NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities

Programs

General

Established in 1977, NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities (NOVA FCSH) is an interdisciplinary school with teaching and research purposes, where diversity and creativity of knowledge prevail.
Located near Lisbon city centre, it hosts a total of 4.933 students, 2.612 in undergraduate programmes, 1.694 in masters and 627 in PhD programmes. It has 310 professors, almost all holding a PhD degree.
NOVA FCSH offers 14 undergraduate programmes, in which students can benefit from mobility initiatives involving today 312 participants. In graduate training, NOVA FCSH offers 15 postgraduate programmes, 44 master degrees and 26 PhD degrees.
NOVA FCSH is nowadays the largest and most diverse research institution in the area of Social Sciences and Humanities in Portugal. The excellence of research in Social Sciences and Humanities, one of the missions of NOVA FCSH, is assured by 16 Research Units, some part of interuniversity centres.
Currently, the growing academic community at NOVA FCSH has researchers who are integrated (or associated) in a Research Unit, as well as other collaborators, students and research grantholders.

Mobility students

International and National Mobility
The School of Social Sciences and Humanities has made considerable efforts on internationalization and receives an increasing number of students and teachers from internationally acknowledged universities every year. The School has established a wide network of partnerships to this effect. The University participates in several European programmes, namely Erasmus+, Erasmus-Mundus and Santander Universities Scholarships.

NOVA FCSH hosts several partnerships with international higher education institutions for the mobility of students, by means of bilateral agreements.

The Almeida Garrett programme provides a national framework for the mobility of students in Portugal, aiming to reinforce the quality and dimension of the national higher education system.
This program allows students to attend a partner Portuguese university, in a given period of mobility, assuring full academic recognition.


Outgoing students can apply to universities offering positions for students, in accordance with the regulations. More information is available at the School’s Intranet.

For incoming students, in order to the mobility take place, partner Universities need to nominate their students and should send all necessary documentation, properly completed, signed and stamped.
After arriving at NOVA FCSH, the mobility student should go to NEIMA-International Students & Exchange Office – 1st Floor of Tower B (Ticket International/Erasmus), in order to receive all necessary information regarding administrative procedures.

Contacts: mobilidade@fcsh.unl.pt

Academic authorities

  • Faculty Council Joana Gomes Cardoso - Presidente/Chair); Prof.ª Doutora Ana Paiva Morais, Prof. Doutor António José Duque da Silva Marques, Prof. Doutor João Sàágua, Prof.ª Doutora Margarida Acciaiuoli, Prof.ª Doutora Maria Helena Trindade Lopes, Prof.ª Doutora Maria Regina Salvador, Prof. Doutor Nuno Severiano Teixeira, Prof.ª Doutora Salwa Castelo-Branco. Representante dos Trabalhadores não Docentes e não Investigadores: Pedro Manuel Coutinho Diniz de Sousa. Representante dos estudantes: Bárbara de Carvalho Raposo - Membros/Representatives; Joana Gomes Cardoso, João Duarte Fernandes, Maria Helena Roseta, Ricardo Araújo Pereira - Personalidades Externas/External Entities
  • Dean Prof. Doutor Francisco Caramelo
  • Vice-Dean Prof.ª Doutora Maria José Roxo - Gestão Curricular e Avaliação
  • Vice-Dean Prof.ª Doutora Antónia Coutinho - Estudantes
  • Vice-Dean Prof.ª Doutora Susana Salvaterra Trovão - Investigação; Substituir o Diretor nas suas faltas e impedimentos
  • Assistant Vice-Dean Prof. Doutor António Granado - Comunicação
  • Assistant Vice-Dean Prof. Doutor Luís Manuel Bernardo - Apoio à Gestão Curricular e Avaliação do Ensino
  • Assistant Vice-Dean Prof. Doutor Luís Oliveira Martins - Internacionalização e Relações Externas
  • Assistant Vice-Dean Prof.ª Doutora Catarina Tente - Apoio à Gestão de Projetos de Investigação
  • Scientific Council Prof. Doutor Francisco Caramelo (Presidente/Chair); Prof.ª Doutora Susana Trovão, Prof.ª Doutora Maria José Roxo, Prof.ª Doutora Amélia Aguiar Andrade, Prof. Doutor Carlos Ceia, Prof. Doutor João Luís Lisboa, Prof. Doutor João Paulo Oliveira e Costa, Prof. Doutor Paulo Filipe Monteiro, Prof.ª Doutora Iva Pires, Prof. Doutor João Soeiro de Carvalho, Prof.ª Doutora Clara Rowland, Prof.ª Doutora Clara Nunes Correia, Prof.ª Doutora Margarida Brito Alves, Prof.ª Doutora Catherine Moury, Prof. Doutor André Teixeira, Prof. Doutor Fabrizio Macagno (Membros/Members)
  • Pedagogical Council Prof.ª Doutora Maria José Roxo - por delegação; Prof. Doutor Luís Bernardo, Prof. Doutor Luís Miguel Chaves, Prof.ª Doutora Maria do Carmo Vieira da Silva, Prof.ª Doutora Maria Zulmira Castanheira (Representantes dos docentes/Faculty Staff Representatives); Gonçalo João Dias Santos Veiga, Pedro Daniel Gomes Fernandes, Pedro Alexandre Amendoeira Mendes, Daniel Ricardo Pinho Anselmo (Representantes dos estudantes/Student representatives
  • Student Council Presidente da Associação de Estudantes da NOVA FCSH: Pedro Fernandes; Estudante eleita para o Conselho de Faculdade: Bárbara de Carvalho Raposo; Membros eleitos: Pedro Monteiro Costa Rodrigues de Sá, Catarina Martins Carneiro Pires, Rodrigo Dias Lourenço

