Admissions requirements and process for Visiting and Exchange Students

Twice a year IE University welcomes Visiting or Exchange Students who wish to spend one or two semesters with us.

YYou must be currently enrolled in full-time degree program at a recognized university. Our rolling admissions process means you can apply as a Visiting or Exchange Student at any time of the year. However, as places are limited and visa arrangements take time, we advise you to start the process several months before the start the semester of your choice. Student may enroll in September or January. 


The admissions process

The Visiting and Exchange Student admissions process has three stages:

Stage I: Application

Stage II: Personal Interview

Stage III: The admissions process results

In addition to the Visiting or Exchange Student Admission Form, students must submit the following documents:

  • Certificate of grades obtained, including the official stamp of the issuing university
  • Up to date resume/CV
  • Letter of recommendation from a professor
  • Letter of recommendation from the director/counselor/guidance officer
  • Personal documents(academic qualifications, prizes, diplomas, etc.)
  • Official copy of your passport/identity card
  • Two recent passport-sized photographs
  • Admissions fee (€120)

The Personal Interview will be arranged for those candidates that successfully pass the Application Phase. and will be conducted by telephone.

After Phases I and II have been successfully completed, the Admissions Committee will make a decision. You will be sent written notification in approximately two weeks. 

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Visiting or Exchange Students have the opportunity to apply for a transfer after having completed their program, subject to place availability and providing they comply with the legal entry requirements for official undergraduate studies in Spain.