IE IS ELECTRIC
GET READY TO BE INSPIRED
We have three campuses: one in Madrid, an electric city where innovation is at the order of the day; one in Segovia, a fairytale city where history and modernity strike a perfect balance; and the third is our virtual campus, an online learning environment that provides flexibility and tech-forward education to all students.
DISCOVER IE'S MADRID CAMPUS
Plug into a city that is wide-eyed with ideas. Connect with people from around the globe at our main campus in the center of the capital of Spain. Our main campus is located in the global financial district of Madrid. You’ll be surrounded by a buzz of new ideas both in and outside our facilities.
Madrid is the best study abroad city of 2018
More than 26,000 students voted. Madrid came out on top.
De Madrid al cielo
Madrid is the capital and heart center of the country, and is buzzing with energy, innovative ideas, and life.
When you feel like exploring, you’ll be close to exciting destinations in every direction, and extremely well-connected via air and rail.
Nail the top two global business languages
English is the world’s business language, and Spanish is the world’s 2nd most spoken.
Hone your skills in Spanish just by living in Spain—or with our extracurricular classes on campus—and simultaneously perfect your English every day in your classes and group work.
The lights never go out
Find yourself inspired at 8 o’clock in the morning, 6 in the afternoon or 3 de la madrugada.
Madrid is the true city that never sleeps. An eclectic mix of tradition and innovation, Madrid will knock your socks off with culture, amazing food, and an energy you won’t find anywhere else.
Something for everyone
Madrid is bursting at the seams with its vibrant nightlife. Unwind with some cañas or vinos at a local bar, catch a concert or stand-up comedy show, delight your taste buds with world-class gastronomy…
Not only will you interact with a bright, diverse international crowd on the IE campus, you will have fresh new faces from around the world to meet right around any corner of this bustling city.
Get down to business
Madrid is the perfect place to make connections and gain experience.
It is the financial and industrial epicenter of the country and an innovative city that attracts important companies from all over the world.
largest city in the EU
museums and countless other cultural venues
national destinations to reach via high-speed train
Oh, the places you'll go... from Madrid
From Madrid, there are countless exciting destinations to explore just a stone’s throw away. Get to Barcelona, Seville, or Santiago de Compostela in just a couple of hours. Hop on a plane to see the rest of Europe in a snap. Jump in a car and explore the nature surrounding the city.
... by car...
Madrid is more than just a hopping metropolitan hub. It is also a region home to stunning mountains, beautiful hikes, and charming small towns. Rent a car or take a bus and delve deep into Spanish culture in Segovia, Toledo or any of the small towns around Madrid's mountain range.
... by train...
Madrid’s AVE train gets you to Seville in just over 2 hours or Barcelona in 3. See the rest of Spain easily, taking weekend trips that will invigorate you and inspire your time at IE.
... by plane...
Madrid is an excellent jumping off point. The easily accessible Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport will let you explore London, Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris and beyond in just a few hours. Great for those who love quick weekend getaways!
... and a lifetime of travel.
You'll make friends with inspiring people from around the globe. Who knows, maybe a new friend from Buenos Aires will invite you home for the holidays, or you’ll start a business in your new best friend’s hometown of Tokyo. Madrid is just the beginning.
Madrid: a trending city that's affordable
Madrid is a great place to live and study, whether you’re looking for high-end or if you need more affordable options. Compared to many top cosmopolitan cities around the world, you get a lot of bang for your buck in Madrid.
"Cost of your monthly public transport pass (€20 if you're under 26) "
Your average monthly cost of a room in a shared apartment
Average price of your lunch if you want to eat out
Average monthly cost of your groceries
Your average monthly mobile phone bill
Global companies in Madrid
Madrid is a hotspot for innovation. Start-ups, important Spanish companies, and large multinationals are drawn to the energy of the Spanish capital.
HST students in Madrid
There’s this energy and vibe about Madrid. It’s cosmopolitan yet traditional, it’s old yet new. It’s the perfect backdrop for my studies.
Ravinjay Kuckreja, Indonesia
Master in Corporate & Marketing Communication Student
Madrid is whatever you want it to be. It’s about working hard and playing hard, that’s what this city gives you. It’s a great launchpad.
Sumir Ganguly, India
Master in Customer Experience & Innovation Student
I absolutely love Madrid. It’s an endless source of activities and amazing weather.
Vasiliki Vergidou, Greece
Master in Market Research & Consumer Behavior Student
Our campus in Segovia is housed in the Convent of Santa Cruz la Real, a historic building declared a national heritage site in 1931. Segovia is a fairytale city full of narrow, twisting alleyways, Romanesque churches, and beautiful buildings, and famous for its climate and its traditional cuisine.Discover Segovia
IE University's virtual campus is an innovative online space for education, training, and research, and the meeting point for the whole university community. If you're a full-time student, you will use it while in Madrid, and if you're part-time, it will be the key platform to stay connected to your classmates and professors on a daily basis.