Scholarships & Funding

Bachelor's Programs

Do you want to be a part of a community of global citizens without having to rethink how you can finance your degree?

The Scholarships & Study Funding team is here to help you.

Nova SBE offers a variety of degree funding resources to fund your Bachelor's so you can complete it without having to face possible financial constraints.

By providing resources and personalized assistance, we want to ensure that you have the necessary help during this decision-making process towards your professional growth.

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Applications open for the Direção Geral do Ensino Superior (DGES) Scholarship for the 2023/24 academic year

Applications are now being accepted for the DGES Scholarship for 2023/24. For more information on eligibility criteria, deadlines, and the application process, click here.

What are the available options?


If you want to increase the chance of getting a Nova SBE scholarship, we advise you to apply as early as possible.


Nova SBE, in partnership with different national and international entities, annually rewards the students' academic achievements.


Created in 2012 by three alumni, the beNOVA Scholarship wants to support bright students who need financial assistance so that they can pursue their studies and achieve their full potential. For this, students may receive support in the tuition fee value and coverage of their transportation and food expenses, depending on each student’s situation.

The beNOVA Scholarships may also help with expenses associated with meals, transportation, or tuition fees, depending on the evaluation of each student’s situation, the cohort of applications received, and the program’s financial availability.

Since the beginning of the program in the 2012/2013 academic year, 147 students have been benefiting from the beNOVA Scholarship.

Alongside our generous partners, we hope to create more opportunities for all those seeking quality education.

The Tiago Pires Scholarship was created in memory of Tiago Castanheira Pires (Bachelor's in Economics, 2002) in 2016 for his outstanding personal and academic achievements, aiming to recognize bright and entrepreneurial minds. In partnership with the Mais Longe Foundation, Nova SBE created the beNOVA Mais Longe Scholarship. The Mais Longe Foundation is dedicated to promoting education and sharing democratic and humanitarian values, thus facilitating access to education, and creating a fairer society.


All students of Portuguese nationality or of Portuguese-speaking African countries and who are enrolled in one of Nova SBE’s Bachelor’s programs are eligible to apply.


To apply, candidates must submit the following documentation:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Proof of enrolment in one of Nova SBE’s Bachelor’s programs
  • Personal ID (Citizen card or legally equivalent)
  • Cover letter
  • Proof of economic situation, such as the most recent household tax return and other relevant documents regarding the family’s financial situation
  • Map of Credit Responsibilities (Mapa de Responsabilidades de Crédito - Banco de Portugal)
  • Candidates with a Portuguese nationality must show proof of application to the DGES Scholarship
  • Candidates from Portuguese-speaking African countries who received financial support from their government must show proof of the support received.

All candidates must state if they have applied for or are currently receiving financial support from other organizations.

Application period

  • Y2 & Y3: August 14 – 27, 2023
  • Y1:  September 4 – 30, 2023

The Santander Futuro Scholarship aims to help Bachelor's students who are enrolled in a Bachelor's program in the 2022/2023 academic year and are determined to pursue or complete their first cycle studies. The goal is to provide these students with financial aid to promote better academic performance.


Only students who are enrolled in a Bachelor’s program and who reside in Portugal (temporarily or permanently) are eligible for this scholarship.

Specific criteria

  • Proof of the student’s household financial situation
  • Proof of being enrolled in a first-cycle (Bachelor’s) degree
  • Proof of being placed at a distance of over 50 km from their residency
  • Motivation letter in which the candidate must state the importance of the Santander Futuro Scholarship in their personal and professional journey


Applications for the 2022/2023 academic year are closed. Next edition application dates will be made available on this website.

The Erasmus Santander Scholarships are meant for 2023/24 Bachelor’s and Master’s students who have been allocated to go abroad within the Erasmus + Program.

To ensure nothing gets in their way, Santander partnered with several universities, Nova SBE, to provide students with the financial aid of 500€ and 1000€ to allow them to go on Erasmus and follow their global aspirations.


