelor)

Biomedical Engineering

Mestrado Integrado (Integrated Master)

Civil Engineering

Mestrado Integrado (Integrated Master)

Materials Engineering

Mestrado Integrado (Integrated Master)

Micro and Nanotechnology Engineering

Mestrado Integrado (Integrated Master)

Environmental Engineering

Mestrado Integrado (Integrated Master)

Industrial Engineering and Management

Mestrado Integrado (Integrated Master)

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Mestrado Integrado (Integrated Master)

Physics Engineering

Mestrado Integrado (Integrated Master)

Computer Science

Mestrado Integrado (Integrated Master)

Mechanical Engineering

Mestrado Integrado (Integrated Master)

Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Mestrado Integrado (Integrated Master)

How to apply:

You can find information on how to access Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia here.

Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas

Program

Degree

Anthropology

Licenciatura (Bachelor)

Archaeology

Licenciatura (Bachelor)

Political Science and International Relations

Licenciatura (Bachelor)

Communication Sciences Cinema and Television | Communication, Culture and Arts | Strategic Communication | Journalism

Licenciatura (Bachelor)

Language Sciences

Licenciatura (Bachelor)

Musicology

Licenciatura (Bachelor)

Portuguese Studies

Licenciatura (Bachelor)

Philosophy

Licenciatura (Bachelor)

Geography and Regional Planning

Licenciatura (Bachelor)

History

Licenciatura (Bachelor)

History of Art

Licenciatura (Bachelor)

Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Licenciatura (Bachelor)

Sociology (full time)

Licenciatura (Bachelor)

Sociology (after-work schedule)

Licenciatura (Bachelor)

Translation

Licenciatura (Bachelor)

How to apply:

You can find information on the application process here.

 

Nova School of Business and Economics (NOVA SBE)

Program

Degree

Economics

Licenciatura (Bachelor)

Management

Licenciatura (Bachelor)

How to apply:

Application to access Nova School of Business and Economics as an International Student is done exclusively online

For those interested in visiting the school and to clarify additional question, please find additional information here

Faculdade de Direito

Curso

Degree

Law

Licenciatura (Bachelor)

How to apply:

The application to access Faculdade de Direito as an International Student is done online

You can find additional information here.

NOVA Information Management School

Program

Degree

Information Management

Licenciatura (Bachelor)

Information Systems

Licenciatura (Bachelor)

How to apply:

You can find more information here.

FAQ

I am a Brazilian citizen. How can I apply to the Medicine program as an International Student?

In Portugal, the access to the Medicine program as International Student is not possible.

Which are the requirements to apply to the University in Portugal as an International Student?

You can benefit from the International Student Statute if you fulfill the following conditions:

  • If you do not have Portuguese nationality;
  • If you are not a national from a Member State of the European Union;
  • If you are not legally residing in Portugal until the 31st of August of the year in which you intend to enroll in higher education for more than two years, continuously, and if you are not family of foreign citizens that hold a resident permit for more than two years;
  • If you don’t intend to enroll in Higher Education through special regimes;
  • If you Hold: a Qualification giving access to Higher Education, meaning any diploma or certificate issued by a competent authority in the country in which it was awarded; or a Diploma of Portuguese secondary school or equivalent degree

According to the area of studies you wish to pursue please contact the school of NOVA that offers the program of your choice and look for the school’s specific information.

I am a Brazilian citizen and currently study in my country. I would like to transfer to Universidade Nova de Lisboa. I would like to know the procedures, calendar, documentation, tuition fee.

You can study at NOVA as an International Student. The application is made directly in the NOVA School you wish to attend and through the Special Access for International Students. Each  school annually sets the calendar for applications, the number of vacancies and the selection criteria. The tuition fees can vary according to the program.

According to the area of studies you wish to pursue please contact the school of NOVA that offers the program of your choice and look for the school’s specific information.

When does the school year begin?

In Portugal the school year runs from September to June.

At Universidade NOVA de Lisboa the first semester starts in September and the second semester starts in February and ends in June. 

For detailed information students should check the calendar defined by the school they are applying to.