Are you considering an undergraduate program at IE University? Joseph Freiha, our managing director for France and Monaco, shares valuable advice and tips to equip you for our rigorous application process. If you’re ready to take the next step in your learning journey with a globally accredited bachelor’s degree, this is your chance to discover the step-by-step process for students residing in France and surrounding areas.

How does IE University’s office in France help potential students during the application process?

The France office team is here to orient you to the best program that fits your profile. We also inform you about the details of the program and application process and offer you assistance throughout. We are glad to accompany you during your entire application journey.

What does the admissions process look like for candidates in France?

We can break down IE University’s admissions process into the following distinct stages:

If you’re applying for an undergraduate degree at IE University, the whole process is online. Just go to the bachelor’s program of your choice and fill in the online application form. Then, upload documents showing your academic background, along with a one-page resumé, one motivation letter, two recommendation letters and a certificate backing your English proficiency. 

Next, you must also complete your admissions test, which typically takes only two hours. The test is conducted in English and it assesses your critical and reasoning skills.

Once your application is complete, you go on to the next step, which is the Kira assessment. You will be asked three questions, to which you will answer two by video and one in writing. Afterward, the Admissions Committee will review your application and decide whether you go on to the interview phase. If you do, you’ll be interviewed by an admissions officer before receiving the committee’s final decision.

When should I submit my application?

It’s important to remember that we don’t have an application deadline. Instead, our rolling admissions process lets you apply at any time. But our advice is to always apply as soon as possible. That is the best way to avoid waiting lists and to also enjoy higher chances of getting a scholarship.

Does IE University provide any financial aid for candidates in France?

Applying to the program of your dreams at IE University is an important investment for you and your family. This is why IE Foundation offers so many scholarships—there are more than 30 scholarship opportunities currently available. Don’t hesitate to go through them, and apply to the three that best fit your profile. 

Which local agreements do you have that enrich learning for potential students from France?

We leverage our global network to collaborate with leading organizations in France and the surrounding area. Students can look forward to exchange opportunities with institutions such as Sciences Po, HEC Paris and ESSEC Business School.

What other initiatives do you have for IE University students and alumni in France?

Our office is not just here to help you during the application process, but to welcome you back to France once you graduate. At that point, you will join over 1,000 IE Alumni who currently live in France.

We organize more than 50 events every year for our France network, including information sessions, masterclasses and other events where you can meet our alumni, professors and staff. Don’t hesitate to book your place in these enriching events. In addition, IE University puts together hundreds of activities all over the world through our 30 international offices. This is part of our commitment to create a dynamic, vibrant learning environment from the very start of your academic adventure.

Help and support at every stage of the process

We hope that this has helped to clear up any doubts about the admissions process and given you more of an insight into the opportunities that await you at IE University. We invite you to visit our Admissions web page for further information and we also welcome you to sign up for our upcoming events, where you can learn more about IE University. You can also write to us at france@ie.edu—we’re here to help.