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  • Locations: Lisbon, Portugal
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: UMASS BDL applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Who can apply: UMass Boston Students Program Category: Study abroad
Language of Instruction: English, Portuguese Class Status: 2-sophomore, 3-junior, 4-senior
Minimum GPA: 2.75 Program Type: Exchange
Program Description:

UMB LogoLisbon, Portugal - Nova School of Business and Economics

The Universidade Nova de Lisboa is a higher education institution with internationally recognized research and quality teaching that ensures high levels of professional success to its students and provides essential services to the community, at both national and international levels. Established in 1973, the University adopted a new model within the Portuguese system that stressed interdisciplinary approaches, technological developments while, at the same time, safeguarding offerings in traditional academic domains including medicine, sciences and humanities.

Since its inception, NOVA has aimed to innovate higher education in Portugal and to contribute to the social and economic development of the country. For information on going to Nova School of Business and Economics on exchange please visit here:

To apply for the Exchange Program:
  1. Confirm that this program works for you both academically and financially. Check the courses offered and speak with your academic advisor on which courses you should try to take while abroad that will count towards your degree. If you are receiving financial aid or want to apply for financial aid for the study abroad program, contact so you know what you can expect in aid for the program. 
  2. Once you are sure this is the program for you, apply on this website for the program (click apply at the bottom). 
  3. Once completed, contact the Office of Global Programs to have your nomination submitted to Nova SBE. From there you will also need to submit the exchange application through Nove SBE directly:
For all of the steps and information on applying to study abroad through UMass Boston, download the checklist: Study Abroad Steps to Stay on Track 2020.pdf

Undergraduate courses are available on the website at the following link:
Courses for Exchange Students (
Note: At Nova there have a limited number of places in each course. The university is not able to guarantee that all students are placed according to their first preferences: in this way, one is advised to have alternative choices approved by the home university. There will be a period of changes where students may change their options, pending availability of places. Enrollment is done online at a platform to which the student will have access with a username and password.

Students must study full time at the home and host institutions. With the completion of the Request for Prior Approval of Transfer Credit of Study Abroad Programs form, your credits (not grades) will transfer toward your degree at UMass Boston. This form can be obtained from the Study Abroad office.

Fall semester: September - December
Spring semester: January - May

Undergraduate and graduate students who have currently completed at least one year of full-time study with the most recent semester completed at UMass Boston are eligible. Students must be in good academic standing (at least 2.75 GPA) with no disciplinary problems. 

There is an active market in Lisbon for rental housing where most foreign students find a place to stay. The International Office at Nova provides assistance to help foreign students find suitable accommodation upon arrival in Lisbon. Contact for more information.


You are responsible for obtaining the correct visa before you travel. 

All students who are studying in Portugal for more than 90 days must make an appointment to go to the Consulate of Portugal in person to obtain a student visa. Students can apply for a visa up to 3 months prior to the start of their study abroad program. Appointment times are limited and fill up quickly, so it is strongly recommended that students make an appointment as soon as they are able. 

Usual Requirements
Application form signed in the presence of a Consular Officer
Valid passport
One (1) recent color photo, passport size
FBI record check
Declaration outlining the reasons for wanting to obtain residence in Portugal (for residency visas only)
Medical insurance or declaration that applicant will acquire it in Portugal within 90 days after arrival
Proof that applicant has guaranteed housing in Portugal
Proof of means of support while in Portugal (i.e., financial statement, pension, etc.)
Portuguese bank account statement (if applicable)
Proof of ownership of property in Portugal (if applicable)
Submission of a work contract approved by the Portuguese Ministry of Labor (for work visas only)
Submission of certificate of enrollment in a University or Educational Institution in Portugal (for study visas only)

Fees for a Portugal/National visa vary between USD 100 and USD 120 See Budget Sheet for details. 

Please note, the Office of Global Programs use estimated price values for our UMass Boston Reciprocal Exchange budget sheets. Actual prices may vary, please contact your program provider for more details. 

Do you receive any financial aid, such as scholarships or grants to fund your education? Find out if your financial aid will apply towards studying abroad using the following Financial Aid Guide here

The Financial Aid Guide provides lots of information. However, prior to applying it is advised to contact Financial Aid services for financial aid inquiries and concerns. Link to Financial Aid services website:

Pre-decision Phase Instructions: 
This is a UMass Boston Reciprocal Exchange Program. There are two separate applications. First, students apply to the program by completing this online UMass Boston application. If eligible to study abroad, the UMass Boston Study Abroad Office nominates the student to the university abroad. The student is then informed with a letter or an email about next steps to complete the university's abroad application (online or hard copy forms). 
Post-decision Phase Instructions: 
The final decision to accept a student is made by the university abroad and the student will be emailed. Once accepted by the university abroad, UMass Boston students must complete all the requirements indicated by the university abroad, in addition to completing all forms and submitting all the post-acceptance documents to UMass Boston Study Abroad Office. Please click here for instructions and forms.

This program is currently not accepting applications.