Scholarships & Funding

Master's Programs

The Nova SBE Master's programs provide a unique learning experience, both theoretical and applied, using the best and most innovative learning methods. Nova SBE offers a variety of degree funding resources to fund your Master's so you can complete it without having to face possible financial constraints.

If you are interested in studying at Nova SBE and would like to know how to finance your master's degree, then the Scholarships & Study Funding team is here to help you.

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Applications open for the Direção Geral do Ensino Superior (DGES) Scholarship for the 2023/24 academic year

Applications are now being accepted for the DGES Scholarship for 2023/24. For more information on eligibility criteria, deadlines, and the application process, click here.

What are the available options?

Scholarships

Scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis to applicants, which means that the budget available for scholarships may be used before the end of the Master's admission cycle. Due to the high volume of deserving candidates and the limited funding available for scholarships, we strongly recommend that you apply as early as possible.

Awards

Nova SBE, in partnership with different national and international entities, annually rewards the students' academic achievements.

Income Share Agreement

This program aims to support Portuguese students accessing learning programs by paying the tuition fee, which students will only reimburse when they start working.

Scholarships

The Nova SBE Continuity Scholarship is an initiative aligned with the social mobility policy of Nova SBE. This program allows students who finish their Bachelor's degree at Nova SBE and are admitted to one of its Master's programs to continue to have the possibility to enjoy an education of excellence, allowing the school to support more students by broadening the eligibility threshold of the Nova SBE Social Mobility Scholarship, facilitating access, promoting social mobility and increasing diversity among our students.

Eligibility

Students who obtained a Bachelor’s degree at Nova SBE or who are in the process of concluding it and who were admitted to any Master’s program at Nova SBE, and whose per capita gross income is less than 40 times the value of the IAS (Indexante dos Apoios Sociais – Social Support Index) of the same year (reference IAS 2023: 480,43 euros).

Value

This scholarship can cover 50 % or 100 % of the tuition fee value of the Master’s program.

When a student is granted different scholarships within Nova SBE, the funding cannot exceed 70 % of the total amount of the tuition fee for the master’s program, except in cases where the funding comes entirely from a 100 % social mobility scholarship.

The scholarship prize does not fund the amounts related to the application fee, the first installment of tuition paid as the enrolment fee, the CEMS program, the Double Degree program, the amount value associated with additional semesters, exchange programs, or Executive Master's programs.

Application

To apply, candidates need to show their interest in the Nova SBE Social Mobility Scholarship at the time of their application to the Master’s program and submit the most recent household tax return properly identified. The documents must be originals or copies, accompani ed by a sworn translation into English or Portuguese if they are written in any other language.

Applications are available for the Fall and Spring Intakes, and cannot be considered after the application to the Master's program has been submitted.

Candidates are responsible for checking their emails regularly during this process (including spam and the trash folder).

Scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis to applicants, which means that the budget available for scholarships may be used before the end of the Master's admission cycle. Due to the high volume of deserving candidates and the limited funding available for scholarships, we strongly recommend that you apply as early as possible.

Financial constraints should not stop candidates from pursuing their dreams. Therefore, Nova SBE offers a social mobility scholarship for students with a proven need for financial aid.

Eligibility

All candidates can apply for this scholarship, regardless of their country of origin.

Value

This scholarship can cover 20 %, 50 %, or 100 % of the tuition fee value of the Master’s program.

When a student is granted different scholarships within Nova SBE, the funding cannot exceed 70 % of the total amount of the tuition fee for the Master’s program, except in cases where the funding comes entirely from a 100 % social mobility scholarship.

The scholarship prize does not fund the amounts related to the application fee, the first installment of tuition paid as the enrolment fee, the CEMS program, the Double Degree Program, the amount value associated with additional semesters, exchange programs, or Executive Master's programs.

Application

To apply, candidates need to show their interest in the Nova SBE Social Mobility Scholarship at the time of their application to the Master’s program, by filing the designated field for this matter in the Master’s application form and submitting the most recent household tax return properly identified. The documents must be originals or copies, accompanied by a certified translation into English or Portuguese if they are written in any other language.

Applications are available for the Fall and Spring Intakes, and cannot be considered after the application to the Master's program has been submitted.

Candidates are responsible for checking their emails regularly during this process (including spam and the trash folder).

Scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis to applicants, which means that the budget available for scholarships may be used before the end of the Master's admission cycle. Due to the high volume of deserving candidates and the limited funding available for scholarships, we strongly recommend that you apply as early as possible.

To consult the regulation of this scholarship, click here (information only available in Portuguese).

Nova SBE believes in distinguishing its students’ academic merit. Thus, Nova SBE offers merit scholarships to students who present a high academic performance.

Eligibility

All candidates can apply for this scholarship, regardless of their country of origin.

Value

This scholarship can cover 20 % or 50 % of the tuition fee value of the Master’s program.

When a student is granted different scholarships within Nova SBE, the funding cannot exceed 70 % of the total amount of the tuition fee for the Master’s program, except in cases where the funding comes entirely from a 100 % social mobility scholarship.

The scholarship prize does not fund the amounts related to the application fee, the first installment of tuition paid as the enrolment fee, the CEMS program, the Double Degree Program, the associated with additional semesters, exchange programs, or Executive Master's programs.

To maintain the awarded merit scholarship, students need to check the merit criteria at the end of their first year of the Master’s program.

Application

Candidates must show interest in a merit scholarship during their application to the Master’s program by filling in the designated area in the application form for this matter.

Applications are open for the Fall Intake and cannot be considered after the application to the Master's program has been submitted

Candidates are responsible for checking their emails regularly during this process (including spam and the trash folder).

Scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis to applicants, which means that the budget available for scholarships may be used before the end of the Master's admission cycle. Due to the high volume of deserving candidates and the limited funding available for scholarships, we strongly recommend that you apply as early as possible.

To consult the regulation of this scholarship, click here (information only available in Portuguese).

The Fundação Amélia de Mello  contributes to the country’s educational and research development. Since 1982, the Amélia de Mello Foundation, in partnership with Nova SBE, has been granting scholarships to talented students who need financial aid.

Eligibility

Portuguese students enrolled in the Master’s in Management or Master’s in Economics who applied and are eligible for a Nova SBE Social Mobility Scholarship.

Value

This scholarship covers 100 %, 50 %, or 20 % of the tuition fee value.

When a student is granted different scholarships within Nova SBE, the funding cannot exceed 70 % of the total amount of the tuition fee for the Master’s program, except in cases where the funding comes entirely from a 100 % social mobility scholarship.

The scholarship prize does not fund the amounts related to the application fee, the first installment of tuition paid as the enrolment fee, the CEMS program, the Double Degree Program, the associated with additional semesters, exchange programs, or Executive Master's programs.

Application

To apply, candidates need to show their interest in the Nova SBE Social Mobility Scholarship at the time of their application to the Master’s program, by filing the designated field for this matter in the Master’s application form and submitting the most recent household tax return properly identified. The documents must be originals or copies, accompanied by a certified translation into English or Portuguese if they are written in any other language.

Candidates will be selected according to their profile and fitting in with the Foundation’s values. Selected candidates will receive an email inviting them for a final interview with an Amélia de Mello Foundation representative.

Candidates are responsible for checking their emails regularly during this process (including spam and the trash folder).

Applications for the Amélia de Mello Foundation scholarship will only be considered for the Fall Intake.

Explorer Investments, in partnership with Nova SBE, aims to recognize highly talented students who show commitment and the necessary skills to make a difference as professionals and citizens of a global community.

Eligibility

Students of all nationalities who are enrolled in the Master’s in Finance, International Master’s in Finance, and Master’s in Impact Entrepreneurship & Innovation, who apply for and are considered eligible for a Nova SBE Merit Scholarship.

Value

This scholarship covers 100 % of the tuition fee value. Accepted students must pay the first installment of the tuition paid as the enrolment fee to secure their place and be considered for this scholarship.

The scholarship prize does not fund the amounts related to the application fee, the first installment of tuition paid as the enrolment fee, the CEMS program, the Double Degree Program, the associated additional semesters, exchange programs, or Executive Master's Programs.

To maintain the awarded merit scholarship, students need to check the merit criteria at the end of their first year of the Master’s program.

Application

To be considered, candidates must show interest in being considered for the Nova SBE Merit Scholarship at the time of their application by filling in the designated area in their application form for this matter.

Selected candidates will receive an email inviting them to submit a three-minute video in English answering the following questions:

  • Tell us about yourself!
  • What made you choose this area (finance /entrepreneurship)?
  • What do you expect from this Master’s degree?
  • Where do you see yourself in ten years?

