IE University

Madrid, Segovia
Spain

Language of instruction

Spanish
English

The unique learning environment at IE University is built upon the bringing together of a personalised, student-centric community, within an open environment that embraces a rich diversity of individuals, ideas and approaches. IE University is recognised for its quality of teaching and learning.

IEU’s campus in Segovia is housed in the Convent of Santa Cruz la Real, a historic building declared a national heritage site. Segovia is only 25 minutes from Madrid by high-speed train. The Madrid campus is located in the financial centre of Madrid, a leading European capital.

Semester dates

UQ Semester Host Semester Dates
Semester 1 Semester 2 (Spring) January–May
Semester 2 Semester 1 (Autumn) September–December

View the IEU academic calendar.

Guides and additional information

Campuses

IEU has 2 campuses available to exchange students:

  • Madrid campus
  • Segovia campus

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Student testimonials

Full-time study load

30 ECTS credits per semester at IEU is equivalent to 8 UQ units.

MBA students: required to complete 120–145 academic sessions per semester.

  • 3 ECTS credits= 15 academic sessions
  • 6 ECTS credits= 30 academic sessions

Minimum academic requirements

You will need a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.5 to study at IEU.

Find courses

Search the Credit Precedent Database to find courses offered by your host university that have been previously approved for credit at UQ. The database should be used as a general guide only. 

Search the IEU undergraduate or postgraduate course catalogues if courses do not appear in the database.

Study areas taught in English

Undergraduate
Architecture
Advertising
Business information systems
Economics
Finance
Human resources
Marketing
Communication, digital media and PR
International relations
Political science
Public policy
Computer science
Postgraduate
Advertising
Business administration
Business information systems
Finance
Human resources
Marketing
Communication, digital media and PR
International relations

Course restrictions

Students wishing to take courses taught in Spanish will need to prove a minimum level of B2 CEFR.

Bachelor of Architecture: First Semester only (Autumn semester in Europe - September to December)

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Accommodation

IEU does not provide on-campus accommodation. Once enrolled, students will have complete access to IE's housing website and support services. IEU also provides basic information and external sources to help prospective students explore their accommodation options.

Cost of living

Study in Spain provides students with a guide to the average cost of living in Spain to help prepare for daily expenses.

Financial support

A range of funding for student exchange including scholarships, grants and loans are available to UQ students.  

Insurance

Students approved to participate in the Student Exchange Program are automatically covered by UQ’s Travel Insurance for the country of their host university only.

For more information, read the Student Travel Insurance Policy Summary on UQ’s Travel Insurance web page (login required).

If you plan to travel outside of your host country, you should purchase additional insurance.

All IEU students need adequate health insurance to cover any illness or accident that may occur. Students should check their current private medical coverage to see whether it will cover them while studying in Spain.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Organise your visa

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As UQ Abroad is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Contact the Spanish Consulate for visa and immigration information.

Travel risk levels

The University of Queensland cannot and does not allow UQ Abroad students to travel to any country with a risk level of 3 (Reconsider your need to travel) or above, as assessed by the Australian Government.

If a country's risk level changes to 3 or above, UQ Abroad programs to that country are suspended until the risk level improves.

Find out the risk level and travel advice for your host country on the Smartraveller website.

Register your travel plans

We recommend that you register your travel plans on the Smartraveller website so that the Australian Government can contact you or your family in an emergency.

Non-Australian citizens should register with their closest consulate.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.