National Lyceum University São Tomé

National Lyceum is a lyceum located at Avenida Marginal 12 Julho in the city of São Tomé, São Tomé and Príncipe. It is one of the oldest secondary schools in the nation. The lyceum is located on the seafront, east of the city centre. The lyceum was opened on 6 October 1969 as a technical school, Escola Técnica Silva e Cunha. The building was designed by architect Mário de Oliveira, who was also responsible for the 1962 urbanisation plan for São Tomé. It became a liceu after independence. For 36 years, until 2011, it was the only high school in the country.

National Lyceum Offering Courses

Offered Programs by the institution are as follows:

  • Business, Finance & Economics
  •  Bachelor Commerce
  • Bachelor of Accountancy
  • Bachelor of arts Degree in Economics and Accounting
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Logistics and Supply Chain Management)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Management)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Tourism & Hospitality Management)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing
  • Bachelor of Finance
  • Bachelor of Information Systems (Business Information Systems)
  • Bachelor of Education (Education Management)
  • Bachelor of Education (Lifelong Learning and Community Development)
  • Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
  • Bachelor of Education (Secondary) Humanities
  • Bachelor of Education – Art and Design (BEAD) Programme
  • Bachelor of Education Degree in Science
  • Bachelor of Education Early Childhood Development and Education (BECDE)
  • Bachelor of Education in Counselling
  • Bachelor of Education in Secondary Education (Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics)
  • Bachelor of Education in Special Education
  • Bachelor of Educational Leadership and Management Education (BLME)
  • Bachelor of Primary Education (BPE)
  • Bachelor of Music Education (BME) Programme
  • Bachelor of Primary Education (BPE)
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  •  Bachelor of Arts Degree in English
  • Bachelor of Arts (Information and Knowledge Management)
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Archaeology
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in History
  • Bachelor of Arts in Humanities
  • Bachelor of Arts in Portuguese
  • Bachelor of Arts in Digital Media (BDM)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts (Theatre Studies)
  • Bachelor of Information Systems (Information Management) (BIS)
  • Bachelor of Media Studies (BMS)

National Lyceum Tuition Fees

Local StudentsInternational Students
Degree Programs500 $500 $
Certificate Courses500 $500 $
Diploma Programs500 $500 $
Short Courses
Cost of Living in Country

The above fees structure applies to all faculties as an average but may vary with programs as per specific requirements. In case of extension, extra fees will be charged. Please pay attention to the acceptance letter for actual amounts to be paid.

National Lyceum Admission Requirements

  • Language requirements: Portuguese Proficiency
  • Academic requirements: High School
  • A-level Certificate


  • High School & -Level Certificates
  • Evidence of Portuguese Language Proficiency (if applicable)
  • Passport Copy


Address: 8PQQ+JWW, Avenida Marginal 12 Julho, São Tomé, São Tomé & Príncipe

Phone: +351 962 611 041

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