Everything you must know concerning your 1st year at NovaSBE

How do I calculate my Grade Point Average in order to be offered admissions at Nova SBE?
National Mathematics A Exam (worth 50%) + High School Final Average (minimum average of 13.5 and worth the remaining 50%)

What was the minimum necessary GPA to be offered admissions at Nova SBE in 2016/2017?
Economics: 16.95 | Management: 17.30

What score will I have to obtain in order to be offered admissions at Nova SBE during the academic year 2017/2018?
We simply cannot answer this question as it depends on the final scores of the applicants. These scores will be provided by the Ministry of Education.

If I am not admitted during the 1st application phase can I still apply during the 2nd phase?
Yes, you can. The 2nd application stage will take place between September 11th and September 22nd.

What is the tuition fee for the 2017/2018 academic year?
For European students, tuition fees are of €1063.47/year, to be paid in two installments, until September 15th and December 15th, respectively. An additional 36.5€ fee is added to cover administrative costs and school insurance. This amount should be paid together with the first tuition installment.
The non-payment of the tuition fees and charges will result in additional interest for late payment and can affect the students’ curricular activities. In case you find it difficult or impossible to meet this expense, it is possible to come up with a different installment plan.

When can I enrol?
From September 11th to September 14th at the Undergraduate Office.

Which documents will I have to bring for the enrolment process?

  • 2 Pictures;
  • 1 copy of your ID card (signed) | 1 copy of your fiscal card
  • Updated Vaccination record

Can I spend a semester studying at a foreign school (exchange semester)?
Yes, you can. We have partnerships with 200 universities in 54 countries where you can spend your semester abroad, either during the 2nd semester of the 2nd year or during the 1st semester of your 3rd year.

Can I apply for Economics and then change to Management (or Management and then change to Economics)?
By the end of the 1st Year you can request to change degree with a cost of €70.

If I’m studying Management can I take Economics classes?
Yes, you can. During the 3rd year you can choose, as an elective course, subjects from the other Undergraduate program.

Are all classes taught in English?
During the 1st year you can choose one of the following options: 

  • classes taught in English;
  • classes taught in Portuguese;
  • Algebra and Calculus classes taught in Portuguese and the remaining classes taught in English.

Please bear in mind that all classes starting from the 2nd year onwards are taught in English.

Will I have to pass some kind of English Assessment test?
During the 1st year, you will do an English Assessment Test so that you can test your abilities and improve even farther if needed. This test usually takes place around October/November and its cost is covered by Nova SBE.

What is the school timetable?
It is a daytime schedule, Monday to Friday from 8am to 8pm. The timetable for 1st year students is assigned by Nova SBE. During the following years you can change classes and subjects and customize your schedule. Lastly, there are no classes on Fridays for 1st year students.

Can I apply to Nova SBE with a technical course degree?
No, you cannot.

Can I apply for any of Nova SBE’s sports teams?
You can find a Men’s Soccer Team, a Men’s Futsal Team, a Men’s Rugby Team, a Men’s Basketball Team, and a Women’s and Men’s Volleyball Team. Additionally, you can enroll in several other Nova SBE clubs that will enrich your personal and social experience in our school.

Is there an on-campus university residence?
It’s called Alfredo de Sousa residence. For further information please ask the Social Action Services of UNL or go to the following website: http://sas.unl.pt/alojamento/alojamento. 
Regarding accommodation, please check the following links:

How do I get to Nova SBE?
Subway: Linha Azul e Vermelha (Blue and Red Line), exit at São Sebastião metro station (12min walk).
Subway: Linha Azul (Blue Line), exit at Praça de Espanha metro station (16min walk)
Bus: 758, 701, 713, 742, 746.

Where can I have lunch at Nova SBE?
You can find a cafeteria at Nova SBE, one at IMS and also the UNL canteen and Blue Point in the parking lot.

Can I bring my own lunch?
We have microwaves at the school (near the ATM) where you can heat your food and have lunch at any of Nova SBE’s many dining areas.

Can I park inside the campus?
Yes. We have two parking lots. You have to request your access card at the Rectory offices and pay a fee for it. Please follow the link below for further instructions: http://www.unl.pt/en/nova/parking-campus

Is Nova SBE moving to a new campus?
Yes, our school is moving to its new campus in Carcavelos by September 2018. http://novacampaign.pt/