The Semester and Academic Year courses are aimed at candidates in possession of a Higher Secondary School Diploma, who have the required level of knowledge of the language, and who are 18 years of age at the time of enrolment.

Consult the 3 steps that illustrate the Enrollment Process to find out how to become a student of an IED Semester / Academic Year Course.

In the Useful Links section at the bottom of the page, you can download the Admission and Enrollment Procedures for Semester/Academic Year courses and the Procedures for Student Visa Applicants.

Enrollment Process

In order to be eligible for admission to Academic Year and Semester Courses leading to a Certificate awarded by the Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) applicants must hold an Upper Secondary School Diploma,be 18 years and have a B2 Level of English according to the CEFR. 

For "intermediate" level courses, the candidate must be enrolled to a university or professional school program relevant with the chosen course; be graduated in the same area of study of the chosen course; have relevant work experience.

*IED reserves the right to evaluate and accept admission to the courses for Students under 18 years of age. In this case, they will have to go through an admission interview. The people with parental authority must submit an identity document and countersign all documents and a specific form provided by IED.


To begin the admission procedure, you must access your reserved area.

The credentials for accessing the portal are sent directly by your Admission Advisor. If you do not yet have your credentials, you must send a request to obtain them. Once you have accessed the portal, upload the documents requested in the reserved area.

Documents mandatory for all courses
– Pre-registration form and privacy policy, filled out and signed;
– Copy of a valid ID document/passport for non-EU students;
– Copy of high school diploma, translated into Italian or English;
– Motivational letter (written in the language the course is to be taught in);
– English language certificate issued by an authorised body. Students without a certificate must attend an interview on campus or via Skype.

Additional documents required for ‘Intermediate’ courses only:
– Degree certificate
– Project portfolio
– Curriculum Vitae

Once you had the selection interview, access your private area; where you can complete your registration process.

Useful Links

Download the documents and consult the Admission and Enrollment Procedures for IED Semester and Academic Year Courses