Master's in Law and Economics of the Sea – Ocean Governance

Undock the future

Presentation

The Master’s in Law and Economics of the Sea – Ocean Governance is an interdisciplinary, unique and innovative programme dedicated to the study of issues related to the governance of the sea.

Distinguished as the best in the world, according to Eduniversal’s international ranking, in Maritime Management, from 2023/24 brings together NOVA School of Law and Nova School of Business and Economics , corresponding to the evolution of the NOVA School of Law Master’s degree started in 2015.

In this new configuration, it reinforces its interdisciplinary and international vocation, aware that at sea lie some of the greatest challenges and opportunities on the planet for sustainable development.

This course is taught entirely in English.

Coordination

Assunção Cristas

Antonieta Cunha e Sá

Scientific Commission

Chair: Assunção Cristas | Board Members: Antonieta Cunha e Sá (teaching stage) | Lucila de Almeida (research phase)

Goals

Students should acquire in-depth knowledge in the areas of law most relevant to the field of the sea, always bearing in mind the perspective of ensuring sustainability, as well as in the area of economics related to the ocean – the major areas of development of the sustainable economy of the ocean, financing of the economy and the link between natural resources and the economy of the sea.
They should acquire an integrated, holistic and interdisciplinary vision of ocean-related issues, from a critical, constructive and creative perspective that allows them to identify the main trends, the threats the ocean suffers and the opportunities it holds, and to be able to contribute creatively to finding solutions to threats and to seizing and creating opportunities.
Students are challenged to understand issues at local, but also regional, national and global levels, in a mutually related perspective consisting of diverse levels of reflection and action.

Target Applicant

The master’s degree places value in involving students with very diverse previous academic paths. The following may enter the course:

  • Holders of a bachelor’s degree or legal equivalent;
  • Holders of a foreign higher academic degree conferred following a 1st cycle of studies organized according to the principles of the Bologna Process by a State that adheres to that Process;
  • Holders of a foreign higher academic degree that is recognized as meeting the objectives of the bachelor’s degree by the Faculty’s Scientific Council.

Hourly regime:

This course is taught in the evening*.

*Some optional curricular units may have timetables that do not coincide with the course timetable.

Certification

Study CycleDegreeA3ES DecisionNumber of YearsPublication of the A3ES decisionDGES registration numberRegulation/Study Programme

Law and Economics of the Sea – Ocean Governance

Master

Accredited

6

R/A-Cr 205/2022

Testimonials

Upon obtaining my undergraduate degree in Biology, I wanted to acquire knowledge of ocean governance and marine resources management. That is why I enrolled in the Master’s in Law and Economics of the Sea, which has enabled me to achieve an education in multiple areas, even though I do not have a legal background. Access to the syllabus and professors facilitated my entry into new areas of marine policy knowledge. The Master's degree provides a very comprehensive curriculum, which makes it possible to explore various sectors in the context of ocean governance. The fact that it is taught entirely in English is very positive, facilitating adaptation in discussions on international maritime affairs, opening doors to the job market. Having completed the Master's degree, I intend to continue further studies in these areas
Sara Apresentação
Student
The Master’s in Law and Economics of the Sea - Ocean Governance represents the perfect symbiosis between technology (not only legal and economic, but also biological) and practice in the marine field. Our faculty, with diverse technical and academic backgrounds, and our broad program, which also allows us to design our own master’s by combining our main interests in the field, gives it its own and distinctive multidisciplinarity. The opportunity to participate in this Master’s program has given me a greater and deeper awareness, not only of the challenges that we are all currently facing on a global scale, but more importantly, of the active and central role that the sea and its economy plays. The urgency of current and future solutions to these issues is becoming increasingly clear and the Master’s in Law and Economics of the Sea - Ocean Governance provides us with the necessary knowledge base to determine the path to take. Having completed the curricular phase of the Master’s, I feel that this path has given me some of the tools necessary to be part of the solution
Carolina Vaza
Lawyer at Vieira de Almeida & Associados in the areas of Environment and Ocean

Curricular Plan

+ 2023/2024

The teaching phase corresponds to 60 ECTS and consists of 8 mandatory courses (38 ECTS). Students must also complete 22 ECTS in option subjects (4 ECTS in the Social and Behavioural Sciences option and 18 ECTS in the Law or Economics or Management option), as listed below.