Candidates will be selected according to their determination, ambition, focus, resilience, and innovation and will have a final interview with Explorer Investments.

Candidates are responsible for checking their emails regularly during this process (including spam and the trash folder).

Applications are open from November 15, 2023, to March 22, 2024. The results will be shared with candidates until the deadline for the second installment of the tuition fee.

Applications will only be considered for the Fall Intake.

The Rodrigo Guimarães Institute, created in memory of Rodrigo Guimarães by his family and his lifelong friend, Elizabeth Rothfield, aims to promote education, stimulate a sense of justice and equality, and broaden horizons. In partnership with Nova SBE, the Rodrigo Guimarães Institute created the Rodrigo Guimarães Scholarship to support students who have financial constraints and wish to do more and better.

Eligibility

To be eligible for this scholarship, students must:

  • Have Portuguese citizenship or a permanent residence in Portugal
  • Be enrolled in the Master’s in Management or the Master’s in Economics
  • Have applied for and are eligible for a Nova SBE Social Mobility Scholarship of 100 %
  • Have a converted GPA equal to or above 14 (0-20)

Value

This scholarship covers 100 % of the tuition fee value and provides an allowance for the cost of living. Accepted students must pay the first installment of the tuition paid as the enrolment fee to secure their place and be considered for this scholarship.

The scholarship prize does not fund the amounts related to the application fee, the CEMS program, the Double Degree Program, the fees associated with additional semesters, exchange programs, or Executive Master's programs.

Application

To apply, candidates need to show their interest in the Nova SBE Social Mobility Scholarship at the time of their application to the Master’s program, by filing the designated field for this matter in the Master’s application form and submitting the most recent household tax return properly identified. The documents must be originals or copies, accompanied by a certified translation into English or Portuguese if they are written in any other language.

Eligible candidates will receive an email with an invitation to submit a 3-minute video answering the following questions:

  • Who are you?
  • Why do you want to be awarded the Rodrigo Guimarães Scholarship?
  • What will you do with this opportunity?
  • How do you intend to give back this opportunity to the society?

Selected candidates will have a final interview with the Rodrigo Guimarães Institute.

Candidates are responsible for checking their emails regularly during this process (including spam and the trash folder).

Applications are open from November 15, 2023, to March 22, 2024. The results will be shared with candidates until the deadline for the second installment of the tuition fee.

Applications will only be considered for the Fall Intake.

The André Sousa Bessa scholarship was created in memory of André Sousa Bessa, an esteemed Nova SBE alumnus, for his achievements and his engagement with the school.

Eligibility

This scholarship is granted to Portuguese students enrolled in the Master’s in Finance and the International Master’s in Finance, who demonstrate high academic performance and financial constraints, who are actively engaged in the community, and who applied and are eligible for a Nova SBE Social Mobility Scholarship of 100 %.

Value

This scholarship covers 100 % of the tuition fee value.

The scholarship prize does not fund the amounts related to the application fee, the first installment of tuition paid as the enrolment fee, the CEMS program, the Double Degree Program, the amount value associated with additional semesters, exchange programs, or Executive Master's programs.

Application

To apply, candidates need to show their interest in the Nova SBE Social Mobility Scholarship at the time of their application to the Master’s program, by filing the designated field for this matter in the Master’s application form and submitting the most recent household tax return properly identified. The documents must be originals or copies, accompanied by a certified translation into English or Portuguese if they are written in any other language.

Candidates are responsible for checking their emails regularly during this process (including spam and the trash folder).

Candidates who are the recipient of a Nova SBE Social Mobility Scholarship of 100% are then selected according to their profile and community engagement. Selected candidates will receive an email with an invitation to have a final interview with a representative of the André Sousa Bessa family.

Applications will only be considered for the Fall Intake.

Leading the way in national progress, NOS and Nova SBE joined forces to empower the leaders of tomorrow. The NOS Scholarship aims to support talented students, enabling them to pursue a distinctive and excellent education and contribute to innovation, progress, and societal excellence.

Eligibility

To be eligible for this scholarship, students must:

  • Have Portuguese citizenship
  • Be enrolled in the Master’s in Business Analytics
  • Apply for and be eligible for a Nova SBE Social Mobility Scholarship of 100%
  • Have a converted GPA equal to or above 14 (0-20)

Value

This scholarship covers 100% of the tuition fee value. Accepted students must pay the first installment of the tuition paid as the enrolment fee to secure their place and be considered for this scholarship.