Admission and enrollment

Bachelor
Students are admitted to NOVA FCSH, through the National Access Competition for Higher Education, and register at the Academic Services - Undergraduate Section, within the period set by ministerial dispatch. In addition to the payment of the first instalment of tuition fees, administrative costs and educational insurance, the following documents are also required:
- 2 photographs
- Identity Card (original)
- Tax Payer Number (original)

Students who have applied for admission through other Special Admission Procedures – “Concursos Especiais” (older than 23 years of age and/or holders of higher education and training qualifications), as well as Transfers, Course changes and Readmissions, should register at the Academic Services - Undergraduate Section, after the decision concerning their application process is taken.

Applications for 1st cycle courses under the Regulation of the International Student
Information at http://fcsh.unl.pt/aluno-internacional-en/admissoes?set_language=en 

Masters
After the selection process has been completed, students who have been admitted register at the Academic Services - Masters Section (see the school’s academic calendar in this Guide). In addition to the payment of the first instalment of tuition fees, administrative costs and educational insurance, the following documents are also required:
- Identity Card (original)
- Tax Payer Number (original)
- Certificate of competence (original plus one copy)

PhD
After the selection process has been completed, students who have been admitted register at the Academic Services – PhD Section (see the school’s academic calendar in this Guide). In addition to the payment of the first instalment of tuition fees, administrative costs and educational insurance, the following documents are also required:
- Identity Card (original)
- Tax Payer Number (original)
- Certificate of competence (original plus one copy)

Practical information

Libraries

Mário Sottomayor Cardia Library
The library was named after Professor Mário Sottomayor Cardia in 2008, following the donation of his private book collection, made by the family to the Faculty. The library holds a colletion with about 150 thousand titles, availabe to teachers, researchers, students and workers of NOVA FCSH, as well as any interested reader. Most of the collection consists of monographs and half of these were donated by faculty members and researchers, namely José Rodrigues Migueis, Leonor Buescu or Mário Sottomayor Cardia. The remaining collection holds about 4,000 magazines and approximately 4,000 non-book material.
The BMSC also provides the academic community with access to ebooks, scientific databases and national and international digital repositories of reference, while ensuring the user support and training to access these various eletronic platforms.

Vitorino Magalhães Godinho Library
The BVMG is a specialized library, dedicated to researchers and to scientific research. It has been designated since 2018, following the donation of the library of Professor Vitorino Magalhães Godinho, made by the family to the Faculty.In addition to this private library, this library provides access to the book collection of 14 NOVA FCSH Research Units focusing on areas like Anthropology, Gender Studies, Philosophy, Literature, Music, History and Sociology, as well as the Samuel Schwarz Library, a collection with unique characteristics that mainly concerns the history, culture and religion of the Jewish people.


Mapoteca
The Mapoteca of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities has, for several decades, a remarkable collection of cartography (basic and thematic) produced by several Institutions, of different editions and at different scales, covering the national territory, as well as good part of the former colonial territories. These documents are fundamental in Teaching and Research in several scientific areas of FCSH.

Other equipments

Laboratories (languages and linguistics) | Multimedia rooms | Computer rooms (with Internet access) | Map library | Studios | Wireless Internet available throughout the Campus | Photocopying Service

Interchange programs

The School of Social Sciences and Humanities (NOVA FCSH) participates in several European and global programmes, namely:
- Erasmus+;
- Erasmus-Mundus
- Santander Universities Scholarships
- CIEE - College Study Abroad
- SiPn - Study in Portugal Network
NOVA FCSH promotes a great number of partnerships with international higher education institutions, for the mobility of students, through bilateral agreements.