From 2024/25, students will need to approve the curricular component with, at least 13,50 points out of 20 (13,5/20) to be able to enrol in the research phase (2nd year of the course).

Completion of the curricular component (60 ECTS), with any positive grade, grants the award of a Diploma in Postgraduate Studies in Law and Economics of the Sea.

1st Year - Taught Component

1st Semester ECTS
Mandatory
Environmental Law 6
International Law of the Sea and International Courts 6
Natural Marine Resources and the Ocean Economy 4
Maritime Law and Civil Liability 4
Ocean Policies 4
Restricted Option (Law)
International Humanitarian Law 6
Business, Human Rights and Sustainability 4
Financial Instruments Law 4
Energy Law 4
2nd Semester ECTS
Mandatory
Financing Sustainable Blue Economy and Integration of Policies and Development 6
Economic Models for Sustainable Ocean Economy 4
Maritime Security 4
Restricted Option (Law)
Data Protection and Management Law* 6
Methodology of Legal Research 6
EU Asylum and Migration Law 6
International Commercial Law 6
Port’s Law and Shipping Management 4
European Law of the Sea 4
Insurance Law (EU Insurance Law)** 4
Restricted Option (Social and Behavioural Sciences)
Ocean Governance 4
Restricted Option (Management)
3rd trimester (January through March)
Geoeconomics and International Relations 3,5
Sustainable International Business 3,5
4th trimester (March through May)
Applied Social Entrepreneurship 7
Business Model Innovation 3.5
Restricted Option (Economy)
3rd trimester (January through March)
Environmental Policy 3.5
4th trimester (March through May)
Global Energy Markets 3.5

*Data Protection and Management Law is a course offered by NOVA School of Law’s Jean Monnet Module on European Union Data Protection Law in Portugal (DataporEU)

**EU Insurance Law is a course offered by NOVA School of Law’s Jean Monnet Module on EU Insurance Law: Challenges in the SDG Era, funded by the European Commission (EUInsLSDG).

2nd Year - Research Phase

Research Phase ECTS
Mandatory 
Dissertation, internship at national or international institution or project work 60

NOVA School of Law participates in THEMIS, a network that encourages the internationalization of master’s students. The THEMIS certificate is granted when students complete a semester of mobility, participate in an international conference, and complete an international internship under the THEMIS Programme.

+ 2024/2025

The teaching phase corresponds to 60 ECTS and consists of 8 mandatory courses (38 ECTS). Students must also complete 22 ECTS in option subjects (4 ECTS in the Social and Behavioural Sciences option and 18 ECTS in the Law or Economics or Management option), as listed below.

From 2024/25, students will need to approve the curricular component with, at least 13,50 points out of 20 (13,5/20) to be able to enrol in the research phase (2nd year of the course).

Completion of the curricular component (60 ECTS), with any positive grade, grants the award of a Diploma in Postgraduate Studies in Law and Economics of the Sea.

