This section describes the admissions rules for national applicants interested in the IED Masters programs.

The Masters of the Istituto Europeo di Design are intended for:

– People who have completed their university studies and want to deepen their knowledge or develop a career in research.
– People who have a university education in a field of design other than the Masters they are pursuing.
– People who are immersed in the professional world with business experience and want to move forward improving their skills and professionalism.


For admission to the IED Masters, the following conditions are required:

a. Applicants must have at least an undergraduate degree or university diploma (or the equivalent at private schools that issue their own university-level degree) or have professional experience equivalent to the program’s subject matter.

b. Applicants must know the language in which the program is held. Students whose native language is different from the official program language must show evidence of an accredited intermediate level, both written and spoken.

For programs in English, they must present a TOEFL or other similar accredited certificate of an intermediate level. For programs in Spanish, if the applicant does not have an accredited certificate, they may have an interview via Skype (Skype IED Madrid: master.iedmadrid).

If you fulfill these requirements, you can apply for admission directly to the Master’s program (2. HOW TO REGISTER) or you can request an interview with the Information and Orientation Service for assistance and support in choosing the most appropriate education for you and to learn the details about the organization, content, objectives and professional scenarios for each of the possible directions.


2.1 Admissions Process

To register at the IED Madrid
The first step to register at the IED Madrid Masters is to send an e-mail indicating the program you are interested in and the following documentation:
a) Curriculum Vitae (résumé).
b) Letter of interest explaining the reasons for applying for the Master’s program.
c) Project portfolio (up to 3Mb) or a link to your personal website or blog, only if the applicant has previous design studies or similar experience.
d) Personal interview, as deemed necessary by the Academic Coordinator.
This procedure is necessary to verify whether the applicant’s profile is appropriate for the requested program.

Once the documentation has been received, you will be contacted by the Department of Information and Orientation (SIO) to confirm your admission and provide you with detailed information about the registration process.

2.2 Registration
To register for the program (reserving your place) at the IED Madrid, you must submit the following documentation to the IOS:
1. Photocopy of your national photo I.D., foreign I.D. or passport.
2. Registration form, completed with your personal information and signed.
3. Signed internal regulations.
4. Copy of the registration fee payment receipt.


To register for the program, please follow the deadlines provided by the Information and Orientation Service.

The program and registration fees will only be refunded if the program is cancelled or your student visa is denied. If this is the case, you must submit a letter from the Spanish Embassy where your visa was denied.

Upon completing the program, if the student has attended at least 85% of the classes and their final project has been approved, they will receive a Master’s degree.
All of the Masters Programs at the IED Barcelona are joint degree programs from the IED and IL3-UB, the Institute of Continued Education of the University of Barcelona. Applicants who already have a certified university degree, as well as former students of the IED Triennial or Degree Programs IED who pass the Master’s program, will obtain a diploma issued by the IED as well as a degree issued by the IL3-Universitat de Barcelona.


Participate in the Program Presentation
Before beginning classes, you will be invited to participate in the presentation of the program, where you will be provided with specific program information.

Please contact the Master’s Department of the Information and Orientation Service if you have any questions: IED Madrid:

Once you have completed these steps, you will officially be an IED student. Your new experiences are about to begin. Welcome to the IED!