NOVA University Lisbon is the only comprehensive university in Portugal with the occupancy of 100% of the places available in the first phase of the national competition for access to public higher education 2019/2020. With the placement of 2,577 students, this is the best result ever achieved by NOVA University Lisbon, which was also the first choice for 61% of these students.
NOVA is leader, at the national level, in fourteen programmes of different areas, which correspond to 35% of its total offer: Molecular and Cellular Biology, Conservation and Restoration, Mathematics, Political Science and International Relations, Communication Sciences, Musical Sciences, Philosophy, Geography and Regional Planning, History, Sociology (after work schedule), Translation, Nutrition Sciences, Information Management and Information Systems and Technologies.
In the region of Lisbon, NOVA additionally leads in the following programmes: Biochemistry; Civil Engineering; Archaeology; Language Sciences; Languages, Literatures and Cultures; History of Arts; Sociology; Economics; Management; Medicine and Law. This means that, in the region of Lisbon, NOVA leads in 66% of its total offer.
“These results are a reason of pride for NOVA and they show the confidence that Portuguese families place in us, as a result of our commitment in excellence and quality teaching, and as an innovative university that has been able to prepare its students for the challenges of the future, by attracting and producing talent”, comments the Rector of the NOVA University Lisbon. João Sàágua, "I congratulate all our schools and our new students as well, and I wish them success, with the reassurance that we will be fully available to support them."