1st Year - Taught Component

1st Semester ECTS
Mandatory
Environmental Law 6
International Law of the Sea and International Courts 6
Natural Marine Resources and the Ocean Economy 4
Maritime Law and Civil Liability 4
Ocean Policies 4
Restricted Option (Law)
International Humanitarian Law 6
Business, Human Rights and Sustainability 4
Financial Instruments Law 4
Energy Law 4
2nd Semester ECTS
Mandatory
Financing Sustainable Blue Economy and Integration of Policies and Development 6
Economic Models for Sustainable Ocean Economy 4
Maritime Security 4
Restricted Option (Law)
Data Protection and Management Law* 6
Methodology of Legal Research 6
EU Asylum and Migration Law 6
International Commercial Law 6
Port’s Law and Shipping Management 4
European Law of the Sea 4
Insurance Law (EU Insurance Law)** 4
Restricted Option (Social and Behavioural Sciences)
Ocean Governance 4
Restricted Option (Management)
3rd trimester (January through March)
Geoeconomics and International Relations 3,5
Sustainable International Business 3,5
4th trimester (March through May)
Applied Social Entrepreneurship 7
Business Model Innovation 3.5
Restricted Option (Economy)
3rd trimester (January through March)
Environmental Policy 3.5
4th trimester (March through May)
Global Energy Markets 3.5

*Data Protection and Management Law is a course offered by NOVA School of Law’s Jean Monnet Module on European Union Data Protection Law in Portugal (DataporEU)

**EU Insurance Law is a course offered by NOVA School of Law’s Jean Monnet Module on EU Insurance Law: Challenges in the SDG Era, funded by the European Commission (EUInsLSDG).

(The curricular units presented as free options are suggestions and may be changed. In free-option curricular units that are compulsory for other master’s programmes, enrolment and attendance depends on logistical and pedagogical possibilities).

2nd Year - Research Phase

Research Phase ECTS
Mandatory 
Dissertation, internship at national or international institution or project work 60

NOVA School of Law participates in THEMIS, a network that encourages the internationalization of master’s students. The THEMIS certificate is granted when students complete a semester of mobility, participate in an international conference, and complete an international internship under the THEMIS Programme.

Objectives and Structure of the Curricular Units

Tuition Fees

 

 

In master’s degrees and doctorates, the tuition fee for part-time students corresponds to 65% of the tuition fee owed by full-time students.

*Tuition fees as deliberated by the General Council on 14 December 2022

**Applicable only if the course is not terminated inside the established deadline

 

The reading of this information does not dispense with consulting the notice of fees and the table of emoluments in force in the respective academic year.

The fees are annual and are due in full upon enrolment in the course. Payment in instalments is allowed at the students’ convenience.

In the case of withdrawal, there is no refund of fees already paid. There is also the payment of the outstanding instalments of the tuition fee for the academic year to which the enrolment refers.

Only the situation of non-completion of the previous course by September, in cases of admission conditioned upon its completion, gives rise to the return of the amounts paid for the tuition fee. In these cases, the candidate must prove the situation by a declaration of the home institution until the end of September. Amounts other than tuition fees (fees, school insurance and administrative costs) are not refunded.

Payments must be made through the ATM or Paypal* using the references available in the reserved area. Failure to pay the fees within the indicated deadlines implies the application of a surcharge on the amount to be paid and/or the suspension of enrolment, as well as the invalidity of all acts carried out in the academic year to which the non-payment refers.

*Paypal payments have automatic validation; Multibanco payments will be validated up to 48 hours after being made.

 

Financial Discount

Students who choose to pay the annual tuition fees in a one-off payment receive a 5% discount on the amount to be paid.

Payment in Instalments


Annual Tuition Fee
The Annual Term Fee can be paid in 10 instalments.

  • 10 instalments: 1st instalment of 20% of the total amount paid upon enrolment and the remaining amount in 9 instalments paid between the 1st and 10th of the months of September through May.

Non-Taught Phase Tuition Fee
The Tuition Fee for the out-of-school phase can be paid in 10 instalments.

  • 10 instalments: 1st instalment of 20% of the total amount paid upon enrolment and the remaining amount in 9 instalments paid between the 1st and 10th of the months of September through May.

Additional Non-Sessional Semester Tuition Fee
The Tuition Fee for the out-of-school phase can be paid in 4 instalments.

  • 4 instalments: 25% of the total amount paid upon enrolment, remaining instalments:
    • 1st semester: between the 1st and 10th (October, November, January);
    • 2nd semester: between the 1st and 10th (March, April, May).

The Dissertation Deadline Extension Fee is payable in full at the time of application.

