If you are over 23 by December 31st of the previous civil year and you don’t have the legal requirements to enroll in a Bachelor's of your choosing, you can apply to Nova SBE to complete a Mathematics exam and obtain the qualification to do so. You should also hold a European Union nationality or been legally living in Portugal for a minimum of two consecutive years.
If you pass this exam, you can then apply to the Nova SBE Bachelor's programs with the Over 23 contest.
Applications are closed.
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Step 1 – Apply to the Mathematics exam (a written exam to access the Over 23 special contest) through the online form made available in this page.
To apply to the Mathematics Exam, candidates should submit their application through the online form available in this page and pay an application fee of 60 €.
The Over 23 Mathematics exam covers the same topics of the Portuguese Mathematics A course. On the day of the exam, candidates will have to bring their ID/Passport with them. Otherwise, they won’t be able to take the exam.
The candidates who obtain less than ten values (out of 20) on the Mathematics exam will not be considered for the Over 23 special contest.
Step 2 – The candidates approved on the Mathematics Exam confirm their application to the Over 23 Special Contest by paying another application fee of 70 €. They will occupy the vacancies available in accordance with the following criteria:
A. Grade on the Mathematics Exam – 80 %
B. Curriculum Vitae – 5 %
C. Motivation letter – 5 %
D. English Knowledge (minimum of B2), demonstrated by a British Council certificate or equivalent (the certificate should state the level attained according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) – 10 %.
The final list of approved candidates will be published at Nova SBE and at this website.
Math exam applications
May 3 to May 14 2021
Publication of the Admitted Candidates to the Math Exam
May 21 2021
May 28 2021
Publication of the Results (Over 23 Math Exam)
June 4 2021
Applications for the Over 23 Contest
June 4 to June 18 2021
Publication of the admissions results
July 7 2021
July 26 to July 30 2021
Note: An English Certificate is not mandatory. However, it is advisable that all students possess the B2 English level given that the entire Bachelor's degree is entirely taught in English from the second year onwards.
Fee for application to the Mathematics exam: 60 EUR.
Fee for application to the Over 23 contest: 70 EUR.
What does your future look like?
Your Bachelor’s journey kicks off with the Nova SBE Discovery Week, where you will learn everything about the Nova way of life.
September 27: Online enrollment (link available by text message as soon as the results are disclosed)
September 28 and 29, from 9am to 6pm: In-person welcome activities
September 30 and October 1: In-person classes