NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities

Programs

General

The NOVA way of being in the Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities.

The School of Social Sciences and Humanities - NOVA University of Lisbon (NOVA FCSH) opened its doors in January 1978 focusing on the Social Sciences and Humanities, challenging the leading role of the Colleges of Letters in the Portuguese panorama.

Since that year, NOVA FCSH has been a pioneer in many areas of knowledge, but, above all, in the vision it has been developing for teaching and research, which winds up in a permanent commitment: interdisciplinarity, internationalization and sharing the knowledge with the society.

The NOVA way of being in the Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities is reflected in the excellent numbers, through the people that are part of our community and in our daily challenges.

NOVA FCSH offers 15 undergraduate degrees (one of them with the after-work hours variant); 46 master's degrees, 8 of which in teaching; 28 doctoral programmes; 16 postgraduate courses and 2 specialization courses.

The academic community welcomes more than 5,000 students, more than 300 professors, most of whom with a PhD, and about 1,500 researchers, 150 of them as full-time staff. It also offers more than 400 mobility protocols all over the world.

Besides the excellence in teaching, our research has been prominent: it achieved first place in Social and Human Sciences regarding the most cited publications (CWTS Leiden ranking of 2019); of the 14 Research Units evaluated by the Foundation for Science and Technology, 8 achieved the classification of Excellent and 5 obtained Very Good; it was considered the best university in Portugal to study arts and humanities (2017 Times Higher Education ranking).

NOVA FCSH has two campuses: Avenida de Berna and Campolide, at Colégio Almada Negreiros.

Mobility students

Academic authorities

  • Conselho de Faculdade Presidente: Paulo Areosa Feio; Representantes dos Docentes e Investigadores: Ana Margarida Grenho Ferreira; Carlos Ceia; Cristina Ponte; Dora Santos Silva; João Aires de Freitas Leal; João Luís Lisboa; Jorge Miguel Pedreira; Maria Antónia Coutinho; Paulo Filipe Monteiro; Representante dos Estudantes: João Afonso Louro de Carvalho; Representante dos trabalhadores não docentes e não investigadores: Joaquim Jorge Correia de Oliveira; Membros Externos: Ana Sousa Dias; Gisela Casimiro; Paulo Areosa Feio; Nuno Carinha
  • Subdiretor Adjunto para as Infraestruturas Tecnológicas e Transição Digital Daniel Ribeiro Alves
  • Subdiretor para a Inovação, Criação de Valor e Desenvolvimento dos Campi Rui Pedro de Sousa Pereira Monteiro Julião
  • Subdiretor para o Planeamento e Qualidade Carlos Fonseca Clamote Carreto
  • Subdiretora Adjunta para a Investigação e Plano Estratégico Cristina Maria Ribeiro da Silva Brito
  • Subdiretora Adjunta para as Relações Institucionais e Inclusão Social Ana Isabel dos Santos Figueiredo Pinto
  • Subdiretora para a Gestão Curricular e Estudantes Maria Teresa Leitão Brocardo
  • Subdiretora para a Internacionalização, Cultura e Parcerias Regionais Maria dos Anjos Maltez Cardeira da Silva
  • Conselho Gestao Presidente: Luís Baptista; Administradora Executiva: Joana Pires; Vogais: Cristina Brito, Teresa Brocardo, Rui Pedro Julião
  • Conselho Científico Presidente: Luís Baptista; Vice-Presidentes: Abel Barros Baptista; Amélia Aguiar Andrade; Teresa Brocardo; Membros efetivos: Abel Barros Baptista; Alexandra Curvelo; Amélia Aguiar Andrade; André Santos Campos; Fernando Clara; João Constâncio; Manuel Lisboa; Manuel Pedro Ferreira; Manuel Pinto Deniz Silva; Marco Lisi; Maria de Lourdes Rosa; Maria Irene Aparício; Pedro Aires Oliveira; Regina Salvador; Teresa Brocardo.
  • Conselho Pedagógico Presidente: Carlos Clamote Carreto; Vice-presidente: Ana Gonçalves Matos; Representantes dos Docentes: Ana Alexandre Gonçalves Matos; Maria do Céu Caetano; Carmen Fonseca; Dulce Pimentel; Representantes dos Estudantes: Ana Raquel Curado Alves; Catarina da Silva Oliveira; José António de Sousa Pinho; Pedro Alexandre Amendoeira Mendes.
  • Administrador Joana Pires

