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IE University

IE University

IE University


IE University is a top international university in Spain with campuses in Madrid and Segovia. Recognized as one of the leading higher education institutions in the world, IE shapes leaders who drive innovation and change in organizations, providing a learning environment where technologies and diversity play a key role in fostering global vision, an entrepreneurial mindset, and a humanistic approach.

IE is an eminently international institution, dedicated to preparing students from 130 countries in cities that include Madrid, Segovia, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Providence, Sao Paulo, Singapore, Cape Town, and Shanghai. The diversity they offer grants students an international outlook necessary to successfully face an increasingly globalized world.

Founded in 1973, IE offers undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and executive education programs in various fields of knowledge, grouped into five schools:

IE Talent & Careers

IE Talent & Careers is the best partner for the professional development of all our current and former students at IE. Our commitment is to provide impactful career advising, learning resources, and development tools that allow students to plan, manage and achieve their professional goals while we position them as the best talent in the corporate community.

The following services are available to all students, throughout all the stages of their professional careers:

  • Impactful training and advising for professional careers
  • Preparation and development of a job search strategy
  • A compilation book of CVs to send to recruiters
  • A job bank: IE Career Portal
  • On-campus and virtual Company Presentations
  • Sectorial Talent Forums

For more information about Talent & Careers click here.

Campus Features

Check out virtual campus tours here!

A True Campus Experience

The IE University campus in the city of Segovia offers an authentic campus experience. It is housed in the Convent of Santa Cruz la Real, a historic building declared a national heritage site in 1931. Segovia is only 25 minutes from Madrid by high-speed train, and welcomes students from over 80 countries in a global university setting, with an atmosphere that is both academic and lively. (

In the Heart of a Vibrant Urban Center

Madrid is a leading European capital. Our students benefit from a global learning environment, top-tier networking opportunities, and buildings equipped with state-of-the-art facilities – all shared with the prestigious top-ranked IE Business School. (

Campus Life

Never a dull moment at IE University!

With over 6,000 students from 130 different countries, 100-plus clubs, and around 1,500 yearly events, there’s always something happening at IE University. Our unique humanities-centered approach to education will provide you with the global perspectives necessary for success in your chosen sector.

Read more about our Campus Life here.

  • IEU Clubs: No matter what piques your interest, we have you covered. IE clubs are instrumental to the IE experience. They are the engine of a unique and fun-filled time at IE. (Arts Society Clubs, Geographic Clubs, Professional Clubs, Sports Clubs, Social & Community Clubs)
  • IEU Athletics: Represent IE University in a wide range of team and individual sports, in both competitive and recreational atmospheres (Football, Basketball, Rugby, Volleyball, Tennis, and more!)
  • IEU Creativity Center: IE Creativity Center is an open space that triggers creativity transversally, facilitating interaction between Segovia and the diverse IE universe.
  • Our Traditions: IE University’s contagious spirit and pride have grown tremendously over the years, bolstered by exciting campus-wide events and programs.


    IE University proudly boasts its top rankings by some of the most prestigious associations in their respective fields. Each discipline is also highly regarded amongst employers from some of the world’s largest corporations.

    • 1st in Spain - Youth Incorporated, Global University Rankings 2019
    • 5th in Europe - Youth Incorporated, Global University Rankings 2019
    • 7th in Recruiter Satisfaction worldwide - Youth Incorporated, Global University Rankings 2019
    • 6th in Student Satisfaction worldwideYouth Incorporated, Global University Rankings 2019
    • 19th Top University worldwideYouth Incorporated, Global University Rankings 2019


    The various stages of our admission process are aimed at identifying those areas of your academic and personal profile that make you unique and make sure that you fit in with our educational model.

    At IE, we don’t have a specific deadline for admission into any of our programs. We have a rolling admissions policy, which means that you can apply to IE University at any time of the year. However, given the limited number of places in the programs and the diverse student body, it is highly recommended you present your application several months prior to program commencement.

    The admission process is divided into five main phases:

    • Online Application & Supporting Documents
    • Admission Test
    • Online Assessment
    • Personal Interview
    • Final Committee Decision

    We recommend that you register for our upcoming events (open house, virtual sessions) so that you can receive information on all our degrees, read about our methodology, and air any questions you may have.

    Admission Days

    Admission Days are unique combined events taking place at IE's international offices, where the participants will have an amazing opportunity of getting a feel of what it means to be part of the IE University community. The applicants who wish to accelerate their admissions process will have the chance to finalize it in one day. What makes an admission day unique?

    • Attend informative sessions regarding important aspects of your admissions process
    • Answer all your questions with the IE University representatives in person
    • Meet with staff, alumni, and faculty
    • Take the IE University admission test
    • Have your interview on the same day
    • Experience our teaching methodology

    For more information about Admissions Days click here.

    Scholarships and Funding

    Studying at IE is an investment of time, effort, and financial resources. To help students manage the funding of their program, IE Financial Aid provides access to scholarships and student loan programs. Financial aid applications are received on a rolling basis, but certain scholarships do have specific deadlines. It is strongly recommended to apply as soon as possible, funds are limited, and therefore the closer the intake is, the lower the number of funds available.

    To request financial aid, it is necessary to complete our online form available at once the admissions form has been submitted and always prior to the start of the program.

    Program Admission Requirements

    Demonstrate your commitment and readiness to succeed in business school by taking the GMAT exam – the most widely used exam for admissions that measures your critical thinking and reasoning skills.

    Download the GMAT mini quiz to get a flavour of the questions you’ll find in the exam.


    • Madrid

      C/ María de Molina, 13, 28006, Madrid

    • Amsterdam

      Amsterdam, Netherlands

      • Madrid

        Madrid, Spain

        • Chicago

          Chicago, USA

          • London

            London, United Kingdom

            • Singapore

              Singapore, Singapore

              • Los Angeles

                Los Angeles, USA

                • Mexico City

                  Mexico City, Mexico

                  • Shanghai

                    Shanghai, China

                    • Geneva

                      Geneva, Switzerland

                      • Dubai

                        Dubai, United Arab Emirates