The scholarship prize does not fund the amounts related to the application fee, the CEMS program, the Double Degree Program, the fees associated with additional semesters, exchange programs, or Executive Master's programs.

Application

To apply, candidates need to show their interest in the Nova SBE Social Mobility Scholarship at the time of their application to the Master’s program, by filing the designated field for this matter in the Master’s application form and submitting the most recent household tax return properly identified. The documents must be originals or copies, accompanied by a certified translation into English or Portuguese if they are written in any other language.

Eligible candidates will receive an email with an invitation to submit a 3-minute video that must cover the following topics:

  • Introduce yourself briefly, share your interests, extracurricular/professional experiences, and relevant projects you have been involved in
  • Tell us about a challenge that has left an impact on you and how you handled it, or describe an unexpected situation/event that required you to change your plans and how you reacted

Candidates are responsible for checking their emails regularly during this process (including spam and the trash folder).

Applications are open from November 15, 2023, to March 22, 2024. The results will be shared with candidates until the deadline for the second installment of the tuition fee.

Applications will only be considered for the Fall Intake.

The Calouste Gulbenkian Scholarship was established in a commitment by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation to provide financial aid to students with limited financial resources, allowing them to fully work on their talent and potential.

Eligibility

Students of all nationalities who are enrolled in the Master’s in Impact Entrepreneurship & Innovation, who apply for and are considered eligible for a Nova SBE Social Mobility Scholarship, whose per capita income of their household is equal to or less than 12 000€, as demonstrated in their household tax return from the previous year.

Value

The Scholarship funds 100 % of the tuition fee. Accepted students must pay the first installment of the tuition paid as the enrolment fee to secure their place and be considered for this scholarship.

The scholarship prize does not fund the amounts related to the application fee, the first installment of tuition paid as the enrolment fee, the CEMS program, the Double Degree Program, the amount value associated with additional semesters, exchange programs, or Executive Master's Programs.

Application

To apply, candidates need to show their interest in the Nova SBE Social Mobility Scholarship at the time of their application to the Master’s program, by filing the designated field for this matter in the Master’s application form and submitting the most recent household tax return properly identified. The documents must be originals or copies, accompanied by a certified translation into English or Portuguese if they are written in any other language.

Applications will only be considered for the Fall Intake.

Haddad Foundation wishes to promote joint efforts through education to encourage exchange among students of INSPER and Nova SBE.

Eligibility

Students who complete one successful year at Nova SBE under the Progressive Degree Program and are admitted to a Nova SBE Master's program with financial needs.

Value

The scholarship covers the payment of the tuition fee when the student is admitted into the Master’s degree.

Application

INSPER will select one student to receive a full scholarship. The selection criteria are academic excellence and financial need.

The Nova SBE NOVAFRICA Knowledge Center recognizes the importance of acknowledging merit by rewarding students from sub-Saharan African countries with the highest academic potential. This scholarship promotes and empowers sub-Saharan African students who demonstrate exceptional ability, preparing them to be the future generation of leaders and change-makers who impact business and economic development in Africa.

Eligibility

Outstanding students from sub-Saharan African countries who have been accepted in a Master’s program at Nova SBE.

Value

This scholarship covers 100 %, 50 % or 20 % of the tuition fee value.

The scholarship prize does not fund the amounts related to the application fee, the first installment of tuition paid as the enrolment fee, the CEMS program, the Double Degree Program, the amount value associated with additional semesters, exchange programs, or Executive Master's Programs.

Application

To apply, students must send an email to the NOVA SBE NOVAFRICA Knowledge Center [mailto: novafrica@novasbe.pt] with a CV, a letter of enrollment in a Nova SBE program, and a motivation letter.

Eligibility

Students enrolled in the CEMS MIM Year 1 program at Nova SBE who demonstrate a high financial need.

Value

This is a need-based scholarship awarded by BNP Paribas Portugal. The scholarship is intended to cover part of the CEMS Year 2 fee. The amount allocated can be divided between up to 3 students.

The yearly global amount of the scholarship is 9 200€.

Application

The application period starts in November.

The CEMS Alumni scholarship is a social mobility scholarship awarded by CEMS Alumni who attended the ESCR Alumni Gathering that intends to allow students with financial constraints to pursue their CEMS MIM (Year 2) studies at Nova SBE.

