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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 10/01/2018
Rolling Admission 01/31/2019 06/22/2019
NOTE: Tentative Program Dates
Fall 2019 03/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Tentative Program Dates
Academic Year 2019-2020 03/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Tentative Program Dates

** 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
Minimum 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:
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.  For a complete course list offering for Spring 2019, and for syllabi.

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
For more information on the total cost of the program go to the top of this page, locate "Budget Sheets" and click on the appropriate term.
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 policies.

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

Rutgers Global–Study Abroad  Scholarships- Available to all Rutgers students participating in a Rutgers Global–Study Abroad program during the fall/spring/academic year/summer.   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.