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International Exchange Programme

IBEI has exchange partnerships with 24 universities worldwide. Find out here how to come to IBEI as an exchange student under the Erasmus + programme, or through one of our bilateral agreements.

How to apply

  1. You must be nominated by your home university (check whether your university has an agreement with IBEI)
  2. All nominated students will be contacted and asked to apply through our application’s system
  3. Once your exchange has been confirmed, we will send you all the relevant information for you to start your semester abroad at IBEI (including visa documents, if needed)

My university does not have an exchange agreement with IBEI! Now what?


Students from non-partner universities who wish to study at IBEI for a semester can come as free-mover/visiting students. Kindly note that tuition fees apply in this case.

If you are interested in coming to IBEI as a visiting student, you must contact admissions@ibei.org

Deadlines and timings

Fall semester (September - January) 2024-2025

Nomination deadline

Application deadline

Tentative semester dates

1 May 2024

15 May 2024

25 Sept - 17 Jan

  • 12 September, 2024: Informative Session
  • 20 September: Welcome Day


Spring semester (January - May) 2024-2025

Nomination deadline

Application deadline

Tentative semester dates

15 October 2024

31 October 2024

27 Jan - 30 May

Courses available for exchange students

Exchange students may enroll between 10 and 20 ECTS. You can see the list of courses and their corresponding ECTS credits here. You must note, however, that you are only allowed to choose elective courses from this list. You will be given a definitive list of available courses before you come to IBEI.

You will have a chance to choose your courses during the Shopping Week (13-18 September, 2024), in which professors will hold thirty-minute presentations on the content and evaluation of their courses. Enrolment for these courses will take place online. The Academic Office will contact incoming exchange students with more information before the beginning of the semester.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does IBEI offer student housing?

No. Unfortunately, IBEI is a relatively small institution and we do not have any student housing. We have compiled a list of resources so you can find a suitable housing option for your stay in Barcelona

Do I need a visa to come to IBEI as an exchange/visiting student?

EU students do not need a visa. Non-EU students do need to request a short-stay visa. For non-EU students currently enrolled in a university in an EU member state, please contact international@ibei.org for more information on visa requirements.

Do I need health insurance?

EU students are covered by the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). Non-EU students who need health coverage are recommended OnCampus health insurance.

What is the cost of living in Barcelona?

It depends on your lifestyle. You can see an approximate breakdown of expenses here.

Contact us

If you have any questions, you can contact the International Mobility Office at international@ibei.org

International Mobility Team


Rebecca Niethammer foto
Rebecca Niethammer
Head of the International Mobility Department
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Araceli Mesegué
Contact for incoming exchange students