Interships

NOVA FCSH supports the professional integration of its students, fostering activities that aim at their exposure to the job market, as well as to entrepreneurial activities as a means of achievement both personal and professional progress. 
Professional Integration and Alumni Office (NIPAA) develops its activity in the following axes: 
- Professional guidance and counselling for students and newly graduates;
- Development of training activities and events focused on student and graduate employability;
- Fostering of entrepreneurial activities; 
- Searching and communicating job/internship opportunities to students and newly graduates;
- Corporate relations - Reception and communication of job/internship opportunities;
- support regarding students and alumni recruitment, including the organization of corporate presentation events on campus.

Scholarships

NOVA FCSH provides several scholarships for undergraduate, masters and PhD students, in order to support and award its students’ merit.
- ESTUDAR+ Scholarships
- TOP Scholarships
- Santander Totta / NOVA FCSH Scholarships - Program to encourage the furthering of studies for students with economic difficulties
- NOVA Merit Scholarships
- NOVA Social Welfare Services Scholarships

Language courses

Language courses
Portuguese Language Courses for foreigners
Coordinated by: Professor Susana Correia
Semester Courses| Summer Course
More information available on http://ple.fcsh.unl.pt/
ILNOVA - Language Institute of Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Director: Professor Doutor Carlos Ceia
Vice-director: Professor Isabel Oliveira Martins 
Contact: http://ilnova.fcsh.unl.pt/
E-mail: ilnova@fcsh.unl.pt

Food services

NOVA FCSH’s students have a canteen that serves meals at social prices from 2.70€ and access to all SASNOVA units, as well as food services belonging to all other Public Higher Education Institutions in Lisbon.
In addition to the canteen, NOVA FCSH further provides:
- SASNOVA’s snack-bar, located at Floor 0, B Tower
Schedule: from 7:30AM until 8PM.
- “Com Sabor” Restaurant - located at NOVA FCSH’s campus
Schedule: from 8AM until 10PM.

Special needs facilities

NOVA FCSH provides access ramps to the elevators at Towers A and B, as well as accessible restrooms in all buildings and floors.
At the IT Office, in building B2, the following computer equipment specially adapted to the use of blind and visually impaired students is available:
- JAWS 11.0 (screen reader);
- Openbook (character recognition software);
- Magic 11.0 (screen enlargement software);
- Winbraille and Braille Índex Everest printer (software and printer for braille printing).
Students that wish to require specific support or conditions during their academic course due to special needs should request the Special Needs Statute. For this purpose, students must fill out the form available on NOVA FCSH’s Intranet, annexing the respective medical report, after the enrolment at NOVA FCSH.
Contacts: Student and Candidate Support Office – naac@fcsh.unl.pt

Extracurricular activities

Student association

NOVA FCSH Student Union: http://ae.fcsh.unl.pt/

Other information

Summer School (Escola de Verão)
Coordinator: Professor Clara Nunes Correia
NOVA FCSH launches every year, from july to september, a Summer School with intensive training programmes and short-term courses in all areas of Social Sciences and Humanities. Available to the general public, from Portugal or from the rest of the world, these courses aims at providing students an introduction or in-depth topics or specific materials covering all scientific fields taught at NOVA FCSH. Students will find a great opportunity to expand and develop skills with higher education lecturers and at the same time a privileged space for dialogue and a meeting point for people from Portuguese-speaking countries, Europe and the rest of the world. Upon successful completion, each course is worth a number of ECTS credits which may be recognised as part of ongoing studies. The Summer School courses are also accredited to primary or secondary school teachers.
Contacts:
Tel.: 21 790 83 32
http://verao.fcsh.unl.pt
E-mail: ev.secretariado@fcsh.unl.pt

Innovation Centre
The Innovation Centre is a newly established NOVA FCSH structure dedicated to supporting the creation and initial development of companies, cooperatives and other economic projects of their students, recent graduates, alumni and researchers, and the transfer of knowledge among the faculty, their research units and economic actors in the fields of social sciences, arts and humanities.
More Information at: http://fcsh.unl.pt/faculdade/emprego-estagios-e-empreendedorismo/centro-de-inovacao

School calendar

1st Cycle - Enrolment in 1st semester course units (for already registered students 2018/2019): 28/08/2019 -> 06/09/2019

