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Step 1: Online Application

The application is done through an online form and requires the upload of the following documents:

After submission, the candidate will receive an email acknowledging receipt of documents and providing instructions for enrolment fee payment. 

* Students who are still finishing High School by the time of application must submit the Diploma that proves they finished High School (or a legally equivalent document) by the end of the first month of classes of SUPERNOVA. 

Step 2: Analysis

The Admissions Committee is constituted by one faculty member from each of the NOVA schools and is coordinated by the Vice-Rector for International Development and Education.  

After reviewing all application elements, the Admissions Committee makes the final decision and informs candidates by email.  

Applicants will be invited for an interview by the Admissions Committee to examine the information provided in the application. Interviews will be conducted online. 

Step 3: Admission tests

Candidates interested in following math-based courses must take a mathematical admission test in two phases. The first phase is either an online test. The second phase is an additional face-to-face evaluation at the beginning of the programme. Candidates with a specific interest in Economics, Management must take the final microeconomics and math exams face-to-face at the end of the programme, in Lisbon while candidates with a specific interest in Data Science, Information Management and Information Systems must take the final math exam face-to-face at the end of the programme, in Lisbon.

Step 3.1: Math Test

Download here a sample math test for practice.

Please find below a list of the main topics of this exam:

Approval in each of the mathematics diagnostic test requires a grade equal to or greater than 10 (out of 20).

Step 4: Enrolment 

After the interview, if accepted, applicants will receive an email from the Admissions Committee informing them about their application results.  

Step 5: Registration

Once participation in the program is confirmed, students will be contacted by NOVA with instructions for paying the Programme’s final fee. After settling this fee, students will receive information about the start of classes, timetables, school calendars, etc. 

All our communications are sent to the email that the candidate gave on the application form. Applicants are responsible for checking their email accounts regularly (including spam and junk boxes). 

The non-compliance to SUPERNOVA’s team and Consular services requests could lead to not receiving the required Visa in time, which SUPERNOVA does not take responsibility for. 

Note: Visas must be requested up until 60 days before the start of classes, the 30th of November for Spring editions and the 30th of May for fall editions, respectively. The non-compliance to SUPERNOVA’s team and Consular services requests could lead to not receiving the required Visa in time, which SUPERNOVA does not take responsibility for.

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