IE University welcomes Visiting and Exchange students from around the world to who wish to spend one or two semesters studying abroad. IE University’s personalized approach to education, and student-centered community, will allow you the opportunity to have a unique, transforming experience.

Find out whether you are a Visiting or Exchange student in order to know how to apply for admission.  Both programs offer you the opportunity to study for one or two semesters, but there are important differences in the application process.

Visiting Students

If your home institution does not have a formal exchange agreement with IE University you may apply as a Visiting Student and study for one or two semesters at IE University.

 Exchange Students

  • Your home institution must be an IE University partner through a formal exchange agreement.
  • You must be nominated for the program by the exchange coordinator of your home institution.
  • Once admitted to IE University, you remain enrolled with your home institution.
  • You continue to pay your home institution fees.
  • IE University must receive official notice from your institution that you have been selected. Your institution can inform us directly at
  • Apply as an Exchange Student by sending the Exchange Students Application Form to, including all additional documentation listed on the form. This form is in the download section on this page.
  • IE University must accept your application.
  • All courses you participate in will grant you credit toward your degree according to the agreement of your institution.
  • If you are a non European national, please follow the requirements for student visas.   

 Application Process for Exchange students

The student’s current university must send official notification directly to IE University confirming the student’s status as an Exchange Student applicant. Once IE University receives this notice, the student may begin the application process. The student must complete and send the application form for Exchange Students, with the required additional documents outlined in the application form.


Other options

If you wish to transfer to IE University as a full time undergraduate student, you must complete the admissions process. 

If you are a current IE University student who wishes to go on an exchange, please see a list of our partner institutions and consult your degree director.


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