Freemover Students

Students interested in spending a semester or a year abroad without participating in exchange programs can enroll as Freemover students at Nova SBE, choosing among 50+ courses available every semester.

Do you qualify?

  • Applicants must be officially enrolled in a Degree Program at their home university

Freemover Applications

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  • Academic Transcript – only transcripts in English or Portuguese with the indication of the average grade will be accepted
  • CV in English
  • ID Document (either Passport or National ID card)
  • Professional passport photo
  • Confirmation of English Level B2:

- TOEFL iBT 80
- CFE minimum 170 or grade C (minimum 170),
- CAE Advanced (any grade),
- CPE with any pass grade,
- High school education fully taught in English or Bachelor’s fully taught in English,
- Mother tongue declaration /bi-lingual.

  • Freemover students may apply for courses at a Bachelor’s and Master’s Level
  • Freemover students are allowed to take elective courses up to 32 ECTS per semester, subject to the availability of places in classes
  • The Freemover program includes the exclusive courses offered by Nova Executive Education, which could be accredited afterwards on your home School
  • The Freemover program includes the exclusive course “Portugal Future Business Initiative,” which includes lectures, company talks, study trips, and cultural guided tours (mandatory)
  • To enroll for Master’s elective courses, students must have completed three years of a Bachelor’s degree (180 ECTS)
  • However, Freemover students are not registered as regular university students and are not entitled to complete a university degree at Nova SBE
  • Freemover students are required to organize all aspects of their study abroad independently – admission, enrollment and non-academic requirements such as visas, accommodation and also traveling, living, and academic expenses
  • Applications will work on rolling basis
  • Decisions will be released by email within a maximum of eight weeks, starting from the application's submission
  • For correct use of the application platform, during the application period, we recommend the use of the Google Chrome browser.

For Bachelor’s Level Courses:

- European Union Students: €2000 per semester
- Non-European Union Students: €4000 per semester

  • For Master's Level Courses: €5500 per semester
  • For both levels courses: €5500 per semester

NB: Fee to be applied regardless of the number of courses

Intake Application Classes start in
Fall or Full Year February 6 – April 30, 2024 Late August / Early September
Spring September 3 – October 25, 2024 Late January/ Early February



Telephone: (+351) 213 822 773
Office Hours: Monday to Friday, from 10.00 to 1.00 pm
Location: Student Central (Hovione Atrium)