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.

Campuses

IEU has 2 campuses available to exchange students:

  • Madrid campus
  • Segovia campus

Exchange deadlines

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 17 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 22 June (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (for Semester 2 of the following year)

Student testimonials

  • M Business Administration
    Semester 1, 2019
    UQ Abroad provides excellent support for international experiences!

Full-time study load

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

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

Minimum academic requirements

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

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

Study Options
You must choose to be nominated to a primary study area/major, based on your UQ majors. You must choose at least 70% of your courses within this study area/major. The remaining 30% of credits can be taken from a different study area (depending on availability and overlaps).

Other Requirements

  • Architecture: Students wishing to study Architecture at IEU can only apply for UQ Semester 2 exchange. Architecture at IEU is only available in the Autumn semester (September to December) at the Segovia campus only.
  • Campuses:
    • The Segovia Campus mainly offers 1st and 2nd-year courses.
    • The Madrid campus mainly offers 2nd, 3rd and 4th-year courses.

Note: Host university eligibility criteria are at the discretion of the host and may change without notice.

Find courses

Search the IEU undergraduate or postgraduate course catalogues.
List of courses for exchange students.

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. 
You must still check the host university course catalogue to see if courses from the Credit Precedent Database are still on offer and in the correct semester of your exchange.

Study areas taught in English

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

Exchange deadlines

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 17 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 22 June (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (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 in Madrid and accommodation options in Segovia.

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 a Semester-based Exchange 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

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 17 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 22 June (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (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 the Global Experiences team 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 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, experiences to that country are suspended until the risk level improves.

Find out the risk level and travel advice, and sign up to receive updates for your host country on the Smartraveller website.

Exchange deadlines

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 17 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 22 June (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (for Semester 2 of the following year)