Ph.D. in Management


Clearing the way to your future

Deciding to pursue a PhD is a big commitment and an investment in your future. At Nova SBE we know the importance of equal opportunities and want to make sure that no student is excluded from higher education due to financial restrictions. 

Nova SBE offers fellowships and job opportunities with partners to make your PhD as straightforward as possible.



The fees are 3000 euros per academic year (1500 each semester). 

Fees may be reduced up to 90 %, depending on the academic merit of the candidate.  Academic merit is defined through analysis of performance relative to the program requirements for each year.

Nova SBE Research Fellowship funded by Foundation for Science and Technology [Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia] (FCT)

Every year Nova SBE offers fellowships funded by the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) to their best candidates selected to start a PhD program the following academic year. The fellowship grants candidates with a living stipend of 1064€, and covers 2750€ of fees, per academic year.

To be eligible, applicants must apply for a PhD position within our program and include the documents requested by the FCT. All candidates with foreign degrees must have them recognized in Portugal and with their final grade converted to the national scale. For more information on this process, visit the DGES website.

Information about the application documents for the FCT scholarship can be found on the call for applications.

Contact us

Clear all your doubts

Your future career waits at Nova SBE. Let us help you pursue your dreams. The Research Office is glad to answer all your questions about the experience of studying in a Ph.D. program at Nova School of Business & Economics.

Monday to Friday, from 9:30am-1pm 

Phone: (+351) 213 802 712


Apply to a PhD program

Applications are open from December 1 to January 31.

Working opportunity

Students admitted to the program can decide to work as teaching assistants. Students with an FCT scholarship can have teaching assistant duties for up to 25 % of a full-time contract (circa € 375 per month).

Nova SBE hosts several research projects that often open positions for research fellowships. All positions are published on the EraCareers website, and each call has specific criteria.

Other Research Fellowships

The 2020 application call for PhD Studentships aims to support researchers in all areas of knowledge who wish to develop research activities leading to a PhD degree.

  • Application: March-April
  • Results: August-September (Preliminary) / October-November (Final)
  • Duration: 1-4 years

More information here. Search for Call for PhD Research Scholarships

The doctoral fellowship program INPhINIT ”la Caixa” is devoted to attracting talented Early-Stage Researchers—of any nationality—who wish to pursue doctoral studies in Spanish or Portuguese territory. Sponsored by ”la Caixa” Foundation, it aims to support the best scientific talent and foster innovative and high-quality research in Spain and Portugal by recruiting outstanding international students and offering them an attractive and competitive environment to conducting research of excellence.

  • Application Period: February
  • Duration: 3 years

More information here.

The Fundação Oriente awards scholarships for doctorate degrees as well as research work on subjects connecting Far Eastern countries to Portugal both in the social and human sciences area and mainly on subjects related to the Museu do Oriente [Orient Museum] collections.

  • Application Period: January
  •  Duration: 12 months (renewable)

More information here.

The main goal of this collaboration program between top-tier Universities and the Jerónimo Martins Group is the development of new and important insights for the food retail sector through the development of Master’s or Doctoral academic projects.

  • Application Period: Anytime of the Academic Year through by e-mail

More information here.

These scholarships are for students coming from PALOP countries and East Timor.

  • Application Period: March-April
  •  Results: July-August (Final)
  •  Duration: 12 months (renewable)

More information here.

National and resident students of countries with which Portugal has bilateral relations of cooperation and that wish to access and enter Portuguese higher education institutes.

  • Application Period: December
  • Duration: 12 months (renewable)

More information here.