WELCOME TO IE!
The Student Services’ mission is to make your transition to Spain as smooth as possible.
To contact our department, you can email us at Student.Services@ie.edu or call us at (+34) 91 568 97 50 — 91 568 96 00. If you are in Madrid, feel free to visit our office in María de Molina 13 from 9 am to 6 pm (Monday to Friday).
Please book an appointment with us if you require assistance concerning immigration procedures, relocation or health insurance. Keep in mind that you will have to take the COVID test through IE and have a green Health Passport before being able to access Campus. Also, remember masks must always be worn inside of Campus.
apply for your visa
However, you DO need to register with the local authorities when you arrive in Spain. Once you have arrived in Spain, you must register at the nearest Foreigners Office to obtain your Certificate of Registration* (a residence permit that allows you to live and study in Spain for 5 years). Remember that this process is a legal requirement; additionally, you will need it to secure an internship or a job after completing your master’s degree. Our office will send you all the necessary information. In the meantime, make sure to bring your passport and your European Health Insurance Card (if available in your country) with you to Spain.
You must submit your student visa application at the Spanish consulate with jurisdiction in the place where you have been legally residing for more than the last 6 months.
Spanish consulates only accept applications within the 90 days before the start of your program. It is important to do so as soon as possible within this time frame. Visa application appointments fill up quickly, so be sure to book an appointment as soon as possible.
WHERE SHOULD I LIVE IN MADRID?
PRACTICAL INFORMATION ABOUT RENTALS
PRICES: Before renting a flat in Madrid, there are a few things to consider: the most important factor that determines the price of the rent is whether you decide to share a flat or not. Living alone is always more expensive. Although prices for renting a flat in Madrid vary depending on many factors, including a student’s personal taste and needs, you can expect to pay between 800 and 1200 euros per month for a one-bedroom apartment. If you are thinking of sharing a flat with other students, you can expect to pay less.
BEFORE SIGNING A CONTRACT: If you plan to live in a flat, in order to avoid scams, we always recommend visiting it in person and not making any payment before signing a contract.
CAN I OPEN A BANK ACCOUNT IN SPAIN?
In order to facilitate this process, IE has agreements with certain entities.
For more information on the matter, please contact Student.Services@ie.edu upon completion of the enrollment process.
WHY DO I NEED HEALTH INSURANCE?
PRIVATE MEDICAL CARE
PUBLIC HEALTH CARE
Families in Madrid
GETTING TO CAMPUS
Line 8 (the pink line) takes you straight from Barajas airport to the center of Madrid. The airport metro stations are in Terminal 2 and Terminal 4, and there are signs to help you find it throughout the airport. The metro stop in downtown Madrid is called Nuevos Ministerios and it is in the middle of the Paseo de la Castellana.
From Nuevos Ministerios you can take line 10 (dark blue line) to Gregorio Marañón.
This stop brings you out further down the Paseo de la Castellana, and you simply cross this road to reach Calle María de Molina. Or you can take line 6 (grey line) to Avenida de América.
Bus number 200 provides a permanent bus service that goes direct from the airport —from all its terminals — stopping at the Avenida de América bus and metro station. It runs from 5:15am to 11:30pm and has special racks for luggage.
Take the bus all the way to the end of the line. The bus will drop you off at the Avenida de América bus station. From there you only have to walk down a couple of blocks to IE or take a cab a short distance to campus.
Another choice is to take the Airport Express bus, which provides service 24h, and offers different stops. This bus has a flat rate fare of 5€, regardless of where you want to get off. The journey takes around 40 minutes, depending on the amount of traffic.
Arriving from T1-T2-T3:
- Follow the signs M-14/Madrid Centro Ciudad/ Avda. América / A-2 / M-40 / A-4/A-5/A-3 and merge onto M-14
- Take exit 1 to merge onto E-90/A-2 and keep left to continue A-2
- Continue to Avenida de América and then on to Calle María de Molina
Arriving from T4:
- Take the M-12 ramp to Madrid/M-11/M-40
- Use the middle lane to continue toward M-13 and follow the signs M-13/M-11/BARAJAS/AEROPUERTO
- Continue to M-13 and then onto M-14
- Use the two right lanes to take exit 1 to merge onto E-90/A-2 towards Madrid
- Keep left to continue on A-2
- Continue on to Avenida de América and then to Calle María de Molina
Beyond Campus presents its new service called [VTCREGO](https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScO4dEbohgGAP-KJUNkpxxdCyOMvJA0LogrkOuc5-tizLSWbQ/viewform) which offers quality drivers with luxury class cars, guaranteeing maximum comfort. The drivers will be waiting for you at the airport, as the pick-ups are scheduled ahead of time. The prices are fixed, regardless of the time of arrival. Click on the link above to find out more. LivingMad also launches its new “Arrival and Companion Service”, essentially a transfer service composed by a driver and a Living Mad staff member, who will guide and help install the student in their new home.