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International Students Access


Bachelor in Information Management, Bachelor in Data Science and Bachelor in Information Systems - 5th Call of Applications| Academic Year 2023/2024 – [Public Notice Here]

Who Can Apply?

The present call for applications for NOVA IMS degrees, under the Statute of the International Student, is aimed at students who do not have Portuguese nationality and are not nationals of any EU Member countries.

The following cases are not eligible:

  • Legal residents of Portugal who have been such for over two years uninterruptedly on August 31st of the year they wish to enroll in an undergraduate degree. The same applies if their children have been legal residents of Portugal for the same period;
  • Foreign students currently attending NOVA IMS as part of an international exchange program to carry out part of a study cycle in a foreign higher education institution with which NOVA IMS has established an exchange agreement, for this specific purpose;
  • Those who require access to higher education through the special arrangements for access and entry regulated by Decree-Law No. 393/99, of October 2nd, as amended by Decree-Law No. 272/2009 of October 1st.

Call for Applications Regulation and Applicable Legislation

The information on this page does not exempt the consultation of the legislation ruling this special call for applications for access and entry to 1st cycles of study of this School, Decree-Law No. 36/2014, of March 10th, amended by Decree-Law No. 113/2014, of July 16th, and Decree-Law No. 62/2018, of August 6th, as well as the Internal Regulation of NOVA IMS for this call.

Entry Requirements

To be accepted in an undergraduate degree at NOVA IMS, students must fulfill the following requirements:

  1. Written exam on the subjects of the entry assessment to undergraduate degrees (Mathematics);
    • The subject of the written exam will be announced when the public notice of the opening applications is released. [Here]
  2. Proof of proficiency in Portuguese and/or English (depending on the language in which the course is taught), in written and/or oral form (minimum access level: B2 according to CEFR - Common European Framework of Reference for Languages);
    • The following are exempt from the Portuguese language test: holders of courses obtained in countries where Portuguese is the official language, who are candidates for courses taught in Portuguese;
    • Students who only have an intermediate level of knowledge of Portuguese and/or English (B1 level, according to CEFR) are eligible to apply, if they commit to attending an annual Universidade Nova de Lisboa language course or at another entity recognized as competent by the Dean of NOVA IMS. The costs of registration and attendance are of the responsibility of the students;
  3. Interview (ZOOM) with the program coordinator.

How to Apply?

The application is made through an application form online, and the upload of the necessary documents for your registration.

  1. Online Application through the applications form. [Portal]
  2. See the Call for Applications announcement (in portuguese). [Here]

Required Documents for Application

  1. Photocopy of personal identification document or passport, which expressly sets out the applicant's nationality;
  2. Declaration, under oath, that the applicant is not covered by any of the points listed in Article 2, paragraph 2; [Download]
  3. Photocopy of diplomas/education certificates/training, namely the qualification giving access to higher education in the country of origin and the Portuguese high school education or equivalent qualification;
  4. Photocopy of proof of proficiency in the language of instruction must be provided;
  5. Certificate of residence issued by the country where the applicant currently resides.
Note: Until the enrollment period, the documents referred at points c) and d) of the preceding paragraphs must be reconized by a diplomatic authority or portuguese consulate or with the affixing of the Hague Apostille by the State Entity where the document was issued or other certification of authenticity of the diploma, and if they are not issued in Portuguese, English, French or Spanish, they must be translated into Portuguese or English.

Vacancies and Application Deadlines


Bachelor in Information Management, Bachelor in Data Science and Bachelor in Information Systems - 5th Call of Applications| Academic Year 2023/2024 – [Public Notice Here]

2023-2024 Academic Year

5th Phase

The application is made exclusively online, through: 

  • Call for applications: from August 8th to 22nd, 2023;
  • Written English exam (online) - just for applicants who didn’t present B2 First Certificate or FCE; IELTS higher than 5.5 or TOEFL higher than 72: August 25th, 2023;
  • Written math exam (online): August 28th, 2023;
  • Interview with the program coordinator (ZOOM): August 29th, 2023;
  • Final classification and ranking of candidates: Mention on the article 8th of the International Student Regulation at NOVA IMS;
  • Deadline for Disclosure and Communication of Results: August 30th, 2023;
  • Date for complaint about the application results: until September 6th, 2023;
  • Registration and enrollment: Beginning of September 2023.

Admissions and Fees

Application Fee

The fee of the application is €70. The application can only be considered after the payment of the application fee, within the stipulated period, non-refundable in case of withdrawal or non-admission in the program.

Registration Fee

After being admitted to the program and upon confirmation of enrollment, the applicant must make a payment of a pre-registration fee (around one week after the admission result announcement), deductible in this program's tuition fee and non-refundable in case of withdrawal, with the following value:

  • €3.000.

Tuition Fees and Forms of Payment

2023-2024 Academic Year

  • Full payment: €7.500/year (includes registration costs and annual school insurance).

  • Payment in 5 installments:
    • 1st installment: September 1st to 8th, 2023: €1.500;
    • 2nd installment: November 1st to 8th, 2023: €1.500;
    • 3rd installment: January 1st to 8th, 2024: €1.500;
    • 4th installment: March 1st to 8th, 2024: €1.500;
    • 5th installment: May 1st to 8th, 2024: €1.500

Registration and Enrollment

  1. Admitted applicants must carry out their registration and enrollment within the deadlines and specific conditions set out in the schedule applicable to this call for applications;
  2. When an applicant fails to register and enroll within the stipulated period, the next applicants on the admission list will be called in their place;
  3. In addition to the specificities of the international student status, students are subject to the internal regulations in force at NOVA IMS.

Starting Date of Classes

2023-2024 Academic Year

  • September 2023.


If you want more information about NOVA IMS degrees, contact any members of the team:

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    Ana Sousa
    Support Office for International Students, Insertion in Professional Career, Alumni and External Relations
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    Beatriz Branco
    Admissions Office Coordinator
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    Hugo Caldeira
    Support Office for International Students, Insertion in Professional Career, Alumni and External Relations
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    Sónia Nunes
    Academic Services
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