 

Merit Awards

The number of awards is established annually by the Board of NOVA School of Law. Merit Prizes are awarded to:

  • Applicants whose final classification for entry in a 2nd cycle of studies of the NOVA School of Law, according to assessment and seriation by the respective jury, is equal to or higher than 17 (on a 0/20 scale) and that they are enrolled and attending the same course, a cash prize will be awarded in an amount corresponding to 50% of the value of the tuition fee they will pay, corresponding to the taught phase of the Master’s degree.
  • Applicants whose final classification for entry in a 2nd cycle of studies of the NOVA School of Law, according to assessment and seriation by the respective jury, is equal to or higher than 16 and lower than 17 (on a 0/20 scale) and that they are enrolled and attending the same course, a cash prize will be awarded in an amount corresponding to 30% of the tuition fee they will pay, corresponding to the teaching phase of the Master’s degree.

In the non-taught phase, three academic merit awards are given (by master’s degree or area of specialization, in the case of the Master’s Degree in Law). These awards presuppose the completion of the teaching phase within the regulatory timeframe.

  • The best student of the taught component of each study cycle or specialization area of a study cycle, resident in Portugal, who continues and attends the non-taught phase benefits from an award in cash corresponding to 100% of the tuition fee for the non-taught phase of the Master’s degree;
  • The second-best student of the taught component of each study cycle or specialization area of a study cycle who continues and attends the non-taught phase, resident in Portugal, benefits from an award in cash corresponding to 60% of the tuition fee, corresponding to the non-taught phase of the Master’s degree;
  • The third-best student of the taught component of each study cycle or specialization area of a study cycle who continues and attends the non-taught phase of the Master’s degree, resident in Portugal, benefits from an award in cash corresponding to 40% of the tuition fee, corresponding to the non-taught phase of the Master’s degree.


Scholarships for Access to Study Cycles at NOVA University Lisbon

The Scholarships for Access to Study Cycles are available to students of the three study cycles, being students of Universidade Nova de Lisboa, nationals or stateless persons, foreigners with tax residence in Portugal or with refugee status, who are in a situation of financial need and who do not benefit from the scholarships awarded by the Directorate-General for Higher Education, or whose value proves to be insufficient.

Full scholarship details here.


José Neves Foundation Grant

This course is eligible for the José Neves Foundation ISA scholarship programme. Find out more information here.


Fees and Emoluments

  • Application fee: €51.00
  • Administrative cost per enrolment/registration (annual): €35.00
  • School insurance (annual): €3.00
  • Certificate of registration: €6.00
  • Grade improvement exam: €15.00/registration
  • Certificate of registration of the degree of Master: €50.00

In master’s degrees and doctorates, the tuition fee for part-time students corresponds to 65% of the tuition fee owed by full-time students.

*Tuition fees as deliberated by the General Council on 14 December 2022
**Applicable only if the course is not terminated inside the established deadline

 

The reading of this information does not dispense with consulting the notice of fees and the table of emoluments in force in the respective academic year.

The fees are annual and are due in full upon enrolment in the course. Payment in instalments is allowed at the students’ convenience.

In the case of withdrawal from the course, the amounts already paid are not refundable. The remaining tuition fee payments due for the academic year of the application must also be paid.

Refund of the tuition fee is only possible where the previous course has not been completed by September, and is conditioned by its completion. In this case, the applicant must give proof of the situation through a declaration from the home institution, before the end of September. Amounts other than tuition fees (fees, school insurance and administrative costs) are not refundable.

Payments must be made via Visa, PayPal, MBWay or Multibanco payments, through NetPA. The system validates payments in a few minutes, maximum. Failure to pay tuition fees within the time limits indicated results in an increase in the amount to be settled and/or the suspension of enrolment and registration, as well as the invalidity of all curricular acts practised in the academic year in which the payment dates are not respected.

Financial Discounts

Full-time students who choose to pay the annual tuition fees in a one-off payment receive a 5% discount on the amount to be paid.

