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IE University

Calle Cardenal Zúñiga, 12 - 40003 Segovia,
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Don’t miss out on a new and exclusive online management programme offered by IE, Imperial, and ESMT coming this Fall. Learn more about the 12-week Master’s in Management Essentials Programme now! 

COVID-19 Information: 

• Master: https://www.ie.edu/updates/covid-19-applicants-faqs/
• Undergraduate:  https://www.ie.edu/university/applicants-faq/

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’s facilities in Madrid consists of 20,000 square meters spread out across several buildings in the financial district of the Spanish capital. Madrid is one of the world’s leading cities for doing business, working and investing. It is also located strategically between Europe, Latin America, and the United States. IE students can establish contacts with major corporations that have European headquarters in Madrid, as well as to take advantage of all that this vibrant, cosmopolitan, cultural city has to offer as part of their learning experience.


IE’s facilities in Segovia, where part of IE University’s undergraduate programs are run, is housed by a 12th-century former convent located in woodland close to the center of the city, which in turn is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, famous for historic monuments like its Roman aqueduct and 15th century Alcazar fortress. With its beautiful landscapes, Segovia is a unique setting where university students from over 100 countries enrich their educational experience by living in a city steeped in history. Furthermore, Segovia is just 25 minutes from Madrid by high-speed train.

Campus Life

Our students have a wide range of cultural, social and sport activities, arranged by the students themselves with the support of the Office of Campus Life. Our current and former students at IE, proactive by nature, have started over 200 clubs in both Madrid and abroad and they organize countless regional and cross-sectorial events.

Some examples of the clubs we have are:

  • Professional Clubs: Discuss and share knowledge about specific academic areas and/or professional sectors (IE Net Impact Club, IE Marketing Club, IE Consulting Club, IE Entrepreneurship Club)
  • Geographic Clubs: Share your interest in and knowledge of a particular country or region (IE Africa Club, IE China, IE USA Club, IE Venezuela Club)
  • Social & Community Clubs: Network with other students while sharing your personal interests and hobbies (IE Partners Club, IE Charity Club, IE Chess Club)
  • IEU Athletics: Represent IE University in a wide range of team and individual sports, in both competitive and recreational atmospheres (IE Football Club, IE Rugby Club, IE Running Club, IE Basketball Club)
  • Arts Society: Create and celebrate art with your classmates through painting, drawing, music, dance and photography. Or, visit an art exposition! (IE Music Club, IE Dance Club, IE Theatre Club, IE Arts & Business Club)

The Process

The various stages of our admission process are aimed at identifying those areas of your academic and personal profile that make you unique and to 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 usually takes between three and four weeks and is divided into four main phases:

  1. Online Application & Supporting Documents
  2. Admission Test
  3. Online Assessment
  4. Personal Interview
  5. Final Committee Decision

IE Financial Aid

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 ie.edu/financialaid once the admissions form has been submitted and always prior to the start of the program.

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 by the IE University representatives in person
  • Meet with staff, alumni and faculty
  • Take the IE University admission’s test
  • Have your interview on the same day
  • Experience our teaching methodology

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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 among the corporate community. 

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

  • 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

Programs available

Undergraduate Faculties/Departments and Programs

Postgraduate Faculties/Departments and Programs

University Highlights

IE University is one of the top Private universities in Segovia, Spain. It is ranked #327 in QS Global World Rankings 2021.

Total students - 5,600


International students - 4,373


Total faculty staff - 719


Total students - 5,600


International students - 4,373


Total faculty staff - 719



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