General information


The IED’s didactic methodology is based on education in small groups with the goal of fostering strong connections between students and professors, ensuring close supervision and attention from the start, both in class as well as in the creation of projects and laboratory activities.

To become part of the IED student community, follow the steps below:

Choose the program in which you’d like to enroll.
The educational offering of the IED Madrid and the IED Barcelona is quite extensive:

  • Official Undergraduate Degrees in Design (Madrid and Barcelona)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) validated by the University of Westminster (Barcelona)
  • Diplomas IED (Madrid and Barcelona)
  • Basic 1-year programs (Madrid and Barcelona)
  • Masters (Madrid and Barcelona)
  • Specialization programs (Madrid and Barcelona)
  • Summer Programs (Madrid and Barcelona)
  • Winter Programs (Barcelona)

Admissions requirements.
Each academic category has different admissions processes requiring different documentation and deadlines. We ask that you carefully read the list of our programs to familiarize yourself with the specifics of registration, deadlines and required documentation.

Contact the Student Information Office (SIO) Madrid  or  Student Information Office (SIO) Barcelona if you have any questions.

Prices and promotions.
The SIO can provide information about fees, including the registration fee (which reserves your place in the program) and the program fee. If you are interested in payment plans, please consult with the IOS.

The IED Madrid and the IED Barcelona hold annual scholarship competitions  for Official Degrees, Diplomas and Bachelor of Arts. For more information to apply for the scholarship competition in Madrid: and and in Barcelona:

Contact us
You are invited to attend the various events organized by the IED Madrid and the IED Barcelona, including orientation sessions, open door sessions, information sessions, fairs, conferences, exhibitions, interviews…they can help you make a decision about which program to choose.


Download the Registration Application.
To become an IED student once you have chosen a program, download the Registration Application located in the corresponding program menu.

Prepare and send the required documents.
Fill out, sign and send the Registration Application along with the other required admissions documentation for the program you are interested in. The IED will inform you of the evaluation results of your submitted documentation in order to continue with the admissions process.

Admissions Interview. 
Once the IED has received all the required documentation, we will set up an appointment for an interview, either in person at one of our locations, via conference call, Skype or by phone.

After completing these steps, you will be able to reserve your place at the IED and complete the registration process by paying the registration fee.


Visa Application
If you are from a country outside the European Community, you must apply for a student visa at the Spanish Embassy or Consulate in your country. There you will find important information and the documentation requirements for obtaining a Visa.

Program fee payment.
After paying the registration fee and reserving your place in the program, you must pay the program fee. The IOS will provide you with information on how and when to make payments.

Participate in the program presentation. 
Before beginning classes, you will be invited to participate in the presentation of the program. There you will be provided with specific program information and meet the IED staff.

Once you have completed these steps, you will officially be an IED student and can begin to live new experiences! Welcome to the IED!

Download our Courses' Brochures

Download our Courses' Brochures

Choose the category of courses you'd like to know more about:

- IED Spain Brochure Official Undergraduate Degrees, BA (Hons) validated by the University of Westminster and IED  Diploma Courses.

- IED Master Spain

To select the course you're looking for click here.

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