Universidade NOVA de Lisboa


Following the application of the Bologna Process at NOVA, 2nd cycle courses include, in many cases, the possibility of internships as a part of the study programmes. These will be subject to evaluation and are necessary for the completion of the master’s course. For more information on this subject, please read the study programmes for the different courses in this guide.

Under the scope of the Erasmus Programme, it is also possible to carry out Professional Internships.

For more information on the Erasmus programme, please contact:

International Relations Office
Telephone: +351 213 845 207/8
Fax: +351 213 715 621
E-mail: erasmus@unl.pt



The Social Services of Universidade NOVA de Lisboa (SASNOVA) grant scholarships and emergency help to students in need, in order for them to continue their studies. Scholarships are granted according to the procedure defined by the legislationin force, namely by the rules established by the Directorate-General for Higher Education.

Financial Support and Scholarships Office
Telephone: +351 213 715 600
Fax: +351 213 715 672
E-mail: bolsas@unl.pt



The Social Services of Universidade NOVA de Lisboa (SASNOVA) have three canteens, with the respective snack bars and cafeterias, located at the university campuses.
NOVA students have access to all these catering units, as well as those in other higher education institutions in Lisbon: Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, Universidade de Lisboa and Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa.

SASNOVA's canteens have diet and macrobiotic menus.

A complete meal consists of main dish, soup, bread, drink and desert.

Price List

The current menu prices in the canteens are:
   Graduate and Master students: 2,40€;
   Doctorate students, professors and employees: 3,90€.

In the snack bars and cafeterias the prices are not regulated.

Closing periods

Between the last business day of July and the second business day of September.
The canteens close for short periods of time during the Christmas, Carnival and Easter holidays (notices will be sent to the academic schools, student unions and university residences).
Some canteens from the other public universities remain open during these periods and NOVA students have access to them.

SASNOVA catering units

Food services office
Telephone: +351 213 715 600
Fax: +351 213 715 672
E-mail: alimentacao@unl.pt



The Social Welfare Services of Universidade NOVA de Lisboa (SASNOVA) provide students appointments in General Practice, Psychiatry, Clinical Psychology and Nutrition. Appointments are held at Campolide Campus (Alfredo de Sousa Hall of Residence).

Information and Appointments scheduled
Monday to Friday, from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm

General Practice, Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology
Telephone: +351 213 715 600

Telephone: +351 213 715 600
E-mail: saude@unl.pt


Medical appointments - Dr. Luís Mascarenhas (General Practice)

Psychiatry - Dr. Diogo Sennfelt (Psichiatrist)

Clinical Psychology - Ana Gaspar (Clinical Phsicologist)

Nutrition - Dra. Marta Amado

School Insurance

Information about the school insurance is available in the Mobility Students section of this guide.


Facilities available to students


Universidade NOVA de Lisboa has several Libraries and Documentation Centres scattered through the different academic units. You can find the addresses in the “Practical Information” section of each academic unit in this guide.

In addition to these, Lisbon offers a wide number of libraries where you can find books and other educational material in several languages.

You can find a complete list of Lisbon’s libraries in the Erasmus Student Guide.


Sporting facilities

SASNOVA have sporting facilities at Caparica Campus, namely for Handball, Futsal, Tennis, Beach Volleyball and also a training circuit.

For more information please read the Sports information or contact:

Sports Services
Telephone: +351 212 947 825
Fax: +351 212 948 514
E-mail: desporto@unl.pt


Extracurricular activities

Each academic unit is responsible for the activities sponsored, which are organized by each of the student unions.

The University also has:

Tunas (traditional Portuguese student singing groups):

Antunia (FCT/NOVA);
Tuna Médica de Lisboa (FCM/NOVA-FM/UL);
Fortuna (FE/NOVA);
Tuna Maria (FCT/NOVA);
Real Tuna Académica NeOlisipo (FCSH/NOVA).

Theatre groups:

Grupo de Teatro Miguel Torga (FCML)
Pedro Freire
Telephone:+351 912 318 979

NNT - Núcleo Novo Teatro (AEFCT)
João Cleto

Teatro do Ser (AEFCSH)
Carla Vieira
Telephone: +351 919 727 601

GTN - Grupo de Teatro da NOVA (AEFCSH)
Elisabete Fragoso
Telephone: +351 966 142 437


Made up of university students, teaching and administrative staff.
For more information, please visit the Choir website.

You can find more information about leisure activities in the Erasmus Student Guide.


Students' unions

The six academic units of Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, that award first cycle degrees, have student unions (Associações de Estudantes – AE). In addition to these, there is an Academic Federation (FAUNL). You can find more information by visiting the unions’ websites or by using the following contacts:

Students' Union of the Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia

Quinta da Torre
2829-516 Caparica
Tel.: +351 212 949 678
Fax: +351 212 957 984
E-mail: info@ae.fct.unl.pt

Students´ Union of the Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas
Avenida de Berna, 26-C 
1069-061 Lisboa
Tel.: +351 217 908 300
E-mail: ae@fcsh.unl.pt 

Students´ Union of the Nova School of Business and Economics
Campus de Campolide
1099-032 Lisboa
Tel.: +351 213 801 690
E-mail: geral.su@novasbe.pt

Students' Union of the Faculdade de Ciências Médicas
Campo dos Mártires da Pátria, n.º 130
1169-056 Lisboa
Tel.: +351 218 803 095
E-mail: aefcml@fcm.unl.pt 

Students' Union of the Faculdade de Direito
Campus de Campolide
Travessa Estêvão Pinto
1099-032 Lisboa
Tel.: +351 213 828 610
E-mail: presidencia@ae.fd.unl.pt 

Students' Union of the Instituto Superior de Estatística e Gestão de Informação
E-mail: aeisegi@isegi.unl.pt


Other practical information

There is a study centre for students in Lisbon, Ágora, located in Rua da Cintura do Porto de Lisboa, near the Tagus river and not far from de Cais do Sodré railway station. This centre is open 24 hours a day and has study rooms, graphic design services, computers and a bar.