ITQB NOVA is an academic research institution ideal for students willing to receive training in scientific research. By joining one of the 63 laboratories in the institute, students get a full immersion in research life, actively contributing for the ongoing research projects. At the end of the research training period and upon evaluation students receive a certificate with the corresponding number of ECTS credits.
Scientific life at ITQB NOVA is enriched with a number of seminars and courses that students may attend. Students are also encouraged to participate in the institute’s outreach activities and other social events.
Benefiting from a privileged location by the seaside, students at ITQB NOVA can take full advantage of the Portuguese warm weather and appreciated gastronomy.
ITQB NOVA is an academic research institution dedicated to research and advanced training in biology, chemistry and associated technologies. Currently, over 460 researchers conduct their research projects at ITQB NOVA, covering a wide range of scientific topics. A strong collaborative and international environment and the unique technological platforms available on site are the basis for ITQB NOVA’s success both in basic research and in technological development.
You can apply to study in ITQB NOVA as an Erasmus student as long as your university has a current bilateral agreement with Universidade NOVA de Lisboa in the subject area of your studies.
Erasmus students do not pay any tuition fees to the institution they are visiting, as they continue to pay tuition fees to and are registered at their home institution. You will still have to consider other costs such as accommodation, living costs and entertainment. To have an idea of the cost of living in Portugal please check the table on page 47 of the NOVA’s Guide for Erasmus students.
Students wishing to come to ITQB NOVA under Erasmus program should contact the Erasmus Office of their home institution and apply for this mobility. Once selected by the home institution, candidates should select the ITQB NOVA laboratories where they would like to do their research training and contact the laboratory coordinator directly to make sure it is possible to join their lab in the desired period. The next step is to contact ITQB NOVA’s Erasmus Coordinator.
If you are not eligible as an Erasmus student, you have the option of coming here as a fee-paying student and undertake one of our University Extension Courses in Research Training.
Erasmus students can register in any of the university extension courses available at ITQB. These courses correspond to research training periods of different length in one of the 63 research laboratories at ITQB NOVA.
University Extension Courses at ITQB NOVA do not have defined dates for starting. Students and their supervisors at ITQB NOVA decide on the best time to start the research training. According to the time that will be spent in the laboratory, students may choose different types of courses.
At the end of the course you will get a certificate stating the type of course you have completed and the corresponding number of ECTS credits. The European Transfer Credit System ensures that these credits are valid in your home institution.
At the end of the research training period, students hand in a written report, which they have to present to the evaluation panel. Both the report and the presentation are evaluated by the Course coordinators. Input from the supervisor at ITQB NOVA is also weighted.
No. As an international research institute, ITQB NOVA uses English as its main language in all activities. All seminars, lectures and courses are delivered in English and internal communication is done in both languages. Also for administrative purposes, English will be enough.
On your arrival, you will be provided with all the information necessary for your stay.
You can either decide to find a place in Oeiras or choose to live in Lisbon, traveling to Oeiras everyday by train, as so many students at ITQB NOVA do.
ITQB NOVA has its own cafeteria (open 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM) that serves lunches, including vegetarian meals. Other buildings on the campus have a cantine or cafeteria that can be also used by the students.
ITQB NOVA can be easily reached from Lisbon by train or by car. Inside the campus there are plenty of parking spaces available for students. For more details on how to get here go to [http://www.itqb.unl.pt/contacts/itqb_location]
ITQB NOVA is located near to the Oeiras Public Health Center. A private clinic can also be found nearby.
ITQB NOVA is located within Estação Agronómica Nacional (National Agronomic Station) and is surrounded by beautiful fields, including the famous Carcavelos wine's vineyards. It is a great area for long walks or jogging. At Estação Agronómica you can also find a horse riding school.