Admissions & Fees


The IE School of International Relations seeks dynamic, motivated, and engaged students who wish to further themselves both personally and professionally. To learn more about our rolling admissions process, read on.

Admission´s Process

Our Online Application Form is your first step towards joining the IE School of International Relations.
Our unique online platform allows you to work on your application at your own pace, saving it and coming back as necessary.
This is your chance to tell us about yourself and why you would make an outstanding contribution to the Master in International Relations program.

You may attach all supporting documents, including admissions exam results and language certificates, directly to your Online Application Form using our online platform.
Alternatively, or should you have any issues attaching the documents, you may send them directly to us at the following address: Admissions.IR@ie.edu
The supporting documents needed to complete your application are as follows, should you have any questions don´t hesitate to contact us directly:
– Bachelor’s Degree Transcript
– Bachelor’s Degree Diploma
– 2 Letters of Recommendation
– 3 Essays (topics provided on the online application form)
– Photocopy of Passport/DNI
– 1 Passport Style Photo
– Entrance exam* (GMAT, GRE, or the IE Global Admissions test)
– English language certificates we accept: TOEFL (100 minimum), IELTS (7.0 minimum), Cambridge Advanced (C1 minimum), and Pearson Academic (73 minimum). In case you are not a native English speaker and you do not meet the requirements for language exemption** you will need to present a language certificate no more than 2 years old from the start of the program.

* A competency test will be compulsory during the admissions process or once on campus.
** Exemptions apply when you have completed an entire Bachelor’s Degree in English or demonstrated courses taught in English and academic transcripts, or you have worked for a minimum of 2 continuous years in an English speaking country.

Once we have received you Online Application Form, all supporting documents, and the required admissions fee, we can schedule you for a personal interview with one of our Admissions Directors. The Personal Interview can either be conducted in person on our campus in Madrid or online via Skype. In exceptional cases, admissions interviews can also be conducted in person at our various offices around the world.

The admissions process usually takes between 2-4 weeks depending on how quickly you submit all your supporting documents.
Once we conduct your Personal Interview, our Admissions Committee will aim to give you a Final Decision as soon as possible. Please remember that all Admissions Decisions are final and that places in the program are limited. Positive admissions decisions are valid for two intakes and the entire Admissions Process is conducted on a rolling basis with no specific deadlines.
For specific queries regarding your case that are not covered on this page, please contact us at Admissions.IR@ie.edu

Official Degree

To meet all the requirements set by the Spanish Authorities, students need to come to our Registrar’s Office with their official Bachelor Degree.

If your University Degree was issued outside of the European Union (UE) or Switzerland, it should be legalized (either via the Hague Apostille or through diplomatic/consular legalization procedures). If your Diploma is not in Spanish, English, French, Italian, Portuguese or Latin: a sworn translation is needed.

For more information, please visit our University Diploma page.

Fees & Funding

Returning to school is an important decision, personally and financially. The total tuition for the Master in International Relations is 30,200 euros*. For more information regarding specific financing options including scholarships, loans, and Fellowships, please visit our Financial Aid page.

*Tuition fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change