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International Student

Useful Information

NOVA IMS is located in Campus de Campolide, a Campus that provides some facilities such as school residence, food services, photocopy services, bank machine and bookshop, besides all the services that you can find at NOVA IMS, as Academic Services, IT services and Library and Documentation Services.

At Academic Services you can find all the support and information you need regarding for instance: enrollment, timetables and calendars (Exams Schedule, Academic Calendar).

Helpdesk support is provided by IT Department to every NOVA IMS enrolled student, IT Department also offer a software set from ESRI, Clarck Labs, Microsoft, MicroStrategy, OutSystems, QlikView, SAP, SAS and SYBASE for teaching and research purposes.

Specialized in the areas of Statistics and Information Management, NOVA IMS Library aims to provide students, teachers and researchers access to documentation and information necessary for the development of their scientific and academic activities.

Here you can access about 5,000 books, theses and dissertations in paper and electronic version from the UNL Repository, and full-text electronic journals from JSTOR, Emerald, Wiley Blackwell and B-On Online Knowledge Library (over 22.000 scientific international publications from 19 publishers).

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How to Get Your Visa

Portugal is part of the Schengen Area, a group of 25 European Countries which have abolished all border controls between each other. Hence, citizens of the EU, the European Economic Area (EEA – Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) as well as Switzerland need only an identity card in order to enter Portugal.

For short stays (up to 90 days) visitors from the following countries can enter Portugal with Passport only: Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Romania, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, United States, Uruguay, Vatican, Venezuela and Special Administrative Regions of the People's Republic of China in Hong Kong and Macao. (...)

This list may change, so you should confirm with your local Portuguese Embassy or Consulate.


  • Apply for Visa as soon as possible! Visa issues demand much time and attention;
  • Check with the relevant Embassies / Consulates on which documents you need to obtain a visa;
  • Double check all forms and the data you fill in. Sometimes small mistakes result in the refusal of the visa request;
  • Always keep copies of the originals you submit! You may need them.

(2014 YOUR WAY TO PORTUGAL: A Guide for Erasmus Mundus Students, DGES - Directorate General for Higher Education p. 10)

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Living in Lisbon

From the beginning of history Lisbon always welcome different persons and cultures. Called the city of the seven hills it is also famous for its exceptional light that enchants visitors and residents, and provides excellent photos. History and modernity live together in a city that wants to progress and keep its traditional way of living.

In the historical quarters you can still find the “ancient Lisbon” and, if you like details, please look around and take a look at the tiles that cover some building façades and to the work in cast iron of the old balconies.

People in Lisbon are friendly and it isn’t very difficult to find someone who understands English especially among young people.

Lisbon has a good public transport network, and nearby you have the beaches of Cascais and Costa da Caparica and the lovely village of Sintra.

The city also offers a wide range of cultural activities and museums.

Lisbon and Portugal are also known for the good food. The city has lots of restaurants from traditional to international cuisine, and some are not very expensive. Going out for dinner is almost a national tradition.

People who visit Lisbon often praise the seafood dishes, the codfish (bacalhau) the sardines (sardinhas), and the famous Pastéis de Belém.

Shops are open, usually from Monday to Friday, from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., but you have various shopping centers opened every day from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Pharmacies are also open from Monday to Friday between 9 a.m. to 7. p.m., sometimes they close at lunch time (from 1 to 3 p.m.).

On Saturdays pharmacies open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Outside of these hours we have what we call Farmácias de Serviço (pharmacies that are open until 10 p.m. or during all night).

Banks are open at the weekdays from 8:30 a.m to 3 p.m., but you can easily find cash machines (ATMs) identified by MB symbol (Multibanco) where you can withdraw money or do different operations (pay bills, top up the mobile phone, charge the electronic pass Lisbon Viva).

In Lisbon besides a quiet and nice ambience for study you can also find sports, nature, leisure, culture, and beautiful places to visit and to enjoy. Be welcome!


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