Frequently Asked Questions

Can I take more than one language course?

You can only take up to two languages provided that the corresponding levels are not offered in the same time frame.

Will my language class count for credits?

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.

Will my grade in language classes affect my GPA?

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.

What if I am not in the right level language class?

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.

Do language classes prepare me for official exams?

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.

I took a placement test but I don't see a language class on my schedule. Why?

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.

Can I change to another class of the same languiage level, at a different time or with a different professor?

Changes in language groups are only made due to IE class schedule conflicts. If this is the case, contact the Language Center.

What if my schedule shows language class on the other campus (i.e.- I study in Madrid but languages show in Segovia)?

Contact the Language Center so they can help resolve the issue.

Can I add a language class in the second semester?

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.

Is there a fee?

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).

How can I enroll?

Access the online enrolment platform: https://ieu-enrollment.ie.edu/

When can I enroll?

You can enrol from Wednesday, Nov 6 until Friday, Nov 22.

Can I change/drop LABs once I have begun working for one of them?

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.

If I decide to drop the Lab (for instance, because I have other plan for the summer, I get an internship, etc) after the add & drop period is over, what will be the consecuences?

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.

What are the Advanced Seminars?

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.

Where is the information about the Advanced Seminars?

On Online Campus you have all the information regarding the Advanced Seminars. How and when to enroll in, dates or syllabi.

If I enroll in a seminar can I then drop the course?

Yes, you can drop a course during the add/drop period for the corresponding academic semester!

Who can join?

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

How much work?

Each seminar comprises 6 sessions. Attendance of at least 70% is required; the first session is mandatory.

The Rules of the Advanced Seminars
  • Enroll in a maximum of 2 seminars per semester.
  • Each Seminar will count for 1 ECTS credit, offered at no extra cost.
  • First session is mandatory.
Will my grade in Seminar affect my GPA?

No, although it will appear on your transcript.

How can I enroll?

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.

What are the IEU Labs?

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.

May students join a Lab that is different from their degree track?

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.

Where do the LABs take place?

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.

Can I sign up for only the expensive period or the intensive period?

No. You need to work both during the extensive AND intensive period.

How many LABs can I register for?

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.

Will I obtain credits (ECTs) and how many?

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.

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