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NOVA School of Business and Economics
Lisbon, Portugal (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: RU applicants only
Budget Sheets Academic Year,
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2017-2018 04/01/2017
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Tentative Program Dates
Spring 2018 10/01/2017 ** 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.

Indicates that deadline has passed
Fact Sheet:
Program Manager:
Lauren Winogron
Language of Instruction:
English, Portuguese
Suggested G.P.A.:
Class Standing:
Junior, Second semester Sophomore, Senior
Number of credits per term:
Program Type:
Enrollment Restrictions:
Only Rutgers Business School students may apply
Non-Rutgers Students:
Areas of Study:
Program Description:
The Program
  • Universidade Nova de Lisboa (UNL) is a public institution of higher learning founded in 1977 with 18,000 students from Portugal and abroad
  • NOVA School of Business and Economics (NOVA SEB) at UNL is ideal for Business students interested in taking courses  on economics, finance, European economy and management
  • Among the student organizations you can join, Nova Junior Enterprise is a student-run financial consulting group that services professionals in the business world
Your Host City: Lisbon
Lisbon, the westernmost capital in mainland Europe, is the country's principal city. The city offers all that you would expect from a historic, yet modern European capital, without all the fuss.  Cultural possibilities abound, with its Gothic cathedrals, a rich variety of museums, and lively cobbled with cafés just waiting to serve you espresso and streets, Lisbon begs to be explored.  Yet, even with centuries-old surroundings, the city is very much alive and undeniably youthful with Jazz, Reggae, Electronica, and Portugal’s own Fado music often filling the air. The city has mild winters and long summers cooled by the Atlantic breeze, perfect conditions to enjoy all that’s to offer.

In order to have an idea of what classes are available, you should visit the NOVA SBE website.

When selecting your courses, make sure to check the language of instruction and if there are any mandatory prerequisites. Most of the available courses are taught in English but there are still a few that are taught in Portuguese, although examinations can be made in both languages.

You will need to be sure that you are registered as a full time student according to the NOVA SEB and Rutgers University.  Classes at NOVA are generally worth 6 ECTS credits (3 RU credits). Thus, most students take four to five classes a term while abroad which corresponds to 24- 30 ECTS credit units.  It is not possible to take classes as not-for-credit or pass/fail.

For information about Study Abroad credit transfer, registration, and transcripts please visit the Academics section of our website.

Academic Calendar
Academic Year: Early September – Early May
Spring Semester: Early February – Late June
To view the current academic calendar, please visit the NOVA web page.
*All dates are subject to change.  Do not book your flight until you have been accepted by the university and the program dates have been confirmed. 

Accommodations and Meals
Most students work through Uniplaces to locate apartments in Lisbon.  Uniplaces acts as an intermediary between the landlord and the tenant.  NOVA will send out additional housing information in their welcome packet.

Financial Information
Program Cost: 2017-2018
       NJ Residents Non-NJ Residents
Spring $10,278 $13,478
Academic Year $18,596 $24,996
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•Travel to/from Portugal •Meals
•Housing •Supplemental Course Fees
•All Personal Expenses •Major Medical Insurance

For more information about the additional Non-Billable Expenses please click on the Budget Sheet links near the top of this page.

For more information about Finances, including information about Financial Aid please visit the Finances Section of our website.

As part of your preparation to apply for this study abroad program, please familiarize yourself with the Rutgers Study Abroad withdrawal policy.

Students are also encouraged to start researching Scholarship opportunities as early as possible.  You may find the following scholarships applicable to this program.

Center for Global Education Scholarships- Available to all Rutgers students participating in a Center for Global Education program during the fall/spring/academic year/summer.  Applications will be released to students after their acceptance and are reviewed on a first-completed basis.  For more information please visit the Scholarship section of our website.

Benjamin A. Gilman Study Abroad Scholarships- Available to study abroad students who receive a Pell Grant.  For more information about the scholarship and additional eligibility requirements please visit the Gilman website.

Please also visit the Scholarships section of our website for additional information about Rutgers and National Scholarships.