Admission and enrollment

Undergraduate Programmes

Students admitted to NOVA FCSH through the 2023/24 National Call for Enrolment into Higher Education, should register and enrol through the InforEstudante academic platform (https://inforestudante.fcsh.unl.pt/), within the period stipulated by the Directorate General for Higher Education (DGES).
Students who have applied through other Admission Regimes (such as Over 23 Years Old, Other Degree Holders, Transfers/Course Changes, and Readmissions), must register and enrol through the InforEstudante academic platform (https://inforestudante.fcsh.unl.pt/), within the designated period in the academic calendar (https://www.fcsh.unl.pt/en/calendarios/academic-year-2022-23), once the outcome of their application is known.
For information regarding the admission and enrolment of students under the International Student Statute, please visit: https://www.fcsh.unl.pt/en/international-student-statute/

The following documents are required for the registration process:
• Photo ID Document (Citizenship Card or Passport)
• Portuguese Taxpayer Number (NIF)
In addition, to enrol, the student is required to pay the 1st instalment of the tuition fees, the administrative costs and the school insurance. The ATM payment references are provided by the InforEstudante platform during the enrolment process.
During the enrolment period, a step-by-step guide will be available on the NOVA FCSH website (https://www.fcsh.unl.pt/en/) to assist students with their online registration and enrolment.
For any questions regarding the admission and enrolment process, please contact the Academic Services’ Undergraduate Office (licenciaturas@fcsh.unl.pt).
For any questions pertaining to class schedules, allocated classrooms, degree structures, courses’ syllabus, etc., please contact the Department responsible for that Bachelor’s Degree (https://www.fcsh.unl.pt/faculdade/departamentos/).

Master’s Programmes

Students admitted to a Master’s Degree Program must register and enrol through the InforEstudante academic platform (https://inforestudante.fcsh.unl.pt/), within the period designated in the academic calendar (https://www.fcsh.unl.pt/en/calendarios/academic-year-2022-23).

To enrol, the student is required to pay the 1st instalment of the tuition fees, the administrative costs and the school insurance. The ATM payment references are provided by the InforEstudante platform during the enrolment process.

If, at this stage, the applicant’s qualification certificate (or equivalent document), has not yet been submitted, it must be sent, by email, to the Academic Services’ Master’s Office (mestrados@fcsh.unl.pt).

During the enrolment period, a step-by-step guide will be available on the NOVA FCSH website (https://www.fcsh.unl.pt/en/) to assist students with their online registration and enrolment. For any questions regarding this process, please contact aforementioned Academic Services’ Office.
For any questions pertaining to class schedules, allocated classrooms, degree structures, courses’ syllabus, etc., please contact the Department responsible for that Master’s Degree (https://www.fcsh.unl.pt/faculdade/departamentos/).

PhD Programmes

Students admitted to a PhD Program must register and enrol through the InforEstudante academic platform (https://inforestudante.fcsh.unl.pt/), within the period designated in the academic calendar (https://www.fcsh.unl.pt/en/calendarios/academic-year-2022-23).

To enrol, the student is required to pay the 1st instalment of the tuition fees, the administrative costs and the school insurance. The ATM payment references are provided by the InforEstudante platform during the enrolment process.

If, at this stage, the applicant’s qualification certificate (or equivalent document), has not yet been submitted, it must be sent, by email, to the Academic Services’ PhD Office (doutoramentos@fcsh.unl.pt).

