You can only take up to two languages provided that the corresponding levels are not offered in the same time frame.
Mandatory language classes for International Relations and dual International Relations degrees count for credits.
Non mandatory language classes show on your transcript and can be recognized for some elective credits but you must request recognition through your degree (often in 3rd or 4th year).
Basic levels of Spanish (0,1&2) only count for credit if taken as your mandatory language for International Relations.
Grant track Spanish classes (0, 1 & 2) count to satisfy the minimum level of Spanish required to graduate and show on your transcript but credits are not recognized.
Your grade in mandatory languages for International Relations and dual IR degrees is included in the calculation of your GPA.
Basic levels of Spanish (Grant track classes levels 0, 1 & 2) taken to meet the minimum level required to graduate show on your transcript but the grade does not affect your GPA.
Your grade in non mandatory language shows on your transcript but does not affect your GPA.
If you are registered in a level that you think is too high or too low, speak with your professor and if they agree, attend the following class of the level recommended and upon confirmation contact the Language Center to process the change. THIS MUST BE DONE BY THE ADD/DROP DEADLINE WHICH IS SESSION 5.
Material covered in each level of languages with officially recognized international exams (DELE/SIELE – Spanish, DEFL/DALF – French, GOETHE – German, HSK – Chinese, CELP-Bras- Portuguese) generally familiarize students with the corresponding content and evaluations help to familiarize them with exam format.
Students in languages courses (except Basic level Grant track Spanish courses 0, 1 & 2 and Language Proficiency Track English) may attend the additional official language tutorials included in the cost of the langugage course that help them prepare official exams by registering in them at the beginning of the academic year.
Attendance in these official tutorials is not mandatory.
Language level authorization (after taking a placement test) can take up to 4 working days to process.
Placement tests taken during Summer Holiday in August will be processed upon return in September.
If you took more than 1 placement, there could be a schedule class with your first language making registration in the second language impossible.
If you placed out of the Spanish level required to graduate and indicated you did not wish to study Spanish in this case, you wouldn´t be enrolled.
Contact the Language Center to clarify your specific case.
Changes in language groups are only made due to IE class schedule conflicts. If this is the case, contact the Language Center.
Contact the Language Center so they can help resolve the issue.
Not as a rule.
No beginner levels are offered in the second semester.
If you have some knowledge of the language and can place into a second semester course an exception might be made. Contact the Language Center to see if this is possible.
Students do not pay anything extra for joining and working at the IEU LABs. Only later on, if you decide to ask for credit recognition to make up for an elective, you will have to pay for those credits (as you will do if you decided to enrol in an elective course).
You can enrol from Wednesday, Nov 6 until Friday, Nov 22.
You will have the possibility to add & drop LABs during the add & drop period. This is usually around the months of January and February. The specific dates will be announced soon.
You will receive a Fail that will show in your transcript. Working in a Lab is voluntary. When you decide to join, you acquire a commitment towards the clients, the university, your Lab Director and the rest of the team. The team will have to deliver in any case at the end of June. If you leave, your teammates will have to do the extra work and the credibility of the university and of the IEU LABs project will be questioned.
Short courses aimed to complement students´ academic profile. They are optional, but highly recommended, as they constitute a great way of building the academic CV.
On Online Campus you have all the information regarding the Advanced Seminars. How and when to enroll in, dates or syllabi.
Yes, you can drop a course during the add/drop period for the corresponding academic semester!
The seminars are open to all students interested in deepening in some topic related to their program or exploring new areas of knowledge.
Each seminar comprises 6 sessions. Attendance of at least 70% is required; the first session is mandatory.
No, although it will appear on your transcript.
From September 1st access the enrolment platform: https://ieu-enrollment.ie.edu/ in the registration and ADD/ DROP periods Check the dates on Online Campus >> Advanced Seminars).
Registrations will be approved on a first-come, first-serve basis through OnLine Campus.
The IEU LABs are fully tutored working spaces in which IE University students can develop professional projects by working closely with companies or starting their own business while remaining at the university. The projects are an excellent opportunity for students who want hands-on experience, interdisciplinary knowledge and the opportunity to work on challenging projects to gain professional skills and start building their professional profile.
Yes! Anyone can join any of the LABs offered regardless of the degree they are taking. In fact it should be encouraged so that they explore other areas of interest.
The IEU LABs are offered both at our Madrid and Segovia campuses. Specific meeting locations will be told to you when the registration process is complete.
No. You need to work both during the extensive AND intensive period.
You may register for only ONE lab per academic year. To work in two LABs would be very demanding and would put at risk your academic performance.
Yes, if your participation in the LABs is satisfactory you will be granted 3 credits (ECTs). Later on, you may opt for validating those credits for some elective course whenever that may be possible in your program.