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  • Locations: Lisbon, Portugal
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: UMass Boston/Dartmouth/Lowell applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2020 03/15/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Who can apply: UMass Dartmouth Students Language of Instruction: English
Areas of Study: Business, Economics, Management Information Systems, Management/Entrepreneurship, Marketing Program Category: Study abroad
Minimum GPA: 3 Program Type: Exchange
Program Description:
 umassD logo Lisbon, Portugal - NOVA, School of Business and Economics

*Much of the information below was taken or adapted from the Nova website. The map is from the US State Department.*

Description portugal map
With two million inhabitants, Lisbon is the center of Portuguese culture, business and politics, and offers the perfect opportunity to study Economics, Finance and Management. Its geographical location represents a priceless ad- vantage. Mild winters and long summers provide the conditions to enjoy all that is offered and make activities such as surfing, windsurfing and body boarding possible all year long.

Studying in Lisbon enables you to develop a personal and professional network, representing the stepping stone to new contacts and opportunities throughout Europe. Portuguese is spoken by more than 250 million people in the world, and the business relationships between Portugal, sub-Saharan Africa and Brazil are particularly strong. Considered the gateway to these regions and also a central capital with easy access to the rest of the world, Lisbon plays an increasingly important role within Europe and worldwide.

Studying at Nova School of Business and Economics (Nova) is a unique social and human experience. Here students will build lasting friendships for the rest of their lives and develop a network of contacts that will prove invaluable throughout their careers. Moreover, the diversity of profiles within each program will provide a truly enriching experience, during which students will share experiences with peers from a great variety of backgrounds.

Our programs are internationally oriented and we offer a wide variety of interesting topics to study. Exchange students must choose from the list of courses available to them. Most of these courses are taught in English but there are still a few that are taught in Portuguese, although examinations can be taken in both languages.

When selecting your courses make sure you check the languages of instruction and if there are any mandatory pre- requisites. A sample list of courses offered at Nova may be found here.

Additionally, students may enroll in Portuguese language courses at the Faculdade de Cie^ncias Sociais e Humanas of Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Upon acceptance, the International Office at Nova will send students details.

Academic Calendar
The Fall semester typically begins in early September and ends in mid- to late- January. Spring semester begins in early February and lasts to mid- to late-June. The academic calendar may be found here.

There is an active market in Lisbon for rental housing where most foreign students can find a nice place to stay. The university holds a very limited number of vacancies in its on-campus student dormitory (Reside^ncia Alfredo de Sousa). The International Office at Nova provides assistance to exchange students in finding suitable accommodation upon arrival in Lisbon. 

All participants in UMass Dartmouth study abroad programs must:

• Be at least 18 years old
• Have completed one semester and at least 15 credits at the time of application
• Be matriculated students and registered for credit
• Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 at the time of application
• Student account paid in full
• Satisfactory student conduct history. Student conduct history is provided to the International Programs Office (IPO) by the Office of Student Conduct and Dispute Resolution.

Students interested in applying must do so through the International Programs Office’s (IPO) online application, which may be accessed here: Click the “Apply Now” button. At the prompt, select the first option (“I have a Boston/Dartmouth/Lowell username and password”) and enter your complete UMassD email address (including “”) and COIN password. These steps will open an application for you!

The application is comprised of several “questionnaires,” “signature documents,” and “material submissions.” Don’t be overwhelmed by the number of items; many of them are very short and easy to complete. You must complete
all questionnaires and material submissions in order for us to receive your application. Once you believe you have completed your application, you are welcome to send an email to and we’ll be happy to confirm that your application has been received in good order.

At any time during the application process, please reach out to the IPO with any questions. You may stop by our office (LARTS 016), call (508-910-6506) or email (!

Once your application has been received it will be reviewed by the IPO. If it is determined that you are “Eligible to Study Abroad,” a number of additional questionnaires and material submissions will be opened for you. You will be required to meet with a study abroad advisor within one week of being notified of eligibility to review the additional questionnaires and material submissions.

Deadlines lisbon 2
Fall semester - Application due March 15.
Additional questionnaires/material submissions Apr 30
Spring semester - Application due Oct 1.
Additional questionnaires/material submissions Nov 30 

More Information
International Progams Office, LARTS 016
Tel: 508-910-6506