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Social Welfare Services

Servicos De Acao Social

Social Welfare Services

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.


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:

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.