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Advanced Seminars

What are they?

Short courses (six sessions) aimed to complement student’s academic profile. They are optional, but highly recommended, as they constitute a great way of building the academic CV.

Upon completion of the course, it will be listed on the student’s official transcript. 

Who can join?

The seminars are open to all students interested in deepening some topic related to their program or exploring new areas of knowledge.

First-year students are not allowed to participate in fall semester seminars.

Registration Period (2023/2024): from September 4th to October 9th through the enrolment app (

How much work?

Each seminar comprises 6 sessions. Attendance of at least 80% is required (5 sessions). 

All seminars are evaluated, whether through participation, group work, or essays, and students will receive a grade for their performance.

The rules

Enroll in a maximum of 2 seminars per semester.

Each Seminar will count for 1 ECTS credit, offered at no extra cost, and will appear on your European Diploma Supplement (EDS). If the student wants the credit to be recognized as part of the degree’s total amount of ECTS, the student will have to pay.

Students can drop the courses during the ADD/DROP period, or before the second session if attended the first session; inform the professor and seminars coordinator. 

Students will be graded 0.0 if attendance is not met (one missed session) and will appear on their trancript although it does not count for the GPA. 

IEU Labs

What are they?

Fully-tutored working spaces where students develop professional projects and work closely with companies and institutions. An excellent opportunity for students who want a hands-on experience, to acquire interdisciplinary knowledge and professional skills.

Who can join?

All students from any program are welcome to apply to any IEU Lab, although they are specially aimed to 1st and 2nd year students.

How much work?

IEU Labs require your commitment to work hard and enjoy a full hands-on internship-like experience on campus.

  • Second semester: Work during 5 continuous months (workload: 4 to 6 hours per week).
  • Intensive period: After final exams until the end of June (workload: 4 to 6 hours per day).

The rules

  • Enroll in a maximum of 1 LAB each year.
  • Each Seminar will count for 3 ECTS credit, offered at no extra cost.

Language Center

How much work?

  • Students must take the 2 parts (1st & 2nd semester) of any language course to complete the level/s required. Each semester has 24 sessions.
  • Minimum attendance of at least 70% is required

The rules

  • Enroll in no more than two language courses per year.
  • If a student fails the first semester of a language course, he/she will have the opportunity to retake (and pass) the extraordinary evaluation exam in January and thus continue with part two of the course as registered.
  • Each annual language course will count for 6 ECTS (3+3) credits.


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