Masters in Economics

Admissions criteria

Academic Background

Candidates from any Bachelor Program with a strong quantitative background. Candidates may be required to take a bridging course in August.

Languages

Candidates are encouraged to provide evidence of English language proficiency at level B2. No knowledge of Portuguese is required.

Professional Experience

Professional experience is NOT a requirement to be admitted. Candidates with more than 2 years of professional experience should consider applying for an MBA.

Age

Under 26 years old.

Application process

When to apply

Applications will open February 1st, 2018 and will close May 1st, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. (GMT. Greenwich Mean Time)

How to apply

Step 1 - Online Application

The admissions process starts upon submission of the online application along with the relevant documents

At this stage, the following documents will be requested:

  1. Passport photo
  2. Copy of ID card
  3. Curriculum Vitae (in English)
  4. Grade transcript with full list course list and grades
  5. Motivation letter/cover letter in English (for Double Degree candidates)
  6. English Certificate (when available)
  7. Application fee payment receipt (non-refundable fee of €51 for all applicants)

Confirmation of enrolment will be subject to presentation of an Official Graduation Certificate within the first month of classes.

Step 2 - Interview

Candidates may have to attend a Skype interview with either alumni or faculty designed to examine the information provided in the application and evaluate the applicant’s eligibility and suitability for the program.

NB. Double Degree candidates already accepted in a Nova Masters program and successfully pre-screened are invited to an interview in April or May.

NB. CEMS MIM candidates accepted in a Nova Masters program and successfully pre-screened are invited to an assessment designed to evaluate academic potential, international orientation and communication skills.

Step 3 - Decision

Following the application review, the Admissions Committee will make its final decision based on all information available. Selection decisions will be taken in three rounds/periods: Early March, early April and early May (for students applying until end of February, end of March and end of April, respectively). The number of available slots will therefore decrease in each period of analysis.

The decision will be communicated by email in early March, early April and early May (for students applying until end of February, end of March and end of April, respectively). Candidates are responsible for checking their email account for school messages (including the spam or junk folders). In the event of no contact from the school, candidates should email or call the Admissions and Development Office. When accepted candidates do not confirm their commitment to be in the program, these slots will be considered vacant for the next selection round.

Step 4 - Enrollment

Admitted candidates will have to pay a €1 000 non-refundable enrolment fee, to be deducted from the total tuition fee. No exceptions or late payments will be accepted.

Enrolment in the Double Degree and CEMS MIM programs becomes effective after payment of an additional €1 500 non-refundable fee, to be deducted from the total tuition fee.

NB. Admitted students can defer for up to one year. However, they must pay the enrolment fee to guarantee their place and a re-entry fee in February the following year. Also, they must inform the school no later than one month prior to the beginning of term. Non-respect of this deadline or an unsuccessful request to defer will require submission of a new application.