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  • Locations: Lisbon, Portugal
  • Program Terms: Fall, Program Cost, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: USD applicants only
  • PROGRAM COST: Program Cost
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 10/03/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Semester dates coming soon!

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students 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:
Language Requirement: None GPA: 3.0
Disciplines offered: Business Administration (BUSN), College of Arts and Sciences, Decision Science (DSCI), Economics (ECON), Finance (FINA), History (HIST), International Business, Management (MGMT), Marketing (MKTG), School of Business, Undergraduate Accomodations: Shared apartments off-campus
Prerequisite(s): 60 units, Business Major Class Standing: Must have completed 60 units
Program Advisor: Derek Brendel - Tuition Remission Eligible Program: Yes
Program Type: Undergraduate
Program Description:




NOVA School of Business & Economics

Spring Semester Program



NOVA is location in Lisbon (Portuguese: Lisboa), the capital of Portugal. Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, with a contemporary culture that is alive and thriving and making its mark in today's Europe. Perched on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, Lisbon is one of the rare Western European cities that face the ocean and uses water as an element that defines the city.

Due to the influence of the Atlantic Ocean, Lisbon has a pleasant climate throughout the year. The agreeable temperatures in the summer months are an open invitation for a walk by the river, or to spend an afternoon in one of the many street cafés to be found all over the city. Temperatures may fall somewhat in the autumn and winter months, but sunshine is almost always a constant feature.

Lisbon enchants travelers with its white bleached limestone buildings, intimate alleyways, and an easy going charm. The city lies more or less in the center of the country and offers a wide variety of options to the visitor, including beaches, countryside, mountains and areas of historical interest only a few miles away from the city center.



Students will directly enroll at the NOVA School of Business & Economics. Founded in 1978, the NOVA leads Portugal in the teaching and research of Economics and Business Administration disciplines.

NOVA School of Business & Economics


All courses available to exchange students are taught in English. 

Check out all of the courses offered at NOVA. Some of these courses already have USD course equivalencies establishes which you can see HERE. NOTE: Core curriculum designations on this list pertain to OLD core only. 

If there are courses you are interested in taking which do not have a USD equivalency listed, please contact Derek Brendel with the course information at

Students may also elect to enroll in a Portuguese-language and culture course for exchange students. 

Portugal Grading Equivalencies


For a detailed description of program costs please see the Program Cost in the box at the top of this webpage. 


Students will live in apartments off-campus. The Student Exchange Office will assist students by providing you a list of contacts upon arrival. 

Learn more about living in Lisbon



Orientation and Buddy Program: The Students Exchange Office organizes a Welcome Meeting for incoming exchange students before the beginning of each semester.

In the Welcome Meeting, students receive some general information on the school, on the location of the support services and classrooms, and you will know the relevant people, including your "buddy" (a current student from Portugal), whom you may call for advice and help as needed.

Learn more about Student Life at NOVA 


Check out the current academic calendar.