Universade Nova de Lisboa is an exchange destination for bachelor students of Utrecht University School of Economics.

Student experiences
Academic calendar

Semester I: Early September – End of December

Semester II: End of January – mid-June

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Areas of study open to exchange students

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Please, take into consideration that it is not possible to follow level 3 courses

Language of instruction

About 70% of the undergraduate courses are taught in English.

Housing assistance

There is an active market in Lisbon for rental housing where most foreign students can find a nice place to stay. The university holds only a very limited number of vacancies in its on-campus student dormitory (Residência Alfredo de Sousa).
The International Office provides assistance to help foreign students finding a suitable accommodation upon arrival in Lisbon.


Estimated living costs per month

An approximate estimate for an average student below:
 Accommodation: 350€ - 450€/month
 Meals: 150€ - 200€/month
 Books/Supplies: 50€/month
 Transportation (bus, train, metro): 37-43€/month
 Leisure: 75€ - 100€/month

Number of places available

2 places per year


Courses in the undergraduate level are full-time and are offered from Monday to Friday during working hours. Exchange students make their choice from a list of available courses for exchange students. A typical Nova SBE student takes four / five courses per semester, corresponding to about 30 ECTS credit units.

Undergraduate courses are structured in semesters and each course has 7,5 ECTS or 4 ECTS. This implies three weekly classes of 1H30 per course, during 12 weeks. In this workload there are both theoretical and practical classes. Most courses have one practical class and two theoretical per week.

The limit of ECTS one exchange student is allowed to enrol at is 32.

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More information about studying abroad: in Dutch and in English.

Do you have any questions about this partner university or would you like to know more?

Contact the International Exchange Office of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance.

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Contact details International Exchange Office

Attention! Due to the developments concerning the corona virus, all of our walk-in hours are cancelled until further notice.

You can reach us at ieo.leg@uu.nl for questions or othe signing of documents. Please mention your UU student number and field of study. 

You will be able to reach us by phone on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 1.30 PM to 3 PM +31 (0)30 253 7289.

Vera Noot
non-Europe: Paula Banning
For questions or appointments, please contact the exchange coordinators at ieo.leg@uu.nl

International Exchange Office - Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance
Janskerkhof 3
3512 BK Utrecht
The Netherlands