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SUPERNOVA Foundation Programme

SUPERNOVA Foundation Programme

SUPERNOVA was designed for students who have recently finished high school and plan to apply to Higher Education at European Institutions.

SUPERNOVA will assist students from different countries in adapting to the European education system, developing language and academic skills at an appropriate level for successful progression to an undergraduate course at some of the best and most innovative european Universities, including NOVA and some of its partners. Students are guaranteed progression to the first year of a relevant degree at one of these partner Universities, provided the progression criteria are met.

This multidisciplinary program offers the opportunity to choose different subjects offered by NOVA’s faculty taught in Portuguese and/or English, depending on the student’s preference; to attend the Ideas Club, where students are introduced to debates and critical thinking perspectives on European modern culture and Western thought.

The program also includes English or Portuguese classes for foreigners. Students are allocated to this module depending on the level of proficiency in English or Portuguese at the time of entry. Students with levels above B2 are exempted from taking this module.

This program is regulated by University-approved rules which are described here.

For more information please visit the SUPERNOVA Foundation Programme website here


Next Edition - Fall (September 2023)

Applications Open on January 2023

* We recommended that you submit your application in advance, in order to have enough time to make the necessary visa arrangements. 

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In case you have questions about SUPERNOVA:

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Contact us by email at supernova@unl.pt