How to Apply

September or February: choose when to start!

At Nova SBE we give you the chance of starting the Undergraduate Program either in September (Fall Semester) or in February (Spring Semester). You may choose when to start by the end of the admission process.

Who can apply?

International students that cumulatively do not hold the nationality of a member state of the European Union and do not live in Portugal for more than two years, uninterrupted.

It is also a requirement that applicants hold qualifications that give them access to higher education or a secondary diploma (or a legally equivalent qualification).

How to apply?

Step 1 - Online Application

The admissions' process starts once you submit the online application along with the supporting documents.

At this stage, you will be requested to attach the following documents:

  1. Passport photo
  2. Copy of ID card
  3. Curriculum Vitae in English
  4. Transcript of grades with a full list of courses and corresponding grades of the last 2 years of Secondary School
  5. Motivation letter in English - Applicants must write a motivation letter (maximum one page) explaining why they wish to apply to the Nova SBE’s Economics or Management degree, what their particular interests are in the field, and what their hopes and expectations are regarding their studies. The letter should explain the applicants' personal strengths, areas of interest, and motivation for advanced studies.
  6. English Certificate (when available)
  7. Other documents that can enrich your application

Step 2 - Online Mathematics Test

Candidates are subject to an online mathematics test

Step 3 - Interview (via Skype)

Two interviews comprise the interview stage: One gives you the chance to further emphasize your motivation and discuss any concerns; and the other is conducted by a mathematics teacher to validate the results achieved on the online mathematics test.

Fees and regulations

Tuition fee 7 000€ per year
Application fee 70€
Enrolment fee 700€ (deducted from the 7 000€)
Payment of the remaining tuition fee is due by the end of the first month of classes


NOVAFRICA Merit Scholarships

This fellowsNOVAFRICA has been promoting the NOVAFRICA Merit Scholarships Program since 2012. This scholarship is awarded outstanding students from African countries who have been accepted at Nova SBE. It consists of a tuition waiver and subsistence allowance. Before being considered for this scholarship, students must secure admission in a Nova SBE degree of their choice. It is recommended that prospective candidates apply well in advance of degree application deadlines, as scholarships will be awarded on a rolling basis.
To apply, students must send an This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., with the CV, letter of enrollment in a Nova SBE program and motivation letter. To know more about Nova SBE programs, see the school’s website.

Come and join us at Nova SBE

We have two intakes for you to start our undergraduate program

Fall-intake: to start in September → applications: February 1st until May 15th 

Spring-intake: to start in February → applications: September 1st until November 20th

“Nova SBE is a place that totally changed my life. I really love studying here.”
— Rian Yan, International Bachelor's student from China

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