Study in Madrid

Dive into the bustling Spanish capital

Madrid is a city of students. But it’s also a city of innovators, of entrepreneurs, of foodies, of artists, of tech-heads, of musicians, of footballers…put simply, Madrid is a place where everyone has a place.

No matter what you study and where your passions lie, you’ll find your rhythm in the buzzing capital of Spain, where there’s something happening every single day. From outdoor concerts to international jazz festivals, sports tournaments, global conferences, and food festivals—as well as 12 bank holidays per year—this is truly a city that never sleeps.

The capital is also home to world-renowned museums like the Prado or the Reina Sofia, which house works by legendary artists like Picasso, Goya and Matisse. Of course, you’ve also got a myriad of alternative and independent galleries to choose from, too. And for a post-exhibit bite to eat, the city is overflowing with culinary options, from vibrant food markets to a selection of Michelin-star restaurants. In fact, in Spain, there’s a bar for every 130 residents—meaning you’ll never have to walk far for a caña and a tapa. And all that’s not to mention the space where you’ll spend weekdays, opening your mind and learning from the best. Our hub in Madrid is a melting pot of culture, a community of movers and shakers, a hub of innovation and cutting-edge tech. With modern facilities equipped with the most up-to-date resources, our Madrid campus is designed to ensure you get the best academic training possible.

Madrid is consistently named one of the best places to study in Europe, both for its cultural activities and its cost of living. So if you’re looking for an affordable, diverse and lively place to study, Madrid is the ticket.


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"I can feel the buzz of a big city and explore many different places, but also feel surrounded by a close and welcoming community when I attend IEU. Basically, you get to live in the best of both worlds, and I would not prefer it any other way! "

Valeria Hernández

"I chose IEU because I liked the international environment that you can experience while living in Madrid. I was sure I would have the opportunity to learn from very interesting and open-minded people."

Carla Costa

Bibiana Eva Bartschova

"More than the project or activities, I found the expertise and openness of IE University’s professors very inspiring. We had a professor in our first year, for example, who wrote a book to support his lectures in a fun way through storytelling."

Bibiana Eva Bartschova

Study in Madrid | IE University


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