International Student

Masters
Bachelor's Degree in Nutrition Sciences

International Students - Bachelor´s Degree in Nutrition Sciences

Special Access and Admission Contest for International Students to the Bachelor´s Degree in Nutrition Sciences - academic year 2024-25

Do you want to study in Portugal?

Follow your academic training in Nutrition Sciences at one of the best universities in the country, NOVA Medical School.

Applications for the Special Contest for Access and Admission to Bachelor's Degree in Nutrition Sciences for International Students are opened until 26th July 2024.

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  • Applications | Start: April 10th- End: July 26th, 2024

  • Posting of provisional results | Until July 30th, 2024

  • Posting of definitive results | August 19th, 2024

  • Enrollments | to be defined

  • Eventual placement of substitutes | to be defined

1.The application is exclusively submitted online at  https://candidaturas.nms.unl.pt/cssnet-nms/page and all fields of the form must be completed.

2. The application process, in addition to completing the online form, must be accompanied by the following documents:

a. Copy of ID card or passport, stating the nationality of the candidate;

b. Sworn declaration that the applicant does not have Portuguese nationality, nor is covered by any of the conditions listed in points a) to f) of the BENEFICIARIES section present in this document (available here);

c. Portuguese Language certificate proving the level of knowledge (if applicable);

d. Portuguese high school diploma or legally equivalent qualification, when applicable;

e. Diploma or certificate issued by a competent authority attesting the successful approval in an education program and conferring to its holder the right to apply for higher education in the country where it was obtained;

f. Copy of the documents proving the grades obtained:

1) In the two Portuguese entrance exams, for holders of a Portuguese secondary school diploma or legally equivalent qualification.

2) In the Biology and Chemistry examinations for entry into higher education in the country of origin;

3) in the exams referred to in points ii. and iii. of paragraph b) of the Specific Conditions, of this Notice.

g. Residence certificate issued by the country where the applicant is domiciled;

h.  Payment of the application fee via ATM - payment of services, using the payment reference generated by the system or credit card.

The Bachelor's Degree in Nutrition Sciences is taught in Portuguese/English.

International students are all those who do not have Portuguese nationality and who cumulatively do not fall into any of the following categories:

a)     Nationals of a Member State of the European Union;

b)     Those who, not being nationals of a Member State of the European Union, and not being covered by the preceding paragraph, have been legally resident in Portugal for more than two years, uninterruptedly, on the 1st of January of the year in which they wish to enter the Faculdade de Ciências Médicas | NOVA Medical School

c)     Those who apply to Faculdade de Ciências Médicas | NOVA Medical School through the special access and entry regimes regulated by Decree-Law no. 64-A/2023 of 31st of July;

d)     Those who are attending Faculdade de Ciências Médicas | NOVA Medical School under an international mobility program to carry out part of a study cycle of a foreign higher education institution with which the Faculdade de Ciências Médicas | NOVA Medical School has established an exchange agreement for this purpose without prejudice to the eligibility of their application at the end of the exchange period;

e)     The relative members of Portuguese nationals or nationals of a Member State of the European Union, regardless of their nationality, in accordance with paragraph i) of article 2.º of Law no. 37/2006, of 9th of August;

f)       Those who, on the 1st of January of the year they wish to join Faculdade de Ciências Médicas | NOVA Medical School, benefit from the status of equal rights and duties assigned under an international treaty granted between the Portuguese State and the State of which they are nationals;

 

Anyone who finds themselves in a situation of humanitarian emergency can also apply for international student status (article 8.ºA of Decree-Law nº36/2014). According to article 8.ºA of Decree-Law nº36/2014, a person in situation of humanitarian emergency is anyone coming from a country or region where there is a recognised situation of armed conflict, natural disaster or widespread violation of human rights that requires the need for a humanitarian response.

Notice: Students who enter higher education under this contest will remain international students until the end of the degree in which they initially enroled or to which they have transferred, even if, during their course of their studies, they will be granted equal status in terms of rights and duties, unless in the meantime they acquire the nationality of a Member State of the European Union. The cessation of the application of international student status as a result of the above shall take effect in the subsequent school year following the date on which nationality is acquired.

Candidates who meet the following conditions may apply for vacancies available for international students in the first cycle of studies:

a)     Holders of a qualification, meaning any diploma or certificate issued by a competent authority which, in the country where it was obtained, entitles them to apply and enter higher education in that country;

b)     Holders of a Portuguese secondary school diploma or legally equivalent qualification;

c)     Compliance, at the date of the current competition, with the prerequisite established by NOVA Medical School, under the terms of Decree-Law n.º 296-A/98, of 25th of September, in its current wording, which regulates the regime of access and entry into higher education, amended by Decrees-Law n.º 99/99 of 30th of March, 26/2003 of 7th of February, 76/2004 of 27th of March, 158/2004 of 30th of June and 147-A/2006 of 31st of July;

 

  Specific Conditions for entering the first cycle in Nutrition Sciences:

1.     Analysis and evaluation of the specific academic qualification for admission into the cycle of studies you are applying for:

a.    When the candidate is the holder of a Portuguese secondary education course, this verification will focus on the approval in the two entrance examinations defined for the Degree in Nutrition Sciences of this Faculty: 02 Biology and Geology and 07 Physics and Chemistry;

b.   When the candidate does not hold Portuguese national exams, the specific academic qualification may be based on one of three situations:

                                 i.    Having passed Biology and Chemistry examinations for entry into higher education in the country of origin;

                                ii.    Having completed secondary school final exams both in Biology and Chemistry, in the country of origin;

                              iii.    Having attended and obtained approval in both the subjects of Biology and Chemistry in secondary school in the country of origin, proving that the candidate meets the conditions to access higher education in their country, as long as the candidate is able to present the official document certifying this qualification.

c.    When the candidate is a Brazilian high school graduate, and whenever applicable, this demonstration corresponds to the approval in the area of Nature Sciences and its Technologies in the National High School Exam (Exame Nacional do Ensino Médio, ENEM), with a minimum required score of 100 points.

 

2.    Verification of knowledge of the Portuguese language (Level B2, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages): candidates from educational systems not taught in Portuguese must present the Portuguese Language certificate attesting both oral and written competences, issued by an authority in their country of origin.

 

2.1 Without prejudice to the provisions of the previous point, students who do not have a B2 Level may still apply, as long as they formally commit attending an intensive language course (training) by the beginning of the 3rd grade of the Bachelor’s Degree, under penalty of not being able to renew their registration at NOVA Medical School Faculdade de Ciências Médicas until they prove to have acquired those skills.

  • Application fee | €70.00

  • Registration and Enrolment Fee | €35.00

  • School insurance (annual) | €14.00

  • Tuition for the academic year 2023-24 (annual) | €7,500.00 (or 7 monthly payments)

  • Registration certificate | €6.00

Exams taken in 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021. 

For candidates who compete with the (National High School Exam) ENEM tests:
- Only candidates with a classification in the ENEM knowledge area “Natural Sciences and Technologies” (NST) equal to or greater than 100 points may be admitted, after conversion to the Portuguese scale of ratings (0 to 200 points) using the following formula:

ENEM C = Classification obtained in the NST knowledge area x 200/1000

ENEM C – Classification obtained in the knowledge area of NST after conversion to the Portuguese scale of ratings (0 to 200 points)