Eligibility

Students with high financial needs are enrolled in the CEMS MIM Year 1 program at Nova SBE.

Value

The scholarship covers part of the tuition fees for the second year of the CEMS program.

Application

The application period starts in November of the CEMS Year 1.

The Erasmus Santander Scholarships are meant for Bachelor’s and Master’s students who have been allocated to go abroad within the Erasmus+ Program in the academic year 2024/25.

To ensure nothing gets in their way, Santander partnered with several universities, Nova SBE, to provide students with financial aid of 500€ and 1000€ to allow them to go on Erasmus and follow their global aspirations.

Eligibility

To be eligible for this scholarship, students must:

  • Be enrolled in a Bachelor’s or Master’s program, according to the Erasmus + program eligibility criteria
  • Have applied to and been allocated to an Erasmus+ program

Specific requirements

Must be submitted in a single PDF document:

  • Submission of proof of economic and financial situation, as demonstrated by the IRS declaration concerning 2022 (Modelo 3) 
  • Motivation letter demonstrating the importance of the Santander Para Erasmus Scholarship for the applicant's personal and professional development
  • Proof of enrollment in one of Nova SBE's programs

Applications

Applications are open from November 7, 2023, to April 5, 2024.

Find out how to apply here.

Under the Recovery and Resilience Plan (PRR – Plano de Recuperação e Resiliência), a set of reforms and investments have been defined that contribute to increasing the participation of young people in higher education, the graduation of the population, and growing research and development in Portugal, reinforcing the goal of converging with Europe over the next decade.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the “Impulso Adultos” Scholarship program, candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • Must have turned 23 years old by the date of enrolment in the programs for which there is provision for awarding scholarships under the financing obtained through the RRP
  • For Master's programs, must have turned 23 years old by the date of enrolment in the programs or the non-teaching component of the dissertation, work project, or internship report
  • Hold a residence or valid residence permit in Portugal, temporary or permanent, and a Tax ID Number (NIF).
  • Must not be covered by any other similar scholarship or incentive, nor have previously benefited from an incentive scholarship awarded under the "Impulso Adultos"

Application

Candidates must apply for the PRR Scholarship at the time of their application by filling in the designated area in their application form for this matter. Eligible candidates will be notified by e-mail.

Candidates are responsible for checking their emails regularly during this process (including spam and the trash folder).

Applications are open from November 15, 2023, to April 30, 2024.

 

In a clear commitment to building an innovative and globally impactful community, Banco Primus and Nova SBE established the Banco Primus Scholarship. This scholarship provides financial support for those who are seeking to pursue an education of excellency and who, through their talent and dedication, will be the leaders of tomorrow.

Eligibility

To be eligible for this scholarship, candidates must:

  • Be enrolled in one of the following Master’s programs: Economics, Impact Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Management, Finance, International Master’s in Management and International Master’s in Finance;
  • Have a converted GPA equal to or above 15.5 (0-20);
  • Have applied for and are eligible for a Nova SBE Social Mobility Scholarship of 100 %;
  • Have Portuguese citizenship or be a residentin Portugal.


Value

This scholarship covers 100 % of the tuition fee value. Accepted students must pay the first installment of the tuition paid as the enrollment fee to secure their place and be considered for this scholarship.

The scholarship prize does not fund the amounts related to the application fee the CEMS program, the Double Degree Program, the associated with additional semesters, exchange programs, or Executive Master's programs.

Application

To apply, candidates need to show their interest in the Nova SBE Social Mobility Scholarship at the time of their application to the Master’s program, by filing the designated field for this matter in the Master’s application form and submit the most recent household tax return properly identified. The documents must be originals or copies, accompanied by a certified translation into English or Portuguese if they are written in any other language.

Eligible candidates will receive an email with an invitation to submit a 3-minute video, in English, answering the following questions:

  • Tell us who you are
  • Why did you choose this area/ Master’s program?
  • What are you hoping to achieve with this scholarship?
  • Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
  • What importance do you see in scholarship programs for students?

Candidates will be selected according to their commitment, motivation, and initiative, and will have a final interview with representatives of Banco Primus.

Candidates are responsible for checking their emails regularly during this process (including spam and the trash folder).

Applications are open from November 15, 2023, to March 22, 2024. The results will be shared with candidates until the deadline for the second installment of the tuition fee.

Applications will only be considered for the Fall Intake.

Other Scholarships

The Portuguese Government provides financial support to students in need. The funds are provided by DGES (Direção-Geral do Ensino Superior/ Higher-Directorate for Higher Education) and administrated by SASNOVA (Serviços de Ação Social da Universidade NOVA de Lisboa/ Social Action Services). These scholarships are for students in the first and second cycles at NOVA University Lisbon, intending to make it possible for students with reduced financial abilities to begin and continue their studies.

To know more about eligibility criteria as well as application dates and procedures, please visit Bolsas da DGES - SASNOVA (unl.pt).

Merit scholarships are awarded by Public and Private Higher Education establishments to students with exceptional performance, regardless of their income, under the Regulation for the Attribution of Merit Scholarships to Students of Higher Education Institutions.

For further information, please visit Merit grants | DGES.

Nova SBE is a member of the CFA® Institute University Affiliation Program, which is a relevant addition to a Student’s Curriculum Vitae when applying for top-tier finance firms. The CFA® recognition signals to potential students, prospective employers, and the marketplace that the Nova SBE Master’s in Finance curriculum is closely tied to professional practice.

Nova SBE will award up to twelve CFA Program Awareness Scholarships to students each fiscal year (i.e., this includes both the February, May, August, and November exams). This scholarship waives the one-time CFA Program enrollment fee and reduces the exam registration fee to $ 350 (this fee includes access to the curriculum eBook). Therefore, students pay an all-included $ 350 for the exam.

For this scholarship, only students of the Master's in Finance and the International Master’s in Finance are eligible to apply.

The CMA Scholarship allows high-achieving students to complete the CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) program at no cost.

Each year, Nova SBE and IMA (Institute of Management Accountants) will make available ten scholarships that cover the costs of the CMA® program. These scholarships are available for Nova SBE Master's in Finance students. However, Bachelor’s students or students from the Master’s in Management may also apply. For further information, please visit this page.

The Municipality of Cascais has prioritized the investment in social policies to promote education, teaching and vocational training of young people in the municipality.

Thus, the Municipality of Cascais intends to promote the Scholarship Program for Higher Education Students residing in the municipality.

This program aims to provide economic aid to students who wish to pursue their academic education and enter higher education, by awarding scholarships that contribute towards the education costs of students with fewer financial resources, thus contributing to facilitating access to quality higher education.

To know more about these scholarships and how to apply, click here.

The Associação Duarte Tarré awards scholarships each year to promote the social integration of young students, aged between 18 and 25 years old, who are living in Portugal and are enrolled in a Higher Education institution and have proven financial constraints to promote their educational and professional development.

Applications should be submitted online through the Foundation’s website. For more information, please visit Bolsas Sociais – ADT – Associação Duarte Tarré (adtarre.pt) (information available only in Portuguese).

Awards

Nova SBE has partnered with the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation to establish the Prototyping Fund Award to support the development of students’ entrepreneurial ability in the Master’s in Impact and Entrepreneurship Innovation (MIEI).

The prototyping fund combines two types of funding: seed funding, allowing students to develop small but meaningful experiences towards the validation of their idea and prototype funding, essential to ensure that students can focus on the relationship with customers and suppliers developing value and impact activity rather than constantly searching for funding.

Value

Seed funding | 100€ per group for validation expenses up to a total amount of 3 000€.

Prototype funding |1 000€ per group up to a total amount of 30 000€.

This award can be accumulated with other types and sources of investment that contribute to the implementation of innovative projects.

Eligibility

Seed funding | Students in groups starting their second semester of the MIEI and registered in the Entrepreneurial project course or another course within the same field. The seed funding will allow students to engage in processes designed to externally validate the key assumptions of their impact entrepreneurial venture.

Prototype funding | Students starting the final semester undertaking the MIEI Field Lab or other Field Lab on related topics. This funding will help students to build prototypes or similar endeavors that advance their project whilst ensuring the creation of impact.

Project evaluation

The following criteria will be taken into consideration when evaluating the projects:

  • The overall quality of the project:
  • Relevance in what concerns:
    • Social impact
    • Creativity of the project and the team members in what concerns: Growth potential that can guarantee the creation of employment opportunities; Innovation; degree of applicability.

The Fundação Amélia de Mello Distinguished Work Project Award recognizes highly accomplished graduate students who have produced exceptional work projects of outstanding scholarly quality.  

Value

The prize has a value of 500€.

Eligibility

All students enrolled in a Master’s program who have concluded their work project by June 30, 2024.

The awards are given annually to the best master's work project, following a rotation cycle among the various programs, in the following order:

Year 1: Master’s in Management/International Master’s in Management

Year 2: Master’s in Finance

Year 3: Master’s in Economics/International Development & Public Policy

Year 4: Master’s in Business Analytics/ Impact Entrepreneurship & Innovation

For the 2023/24 academic year, it will be considered the Work Projects developed by students of the Master’s in Finance.

Selection

The criterion for choosing the best master's thesis is based on the work project grade.

The committee will select the best master's work project that exemplifies exceptional research to receive special recognition as the most outstanding, original contribution to the field at this level.

The Social Equity Initiative Award was established by the partnership between "la Caixa" Foundation, BPI Bank and Nova School of Business & Economics, within the scope of the Social Equity Initiative (SEI) partnership and aims at promoting academic excellence of students who are developing their Master's and Doctoral theses within the social economy field.

Value

This award has a value of € 1 000 per student and is awarded by the Social Equity Initiative to five students per year.

Eligibility

All students enrolled in a Nova SBE Master and/or PhD program and who are currently enrolled in the work project semester and working on a thesis related to the themes of the SEI partnership, such as:

a) Socio-economic portrait of Portuguese families, situations of deprivation and exclusion and access to existing social responses in Portugal.
b) Mapping of the social sector in Portugal.
c) Use of data science to solve social problems in Portugal.
d) Collaborative work between the private sector and the social sector.
e) Hybrid social organisations, social businesses/enterprises.
f) Contribution of finance and the financial system to a sustainable development of society including topics such as "stakeholders and value creation", "the effect of corporate governance on long-term investment" and "socially responsible investment”.
g) Trends and challenges in the health sector through impact measurements, studies and analysis on topics such as Access to Health Care, Human Resources and Population Ageing.

Application

The application will be divided into two phases:

Phase I

Eligible students will be contacted to submit a 3-minute video, in English, answering the following questions:

1) "How my thesis/research contributes to boost the social economy sector in Portugal”.

2) "Why the Social Equity Initiative award will contribute to my thesis/research".

Application must include a budget and a confirmation from the thesis supervisor about the importance of the award for the development of your thesis/research (no more than 1 000 characters)

Phase II

The answers submitted by the candidates will be evaluated and graded by the selection Juri between a minimum of zero (0) and a maximum of five (5), considering the following criteria:

  1. Thematic relation: the student's thesis topic is in line with what is developed at SEI;
  2. Impact relation: the scholarship will directly contribute to the success of the thesis.

In case of a tie, students will be invited for an interview with the Jury members.

Applications will take place from February 1 to 29, 2024.

Fundação José Neves (FJN)

Income Share Agreement

This is an innovative financing model, different from traditional credit. ISA aims to support Portuguese students in accessing learning programs that enable them to acquire the right skills for the future. Fundação José Neves (FJN) will make the master’s tuition fee full payment directly to Nova SBE.  Students do not need to provide guarantees to benefit from the program. They will only reimburse the payment when one starts working and if one reaches the professional goals that were defined with FJN at the time of the ISA subscription.

Who can apply for ISA FJN?

ISA FJN addresses all Portuguese candidates accepted and enrolled in a master's program at Nova SBE (except for the CEMS MIM program).

How to apply for an ISA FJN?

Students must enroll first in one of the Nova SBE master's programs and then they will be eligible to apply for an ISA FJN.

Application takes place on José Neves Foundation's website, on the "apply" button, and it's a digital and straightforward process, in which the use of the digital mobile key is required.

Nova SBE Continuity Scholarship

The Nova SBE Continuity Scholarship is an amazing opportunity for students who have completed their bachelor's degree at Nova SBE and wish to pursue one of our master's programs. This scholarship enables students to continue their studies, while also promoting social mobility and diversity. With the possibility of covering 50 or 100% of tuition fees, this scholarship can make a difference in your journey toward the future.

Other funding options

Apart from applying for scholarships, it is important to explore other financing and funding options available to you:
 

  • Government funds
  • Payment plans
  • Private sources
  • Bank and private loans
Doubts, questions, comments?

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The Scholarships & Study Funding Team is happy to answer all your questions.

Master’s Scholarships email: scholarships.masters@novasbe.pt