Universidade NOVA de Lisboa

International exchange programmes

Universidade NOVA de Lisboa (NOVA) offers to all its students a vibrant and relaxed atmosphere in a suitable environment, characterized by a high international profile and a close relationship among teachers and students. 

 The growing participation in several mobility programmes with Universities from all continents has been the driving factor of the internationalization strategy of NOVA.


Erasmus +

Eramus + is a European Union's programme, that consolidates a single framework supporting the areas of education, training, youth and sport and other international programs, including Jean Monnet and Erasmus Mundus.

NOVA has participated in the Erasmus Action since its creation in 1987 and offers individual mobility opportunities for learning or training purposes for its students, academic and administrative staff in Europe (Studies and Traineeships, Teaching or Training) and in the rest of the world (International Credit Mobility - ICM).

These mobility projects will allow participants to travel to another country to study, work, teach, train and develop professional skills.


Erasmus + Consortia

NOVA formalized its participation as a partner Higher Education Institution in the outCOME, WORK+ and Mare Nostrum consortia. NOVA is also the coordinating institution of the Merging Voices Consortium.

 The Consortium of “Mar e das Energias Renováveis” (outCOME) promotes opportunities for students and graduates of higher education in subject areas related to the sea and renewable energies.

 The Consortium Working Opportunities to Reinforce Knowledge (WORK+) finances curricular and professional placements to students and graduates and it is open to all thematic fields.

 The Merging Voices Consortium, coordinated by NOVA in the framework of the European programme Erasmus+, International Credit Mobility, supports the mobility of students (at various levels) and academic and administrative staff from institutions in Portugal and in 12 partner countries from Asia and Oceania.

 NOVA is a partner in the Mare Nostrum Consortium, coordinated by Universidade do Algarve in the framework of the European programme Erasmus+, International Credit Mobility, supports the mobility of students, academics and administrative staff from institutions in Portugal and in Morocco.


Erasmus Mundus

 NOVA also participates in the Erasmus Mundus programme. It is a cooperation and mobility programme in the field of higher education aiming to enhance quality in European higher education and to promote the European Union as a worldwide centre of excellence in the field of learning.


Luso-Brazilian Scholarships Santander Universities

As a result of the agreement signed between the Portuguese and Brazilian universities and Santander Totta Bank, a programme of exchange grants has been established, so students from Universidade NOVA de Lisboa’s 1st and 2nd cycles (exclusively for FCSH, NMS|FCM and NOVA IMS students) may now benefit from mobility grants to Brazil, financed by Santander Totta.


Practical information for mobility students

Foreign students should enroll as soon as possible. To do so, they should contact the International Relations Office and the Coordinator of the Department at their academic unit.

After enrolment, they will receive a student card which will entitle them to the same rights as any other Portuguese student: access to canteens, libraries, documentation centres, price reductions for books and concert tickets.

You can find out more information for mobility students in the Erasmus Student Guide, including some tips for students before and after arriving in Lisbon, as well as information about the history of Portugal and the city of Lisbon, tourist attractions, leisure, libraries, religious information, currency, telecommunications, climate, cost of living, expenses, embassies and some useful words and phrases.


National Health Service

Students from the European Union, the European Economic Area and Switzerland are eligible to use the European Health Insurance Card, which will give them access to the Portuguese health system with the same rights of a national citizen. To benefit from the card’s advantages, the students should request its issuing before coming to Portugal. The remaining mobility students should make sure that they have health insurance, before coming to Portugal.


School Insurance

All NOVA students, either Portuguese or in a mobility programme, benefit from school insurance, offered at enrolment. For more information, please contact the academic services of each academic unit.

This insurance is guaranteed to Erasmus students after enrolling in the International Relations Office of the host academic unit. It is worth highlighting that, if an accident occurs, the student should immediately contact this Office, for the insurance company to be notified.


For more information about this and other international mobility programmes, please contact:

International Relations Office
Tel.: +35 213 715 642
E-mail: international@unl.pt