To be eligible for this scholarship, students must:

  • Be enrolled in a Bachelor’s or Master’s program, according to the Erasmus+ program eligibility criteria
  • Have applied to an Erasmus+ program
  • Show proof of academic success in the previous academic year

Specific criteria

  • Proof of the household’s financial situation (IRS declaration): In order to be eligible for this scholarship, the per capita income of the household should be less or equal to 22 times to the IAS value, which, for the 2022/2023 academic year, is valued at 9653,82€
  • Motivation letter in which the candidate must state the importance of the Santander Erasmus Scholarship in their personal and professional journey.
  • Proof of the student’s household financial situation


Applications are open from November 2, 2022, to April 14, 2023. To apply, click here.

Solidarity with Ukraine
Nova SBE dares to grow boldly by being a school where everyone can learn more, do good, and be better. That’s why it is committed to supporting all Ukrainians in continuing their studies by creating scholarships that can help them obtain the necessary know-how and foster their individual and collective potential.

The Nova SBE Yulia Tymoshenko Scholarship is the school’s meaningful way to celebrate the presence of Yulia Tymoshenko in the 2022 Estoril Conferences and a tribute to female candidates who, through their personal experiences, demonstrates a commitment to being the purpose generation.

Creating scholarships such as the Nova SBE Yulia Tymoshenko Scholarship is Nova SBE’s way of cultivating an open attitude that enhances diversity in all of its dimensions.

Nova SBE offers two scholarships to two female Ukrainian students living in Ukraine who are admitted to one of its Bachelor’s programs (Economics or Management).

Each academic year, two scholarships are made available to deserving female Ukrainian students living in Ukraine who are admitted to one of Nova SBE Bachelor’s programs (Economics or Management). Candidates only need to check the admission criteria and apply.

Scholarship Amount:
The scholarships will cover the full tuition fee regarding the year the candidates are admitted, accommodation in one of NOVA University Lisbon’s student residences, and university meals.

The Gap Year Scholarship by Nova SBE is a product of the partnership between Nova SBE and Associação Gap Year Portugal (AGYP). It aims at financing a gap year, from six to ten months, for graduating students at Nova SBE who show a strong determination to carry it out. The goal of this scholarship is to contribute to the development of Nova SBE students by challenging them to take a break between the Bachelor's and Master’s degrees.


The winners will be awarded gap year grants valued at 5000€ (five thousand euros) in the case of individual applications or 6500€ (six thousand five hundred euros) in the case of applications in pairs.


To apply, candidates must fulfil all the following requirements:

  • Be a Nova SBE Bachelor’s student
  • Having completed at least 135 ECTS at the end of the first semester of 2022/2023, and is in condition to graduate by the end of the Spring’ 23 semester, thus completing the Bachelor’s degree at Nova SBE in the first semester of 2022/2023



From March 14, 2023, to June 10, 2023.

Other Scholarships

The Portuguese Government provides financial support to students in need. The funds are provided by DGES (Direção-Geral do Ensino Superior/ Higher-Directorate for Higher Education) and administrated by SASNOVA (Serviços de Ação Social da Universidade NOVA de Lisboa/ Social Action Services). These scholarships are to students in the first and second cycles at NOVA University Lisbon, intending to make it possible for students with reduced financial abilities to begin and continue their studies.

To know more about eligibility criteria as well as application dates and procedures, please visit Bolsas da DGES - SASNOVA ( (available in Portuguese).

Merit scholarships are awarded by Public and Private Higher Education establishments to students with exceptional performance, regardless of their income, under with the Regulation for the Attribution of Merit Scholarships to Students of Higher Education Institutions.

For further information, please visit Merit grants | DGES.

Nova Junior Consulting, a Nova SBE student-run consulting firm dedicated to providing strategic consulting services, decided to establish a scholarship to help Nova SBE Bachelor’s students.

