Students can apply to the Nova SBE Bachelor’s programs with this call if they don't hold the nationality of a member state of the European Union and haven't lived in Portugal for more than two consecutive years.
All candidates should apply trough the Pre-University Semester, managed by NOVA University Lisbon. The Pre-University Semester will help students in the process of adapting to the European teaching system. It aims to level up the candidate's technical knowledge and provide the required language competencies (when needed) to students who wish to apply, in the future, to a bachelor's degree or integrated master's in one of NOVA's schools. This multidisciplinary program offers students the opportunity to choose three courses offered by NOVA's schools, attend the Ideas Club and Portuguese and English classes, thus developing language competences to pursue the intended studies for a University degree at NOVA.
Candidates to the Pre-University Semester must satisfy the following requirements:
Have a minimum of B1 fluency in at least one of the following languages: Portuguese or English (depending on the language of the Bachelor’s degree you want upon completion of the program)
Present her/his application filling in the Pre-University Semester (SPU) application form available online and attaching the needed documents
The SPU Team will gather all the information and send it to Nova SBE's Student Recruitment & Admissions Office
Nova SBE's Student Recruitment & Admissions Office will evaluate the application, and all the submitted documents and do a pre-screening that can have three possible outcomes:
A deferred decision for a possible direct entrance at Nova SBE:
The applicant will be asked to take an online mathematics test. This is an eliminatory step as the applicant should have a minimum score of 50/100. See this example
If needed, two skype interviews will be arranged: one concerning the applicant’s motivation letter, and other to address further Mathematics skills
Conditional acceptance on doing and succeeding the SPU, fulfilling Nova SBE’s criteria (available on the SPU website)
Unsuccessful (not entering Nova SBE)
There will be a Nova SBE Bachelor’s Admissions Committee meeting to validate all applications and settle final decisions
Nova SBE’s Student Recruitment & Admissions Office will forward the results to the SPU Team in order for them to communicate the final decisions to the applicants
*Students who are still finishing high school by the time they apply must submit the Diploma that proves they finished high school (or a legally equivalent document) until the end of the first month of classes of the Pre-University Semester.
The applications to the Pre-University Semester are open in the following periods:
Application fee: 70 €*
Enrollment fee: 300 €* (Upon acceptance)
Pre-University Semester fee: 2.700 €* (After visa approval and before classes start)
Enrollment fee: 10 % of the tuition fee to be deducted from the total tuition fee. No exceptions or late payments will be accepted*
Annual tuition fee: 7500 €**
All payments should be made in euros
**The tuition fee is subject to change and is non-refundable. Admitted students can defer for up to one semester without having to reapply. However, they must pay the enrollment fee to guarantee their place and inform the school no later than one month before the beginning of the term. If this deadline is disregarded or if there is an unsuccessful request to defer, it will be necessary to submit a new application.
Applications for the fall intake (classes starting in September 2020) are closed. For more information, please contact us by email firstname.lastname@example.org.