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Free Mover

Free Mover

Free Mover

Welcome to NOVA IMS!

Students that want to spend a semester or a year studying abroad without being integrated in exchanges programes can apply for study at NOVA IMS as “Free Mover Students” and choose among the several course units that are taught in English each academic year.

Who is it for?

Bachelor and Master students from non-partner Universities* officially enroled in a Degree Course at their home University.

* Universities without bilateral agreements with NOVA IMS

Important Information

Important Information

Free mover students are not registered as regular university Students at NOVA IMS and are not entitled to complete a university degree at NOVA IMS.

The issues relating to admission and enrollment, travel and accommodation, request and renovation of visas, or others, are full responsibility of the student and should therefore be handled directly.

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Available Curricular Units

Bachelor Degrees

Bachelor degree: All the course units are taught in English.

Master Degrees

The majority of courses are taught in english. You can find them here.

Please check the information about the teaching language in the Course Detail page of each curricular unit. Information about the syllabus of all the courses can be found here.

Some courses need previous knowledge of statistics/econometrics or computing/programming require previous approval of previous courses as pre-requirement of admission.

Please be aware that some Curricular Units may overlap, and, due to that, changes in your previous study plan may be needed.

To minimize this, please check the current study plans of the Master courses and try to select Curricular Units from the same Master course and from the same specialization.

Admissions and Fees

Applications Phase

  • Fall semester and academic year - From February 24th to May 26th, 2022;
  • Spring semester - From February 24th to July 15th, 2022.

Students who need visa are advised to begin their application process taking into consideration that the process of visa request can be lengthy.

How to Apply

To complete the application, the applicant must fill the form available here and upload the required documents:

  • European format Curriculum Vitae dated and signed;
  • Academic Transcript of records;
  • Confirmation of enrollment from home University;
  • Valid document of identification;
  • European Health Insurance Card or equivalent valid for the whole period of studies;
  • Motivation Letter (maximum of 2500 words).

Applications will be evaluated by Erasmus Coordinator of NOVA IMS and the proposed study plans subject also to the assessment of the Coordinators of Bachelor’s Degree or Master Degree. Fees not applicable.

After being admitted the students will have to present the originals of the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae dated and signed;
  • Academic Transcript of records/bachelor degree certificate;
  • Confirmation of enrollment from home University.

Entry Requirements:

  • Bachelor and Master students from non-partner Universities, officially enroled in a Degree Course at their home University;
  • Proficiency in English = at least level B2;
  • For Master students: a degree in a compatible field and 2 complete semesters at the time of mobility.

Tuition Fee:

  • Bachelors Level: €3.000 per semester;
  • Master Level: €3.000 per semester.

Tuition Fee Payment Dates:

  • The tuition fee for students that come for one semester can be paid in full or in two installments;
  • The tuition fee for students that come for two semesters in the same academic year can be paid in full or in four installments;
  • The students, enrolling in a period of studies have to consider that full payment of the fee fixed is due, even they may unsubscribe / fold the course.
  • Students that come for one semester

    Full Payment:

    Fall Semester

    • Full payment: September 25th to 30th, 2022.

    Spring Semester

    • February 22nd to 28th, 2023. 

    Payment in two Installments:

    Fall semester

    • 1st - September 25th to 30th, 2022 (50% of tuition fee);
    • 2nd - November 25th to 30th, 2022 (50% of tuition fee).

    Spring Semester

    • 1st  - February 22nd to 28th, 2023 (50% of tuition fee);
    • 2nd - April 25th to 30th, 2023 (50% of tuition fee).
  • Students that come for two semesters in the same academic year

    Full Payment:

    • September 25th to 30th, 2022.

    Payment in Four Installments:

    • 1st  - September 25th to 30th, 2022 (25% of tuition fee);
    • 2nd - November 25th to 30th, 2022 (25% of tuition fee);
    • 3rd  - February 22nd to 28th, 2023 (25% of tuition fee);
    • 4th  - April 25th to 30th, 2023 (25% of tuition fee).

Registration Fee

After being admitted to the program and upon confirmation of enrollment, the applicant must make a payment of a pre-registration fee, deductible in the tuition fee, non-refundable in case of withdrawal, with the following value:

  • €1.150 for applicants from EU and Portuguese-speaking countries;
  • €2.500 for applicants from other countries, unless their registration fee is provided by an official entity.

Upon registration, students should make the following payments:

  • €35 - for enrollment fee (the value is updated annually);
  • €1,40 - for annual school insurance (the value is updated annually).

Discounts

Financial discount: students who choose to pay the tuition fee in a single payment have a 2,5% discount on the payable amount.