During the enrolment period, a step-by-step guide will be available on the NOVA FCSH website (https://www.fcsh.unl.pt/en/) to assist students with their online registration and enrolment. For any questions regarding this process, please contact aforementioned Academic Services’ Office.

For any questions pertaining to class schedules, allocated classrooms, degree structures, courses’ syllabus, etc., please contact the Department responsible for that PhD Degree (https://www.fcsh.unl.pt/faculdade/departamentos/).

Practical information

Libraries

Libraries

Mário Sottomayor Cardia Library

The BMSC was named after Professor Mário Sottomayor Cardia in 2008, following the donation of his private book collection, made by the family to the Faculty. Holder of a colletion with more than 150 thousand titles (142 thousand books, 4 thousand magazines and 4 thousand units of non-book material) BMSC asserts itself as a reference library in the area of Social Sciences and Humanities.

Website: https://www.fcsh.unl.pt/en/school/libraries/mario-sottomayor-cardia-library/
Email: biblioteca@fcsh.unl.pt
Location: NOVA FCSH, Torre B, 1st Floor
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 8.00pm. Saturdays 9.30am to 1.30pm.

Vitorino Magalhães Godinho Library

The BVMG Library is a specialized library, dedicated to research and aimed, above all, at researchers. It is so named since 2018, following the donation of the library by Professor Vitorino Magalhães Godinho, made by the family to the Faculty. In addition to this private library, BVMG also provides documentary funds from 13 NOVA FCSH Research Units. Here, the Samuel Schwarz Library is also housed, a collection with unique characteristics that mainly deals with the history, culture and religion of the Jewish people, preserving works that date from 1510 to 1953.

Website: https://www.fcsh.unl.pt/en/school/libraries/vitorino-magalhaes-godinho-library/
Email: biblioteca@fcsh.unl.pt
Location: NOVA FCSH, Colégio Almada Negreiros, 1st Floor
Opening hours: Monday and Friday from 10.30am to 6.30pm
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10.30am to 8.00pm.

Other equipments

Laboratories | Computer rooms | Studios | Wireless Internet available throughout the Campus

Interchange programs

The School of Social Sciences and Humanities (NOVA FCSH) participates in several European and global programmes, namely: - Erasmus+; - Erasmus-Mundus - Santander Universities Exchange Scholarships~ - AULP Academic Mobility Program - CIEE - College Study Abroad - SiPn - Study in Portugal Network - API – Academic Programs International - Almeida Garrett (National Mobility) NOVA FCSH promotes a great number of partnerships with international higher education institutions, for the mobility of students, teachers, researchers and administrative and technical staff members through bilateral agreements.

Interships

NOVA FCSH supports the professional integration of its students, fostering activities that aim to expose them to the job market, as well as to entrepreneurial activities as a means for personal and professional development. NOVA FCSH develops its activity in the following areas: 
 - Professional guidance and counselling for students and recent graduates;
 - Development of training activities and events focused on student and graduate employability; 
- Fostering of entrepreneurial activities; 
 - Searching for and communicating job/internship opportunities to students and recent 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
- Santander Future Scholarships
- TOP Scholarships
- NOVA Merit Scholarships
- NOVA Social Welfare Services Scholarships

Special needs facilities

Inclusive measures, accessibility and resources

NOVA FCSH, within the action of the Office for Personal Development and Social Inclusion, is watchful and compromised in developing more inclusive and suitable responses to student’s needs, inviting them to participate in this ongoing process.

Student’s rights with physical, mental, and learning disabilities are protected by the Regulation of Students with Special Needs at Universidade NOVA de Lisboa. Some of the student rights are, for instants, the right to adapt the evaluation system, special periods for evaluation, access to technical support, priority services or the tuition fee exemption in the case of national scholarships holders, with 60% disability.

The Committee for Analysis and Support of the Student’s with physical, mental, and learning disabilities at NOVA FCSH is responsible for assigning these and other measures. To benefit these rights the students should require the Statute for the Student with Special Needs, at the platform InforEstudante.