Payment by instalments


Annual tuition fees for the taught component

The annual tuition fees for the taught component can be paid in 10 instalments.

  • 10 instalments: 1st instalment of 20% of the total amount paid upon enrolment and the remaining amount in 9 instalments paid between the 1st and 10th of the months of September through May.

Tuition fees of the Research phase
Tuition fees for the Researchphase can be paid in 10 instalments.

  • 10 instalments: 1st instalment of 20% of the total amount paid upon enrolment and the remaining amount in 9 instalments paid between the 1st and 10th of the months of October through June.

Tuition fee for an additional Research Phase semester
Additional semester tuition fees for the Research Phase can be paid in 4 instalments.

  • 4 instalments: 25% of the total amount paid upon enrolment, remaining instalments:
      • 1st semester: between the 1st and 10th (October, November, January);
      • 2nd semester: between the 1st and 10th (March, April, May).

Fee for the extension of Deadline of delivery of the Research Phase:
Fees are paid in full at the time of registration.

Merit Awards

The number of awards is established annually by the Board of NOVA School of Law. Merit Awards are awarded to:

  • Candidates whose final average admission to a 2nd study cycle at NOVA School of Law, according to assessment and ranking by the appropriate jury, is equal to or higher than 17,00 points (on a scale of 0/20) and who enrol and attend the same course, benefit from a monetary award corresponding to 50% of the due tuition fee for the taught component of the Master’s degree.
  • Candidates whose final average admission to a 2nd study cycle at NOVA School of Law, according to assessment and ranking by the appropriate jury, is equal to or higher than 16,00 points and lower than 17 (on a scale of 0/20) and who enrol and attend the same course, benefit from amonetary award corresponding to 30% of the due tuition fee for the taught component of the Master’s degree.

In the research phase, three prizes for academic merit are awarded (by master’s degree or area of specialization, in the case of the Master’s Degree in Law). These awards assume the completion of the taught component within the stipulated time.

  • The best student of the taught component of each study cycle or specialization area of a study cycle, resident in Portugal, who continues and attends the Research Phase benefits from a monetary award corresponding to 100% of the tuition fee due for the Research Phase phase of the Master’s degree;
  • The second-best student of the taught component of each study cycle or specialization area of a study cycle who continues and attends the Research Phase , resident in Portugal, benefits from a monetary award corresponding to 60% of the tuition fee due for the Research Phase phase of the Master’s degree;
  • The third-best student of the taught component of each study cycle or specialization area of a study cycle who continues and attends the Research Phase of the Master’s degree, resident in Portugal, benefits from a monetary award corresponding to 40% of the tuition fee due for the Research Phase of the Master’s degree.

Scholarships for Access to Study Cycles at NOVA University Lisbon

The Scholarships for Access to Study Cycles are available to students of the three study cycles, being students of Universidade Nova de Lisboa, nationals or stateless persons, foreigners with tax residence in Portugal or with refugee status, who are in a situation of financial need and who do not benefit from the scholarships awarded by the Directorate-General for Higher Education, or whose value proves to be insufficient.

Full scholarship details here.

José Neves Foundation Grant

This course is eligible for the José Neves Foundation ISA scholarship programme. Find out more information here.

Fees and Emoluments

  • Application fee: €51.00
  • Administrative cost per enrolment/registration (annual): €35.00
  • School insurance (annual): €3.00
  • Certificate of registration: €6.00
  • Grade improvement exam: €15.00/registration
  • Certificate of registration of the degree of Master: €50.00

Applications

2024/2025

Length 4 Semesters
120 ECTS
Taught in English

Places: 30 places (Of these, 5 are APEX vacancies, which may be allocated to the general scheme if there are not enough APEX applications).

APEX vacancies (for Portugal’s public servants – info on the Portuguese version only): 5

Applications from students who prove they will be able to complete their bachelor’s degree (licenciatura) by September will be accepted.

