Taking the steps toward starting university
Get to know us!
How to apply
How to afford your studies
Interested in learning more?
Before you arrive
Welcome to IE University!
Our students’ parents and families are
important to us, so naturally we want
them to have a close connection with IE
Once a year, IEU has the pleasure of hosting the IE University Parents’ Weekend, an event for the parents of both prospective and current students from all around the world. The event takes place at Madrid and Segovia, and lets parents discover the IEU experience.
Ask any college grad and they’ll tell you: their university years were some of the best and most memorable of their lives. With this in mind, we want to give you a sneak peek of life at IEU through our IE Experience event.
This event, which is only for students who have already been admitted, includes a variety of activities that aim to familiarize future students with our international university environment. You’ll even be able to attend classes and workshops led by IE University professors! Participants will gain firsthand experience of the IE University learning model, which is based on diversity and innovation with a distinctly global perspective.
In-person interviews are either held at the IE University campus in Segovia or Madrid, or at any of our international offices. However, if it’s not easy for you to reach any of these offices, there is no problem: we can arrange an online interview.
The interview let us get to know you better and asses certain qualities that may not be immediately apparent, from the documentation you have provided, such as your personality, your ability to defend your point of view, the way you express yourself, and other communication skills.
Our goal is to confirm that it's a good fit on both ends to make sure that IE University is the best university for you, and that you'll be a great addition to the school booth academically and personally.
Be on time
If it's a virtual intervention, make sure you are ready for the call a minutes early, in a quiet and distraction-free place.
Think about what you want to say before the interview. Make some notes and write down any questions you may have for us.
Answer the question
Answer the question being asked and try not to get off-topic.
If you don't understand
If you don't understand you should ask, "Can you please repeat the question?"
Take your time
Pausing before you speak is not a bad thing. This allows you to give more thoughtful answers.
Show your personality
This is your opportunity to show your personality, Be natural. Be yourself.
Take deep breaths
If you're feeling nervous, take a deep breath and speak slower. Speaking slowly will give you more time to think about your responses. Deep breaths will help you to relax.
Highlight your achievements
Even if it's your admission application, it doesn't hurt to repeat it.
Use examples in your answers, i.e. "I'm good communicator. For example, in X situation I had to..."
Use key phrases
Use key phrases that make a good impression:
- "I learned that..."
- "Something I find interesting is..."
- "I am very active in..."
- "One thing that's very important to me is..."
- "I'm very motivated to study... because..."
- "My personal goals are..."
Start sharing your ideas and making an
impact before you even begin university!
The Junior Advisory Board (JAB) is made up of students
in their junior year of high school who embark on a five-day trip to both of our IE University locations (Madrid
and Segovia). During the week, students participate in a
series of workshops and conferences that help them
develop different tools and share ideas about the future
of higher education.
“The “JAB” unites people
from all around the world
to find new paths and
José Eduardo, El Salvador.
If you’re a confident public speaker and enjoy sharing
your opinions in a multicultural academic setting, this
event is for you!
IE University hosts a series of innovative program-specific Open Days aimed at providing potential students with information on the various bachelor's degrees we offer. Open Days are designed to inform pre-university students and their families about the IE University programs that interest then most.
Open Days are also the perfect way to:
Obtain in-depth information about the degree that insterests you, including specific course syllabi.
Decide which undergraduate program to study.
Learn about the admission process step-by-step.
Chat with current IE University students enrolled in different undergraduate programs.
Attend a university lecture, on designated days, and discover how we teach.
Visit the Segovia and Madrid campuses. If you come to the Segovia campus, you'll be able to visit our Residence Hall.
Get all the information you need about scholarships and financial aid.
Take the IE University admission test.
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IEU Young Leadership Summer Program
The program lets you explore your interests and passions ina an international university setting. This program fosters your growth both personally and professionally, allowing you to form remarkable bonds with peers from around the world and experience what it's like to be an IE University student.
Six reasons to choose the IEU Young Leadership Summer Program:
You´ll discover your passions and talent, helping you narrow down what you want to study at university.
We are top-ranked university offering an innovative and insightful program with a diploma awarded upon its successful completion.
You can learn Spanish, one of the most widely spoken languages in the world and the official language of 22 countries.
You'll meet students from all over the world.
You’ll experience life in the heart of Madrid and discover the history and natural beauty of Segovia.
You can learn how to become a great and inspirational leader.
We invite prospective students and their families to our open house event. In addition to our regular campus visits, this is a great opportunity to discover everything the university has to offer.
Here you can ask any questions you might have about academic issues, financial aid or career services. The student office and the international mobility office are also available at the event to guide future students through housing options.
By meeting current students, participating in workshops, attending a concert and enjoying student-led tour on our campus, you’ll really be able to feel what it means to be part of the IEU community. All activities, meals and transportation between Madrid and Segovia are fully covered.
The event is open to anyone who’s interested, but all participants must register in advance.
Find out when the next Open House event is.
IE University organizes insight sessions in cities all around the globe. These events are an incredible opportunity to find out everything you want to know about IE University and our undergraduate programs, as well as to take our admission test and set up a personal appointment with a member of our Admissions Department.
You can also get to know IE University from the comfort of your home. The university organizes online sessions theoughout the year, providing information about our educational model and our undergraduate programs. You'll also have the opportunity to ask IE University professors, students and counselors from the Admissions Department anything else you would like to know.