Students with mobility and visual impairments can rely on trained professionals to ensure that they move safely and to assist them in the process of developing independence and personal autonomy within the campus of Avenida de Berna ou Campolide.

Still regarding accessibility, both Tours A and B have elevators and Braille elevator systems, accessibility ramps, accessible toilets and parking. On the groud floor of building C, it is possible to find a more suitable toilet for electric wheelchairs.

All the proposals regarding the acquisition of resources or equipment to improve the autonomy, the learning process and the wellbeing of the students, in both campus, can be sent to inclusion@fcsh.un.pt.

Other information


Summer School

The Summer School (EV) consists of 15 and 25-hour courses brought forward by NOVA FCSH’s highly qualified professors and researchers.
The EV takes place annually from July to September.
The Summer School Courses seek to meet the expectations of a diverse audience – university and non-university. By integrating the Lifelong Training Program, the Summer School Courses can provide educational supplements when requested.


Innovation and Value Creation Office

The Innovation and Value Creation Office is a structure whose objective is to consolidate, enhance and promote the talent of NOVA FCSH as an engine of social innovation. It seeks to encourage and support the creation and initial development of companies, cooperatives, and other science-based economic projects by students, recent graduates, alumni, teachers, and researchers of NOVA FCSH. This reflects an institutional commitment to foster entrepreneurship and knowledge transfer between the faculty, its research units, and economic agents in the areas of social sciences, arts, and humanities.

More Information at our website.

School calendar

Easter Break: 2024-03-25 -> 2024-04-01

Christmas Break: 2023-12-18 -> 2024-02-02

Academic Year begins: 2023-09-01 -> 2024-08-31

3rd Cycle - Classes- 2nd semester: 2024-02-14 -> 2024-06-01

3rd Cycle - Enrolment of course units - 2nd semester: 2024-02-07 -> 2024-02-13

3rd Cycle - Classes- 1st semester: 2023-09-11 -> 2023-12-16

2nd Cycle - Repeat exams or improvement of grades period (2nd semester): 2024-07-01 -> 2024-07-05

2nd Cycle/Postgraduate courses - Classes- 2nd semester: 2024-02-14 -> 2024-06-01

2nd Cycle - Enrolment in master thesis/project/internship: 2024-02-09 -> 2024-02-14

2nd Cycle - Registration of master thesis/project/internship - 2nd semester: 2024-03-01 -> 2024-03-31

2nd Cycle - Enrolment of course units - 2nd semester: 2024-02-09 -> 2024-02-13

2nd Cycle - Repeat exams or improvement of grades period (1st semester): 2024-01-22 -> 2024-02-02

2nd Cycle/Postgraduate courses - Classes- 1st semester: 2023-09-11 -> 2023-12-16

2nd Cycle – Registration of master thesis/project/internship - 1st semester (at InforEstudante): 2023-09-01 -> 2023-09-30

2nd Cycle - Renewal of the enrolment (for already registered students of previous year): 2023-07-24 -> 2023-08-04

1st Cycle - Repeat exams or improvement of grades period (2nd semester): 2024-06-20 -> 2024-06-28

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 InforEstudante): 2024-06-17 -> 2024-06-19

1st Cycle - Classes- 2nd semester: 2024-02-14 -> 2024-05-31

1st Cycle - Enrolment in 2nd semester course units (online at InforEstudante): 2023-07-24 -> 2023-08-04

1st Cycle - Repeat exams or improvement of grades period: 2024-01-22 -> 2024-02-02

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 InforEstudante): 2024-01-15 -> 2024-01-19

Calendário Académico - 1.ºCiclo - Período de Aulas - 1.º semestre (Alunos 1.º ano): 2023-09-11 -> 2023-12-15

1st Cycle - Classes- 1st semester: 2023-09-11 -> 2023-12-15

1st Cycle - Admission/Enrolment (new students): 2023-08-28 -> 2023-08-30

1st Cycle - Enrolment in course units (for already registered students of previous year): 2023-07-24 -> 2023-08-04