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About NOVA

NOVA University Lisbon (NOVA) — public non-profit university. It is located in Lisbon, Portugal. It is one of the youngest higher education institutions in the country. As an active member of European University Association (EUA), NOVA is participating in developing the academic environment.

The university was highly rated by the QS International Ranking of the best universities, and is in 400 place in the world. The educational institution is in 501 position of Times Higher Education World University Ranking (THE).

NOVA offers bachelor, master and doctorate programs in different fields of study.

Location
Lisbon, Portugal
Establishment year
1973
Students
19,694
International students
3,348
Female students
51%

Place in ratings

By subject
SubjectPlace in QS 2023
Accounting & Finance101-150
Agriculture & Forestry151-200
Social Sciences & Management218
Arts & Humanities254
Life Sciences & Medicine317
Engineering & Technology331
Natural Sciences364
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NOVA tuition fees

As in many other universities in the country, the academic calendar at NOVA is divided into two semesters. But for convenience, tuition fees are calculated per year. Locals and foreigners study at NOVA for the same price — from 746 USD per year. The university provides tuition assistance to some students through financial aid programs. They are available to both locals and foreigners. Check the university website for up-to-date information on prices and scholarships.

Also, consider other expenses: accommodation, transportation, study materials, meals, and personal expenses.

Academic calendar
Semesters
Financial Aid
Yes
Bachelor
746USD/year
Master
Local1,138USD/year
Foreign1,606USD/year
Doctorate
2,596USD/year