The NJC Scholarship is aimed at Nova SBE Bachelor’s students with exceptional performance, regardless of their income, and offers a 33 % tuition fee reduction and learning sessions, networking opportunities with the club’s partners, and personalized help with their careers.


All first year Bachelor’s students are eligible for this scholarship.


From November 28 to December 30, 2022.

To learn more about the scholarship, check the regulation.

The CMA Scholarship allows high-achieving students to complete the CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) program at no cost.

Each year, Nova SBE and IMA (Institute of Management Accountants) will make available tenscholarships that cover the costs of the CMA® program. These scholarships are available for Nova SBE Master's in Finance students. However, Bachelor’s students or students from the Master’s in Management may also apply. For further information, please visit this page.

To support talented students with high academic performance and financial constraints who are enrolled in their first year of a Bachelor’s program, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation created the Gulbenkian Merit Scholarships, promoting an equal society and supporting talented students. For further information, please visit this page.   

The Duarte Tarré Foundation awards scholarships each year to promote the social integration of young students, aged between 18 and 25 years old, who are living in Portugal and are enrolled in a Higher Education institution and have proven financial constraints to promote their educational and professional development.

Applications should be submitted online through the Foundation’s website. For more information, please visit Bolsas Sociais  ADT Associação Duarte Tarré ( (information available only in Portuguese).

The Municipality of Cascais has prioritized the investment in social policies to promote education, teaching and vocational training of young people in the municipality.

Thus, the Municipality of Cascais intends to promote the Scholarship Program for Higher Education Students residing in the municipality.

This program aims to provide economic aid to students who wish to pursue their academic education and enter higher education, by awarding scholarships that contribute towards the education costs of students with fewer financial resources, thus contributing to facilitating access to quality higher education.

To know more about these scholarships and how to apply, click here.

With the fellowship program, CIRCE wants to bring together young researchers and creatives from all over Europe in order to highlight, question and reshape the innovative power of the creative economies through a wide range of voices and perspectives. Based on the potentials of the cultural and creative economies, the fellows explore and test new ways and creative solutions for dealing with the challenges of our time.

A total of 40 fellowships will be awarded for a period of six months. The fellows get a monthly grant of 3,800 euros as well as support by a mentor from CIRCE.

To know more about this opportunity, click here.

With the Creative Impact Fund, CIRCE supports the implementation or further development of project ideas that work on innovative solutions to the major issues and challenges of the present and future.

In total, the Creative Impact Fund will fund 13 entrepreneurial innovation projects, including five projects whose solution approaches are field-tested and ready for the next development step (max. 200,000 euros each), and eight project ideas that aim to achieve a proof-of-concept (max. 50,000 euros each).

To know more about this opportunity, click here.

A joint initiative by APIFARMA and the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities (CRUP), the APIFARMA Merit University Scholarship promotes equal opportunities in access to higher education for academically meritorious students with financial need.

The APIFARMA Merit University Scholarship is intended for Portuguese nationals who are enrolling for the first time in public higher education and will remain enrolled throughout their academic program.

A total of 10 scholarships, each worth € 6 000, will be awarded to eligible candidates every academic year.

For more information, please visit: APIFARMA Merit University Scholarship ( To submit your application, click here.


Kearney, a global management consulting firm, in partnership with Nova SBE, aims to recognize the best student in Finance by giving, each semester, the Kearney Excellence Award.


The prize has a value of 1000€, given to one student per semester.


All students enrolled in the Finance course of a Bachelor’s program are automatically eligible for the prize, except for the ones who already passed the course and are improving their grade. An application is not necessary.

Created in 1995 by Professor Aníbal Cavaco Silva, the Democracy & Development Award recognizes the student with the best final GPA for the Bachelor’s in Economics.


The award has a value of 1500€.

In a mission to distinguish the academic merit of Nova SBE students, the Amélia de Mello Foundation awards each year the Amélia de Mello Foundation Award to the student with the best final GPA for the Bachelor’s in Management.


The award has a value of 1500€.

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