1st Phase of Applications:

  • Submission of applications: From 1 to 29 February 2024
  • Results publication: Until March 21st 2024
  • Registration of admitted applicants:> from 8 to 18th April 2024

2nd Phase of Applications:

  • Submission of applications: From 24 April to 5 May 2023
  • Announcement of placements: 26 May 2023
  • Complaint about placements: From 29 May to 9 June 2023
  • Enrolment: From 12 to 23 June 2023
  • Registration for Curricular Units: From 18 to 28 July 2023

3rd Phase of Applications:

(remaining places)

  • Submission of applications: From 3 to 7 July 2023
  • Announcement of placements: 21 July 2023
  • Complaint about placements: From 24 July to 4 August 2023
  • Enrolment and Registration for Curricular Units: From 7 to 11 August 2023

Admission requirements

Candidates for registration are:

  • Candidates who hold a degree completion certificate from a higher education establishment in countries that are signatories to the Bologna Declaration and others considered to be similar, taking into account the respective curricular structure, with a mention of the final average (*).
  • Holders of a foreign higher academic degree that is recognised as satisfying the objectives of the degree by the competent scientific body of NOVA School of Law, with a mention of the final average (*).

(*) Failure to provide proof of the final classification of the Academic Degree in the terms mentioned above will result in the final classification of 10 points being awarded at the time of selection.

Selection and Ranking Criteria

Candidates are ranked according to the score obtained in the selection process, based on individual merit. The following criteria are taken into account:

  • Graduation marks: 50%
  • Relevance and suitability of previous background to the master’s degree course with regard to the pluridisciplinary nature of the course (50%); the jury assigns each applicant a grade of 0 to 20, based on analysis of the letter of motivation and curriculum vitae. If necessary, the members of the jury may decide to conduct an interview with all or some of the applicants. Due consideration is given to: (i) a degree in Law, Economics, Management, Public Policies, Marine Sciences, Political Sciences, Military Sciences, Social Sciences; (ii) for post-Bologna graduates, a degree corresponding to at least 240 ECTS;

Candidates assessed with a mark lower than 9.5 will be automatically excluded.

Submission of Applications (Online):

  • Motivation letter;
  • Curriculum vitae (European model);
  • Copy of the certificate of completion of the course(s); candidates with foreign qualifications must send transcripts showing the coefficient of performance or a statement with the final average of the degree. Diplomas that are not in Portuguese, English, French or Spanish must be accompanied by a translation certified by the relevant authorities (the grade will be converted to Portuguese according to DGES criteria);
  • Proof of Tax ID Number, where applicable;
  • Proof of ID;
  • In the case of an International Student, a declaration, sworn on honour, in which the candidate declares that he/she does not have Portuguese nationality, nor is he/she covered by any of the exceptions in Article 2(2) of Regulation no. 687/2020, of 20 August, which, under the terms of Decree-Law no. 36/2014, of 10 March, excludes him/her from the status of International Student – model Declaration of honour | International Student;
  • For applications for the national student scheme whose applicants present an identification document with a nationality other than Portuguese or EU, a declaration on honour that the applicant has Portuguese nationality or is covered by any of the exceptions in Article 2(2) of Regulation no. 687/2020 of 20 August which, under the terms of Decree-Law no. 36/2014 of 10 March, excludes him/her from International Student status – model Declaration of Honour;
  • Applicants who are required to complete their degree must send a statement from the educational institution where they are studying with their transcripts with all the subjects they have completed and their final grade, as well as the current average and the expected date of completion of the degree. NOVA School of Law students do not need to attach this document. The current average will be validated by the Academic Service according to the information available in the system.
  • After submitting the application, the candidate must pay the fee according to the references indicated (€51, which can be paid via Multibanco, MB way, Paypal or Visa). The application will only be sent for assessment once payment has been made.

Applications that are not accompanied by all the documents or for which the application fee has not been paid will be rejected outright.

