Current and former students of IE University master’s degrees can access the following resources, where they will be able to complete various official academic processes throughout their time at the University.
How to get in contact
For queries related to the official master diploma, certificates or other documentation, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We remind you that numerous academic procedures can be carried out online following the processes outlined in the Management/University Registrar's Office section.
Our office in Madrid is open from Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 19:30 p.m.
The office will remain closed during national public holidays, local Madrid municipality holidays, and all of the public holidays in the Comunidad de Madrid.
ENROLLMENT ON OFFICIAL MASTER’S PROGRAM
Once you have been admitted to IE University, you must formalize your enrollment. The process starts online, but you must physically present the required documentation at the Master’s Registrar's Office.
The candidate must fulfill the conditions and requirements set by the Spanish regulations to be officially enrolled and entitled to request the issuance of the Master's Official Diploma upon completion of the Master Program. In case of not proving the credentials of the previous university studies and/or not fulfilling the requirements on time, the student will not be able to request the MAster's Official Diploma issued by Spanish authorities and the studies will not have any official effects under the Spanish educational regulations.
An academic certificate is a certificate of a student’s academic record containing their grades as well as any other academic data. These certificates are not automatically issued and you must request this yourself.
You can request the different certificates we offer by sending an email to email@example.com. In your request, you must specify what information you would like included on the certificate.
Certificates are normally issued in five working days from the date the request is submitted. Nevertheless, IE University is not responsible for any delays that may be caused.
If you need to collect your university diploma from the Master's Office and you live in Spain, but outside of the Madrid province, you may request in writing to collect it at the government office closest to your home.
If you live outside of Spain, you may submit a written request to collect your Official Diploma from a Spanish consulate or embassy. To do so, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes. To collect a private degree or an academic certificate, you may provide signed, written authorization indicating the name and ID number of the person who will collect it. Authorization must be sent to email@example.com.
If you would like someone to collect your Official Degree on your behalf, they may only do so if you grant them a power of attorney.
IE University offers official undergraduate and postgraduate degrees (master’s and PhD programs) and therefore grants Official University Degrees that are approved and recognized by the Spanish government. The University is accredited in the Ministry of Education’s National Registry of Universities, Centers and Degrees, while its curricula are adapted to the European Higher Education Area (the Bologna Process) and feature between 60 and 90 ECTS credits.
Official university degrees comply with the provisions of Royal Decree 1393/2007, as amended by Royal Decree 861/2010.
In addition, IE University offers private master’s degrees that are specially oriented toward the practical application of studies. Curricula are constantly updated while maintaining IE University’s standards for academic excellence. Although private degrees are not official degrees, they carry weight as they are granted by an academic institution that is legally accredited to issue these degrees whose status is established by Spanish legislation.
The in-house degrees originated from IE University’s commitment to responding to society’s needs and demands by offering innovative training, and a unique learning environment and experience. They include those areas of knowledge that involve certain special conditions that make them much more difficult to carry out in the context of more traditionally regulated education.
More information can be found at the following link.
In order to be recognized abroad, public documents (for example, university diplomas, notarized documents, birth or marriage certificates, or police records) should be legalized (*).
* It is important to note that the required degree is the university degree (Bachelor´s, Architect, Engineer, or other equivalent university degree), and NOT the academic transcript.
For the legalization (or authentication) of public or official documents in order for them to be recognized in Spain, there are only two options:
- Legalization by the Hague Apostille
- Legalization through diplomatic or consular channels (in the Spanish embassy or consulates in the country where the document was issued).
These options are mutually exclusive, i.e. your documents can only be legalized in one of the two ways in order for the legalization to be valid in Spain.
If the public document to be legalized was issued by a member country of the Hague Convention of 1961 and is presented to another member country of the Convention, the only legalization necessary is the Hague Apostille. The Apostille consists of a single process by the competent authorities in the country issuing the public document.
Since Spain is a member of the Convention, if the country from which your documents proceed is also a member of the Hague Convention than you can have the Apostille affixed to your document.
Each member country determines the competent authorities for getting the Apostille on public documents. Therefore, you should inquire about the appropriate competent authority in your country.
If the country issuing the public document is not a member of the Hague Convention, the legalization should be done through Spanish embassies or consulates in that country.
In this case, legalizations consist of a series of normally three consecutive seals (or stamps), always in the same order (to skip a seal would result in an incomplete legalization and the document wouldn´t be valid in Spain nor could a skipped seal be completed in Spain). Normally, the process is:
- Recognition in the country of the document´s origin by the authorities in the competent Ministry or department, of the signatures on the original document, in this case the Ministry of Education.
- Seal by the country´s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, recognizing the prior seal.
- Recognition of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs´ seal by the Spanish consulate or Embassy in the originating country.
This kind of legalization can vary from country to country or may consist of fewer seals; therefore it is recommended that you ask for more information regarding the correct procedure.
Legalizations must always be done in the country from which the university diploma originates.
The correct order is as follows:
- ALWAYS legalize your original diploma (via the Hague Apostille or diplomatic/consular channels).
- Translate the previously legalized diploma.
Documents that haven´t followed this order will not be accepted.
Students who have studied in Spain and haven´t yet received their university diploma can submit:
- Their complete academic transcript, and
- A copy of the receipt of having paid the fees for the issuance of their diploma.
Those students who, in addition to their university degree also have a Master and/or Doctorates, should always present the first degree (Bachelors, graduate, etc.) as this is what permits one to access a post graduate Masters.