If you’re thinking about applying to an undergraduate program at IE University, you’re bound to have questions. Magdalena Radziewska, our BENELUX office director, is in charge of providing tailored resources to interested candidates in the region.

Along with her team, Magdalena is here to answer your questions and help make the admissions process as smooth as possible. Read on to learn what’s involved in applying to a program at IE University and find out useful information about financial aid options and housing in Spain

Which services do you offer to candidates, students and alumni in Benelux?

The Benelux region hosts one of IE University’s 30 international offices around the world, all focused on providing local support to candidates, students and alumni. We’re here to help you with your professional growth—before, during and after your studies. 

With an active community of over 1,500 IE Alumni currently residing in the region, you’ll find a rich network of professionals, initiatives and local partnerships. We have three alumni chapters in each Benelux country—Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg—and they hold various events throughout the year.

When you join the IE Community, you become a member for life. We’ll be there to support you in whatever way we can.

What is IE University’s admission process for candidates in Benelux?

Our admissions process is designed to identify unique aspects of your academic and personal profile, ensuring alignment between you and our educational model. There are four key stages in the process:

  1. Online application

First, you must complete an online application form, which will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee. There is a non-refundable admission fee of €150 as part of your application. 

Your application can be saved and revisited as many times as you’d like, but you must complete it within one month.

  1. Admissions test

The next stage is an online test conducted in English that measures your verbal, logical and numerical skills, with a focus on your reasoning abilities. The test must be completed in one session, so allow at least two hours to complete it. Please refer to this in-depth guide for further tips on preparing for the admissions test.

  1. Kira assessment

The Kira assessment is also completed online. It evaluates your critical-thinking skills and real-time responses and should take no more than 30 minutes to complete. You will provide answers to three questions, one of which is written and the other two recorded via video. The assessment is an opportunity to show your personality and potential before proceeding to the next step.

  1. Personal interview

After you complete your admissions test and Kira assessment, your application will be reviewed and if successful, you will be invited to an interview with our Admissions Committee. The interview is an opportunity for us to get to know you better and see your potential as a member of the IE Community.

When you’re preparing for your interview, we recommend you focus on what motivates you or drives your passions, and how it all correlates with IE University’s values of diversity, entrepreneurship, humanities and innovation.

After you have completed these steps, the IE Admissions Department will make a final decision about your application.

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What application deadlines should potential students keep in mind?

IE University has a rolling admission policy, so there is no specific deadline for undergraduate programs. However, please note that places are limited and are offered on a first-come-first-served basis. We recommend applying early due to the high demand and potential time requirements for having your studies officially recognized.

Which financial aid options are available for candidates in Benelux?

At IE University, around 25% of our students benefit from a scholarship, depending on the participant pool and the program.

Within the Benelux region, we also have local agreements to provide funding opportunities for undergraduate students. Please ask us directly about these options. For more information, visit the university’s Financial Aid website.

How do you support Benelux students living in Spain for the first time?

We understand that moving to a new country can come with its challenges. That’s why we’re here to help and support you with anything you might need.

When looking at housing options in Madrid or Segovia, we strongly suggest you use our recommended provider Beyond Campus. They will help you find somewhere to live from a wide range of residences and flats approved by IE University.

At the Benelux office, we’re also more than happy to connect you with other students from your country or region. And once you’ve been admitted, you can take advantage of our Slack channels for fellow students looking for housing.

Take the next step

We hope that this brief chat with Magdalena clears up all your doubts. If you have any further questions, please visit our Admissions webpage or email us at benelux@ie.edu. We also encourage you to take a look at our upcoming events, where you can learn more about IE University.