Undock the future
Sea Governance is an interdisciplinary, unique and innovative program dedicated to the study of all issues related to ocean governance.
Internationally distinguished as one of the best master programs at a global level, it will hereafter be lectured in English, reinforcing its international scope, conscious that on the oceans we meet the main challenges and opportunities for sustainable global development.
NOVA School of Law is the sole Portuguese institution forming part of the UN and Nippon Foundation of Japan, with a program of study devoted to the Law of the Sea.
It is engaged in supporting students for both public and private entities, as well as in research at some of the most important international institutions on maritime issues.
The Master offers specialized training paths on the sea via a multidisciplinary and integrated approach committed
to sustainable development. It offers a Post-Graduate Certificate (1st phase) while simultaneously generating the conditions to continue studies towards the completion of our Master’s degree in Law and Economy of the Sea (2nd phase).
Academic qualifications are accepted from a wide range of disciplines. In the last few years, Law and Ecnomics
of the Sea students have come from Law, Economics, Management, Finance, Social and Political Sciences, International Relations, Geography, Marine Biology, and Engineering backgrounds. Our syllabus is designed to enhance new holistic approaches to maritime studies and thus offer new tools attuned to its better governance.
LENGTH 4 SEMESTERS
MASTER ENTIRELY TAUGHT IN ENGLISH
Applications from students who prove they will be able to complete their bachelor’s degree
(licenciatura) by September 2020 will be accepted.
Holders of a bachelor’s degree (licenciatura) or legal equivalent.
Applicants will be selected according to the following criteria:
SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS (ONLINE):
submission procedure (51.00€);
Applications omitting the documents requested or where the application fee has not been paid will be dismissed.
Applications available from March 16th to April 30th in NOVA School of Law applications portal.
(annual amount paid in 8 instalments (1 x 800€ + 6 x 442,86€ + 1 x 442,84€)
*Tuition fees are subject to approval of the General Council of NOVA University, Lisbon.
*Consult the full documentation regarding fees, emoluments and taxes for the academic year in question.
The application fee is to be paid by ATM or Paypal. The reference will be given online upon submission of the application form.
Tuition fees are annual and due in full upon enrolment in the course. The payment in instalments is allowed for the students’ mere 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 to which the application relates must also be paid.
Students or ex-students (undergraduate, graduate, master’s and doctoral) with a degree already completed at FDUNL benefit from a 10% discount on the tuition fee, in addition to the financial discount.
CURRENT PROTOCOL DISCOUNTS:
Discount of 25%, which cannot be combined with other discounts, for members of:
* Discount on the annual fee is only provided if the degree is completed within the stipulated time limit.
* Discounts are applied on the final payment of the tuition fee.
TUITION FEES, EMOLUMENTS/CHARGES AND TAXES
National and International Students
Annual fee of the curricular phase: 3900.00€
|Instalments||Amount €||Payment deadline|
|1.st payment||800.00€||Upon registration/enrolment|
|2.nd payment||442,86€||From 1 to 10 September 2020|
|3.rd payment||442,86€||From 1 to 10 October 2020|
|4.th payment||442,86€||From 1 to 10 January 2021|
|5.thpayment||442,86€||From 1 to 10 February 2021|
|6.th payment||442,86€||From 1 to 10 March 2021|
|7.th payment||442,86€||From 1 to 10 April 2021|
|8.th payment||442,84€||From 1 to 10 May 2021|
Tuition fees are annual and are due in full upon enrolment in the course.
Annual fee of the non-curricular phase: 1000.00€
|Instalments||Amount €||Payment deadline|
|1.st payment||250.00€||Upon registration/enrolment|
|2.ndpayment||250.00€||From 1 to 10 January 2021|
|3.rd payment||250.00€||From 1 to 10 March 2021|
|4.thpayment||250.00€||From 1 to 10 May 2021|
Students who have already been admitted onto the Master’s Degree continue to pay the amounts published at the time of their application. If the students do not conclude the course in due time, the amounts published in this current notice will be applied.
If the student does not deliver the dissertation within the time limit, they can register for another semester, paying the corresponding fee of 500.00€.
Emoluments/Charges and Taxes
The charges presented in the table below are currently applicable. The publication of the national table of fees and charges of academic acts and services of public university education and polytechnic higher education is still awaited, and consequently charges may change at any time.
|Designation||Amount €||Payment Deadline|
|Administrative costs per enrolment/registration||35.00€||Upon registration/enrolment|
|Institution Insurance||3.00€||Upon registration/enrolment|
|Registration Certificate||6.00€||At the time of request|
|Conclusion Certificate||50.00€||At the time of request|
|Improvement grade exam||15.00€||At the time of request|
Payments must be made through ATM or Paypal using the references available at Netpa (the student area). Failure to make tuition fee payments within the indicated periods may incur an increase charge in the amount to be paid, or the suspension of registration and enrolment, as well as nullity of all acts performed in the academic year to which the non-compliance relates.
“The completion of the Masters gave me a deep and extensive knowledge of the multiple aspects
of Ocean Governance. It offers a coherent and broad academic program, which exceeded my
own expectations. The Masters provides effective answers to the increasingly complex challenges
of Ocean Governance. The scholarship program provides additional motivation for students to work hard and to achieve good results, in line with the standards of the NOVA School of Law.
During the second year of the Masters, I had the opportunity of taking part in an internship at the Directorate-General for Natural Resources and Maritime Services, where I had an active role in drafting of the Portugal’s Marine Spatial Plan. It was a very rewarding experience, both academically and personally, and undoubtedly an added value for my CV. Completing the Master was only the beginning. I am now even more determined to pursue studies in Marine Spatial Planning at NOVA School of Law.”
“When I decided to apply for the Master’s program in Law and the Sea Economy, I had previously completed a Masters and was doing a PhD. However, fortunately, I decided to suspend my PhD to undertake the Master’s program. I took this decision because I understood that the Masters could supplement my knowledge and, above all, that it could open a new path, a new professional challenge, which it eventually did. Ocean Governance is demanding and requires a solid knowledge base in order to meet the present and future challenges. In my case, at present I am an advisor for the Municipality of Cascais on Ocean matters. As for the future, my professional career will always be linked to the Ocean, which naturally will require the reinforcement of the knowledge I gained at NOVA School of Law, in addition to completing my PhD.”