Study programs at NOVA

Economics & Business Management
Industrial Engineering and Management
Study form
Full-time
Duration
60 months
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Economics & Business Management
Information Management
Study form
Full-time
Duration
36 months
Study field
Economics & Business Management
Social Sciences & Management
Computer Science & IT
Information Systems
Study form
Full-time
Duration
36 months
Study field
Economics & Business Management
Computer Science & IT
Mathematics
Study form
Full-time
Duration
36 months
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Economics & Business Management
Mathematics Applied to Risk Management
Study form
Full-time
Duration
36 months
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Economics & Business Management
Show all
Social Sciences & Management
Information Management
Study form
Full-time
Duration
36 months
Study field
Economics & Business Management
Social Sciences & Management
Computer Science & IT
Mathematics Applied to Risk Management
Study form
Full-time
Duration
36 months
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Economics & Business Management
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Conservation - Restoration
Study form
Full-time
Duration
36 months
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Arts & Humanities
Environmental Engineering
Study form
Full-time
Duration
60 months
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Geological Engineering
Study form
Full-time
Duration
36 months
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Computer Science & IT
Computer Science & IT
Computer Science
Study form
Full-time
Duration
60 months
Study field
Computer Science & IT
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Study form
Full-time
Duration
60 months
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Computer Science & IT
Geological Engineering
Study form
Full-time
Duration
36 months
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Computer Science & IT
Information Management
Study form
Full-time
Duration
36 months
Study field
Economics & Business Management
Social Sciences & Management
Computer Science & IT
Information Systems
Study form
Full-time
Duration
36 months
Study field
Economics & Business Management
Computer Science & IT
Arts & Humanities
Civil Engineering
Study form
Full-time
Duration
60 months
Study field
Arts & Humanities
Engineering & Technology
Conservation - Restoration
Study form
Full-time
Duration
36 months
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Arts & Humanities
Engineering & Technology
Biomedical Engineering
Study form
Full-time
Duration
60 months
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
60 months
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Civil Engineering
Study form
Full-time
Duration
60 months
Study field
Arts & Humanities
Engineering & Technology
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Study form
Full-time
Duration
60 months
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Computer Science & IT
Environmental Engineering
Study form
Full-time
Duration
60 months
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Show all
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Applied Chemistry
Study form
Full-time
Duration
36 months
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Biochemistry
Study form
Full-time
Duration
36 months
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Biomedical Engineering
Study form
Full-time
Duration
60 months
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Cell and Molecular Biology
Study form
Full-time
Duration
36 months
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
60 months
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Show all
Other programs
Agriculture & Forestry
Food Technology and Safety
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Applied Sciences & Professions
Agriculture & Forestry
Nutritional Phytotechnology for Human Health
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Medicine
Applied Sciences & Professions
Agriculture & Forestry
Precision Agriculture Technologies
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Economics & Business Management
Agriculture & Forestry
Production Technologies and Agro-Industrial Transformation
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Economics & Business Management
Applied Sciences & Professions
Agriculture & Forestry
Applied Sciences & Professions
Conservation and Restoration
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Arts & Humanities
Applied Sciences & Professions
Food Technology and Safety
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Applied Sciences & Professions
Agriculture & Forestry
Nutritional Phytotechnology for Human Health
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Medicine
Applied Sciences & Professions
Agriculture & Forestry
Production Technologies and Agro-Industrial Transformation
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Economics & Business Management
Applied Sciences & Professions
Agriculture & Forestry
Education & Training
Education
Study form
Full-time
Duration
18 months
Study field
Education & Training
Mathematics Education
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Education & Training
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Law
Business Law and Technology
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Law
Computer Science & IT
International and European Law
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Law
Law and Economics of the Sea – Ocean Governance
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Law
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Law and Financial Markets
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Economics & Business Management
Law
Law and Management
Study form
Full-time
Duration
18 months
Study field
Economics & Business Management
Law
Show all
Arts & Humanities
Civil Engineering - Structures and Geotechnics
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Arts & Humanities
Engineering & Technology
Conservation and Restoration
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Arts & Humanities
Applied Sciences & Professions
Glass and Ceramic Art and Science
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Arts & Humanities
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Biochemistry for Health
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Biotechnology
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Biotechnology for Sustainability
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Conservation and Restoration
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Arts & Humanities
Applied Sciences & Professions
Food Technology and Safety
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Applied Sciences & Professions
Agriculture & Forestry
Show all
Medicine
Biomaterials and NanoMedicine
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Medicine
Engineering & Technology
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Molecular Genetics and Biomedicine
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Medicine
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
NOVA Biomedical Research
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Medicine
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Nutritional Phytotechnology for Human Health
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Medicine
Applied Sciences & Professions
Agriculture & Forestry
Primary Care Mental Health
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Medicine
Computer Science & IT
Analysis and Engineering of Big Data
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Computer Science & IT
Bioenergy and Sustainable Technologies
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Computer Science & IT
Business Law and Technology
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Law
Computer Science & IT
Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Computer Science & IT
Data Driven Marketing
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Economics & Business Management
Computer Science & IT
Show all
Engineering & Technology
Advanced Materials Innovative Recycling
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Engineering & Technology
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Bioenergy and Sustainable Technologies
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Computer Science & IT
Biomaterials and NanoMedicine
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Medicine
Engineering & Technology
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Civil Engineering - Structures and Geotechnics
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Arts & Humanities
Engineering & Technology
Precision Agriculture Technologies
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Economics & Business Management
Agriculture & Forestry
Social Sciences & Management
Advanced Materials Innovative Recycling
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Engineering & Technology
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Law and Security
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Law
Social Sciences & Management
Paleontology
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Statistics and Information Management - Information Analysis and Management
Study form
Full-time
Duration
18 months
Study field
Economics & Business Management
Social Sciences & Management
Economics & Business Management
Actuarial Mathematics
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Economics & Business Management
Data Driven Marketing
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Economics & Business Management
Computer Science & IT
Data Driven Marketing - Data Science for Marketing
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Economics & Business Management
Computer Science & IT
Data Driven Marketing - Digital Marketing and Analytics
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Economics & Business Management
Data Driven Marketing - Marketing Intelligence
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Economics & Business Management
Show all
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Actuarial Mathematics
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Economics & Business Management
Advanced Materials Innovative Recycling
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Engineering & Technology
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Biochemistry
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Biochemistry for Health
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Biomaterials and NanoMedicine
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Medicine
Engineering & Technology
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Show all
Other
Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Health Research
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Health Promotion
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Occupational Health
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Other programs
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Plant Sciences - Plants for Life
Study degree
PhD
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Plant Sciences - Plants for Life
Study degree
PhD
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Computer Science & IT
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Study degree
PhD
Study form
Full-time
Duration
36 months
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Computer Science & IT
Law
Law
Study degree
PhD
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Study field
Law
Engineering & Technology
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Study degree
PhD
Study form
Full-time
Duration
36 months
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Computer Science & IT
Other programs
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Master's degree at NOVA

To confirm your level of English, you must pass TOEFL. The minimum TOEFL score for admission is 500.

TOEFL PBT
500

NOVA campus

The city campus of NOVA provides students with countless opportunities for work and recreation — from sitting in a coffee shop with a laptop to internships at large companies. Lisbon has a well developed entertainment infrastructure, but the rhythm of the big city can be distracting for some students. The school has a library where students can do their homework or just relax. NOVA regularly accepts students for international exchange programs, providing both local and international students with the opportunity to come into contact with different cultures and gain unique experience.

Campus Type
Urban
Library
Yes
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What to do after graduation

Portugal allows university graduates to stay in the country for one more year. Graduates can spend this time looking for a job in order to change their visa to a work one. NOVA graduates find jobs quickly, partly because the university has a good reputation among employers according to the QS World University Rankings. You can find other options for immigration in our article.

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