Universidade Nova de Lisboa
The Universidade Nova de Lisboa iprovides internationally recognised research and quality teaching. The Faculdade de Economia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa is located in the heart of Lisbon, a legendary city with over 20 centuries of history. There is currently one Doublee Degree programme with the Faculdade de Economia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa:
- Double Degree programme in Management
Why choose this programme?
- You obtain two Master of Science degrees in considerably less time than it would take to earn them seperately.
- You are able to experience the 'best of both worlds'.
- Each university adds its specialty to the programme, thereby complementing the offer of the partner university.
- You experience a different culture, business environment and teaching style and gain greater perspective in addressing international issues.
- You have the opportunity to develop business-level fluency in two languages.
- This construction offers you great value for money since you only pay tuition fees at SBE during the entire programme.
The current course offer is subject to change. Participants in the Double Degree programme are responsible for getting acquainted with, and for abiding by, the rules and regulations of their host university in a timely manner, especially with regard to examination types, schedules and forms of resits, if any. The Education and Examination Regulations for the master’s programmes at the School of Business and Economics of Maastricht University apply to all Double Degree programmes.
Please note that all SBE network programmes (including the Double Degree programmes) have a fixed curriculum. It is not possible to switch/waive /cancel any of the courses offered in these fixed programmes. If for some reason you still want to make changes to the curriculum, you will have to submit a well-documented request (including a thorough description of the alternative course) to both the Maastricht University School of Business and Economics and the host university.
This does not mean that all requests for change are automatically approved. If you decide to make changes to the curriculum on your own, and take courses that are not mentioned in the relevant programme outline, you run the very real risk of not being allowed to graduate from the programme.
Eligibility and admission requirements
If you are interested in a Double Degree programme you can apply for the programme as soon as you have sent in your application for the regular MSc programme- IB specialisation Strategy and Innovation or the specialisation Organisation: Management, Change and Consultancy starting in September. If you want to take part in the selection procedure for the SBE/Nova Double Degree programme Management please let us know as soon as possible and before May 1st as, contrary to all our other Double Degree and Network programmes, this Double Degree programme starts with the semester abroad!
SBE will consider the following:
1. your academic background (bachelor’s degree)
2. your curriculum vitae as well as
3. your motivation.
Once you are nominated, you will need to provide NOVA with the following documents if you wish to be eligible for the International Master in Management instead of the Master in Management:
4. Students who wish to apply for this programme need a valid proof that they have knowledge of three languages:
a. English language minimum level C1 (mandatory)
b. Second foreign language minimum level B1 (or mother tongue)*
c. Third foreign language minimum level B1 (mandatory if English is not the mother tongue)*.
If a candidate has two mother tongues, they must request the “Honour Statement for Bilingual Candidates”.
*Candidates can be admitted with an A2 level for the second/third foreign language but by the end of their programme they must provide the B1 certificate.
Should a student not comply with this graduation requirement, (s)he must enrol for an additional paid semester at Nova SBE and complete the language certification.
5. Next to that, students need to submit a Motivational Video (of 4 minutes max.) explaining how and where the candidate sees themselves in 5 years in terms of professional career.
Preferred candidates have completed a 10-week international internship outside of Portugal and outside of the country of nationality of the student, between completion of the Bachelor’s degree and the initiation of the Master’s programme. If you are selected to take part in this Double Degree programme however, you do need to have an official MSc registration at SBE before you are allowed to start the programme.
The selection will be split into three steps:
1. If you are interested in the SBE/Nova Double Degree programme, please send an e-mail to
firstname.lastname@example.org. You will then be provided with a form that you will
need to fill in, stating your interest in the Double Degree Programme. Finally, return this form
before 1 May, together with a motivation letter, an updated CV, a copy of your passport and
your bachelor’s transcript to email@example.com. Incomplete
applications will not be considered.
2. Your motivation letter, CV and bachelor’s transcript will be evaluated. You will be informed about
the results of this step via e-mail. The best students will be invited for an interview.
3. After the interview, you will receive the results via e-mail. A maximum of 10 students will be
offered a place in the SBE/Nova Double Degree programme. The selected students will have to
confirm their participation via e-mail.
Students who are selected for a SBE/Nova Double Degree programme will be charged an administrative fee of € 1,000 for participation. Next to that, according to Portuguese Law, Nova must
charge fees for the issue of certificates of degree. The Portuguese Ministry of Education and Science
determines the amount of this fee. Students have to cover travel, housing, visa and other personal
costs related to the Double Degree programme.
Tuition fees can vary, depending on for instance your nationality and whether this is your first or
second study programme. Students pay tuition fee to SBE for the entire duration of the programme.
Exchanges take place without tuition fee transfers. Please keep in mind that once you have signed up for and take part in the Double Degree programme at SBE, you are to remain registered at SBE for the entire duration of the programme, so even while abroad at Nova. To avoid any misunderstanding, our Student Service Center (SSC) has developed a click model that will allow you to find your rate with just a few clicks.
It is your own responsibility to check with DUO whether you are entitled to retain your Dutch study
grant, or “studiefinanciering”, while abroad for the Double Degree programme.
After successful completion of all the requirements of both Master programmes, students will be awarded a Master’s degree in Management from Nova and the degree of Master of Science in International Business (Open Programme) from SBE.
Cancellation after confirmation/refund
The administration fee of € 1,000 will not be refunded if you cancel your allocation after confirmation. Only in case of severe personal circumstances, confirmed by the study advisor, the administration fee can be refunded.
Grants / scholarships
Please note that you are not eligible for an Erasmus grant if you participate in a programme for which you have to pay a fee beyond the regular tuition fee. This unfortunately implies that when participating in this Double Degree programme, it is not possible nor allowed, to apply for an additional grant.
Additional internship / master exchange
Please note that SBE cannot approve an additional (extra-curricular) master exchange to students enrolled in this Double Degree programme after they have fulfilled the full course programme. Since the regular study programme already takes 1,5 years, an extra extension of the programme is not allowed. An additional internship is only possible with 100% study progress, for more information on internships; please check the requirements on the MySBE Intranet.
Should Dutch government deem a country unsafe for travel (because of COVID-19, riots, or other reasons), SBE MSc students will not be allowed to physically do their exchange in that country. If that happens, SBE reserves the right to cancel the Double Degree programme for its students, students will then be eligible to continue and graduate in the regular SBE Master programme
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Universidade Nova de Lisboa