Rewarding Excellence

Undergraduate Programmes

  • TOP IBS 

The TOP IBS are Iscte Business School’s best undergraduate students. These students take part in various activities that aim to enhance their personal and professional skills, and, in particular, their opportunities in the job market. 

TOP IBS students also have the opportunity to apply for the IBS Trainees Programme, it is an internship programme aimed at preparing the students for the most demanding functions at the biggest national and international companies. 

The TOP IBS ceremony is held each year and its purpose is to recognise the best students of Iscte Business School. At the ceremony, diplomas are presented the best student in each undergraduate programme.

Get more information about the TOP IBS awards on this link (only available in Portuguese).

Master's Programmes

  • Top Master

TOP Master are the best students of Iscte Business School Masters, who are able to participate in several initiatives (eg: TOP IBS Day, TOP IBS Professional Developmemt Day or TOP IBS Etiquette Day, with the goal of enhancing their skills.

In order to reward the best students, Iscte business school also organizes the TOP IBS Ceremony. In this event, the diplomas are given to TOP MASTER students and the best student prizes are awarded to the best student in each Master.

Get more information about the TOP MASTER awards on this link (only available in Portuguese).


Scholarships


Rodrigo Guimaraes Scholarships

Students who are enrolled in one of the Bachelor's or Master's courses in Management or Economics are considered eligible for the awarding of the Rodrigo Guimarães Scholarship.

A protocol was recently signed between Iscte and the Rodrigo Guimarães Institute to the attribution of "Rodrigo Guimardes Scholarships" which aims to support students with special characteristics of initiative, motivation and commitment that allow them to have a positive intervention in Portuguese society.

The Rodrigo Guimarães Scholarship includes the value of annual fees, food, transport and additional aid for a travel scholarship, if you are a displaced student.

Instituto Rodrigo Guimarães

Conditions Masters:

For the purpose of awarding the Rodrigo Guimarães Scholarship, students are considered eligible if:

  1.  they are enrolled in one of the Master courses in Management or Economics
  2. they are enrolled in a minimum of 60 ECTS;
  3. They have completed their 1st degree in Higher Education with a final average equal to or greater than 14 points;
  4. they are residents in Portugal for more than 3 years;
  5. They undertake, during the period in which you benefit from the scholarship, in collaborative activities of interest to the society when requested to do so by Iscte;
  6. Does not benefit from other scholarships except those awarded by DGES through Iscte's Social Services;

Further eligible conditions, have to be consulted in the Regulamento.

Conditions Bachelors:

For the purpose of awarding the Rodrigo Guimarães Scholarship, students are considered eligible if:

  1. they are enrolled in one of the Degree courses in Management or Economics
  2. they are enrolled in a minimum of 60 ECTS;
  3. they have entered Higher Education with a final average of 140 or more;
  4. they are residents in Portugal for more than 3 years;
  5. They undertake, during the period in which you benefit from the scholarship, in collaborative activities of interest to the society when requested to do so by Iscte;

Further eligible conditions, have to be consulted in the Regulamento.

Values:

The Rodrigo Guimarães Scholarship has the following components:

  1. payment of annual fees;
  2. payment of a monthly amount of 250 euros, during the duration of the Degree, 10 months per year, to compensate current maintenance expenses;

If the grantee is an out of town student, a displacement grant will also be awarded.

Period Masters:

The Rodrigo Guimarães Scholarship is awarded for the duration of the Master's (maximum 2 years).

Period Bachelors:

The Rodrigo Guimarães Scholarship is awarded for the duration of the Bachelors (maximum 3 years).

Application:

The attribution of the Rodrigo Guimarães Scholarship depends on the presentation of an application addressed to the Social Services.

  1. The application must be submitted by completing a specific form and accompanied by the necessary documents to prove the information provided.

a)Form

  1. The candidate must accompany his application with a video of up to two minutes in which he explains his motivations for obtaining the Rodrigo Guimarães Scholarship and which has a content that includes the following questions:

a)Tell us who you are!

b)Why do you want this?

c)What are you going to do with this opportunity?

d)How do you intend to repay society for this opportunity?

Deadlines:

The Deadlines for submitting the application and for its assessment are announced annually. For the academic year 2022/23, the dates are:

  • 5th January 2023 -> Applications open
  • 17th January 2023 -> End of applications

Documents sent after the deadline will not be accepted.

Jurisdiction for decision:

The decision on applications for the Rodrigo Guimarães Scholarship is the responsibility of the Rodrigo Guimarães Institute, after analysis of the videos sent and an interview if requested.

More information at INSTITUTO RODRIGO GUIMARÃES


DGES Scholarships

DGES


The Scholarship is an annual cash benefit to share the cost of attending a course or carrying out a mandatory professional internship, awarded on a non-refundable basis and in the respective academic year, whenever the student does not have a adequate financial resources.

The Scholarship is valid for one academic year, it must be renewed every year and the amount varies, as it depends on the household's income.

More information at  DGES SCHOLARSHIPS 


Income Share Agreement

ISA FJN


The José Neves Foundation, a non-profit institution, is focused on education and the acquisition of transformative skills, with the mission of placing the country at the forefront of human development. To achieve this goal, it seeks to invest in the creation of practical programs that allow any citizen to find solutions to continue learning throughout life. 

One of these programs, the ISA FJN , aims to support access to courses and training that develop the skills of the future and that are aligned with tomorrow's needs. The ISA FJN is based on the Income Share Agreement model, in which the José Neves Foundation pays the tuition fee for the chosen course, and the student will only refund the amount when earnings above a predetermined amount. This program has a guarantee granted by the European Investment Fund and is audited by Ernst & Young. 

In this context, Iscte Business School and the José Neves Foundation established a partnership that seeks to train students who need financial support to invest in their training. Thus, Masters in Business Analytics , Data Science , International Management and Business Management  will now be covered by the ISA programme.     

For more information about the application process and requirements for the ISA program, consult the José Neves Foundation website.