Visit our blog
In the blog you’ll find more information about what it means to be part of IE University. Here you can read stories about our students, our people and our community.
You’ll find a great variety of posts that will guide you
through all aspects of the IE experience. You can also
read posts on various topics that will help you stay upto-
date on current market trends and the latest
developments in sectors including technology,
innovation and entrepreneurship. Stay in the loop!
GO TO THE BLOG
Get to know us!
Here at IE University, we want you to help you make the right choice. That’s why we host a series of events throughout the year so you can get to know us firsthand. Here are some of the highlights:
How to apply
Our admission process is designed to highlight what makes you unique,
and to see if your goals and
personality make you a good fit
for our educational model. We have a
rolling admission policy, so you can
apply at any time of the year.
The application guides you through the process with step-by-step instructions. Your application is subject to a non-refundable fee of €120. Information on how to pay this fee is listed at the end of the form.
GET STARTED WITH YOUR APPLICATION
The test assesses your verbal, logical, and mathematical abilities. Above all, it’s focused on your ability to reason, rather than to memorize information. This means you don’t have to study for the test beforehand to do well.
SAVE THE DATE!
During this phase, the Admissions Committe reviews your application and assesses your profile. This committe, made up of university faculty members, will determine wether you advance to the final application phase: an in-person interview.
The interview’s goal is to confirm that it’s a good fit on both ends: to make sure that IE University is the best university for you, and that you’ll be a great addition to the school, both academically and personally.
Once you have completed the application form, turned in all the documentation, passed the test, and completed the personal interview, your application and a report from your interviewer will be reviewed by the university’s Admissions Committee.
Final Committee Decision
TYPES OF ADMISSION
TEN TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL INTERVIEW
How to finance your studies
IEU Financial Aid provides selective scholarships for talented and promising individuals who exemplify our values and educational vision. In addition, we offer a tailor-made financial aid program to help you finance your studies at IEU.
Interested in learning more?
Choosing a university is a huge decision, so you might want to get to know the school better and get a taste of what your life would be like here. IE University hosts events that are a great opportunity to network, get a feel for the community and meet students from around the world.
The IEU Student Office is the first stop for new students at IE University. We work hard to make your time at the university and your experience in a foreign country both unique and rewarding. From the moment you’re enrolled, we helps you prepare for your move to Spain. We’re always available to answer your questions and provide you with all the information you need, from advising you on the visa process to helping you get involved in clubs and student initiatives.
Another great way to start getting settled in right away is to participate in the orientation week! IEU hosts a week of events to welcome our first year students, show them around campus and immerse them in our university environment. Details for this year’s orientation week will be announced by the Student Life department. Stay tuned!
Starting university can be overwhelming when you’re going at it alone. That’s why at IEU, we have a mentorship program to support you from the very beginning. Mentorship is a one-on-one relationship that focuses on personal development through ongoing communication and informal training. In other words, you’ll have a friend who has gone through the same process as you and can give you advice on a variety of topics.
First- and second-year students can get professional experience without being in an actual workplace with IEU Labs. You’ll make professional connections with professors and company leaders while learning about a sector that interests you. You can choose from the Social Impact Lab, the Marketing & Consumer Insights Lab, the Finance Lab, the D(esign) Lab, the Policy Lab, the Tech Lab, the Communication Lab or the Legal Clinic.
We consider diversity to be a way of life, and strive to provide space for all types of interests and unlimited opportunities. This philosophy is reflected in the wide variety of clubs coordinated by the Student Life office: over 30 options in the areas of arts, sports, social causes, debate, entrepreneurship and academics.
At IEU, we foster an entrepreneurial mindset by encouraging students to unleash their creativity, push the limits and venture into uncharted territory. We provide them with the resources and training they need to find success in new initiatives and make a difference in society.
IEU encourages students to learn by doing. Our students have completed internships with prestigious companies around the world, as well as with local companies in international settings. Internships help students foster professional relationships and give them a competitive edge upon graduation.
Love to travel? IEU offers study abroad programs all around the world, having partnered with 110 prestigious universities across 6 continents. Learn in a foreign country while earning credits for your IEU degree!
Welcome to the IEU experience!
Now it’s time to take advantage of IEU’s resources, put your best foot forward, explore your interests, and decide your path for the future.
From day one, we will help you complete all the necessary legal paperwork, ensuring that your information is processed before you make the move to Spain. If you’re going to stay longer than three months, the first thing you need to do is to check whether or not you need a student visa.
It’s crucial that all IEU students have medical coverage to cover any illness or accident that may occur during their stay in Spain. That’s why we require our students to have complete health insurance. If you’re an EU citizen, you can apply for the European health card in your country of origin. If not, you can apply for private medical insurance in Spain. We’ll be here to guide you through the process.
As the upcoming school year approaches, one of the most exciting things on your to-do list will be finding a place to live! Be sure to look for a place that’s not too far from campus with an environment conducive to studying. We recommend getting started on this as soon as possible, as the end of summer can be a hectic time for apartment hunting. While IEU Madrid does not provide on-campus housing due to our central urban location, we will provide you with all the resources you need to get started.
Are you ready to start your journey?
Contact us if you have any doubts!
María de Molina
28006 Madrid, Spain
T. +34 915 689 600
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