Get all the information you need about applying for our renowned master’s programs, so you can take the next step toward your future.

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The admissions process at IE University is thorough and comprehensive, to ensure that we attract the top talent. If you are thinking about continuing your educational journey with one of our globally recognized master’s degrees, it’s helpful to understand the steps in the application process.

“Our France office is dedicated to guiding you to the most suitable program based on your personal and academic profile.”

Prospective students in France: understanding IE University’s admissions process

We provide detailed information about each program and the steps involved in the application process, and we offer continuous support throughout your application journey. Our managing director for France and Monaco, Joseph Freiha, offers essential guidance specific to students from France and the surrounding regions.

What are the steps in the admissions process for master’s candidates from France?

The most difficult step might be choosing from our wide variety of master’s programs, ranging from business and law to technology and architecture. Once you’ve picked the right degree for you, the IE University admissions process involves the following stages:

1. Online application: Your journey begins with our online application form. You will need to create an account and fill out the form on our website. Upload supporting documents that highlight your academic achievements—this includes a one-page resume, a motivation letter, two recommendation letters and evidence of your English language proficiency.

2. Admissions test: Next, demonstrate your critical-thinking and reasoning abilities with an admissions test. Depending on which program you are applying for, you may take our IE Global Admissions Test (ieGAT), or you can submit your scores from the GMAT, GRE, CFA or CAIA. You can find out the specific requirements by visiting the admissions section within your program’s information page.

3. English exam: If you are a non-native speaker of English, depending on your program’s requirements, you may also need to complete a test of English, which can be TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge C1 Advanced/C2 Proficiency, or the Duolingo English Test.

4. Online assessment: Once you have completed your application and paid the admission fee, you will be provided with a link to our online platform. On this platform, you will need to respond to three questions live—two will be recorded as videos and one will be a written response. The entire assessment should take no longer than 20 minutes to complete.

5. Personal interview: After a thorough review of your application, you may be invited for a personal interview with an admissions officer. This is your chance to shine and discuss your goals and ambitions. Our interviews can be conducted online or face-to-face.

6. Final committee decision: The Admissions Committee will carefully consider all aspects of your application and make their final decision. Expect to receive an email notification within two weeks.

What educational partnerships do you have in France? 

Our commitment to providing a transformative educational experience extends beyond the classroom. We’ve forged strong partnerships with renowned institutions in France and the surrounding region, offering incredible exchange opportunities with places like the prestigious Sciences Po.

What additional opportunities are there for IE University students and alumni in France?

The support you receive from our France office doesn’t end with your acceptance.  Upon graduation, you’ll join a vibrant network of over 1,000 IE Alumni currently residing in France. We host over 50 events annually specifically for our French network. These include informative sessions, enriching masterclasses, and opportunities to connect with fellow alumni, professors and staff.

Additionally, IE University’s international offices organize hundreds of exciting events worldwide. This reflects our dedication to fostering a dynamic and supportive global community from the very beginning of your academic adventure.

What financial aid is available for master’s students coming from France?

Prospective students in France: understanding IE University’s admissions process

IE University understands the significance of investing in your future.

That’s why we offer a wide range of scholarships and financial aid options, designed to ensure that every talented individual can access our educational programs. We are proud to have a variety of automatic awards, given to students who meet certain requirements upon acceptance. We also encourage you to peruse the scholarships offered by IE University and our partners, and apply to any that align with your profile and needs.

Personalized assistance at every stage of the application process

We hope this comprehensive overview has clarified the admissions process and illuminated the incredible opportunities that IE University offers students. For more detailed information, please visit our Admissions webpage.

In terms of when to submit your application, IE University operates on a rolling admissions basis, meaning there are no strict deadlines. However, we strongly encourage you to apply as early as possible. Early application increases your chances of securing a place in your preferred program, and it may even open doors to scholarship opportunities.

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