Nova SBE Fellowship for Excellence

A small number of gifted individuals can have a great impact on society. The Nova SBE Fellowship for Excellence identifies the most talented students in the school and empowers them to change the world.

The program includes exclusive networking opportunities, social impact experiences, a leadership program with business leaders as keynote speakers, and tuition fees support. This merit-based program is offered to students with demonstrated academic excellence, outstanding performance in sports, and culture and social engagement. The award is sponsored by benefactors and corporations who want to empower high-achievement students with energy and aspiration.

The Nova SBE Fellowship for Excellence prepares individuals to achieve their full potential as students, no doubt, but also as citizens and human beings. In other words, it gives the Fellows the opportunity to go out into the world and leave their mark; whatever that mark might be; it is an ecosystem where energy and creativity turn into deeds - where aspirations and dreams become day-to-day life. It sees individual accomplishment as the foundation of social progress, which is to say it believes the Fellows will become the next generation of business and society leaders. We invite organizations to become part of the future and support this outstanding talent by:

  • Strategic involvement
  • Knowledge sharing
  • Learning opportunities
  • Financial contribution

You can read our Commitment Manual and Regulation.

The future of our world depends on the skills, the values, and the attitude we develop in the following generations.

Daniel Traça, Nova SBE Dean

The Nova SBE Fellowship for Excellence is a two-way street. We want to celebrate, reward, and invest in great talent. And we expect exceptional talent to give back to the school and society.

Raúl Galamba, Founder of Nova SBE Fellowship for Excellence

Our students


This Fellowship for Excellence scholarship program rewards our Master’s students’ excellence and dedication and prepares them to reach their full potential as students and world citizens.

(…) Finishing my Bachelor's degree in Management from one of the top-30 business schools in Europe, being offered a merit scholarship for the Master's in Finance, and, above all, being selected as a Fellow is one of my biggest achievements.

Inês Carreira Novo

My biggest achievement was entering Nova [SBE]'s MSc. I dedicated the past three years to reach the highest level. The commitment I made in terms of studying and activities that developed me had the aim of making me a suitable candidate for the best Finance MSc in Portugal, so having the opportunity to now experience this level of education is a huge honor (…).

Bernardo Patrício

My biggest achievement has got to be able to graduate from Nova [SBE] with a good GPA and entering the Master's in Finance at Nova [SBE].

Diogo Camacho

I look back, and I see this Bachelor's [in Management at Nova SBE] as one of the best decisions I made, and I am glad I did not give up when it got complicated. I loved the degree. (…) In these 3 years, I learned a lot, met incredible people and I would do it again if I had that chance. For me, the choice of my Bachelor's, its entire journey, and all the lessons, memories, people that came with it was my biggest achievement so far.

Maria Leonor Leite

Moving to Nova SBE to take the Master's in Finance, which is one of the highest-ranked Master's in Finance in the world (21st in the Financial Times) [is one of my biggest achievements]. I am really proud of it.

Rui Freitas

Our benefactors


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