1st Cycle - Admission/Enrolment (new students): 09/09/2019 -> 13/09/2019

1st Cycle - Classes- 1st semester: 16/09/2019 -> 20/12/2019

1st Cycle - Release and publish of grades (1st semester): -> 06/01/2020

1st Cycle - Enrolment in repeat exams for the improvement of grades of 1st semester or course units relating to the previous academic year (online at Secretaria Virtual): 06/01/2020 -> 08/01/2020

1st Cycle - Repeat exams or improvement of grades period: 13/01/2020 -> 24/01/2020

1st Cycle - Release and publish of examination grades (1st semester): -> 03/02/2020

1st Cycle - Enrolment in 2nd semester course units (online at Secretaria virtual): 03/02/2020 -> 09/02/2020

1st Cycle - Classes- 2nd semester: 10/02/2020 -> 29/05/2020

1st Cycle - Enrolment in repeat exams for the improvement of grades of 2nd semester or course units relating to the previous academic year (online at Secretaria Virtual): 12/06/2020 -> 15/06/2020

1st Cycle - Release and publish of grades (2nd semester): -> 12/06/2020

1st Cycle - Repeat exam sor improvement of grades period (2nd semester): 19/06/2020 -> 26/06/2020

1st Cycle - Release and publish of examination grades (2nd semester): -> 03/07/2020

2nd Cycle/Postgraduate courses - Applications – 1st call: 01/03/2019 -> 14/04/2019

2nd Cycle/Postgraduate courses - Admissions/Enrolment in classes - 1st call: 06/05/2019 -> 17/05/2019

2nd Cycle/Postgraduatecourses - Applications – 2nd call: 20/05/2019 -> 21/07/2019

2nd Cycle/Postgraduate courses - Admissions/Enrolment (2nd call): 01/08/2019 -> 08/08/2019

2nd Cycle/Postgraduatecourses - Applications – 3rd call: 12/08/2019 -> 27/08/2019

2nd Cycle/Postgraduate courses - Admissions/Enrolment (3rd call): 09/09/2019 -> 13/09/2019

2nd Cycle/Postgraduate courses - Renewal of the enrolment (for already registered students in 2018/2019): 28/08/2019 -> 06/09/2019

2nd Cycle - Enrolment in master thesis/project/internship - 1st semester (at Academic Division): -> 06/09/2019

2nd Cycle/Postgraduate courses - Classes- 1st semester: 16/09/2019 -> 20/12/2019

2nd Cycle - Registration (dissertation/project/internship) – 1st semester: -> 30/09/2019

2nd Cycle - Repeat exam sor improvement of grades period (1st semester): 20/01/2020 -> 31/01/2020

2nd Cycle/Postgraduate courses - Assessment results (online) - 1st semester: -> 17/01/2020

2nd Cycle/Postgraduate courses - Classes (2nd semester): 10/02/2020 -> 29/05/2020

2nd Cycle - Enrolment in master thesis/project/internship - 2nd semester (at Academic Division): -> 02/03/2020

2nd Cycle - Registration (thesis/project/internship) – 2nd semester: -> 31/03/2020

2nd Cycle/Postgraduate courses - Assessment results (online) - 2nd semester: 22/06/2020 -> 26/06/2020

3rd Cycle – Applications (1st call): 01/03/2019 -> 14/04/2019

3rd Cycle – Admissions/Enrolment (1st call): 06/05/2019 -> 17/05/2019

3rd Cycle – Applications (2nd call): 20/05/2019 -> 21/07/2019

3rd Cycle – Admissions/Enrolment (2nd call): 01/08/2019 -> 08/08/2019

3rd Cycle – Applications (3rd call): 12/08/2019 -> 27/08/2019

3rd Cycle – Admissions/Enrolment (3rd call): 09/09/2019 -> 13/09/2019

3rd Cycle - Renewal of the enrolment: 28/08/2019 -> 06/09/2019

3rd Cycle - Classes- 1st semester: 16/09/2019 -> 20/12/2019

3rd Cycle - Delivery of Trabalho Final project: -> 30/09/2019

3rd Cycle - Assessment Trabalho Final: -> 03/11/2019

3rd Cycle -Release (1st semester): -> 03/02/2020

3rd Cycle - Classes- 2nd semester: 10/02/2020 -> 29/05/2020

3rd Cycle -Release (2nd semester): -> 06/07/2020

Christmas Break: 21/12/2019 -> 06/01/2020

Carnival Break: 24/02/2020 -> 25/02/2020

Easter Break: 06/04/2020 -> 13/04/2020

Academic Year begins: 01/09/2019 ->

Academic Year ends: -> 31/08/2020