Optional elements for the application form

Candidates may submit a request for accreditation of academic training and professional experience obtained prior to entering the study cycle. Accreditation processes take into account the level of credits corresponding to previous training, and under no circumstances will accreditation be allowed for further studies in a study cycle for training undertaken as part of a study cycle at a lower level of qualification. For the purposes of accreditation, the candidate must fill in a specific form and attach all the relevant documentation. When the request for accreditation is made at the time of application, accreditation is not a sufficient condition for admission to the study cycle and only takes effect after admission and only in that same study cycle.

If there is any doubt about the documentation presented, particularly in the case of documents obtained abroad, recognition may be requested by the local Portuguese consular agent and/or legalised by the Apostille system under the terms of the Convention on the Abolition of the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Acts (better known as the Hague Convention), signed in The Hague on 5 October 1961, with the exception of documents issued by Higher Education Institutions in European Union countries.

Whenever the above-mentioned documents are in a foreign language other than Spanish, French, English or Portuguese, you must provide a translation of them. The translations must be duly certified by the relevant authorities.

Documents required

Deadline for submission of the course completion certificate in accordance with point “Copy of the certificate of completion of the course(s)” for successful candidates: 30 September 2024.

Application fees

The fee payable for the application is €51 (fifty-one euros), which will not be refunded if the application is excluded or not selected. This information does not dispense with consulting the 2024/25 tuition fees notice, available on the NOVA School of Law website, as well as the NOVA fees table in force for the academic year.

Applications through the NOVA School of Law applications portal.

Readmissions

Readmission is the act by which a student, after interruption of studies in an institution/course of higher education, enrols in the same institution and enrols in the same course or in a course which has replaced it.

Requirements:

Students who can apply for readmission to any cycle of studies:

  • Must have already been enrolled and enrolled at the NOVA School of Law, in the same course or in a course in which they are already registered, without having completed it
  • Must not have been enrolled in that course in the previous academic year to the one in which they intend to be readmitted to
  • Those students whose registration has lapsed due to the requirements in force may apply for readmission once two school semesters have elapsed since the date of the regulations

The Faculty reserves the right to refuse readmission to applications from students whose curricular record indicates serious difficulties in adapting to the study plan in force and to the type of teaching provided at the NOVA School of Law. Requests from students who are in debt to the Faculty for tuition fees or any other amounts will be rejected, subject to the provisions of Law Nº. 75/2019, of September 2.

Deadlines for submission of applications | School Year 2023/24:


2nd Semester

Submission of the application

From 8 to 19 January 2024

Enrolment and Registration for Curricular Units

From 29 January to 2 February 2024

Deadlines for submission of applications School Year 2024/25:


1st Semester

Submission of the application

From 01 to 05 July 2024

Enrolment and Registration for Curricular Units

From 02 to 06 September 2024

2nd Semester

Submission of the application

From 13 to 17 January 2025

Enrolment and Registration for Curricular Units

From 27 to 31 January 2025

Instructions for submitting the application (online):

The application is submitted online through NetPA by filling in a form and uploading the necessary documents, namely:

  • Online submission of a simple digital copy of the citizen card or passport (international applicants)
  • Payment of the application fee through the PayPal, Visa, MBway or Multibancoreferences on the system: 70.00€ (non-refundable), validated by the system in few minutes.

Incomplete and/or unpaid applications will be automatically rejected.

Fees and Emoluments

Application Fee: 70,00€

Note: All due tuition and other fees should be checked in the course’s webpage, as well as in the tuitions annual order and NOVA fee’s table.

Tuition fees are fixed annually by the General Council of the NOVA University Lisbon.

Regulations Applicable: Decree-Law Nº. 36/2014, of March 10th, altered by Decree-Law Nº. 62/2018, of August 6th, and Regulation Nº. 436/2020, of April 28th, of NOVA School of Law.

Applications through the NOVA School of Law applications portal.

Clear all your doubts

We are at your disposal to answer any questions you may have about studying at NOVA
School of Law.

Please do not hesitate to contact us by email: admissions@novalaw.unl.pt