Social Welfare in Universidade Nova de Lisboa is undertaken by Serviços de Acção Social (SAS), a body with administrative and financial autonomy whose purpose is to apply welfare support by providing benefits and services with the aim to improving students educational potential.
Social Welfare Services
SAS responsibilites include:
- Granting Scholarships;
- Assuring access to food in canteens and bars;
- Organizing accommodation for students;
- Supporting cultural and sport activities.
The Social Services of the Nova University of Lisbon have two canteens and a cafeteria located on the campus of Campolide:
- Rectory Cafeteria;
- The Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities canteen (FCSH canteen);
- The Campolide Cafeteria (Cantina de Campolide).
NOVA students have access to all SASNOVA units and the food units of the other public higher education institutions in Lisbon: social action services of the Technical University of Lisbon, the University of Lisbon and the Polytechnic Institute of Lisbon.
NOVA IMS students also have Medical-Social Services at the SASUTL Medical Center, in Avenida Fontes Pereira de Melo, nº 25-1º, at their disposal, where, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., every day, the following services are available: medical clinic, gynaecology and family planning, ophthalmology, psychology, psychiatry and nursing. Any clarification on this subject can be obtained through the phones of the Social Services headquarters by contacting Idalina Gomes.