Nova School of Business and Economics


Admission at Nova SBE

Nova SBE offers Bachelor Programs in Economics and Management and also Masters Programs in Economics, Management and Finance.

Bachelor Degrees

To access the Bachelor programs of Economics or Management at Nova SBE, EU and International Students have to follow different application processes:


General Admission

To apply to our Bachelors by general admission students must hold a high school degree (or legally equivalent) AND to have done the Portuguese Mathematics National Exam (for no longer that two years prior to applying) with a minimum grade of 9,5 (out of 20).

Non-Portuguese EU-students will need to request the Portuguese Education Ministry the specific equivalent of their high-school certificate and, in case they haven´t done the Portuguese Mathematics National Exam, the specific equivalent of an International Baccalaureate. For details about this situation please check:

Vacancies for the academic year 2018/2019

  • Economics: 210 | Management: 210

As a Public University, the application process to the Undergraduate Degrees is managed by the Access Services of the Ministry. Please contact them directly at:

Weighting of scores

  • Final high-school average: 50%
  • Mathematics National Exam: 50%


  • Academic year 2018/2019: 1.063,47 Eur.

Other cases

Nova SBE tem ainda previstas as seguintes situações especiais:

  • Transfers and Changes;
  • Re-entry;
  • Over 23 (per year: 10 vacancies for Economics and 10 vacancies for Management);
  • Degree Holders (per year: 1 vacancy for Economics and 1 vacancy for Management);
  • Application to courses (as external students – limit of 3 vacancies per class);


Non-EU students may apply directly to Nova SBE, accessing the application platform available in the schools webpage: students

The Bachelor Degrees at Nova SBE can either start in September (Fall) or in February (Spring) of each year. Nova SBE receives applications for both Fall Semester and Spring Semester in a rolling basis, all over the year.

Non-European students are candidates who cumulatively:

  • Do not hold the nationality of a Member State of the European Union;
  • Do not live in Portugal for more than two years, uninterrupted;

It is also a requirement that applicants hold qualifications that give them access to higher education or a secondary diploma (or a legally equivalent qualification).

How to Apply

  • Step 1 - Online Application

    The admissions process starts upon your submission of the online application along with the supporting documents.

  • Step 2 - Online Mathematics Test

    Candidates are subject to an online mathematics test [Sample]

  • Step 3 - Interviews (via Skype)

    There will be two interviews: a motivational one and another to acess the mathematics test already conducted.


  • Tuition fee: 7.000,00 Eur.per Year
  • Application fee: 70,00 Eur.
  • Enrolment fee: 700,00 Eur. (deducted from the 7.000,00 Eur.)

For further information about Bachelor Programs:

Admissions & Development Office: | + 351 213 801 699.

Masters Degrees

The Master’s programs of Economics, Finance or Management at Nova SBE applications will take place from February 1st to May 1st.

How to apply

The admissions process starts upon submission of the online application along with the relevant documents. For further information please visit: