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Applications  2018/2019:


Relevant dates

Availability of information for application

May 24th 2018

Application period

May 24th – June 12th 2018

Publication of the results

During the 1st week of July

Presentation of claims

June 26th – July 9th 2018


September 10th to 14th 2018


Where to apply?

The application is online, at the application platform of NOVA FCSH.


Who can apply?

International students who do not possess Portuguese nationality can apply for Special Candidacy for Access and Entry, except for the following situations:

    • National students of a Member State of the European Union;
    • Students who are not national of an EU Member State, legally resident in Portugal for more than two years, uninterrupted, on August 31 of the year they wish to enter higher education legally resident and the children with them;
    • Students who require access to higher education under the special access arrangements negotiated between the Portuguese State and their countries of origin, including the special access and entry schemes regulated by Decree-Law No. 393-A / 99, October 2, as amended by Decree-Law No. 272/2009 of 1 October;
    • Students of international mobility under an exchange agreement for this purpose.


Conditions of Application:

The requisites for applying are the following:

a) Conclusion of secondary education or its equivalent;

b) Academic qualification for the application to Higher Education courses, in the subjects that correspond to the access exams for national applicants, in the respective course;

c) Proficiency in Portuguese language, written and / or oral (minimum access level: B2).


Application notices


Placement notices

2nd fase 2018/2019


Tuition Fees

The annual amount set for undergraduate tuition fees for international students for the academic year 2018/2019 is €3500,00.

School Insurance - €2,50 to be paid upon registration / enrolment

Administrative cost - €35,00 to be paid upon registration / enrolment

For more information on the allocation of financial support for international students, please contact NEIMA - International Students & Exchange Office.



Which programmes can I apply to?

Foreign nationals wishing to attend an undergraduate course at Nova School of Social Sciences and Humanities can apply annually to the vacancies available under this special contest for International Students:







Political Science and International Relations


Communication Sciences


Language Sciences




Portuguese Studies




Geography and Regional Planning




History of Art


Languages, Literatures and Cultures




Sociology (after-work schedule)





The application is submitted through the online application Platform of NOVA FCSH, where the applicant will upload the following documents:

    • Digital copy of ID card / passport;
    • Document proving Portuguese high school graduation or equivalent; or document proving completion of high school or another enabling access to higher education in the country of origin, validated by official entities (Ex .: Consulate of Portugal, abroad or Directorate General of Higher Education in Portugal), referring the final grade of the course;
    • Letter of Intent (written in Portuguese);
    • Document proving proficiency in Portuguese language, written and / or oral (minimum access level: B2).
    • They are exempted from performing these tests:

a) Candidates who have completed secondary / or equivalent education in Portuguese-speaking countries;

b) Applicants who have completed secondary / or equivalent education in Portugal or in school education minister in Portuguese.

    • The absence of such proof will oblige candidates to perform an oral exam, preferably through videoconference, in a date to be set with the candidates.
    • Declaration of honor.


Mode of payment

Each application requires the payment of 70€. This payment can be completed through the following means:

    • ATM;
    • In person at the Treasury of NOVA FCSH (Tower B, Level 1), if you wish to pay by cash or check;
    • Bank transfer:

IBAN PT50 0035 0127 00040988930 77
Currency EUR

Mandatory information, as the transfer is made to NOVA FCSH:

The purpose of the transfer (International Student Application + name of the candidate + degree(s) you are applying to).

A copy of the proof of transfer should be sent to (with the indication of the name of the source account holder).


Ranking criteria

    • The original classification, when converted to the scale of Portuguese classification (weighing of 80%);
    • Assessment of the letter of intent classification (weighing of 20%).


The students that attended the Foundation Semester at NOVA in 2017/18 and are approved in the NOVA FCSH’s subjects and in the Foundation Semester altogether are guaranteed a vacancy in this contest, upon application and the meeting of eligibility criteria.

Final results are expressed by the mention – “colocado” (placed) or “não colocado” (not placed). Final results are published on this webpage (Placement notices).


Legal framework

Decree-Law No. 36_2014 - Statute of the International Student
Statute of the Application Regulation of International Student Nova School of Social Sciences and Humanities Special Competition for Access and Admission to Degrees



NEIMA - International Students & Exchange Office
Tel: + 351 21 790 83 32

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