Master in International Development - Admissions & fees

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TUITION AND APPLICATION PROCESS

The total tuition for the Master in International Development is 33,200 euros*. IE uses a rolling admissions process; therefore, there is no single application deadline. However, we recommend applying early given the limited number of places in the program.

 

The tuition fee includes:

•   All expenses related to academic learning, including: Access to relevant technology, multimedia learning tools, conferences, access to physical and digital library resources and access to the various IE Centers of Excellence.

•   The mandatory one-week immersion at a UN mission.

•   A contribution to IE Foundation, a not-for-profit organization which supports students during and after the program.

*Tuition fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

 

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PAYMENT PLAN

We understand that you’re making a significant investment and we believe that maximizing the availability of payment plan options is important in making your Master in International Development affordable.

Our payment plans offer the following benefits:

  • The ability to pay your tuition fees in up to 6 consecutive installments
  • They can be used in conjunction with your financial aid award shall you receive a scholarship
  • Our payment plans are interest-free and there are no pre-approval requirements or credit checks

Kindly note that plans with more than 3 consecutive installments will be charged 400€ for the administrative service it involves.

For further information, please contact the Admissions Department.

Liquid Learning at IE University

In this new reality, we understand it’s not always possible to attend class in person. That’s why we developed our Liquid Learning approach, which seamlessly adapts to individual needs and provides equal access to world-class education—whether on campus in Madrid or online wherever you are.

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Relevant information regarding Covid-19

COMPLETE YOUR ENTIRE APPLICATION PROCESS ONLINE

Keeping everyone safe and healthy is our number one priority, but we understand that planning for your future must continue. With this in mind, we have implemented an application process that is 100% online.

COVID-19 APPLICANTS’ FAQS

Due to the current worldwide circumstances with Covid-19, please have a look at the most frequently asked questions we have prepared and collected for our students and candidates.

APPLY FOR IE RESILIENCE SCHOLARSHIP FUND

We have created a fund to help our students and highly qualified candidates who, due to the pandemic, find themselves facing an exceptionally uncertain economic environment.

Soizic Beillard

Soizic Belliard

Associate Director of Admissions

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APPLICATION PROCESS

Step 1

Online Application Form

Candidates should complete the sections that appear in the online application form and must also upload the following documents:

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  • Bachelor degree from an accredited university (*)
  • Official university transcripts (certified translation into English or Spanish)
  • 1 page CV/Resume
  • 1 essay
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • English language certificate – for non-Native English speakers: we accept the TOEFL (minimum score of 100), the IELTS (minimum score of 7), Duolingo English Test (minimum score 120) or a Cambridge Advanced or Proficiency level. A certificate is not required if you completed an undergraduate degree in English. If you take the TOEFL or the IELTS, your English exam is valid for two years, from the date you took the exam
  • Photocopy of current passport
  • Passport size picture
  • Application fee: 150€ (fee is not refundable)

*Should you have any issues attaching the documents, you may send them directly to us at iegpa.admissions@ie.edu
**Possible additional legalization and/or translation requirements might be applicable. Please click here for more info.

Step 2

Online Assessment

Once you have submitted your online application and paid the application fee, you will receive a link to answer three live questions, two in video format and one in written format. This way, our admissions team will be able to meet you virtually and evaluate your capacity to respond in real time.

Step 3

Entrance Exam

Students are required to take either the GMAT, GRE or IEGAT.

IE GMAT Simulator Test

Step 4

Personal Interview

You will have a personal interview (face-to-face or via Skype) with and Associate Director of the Admissions Team.

Step 5

Admissions Committee Final Decision

After the interview, your entire application will be evaluated holistically by our Admissions Committee. This is the last step of your application and it will take roughly 1-3 weeks for the Admissions Committee to get back to you with a final decision. Admissions are valid for the intake you apply to and the following one.

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We offer four talented UN candidates the opportunity to study the Master of International Development with a scholarship covering 80%.

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