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 - Filling in the application form

Within this step, you will be requested to attach the following documents:

  1. Passport photo;
  2. Copy of ID card/Passport;
  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 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 applicant’s personal strengths, areas of interest, and motivation for advanced studies;
  6. English Certificate (e.g. IELTS) when available.

Step 2 - Online Mathematics Test

Attached you can find a sample test to practice for the upcoming online exam. Please bear in mind that you must score at least 45, on a scale from 0 to 100, to pass the exam.

Step 3 - Interviews

Two skype interviews will be arranged. One concerning your motivation letter, and the other one will be conducted by a calculus teacher, to address further mathematics skills.

Fees and regulations

Tuition fee 7000€ per year*
Application fee 70€ (non-refundable)
Admissions fee Admitted candidates will have to pay 10 % of the tuition fee to be deducted from the total tuition fee. No exceptions or late payments will be accepted.
All payments should be in €

*The tuition fee is subject to change. Admitted students can defer for up to one semester without having to reapply. However, they must pay the enrolment fee to guarantee their place, and inform the school no later than one month prior to the beginning of the term. Non-respect of this deadline or an unsuccessful request to defer will require submission of a new application.


NOVAFRICA Merit Scholarships

NOVAFRICA has been promoting the NOVAFRICA Merit Scholarships Program since 2012. This scholarship is awarded to 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 a Este endereço de email está protegido contra piratas. Necessita ativar o JavaScript para o visualizar., 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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