Insurance requirements for studying at NOVA IMS

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Insurance information for NOVA IMS

Insurance is important while studying at NOVA IMS because it can protect students from financial loss due to unforeseen circumstances such as accidents, illness, or theft. It can also provide coverage for tuition and other school-related expenses in case of emergency or withdrawal from classes. Having insurance can also provide peace of mind and allows you to focus on your studies.


NOVA Information Management School (NOVA IMS) is the School of Statistics and Information Management of Universidade NOVA de Lisboa. NOVA IMS’s strategy for the medium term is to develop and expand its current academic and scientific projects whilst at the same time maintaining its values and strategic guidelines.

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Insurance information for Portugal

If you are going to study and live in Portugal, you want to be fully prepared before starting your adventure. Among other things, you want to make sure your insurance covers everything you need, without paying too much.

Students from EU/EEA countries

Students from EU/EEA countries, who are in possession of valid health insurance in their home country, may use the European Health Insurance Card (see FAQ EHIC). This is a free card that gives you access to medically necessary, state-provided healthcare during a temporary stay in any of the 27 EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland under the same conditions and at the same cost (free in some countries) as people insured in that country. Please note that EHIC is according to EU recommendations not an alternative for Travel Insurance.EHIC does not guarantee free services. As each country’s healthcare system is different services that cost nothing at home might not be free in another country.

Students from non EU/EEA countries

Students from non EU/EEA countries should be covered by private health insurance for the entire planned period of stay in Portugal. Students from Brasil need to obtain Certificado de Direito à Assistência Médica – CDAM (PB4 Form).

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Is this enough?

It is important to understand that the EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) is not always enough, Please note that EHIC is according to EU recommendations not an alternative for Travel Insurance, and that the local offered health insurance will probably not cover:

  • (Additional) medical costs
  • Repatriation
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid
  • Worldwide cover

You will need an insurance policy also covering, but also arranging for you, for example:

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About Portugal

Portugal is a highly sought-after destination for students wishing to study abroad, particularly exchange students. The country's universities prioritize research and collaborate with renowned research centers worldwide. International students also have the opportunity to intern at local companies, enhancing their academic experience. Learning Portuguese, a language spoken by over 250 million people globally, is advantageous for future career prospects. Portugal's Mediterranean climate, with its hot summers and stunning beaches, creates an ideal environment for relaxation amidst the demands of exams. Moreover, the country's natural beauty and numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites offer endless exploration opportunities for adventurous individuals.