Admissions & Finance

How to apply?

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Admissions open in October and will close in July but some programmes may be full before that date so we encourage prospective applicants to get in touch with the team early in the cycle.

You can sign up for either one of these sessions:

The deadline to submit your application for our Early Bird entry is the 30th of November. We recommend this entry for students who feel prepared to submit their application in 2022. Our dedication to small-class sizes means there are limited spaces for our programmes.
 
Based on your interview and full application, a decision on whether you are admitted is made and communicated to you by the 15th of January and you will have to confirm your decision by the 15th of February.
 
This entry is highly recommended for non-EU students.

The deadline to submit your application for our Standard Entry is the 31st of January. 
 
Based on your interview and full application, a decision on whether you are admitted is made and communicated to you by the 1st of March. You will have to confirm your decision by the 31st of March.
 
This entry is recommended for non-EU students. 

The deadline to submit your application for our Spring Entry is the 31st of March. 
 
Based on your interview and full application, a decision on whether you are admitted is made and communicated to you by the 15th of May. You will have to confirm your decision by the 15th of June.
 
This entry is the last chance for non-EU students to apply. 

If an application is submitted after the 31st of March, it will be considered on a rolling basis. This means that applicants will only be admitted, if there are spots available in the programmes they chose.

The typical time to receive a decision between the application submission and the decision date is 4 weeks. Students will be given two weeks to make a decision on their offer.

How to Apply

Our application process includes an online application form to fill in and documents to provide (academic transcripts and the results of a test of English proficiency). After that you will be invited for an informal conversation with a current Forward College student. After finalising your application, you will be invited for an interview with a member of the Admissions Team.

The Admissions team is available for questions at all time by email at admissions@forward-college.eu.

 

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Online application form

This step requires you to provide personal information, an overview of your academic grades including your transcripts from the last two years of high school (or university if you are a transfer student) as well as an English proficiency test and examples of your extra-curricular accomplishments.

Student conversation

The conversation is a chance for you to ask any questions about our programme and student life. It is not recorded and does not count as part of your assessment.

Personal interview

If you meet our entry requirements, you will be invited to an official interview. It will last 45 minutes and is done virtually on Google Meet. It is not an assessment of your subject knowledge rather a discussion to get to know you better, further assess your personality, how you think, how you communicate and your reasons for wanting to join Forward and the programme(s) you applied for.

Maths assessment (Quantitative degrees)

If you are applying to one of our quantitative bachelor’s degrees (Data science, Business & Management, Economics, Economics & politics) a mathematics proficiency test will be arranged.

Committee decision

Based on your interview and full application, a decision on whether you are admitted is made and communicated to you by email. The timing of when you receive your decision will depend on when you submitted your application (see above). If you are thinking of applying for financial aid, you can research the types of support we offer and our eligibility criteria.

Receiving your offer 

If you are successful in your application to Forward College and accept your offer, you will be sent a Certificate of Enrolment from Forward College. Following this, you can start preparing your move to Lisbon. Whether you are an EU/EEA or non-EU/EEA citizen, you will need to comply with the legislation of local authorities and different EU member states where you will be studying.

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You are an EU/EEA/SWISS citizen

As a European student, you are entitled to study at a university in any  EU country under the same conditions as nationals. However, conditions of entry vary between individual countries.

By European students, we mean students from one of the countries of the European Union, from one of the countries of the European Economic Area (EEA) (EU + Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein), and from Switzerland.

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You are a non-EU/EEA/SWISS citizen

As a non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizen, as well as complying with the local legislation and  registration, you will need to apply for student visas as you move across the Forward College campuses in the EU. Conditions of entry vary between individual countries.

Please note that visa applications can take up to three months. It is therefore important that you start your application as soon as you have accepted your offer.

We are committed to providing Forward College students with all the assistance and support they need to settle into life in each country and city. Each city has its own Campus Manager who is responsible for supporting you with administrative matters and/or legal requirements.

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