NOVA University Lisbon

NOVA University Lisbon (Portugal) is an exchange destination for students of the Faculty of Geosciences.

Student Experiences
Academic Calendar
  • Winter Semester: beginning of September — mid-January
  • Spring Semester: end of February — beginning of July

Portuguese at B1 level. See: CEFR.

Areas of study open to exchange students

Innovation, Environmental and Energy Sciences.

Courses at Mater’s level


Language of instruction

NOVA School of Science and Technology (FCT) introduced a new requirement for students willing to do Erasmus mobility. 

The language of instruction is Portuguese. Classes are taught in Portuguese, although bibliography may be available in other languages. 

At FCT starting in 2020/2021 academic year students will be required to present a language certificate during the application, B1 of English OR A2 of Portuguese. However, in order to communicate adequately and to attend classes successfully during your study period, we highly recommend B2 of English.

Housing assistance

Yes, see Students Mobility for Studies (Accomodation).

Estimated living costs per month

About € 525,- — € 650,-. See: Guia Erasmus (p. 47).


Normal study load per semester: 30 EC.

Number of places available

Two places for Bachelor’s students and two for Master’s students.