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General entry requirements

The admission of an applicant is principally based on academic merit, but the Admissions Committee will also take into consideration all other aspects of your application.

Please check the specific entry requirements for each master’s programme on the individual programme pages.

Academic requirements

Admission in the Master's programmes

Applicants are required to have completed an undergraduate degree or its international equivalent with good results from an accredited institution of higher education in Spain or abroad. If the country where you pursued your undergraduate degree is not on the list of the minimum grade requirements, please contact the Admissions Office (admissions@ibei.org) for more information.

If you are applying before having completed your undergraduate degree, you will need to provide us with a signed letter stating that you will be graduating before mid-September 2020.

Language requirements

Programmes taught entirely in English 

You are required to provide evidence of your English language skills. IBEI accepts the following language certificates:

  • TOEFL: 90 iBT or 550 paper-based (IBEI code: 6567).
  • IELTS: 6.5 or more.
  • Cambridge English Qualifications: C1 Advanced CAE or C2 Proficiency CPE.

The TOEFL and IELTS results are valid for two years, whereas any of the Cambridge English exams should have been taken within five years of the application deadline.

A certificate is not required if you are a native English speaker or you completed your undergraduate degree in English.

Master's in International Relations bilingual o part-time

If you are applying for the bilingual or part-time track of the Master’s in International Relations, you will have to demonstrate both your proficiency in English and Spanish, since classes are taught in both languages.

English

You are required to provide evidence of your English language skills. IBEI accepts the following language certificates:

  • TOEFL: 80 iBT, 560 paper-based (IBEI code: 6567)
  • Academic IELTS: 6.0 or more
  • Cambridge English Qualifications: B2 FCE (173-179 score), C1 Advanced CAE or C2 Proficiency CPE.

The TOEFL and IELTS results are valid for two years, whereas any of the Cambridge English exams should have been taken within five years of the application deadline.

A certificate is not required if you are a native English speaker or you completed your undergraduate degree in English. 

Spanish

Non-native speakers of Spanish have to submit the Diploma in Spanish as a Foreign Language Certificate (DELE o SIELE), Level B2 (http://diplomas.cervantes.es).

Applicants will be exempt from this requirement in the following cases:

  • If you are native a Spanish speaker; OR
  • If you have studied for a minimum of a year in Spanish in an institution of higher education