FAQ around COVID-19 situation
Here you will find some of the answers to the most frequent questions derived from the COVID-19 situation:
Until when can I apply for one of the master’s programmes?
IBEI has extended the application deadline until 20 August 2020.
We strongly encourage applicants from outside the EU to apply well in advance to allow for sufficient time to process their Spanish student visa.
Will there be any changes to the admissions process?
Although the admissions team is currently working remotely, we are continuing to process and evaluate your applications.
I have difficulties submitting my language exam on time as my test center is closed at the moment. Can I get an extension to submit the exam score?
Given that many test centers are postponing exam dates, the deadline to submit your English (IELTS or Cambridge) and/or Spanish (DELE or SIELE) test scores has been extended to 1 September 2020. Please note that TOEFL offers the possibility to take the TOEFL iBT test at home at the moment.
My university is closed due to the coronavirus outbreak and I cannot get the required official documents at the moment. Can I submit these documents later on?
We are aware that is may be more difficult for you to get your complete transcripts or diplomas at the moment as universities all over the world may be closed while staff works remotely from home. You can submit unofficial copies of your academic documents for the time being. Once you are admitted, we will ask you to provide the official academic documents before the start of the master’s in September.
I have been admitted to IBEI and I am worried that I will not graduate as planned as my undergraduate studies are delayed by the COVID-19 situation in my country.
If you have not received your diploma by the time you enroll at IBEI in late September 2020, you will need to submit official certificate from your universities stating that you have successfully completed your studies. This document should also include the expected issuing date of your diploma.
I am an international student who needs to apply for a visa. What would you recommend?
Due to the effects of COVID-19, Spanish embassies and consulates may take longer than normal to process visa applications. Please check the website of the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs as well as the website of the Spanish embassy or consulate closest to your place of residence for the most updated informatio.
Until when will I be able to defer my place?
IBEI will continue to consider the deferral of any place on our master’s programmes up until 10 September 2020. We encourage you to leave any decision to defer your entry until as late as possible before the deadline.
If I am unable to start my studies because of the pandemic, will my deposit be refunded?
Students who have paid the deposit fee are only eligible for a refund if they are prevented from traveling to Barcelona by government restrictions or inability to obtain the necessary visas.
How can I contact the Admission Office?
Please do not hesitate to contact us for any question, query or doubt you may have at firstname.lastname@example.org