The Social Action Services of Universidade Nova de Lisboa have three canteens and two cafeterias located on university campuses:

Access to Canteens

Access to canteens is granted to:

  • NOVA students with an up-to-date student card;
  • Students from other public higher education institutions, with permission from SASNOVA;
  • NOVA academic and non-academic staff;
  • Other consumers, with permission from SASNOVA.
  • University ID must be provided.

Consumers with specific medical nutritional needs may ask for a specially prepared meal in advance, and must present medical proof of their condition.


Welfare meal for bachelors, masters and doctorate degree students: 2.89€ (from May 1st 2024);

Meal for academic and non-academic staff: 5€ (from the 1st of February 2023)

A complete meal (tray) consists of a main dish, soup, bread, a drink (water or juice) and a dessert (sweet or fruit); see the canteen menus.

FCT, RAS (Campolide) and FCSH canteens provide macrobiotic meals.

At snack bars and cafeterias, prices are determined locally.

Closed Periods

Summer Holiday: Closes on the last working day in July and reopens on the second working day in September.

Canteens also close for short periods of time at Christmas, Carnival and Easter (notices are sent to faculty services, student unions and university accommodation).

Some canteens belonging to other public universities stay open during these periods, and all Nova students have access to them



This form has as main objective to inform the Food Office of problems detected by the users in the canteens of SASNOVA.

Please fill this form which, after being submitted, will be sent to our services.

Complaints and Suggestions Form

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