ADMISSION PROCESS IED Barcelona Undergraduate Degree in Design

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ADMISSION PROCESS

IED Barcelona Undergraduate Degree in Design

1. GENERAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

1.1. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS ESTABLISHED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF LEARNING OF THE REGIONAL GOVERNMENT OF CATALONIA AND THE SPANISH MINISTRY OF EDUCATION

In order to access courses to obtain official Undergraduate Degree in Design, the academic requirements set forth in article 12 of Royal Decree 1614/2009 of 26 October must be met and the corresponding specific test must be taken, as referred to in article 5 of Royal Decree 633/2010 of 14 May.

Applicants must have a certificate to prove they have completed their sixth form studies (bachillerato) or equivalent, which must:

1.1.a. Meet all of the University access requirements in their country of origin.

1.1.b. Have been obtained after at least 12 years of schooling.

· Be proficient in the language of the chosen course (Spanish/English).

· Be at least 18 years old at the end of the year in which the course starts.

· Fulfil the Admission and Enrolment procedure requirements.

1.2. LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS 1.2.a. Courses in Spanish

Students should have at least B2 level Spanish (in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages – CEFR) so as to suitably follow the course. To prove the necessary language proficiency, candidates are required to present a language certificate issued by competent authorities or to pass a language assessment test (see point 2.2).

1.2.a.1. Certificate of B2 level English, French, Italian or German, or equivalent.

In order to obtain an Undergraduate Degree in Design Diploma, students will be required to submit a B2 language certificate for a second language (English, French, Italian or German) before completing all 240 ECTS course credits (it is not a requirement to be admitted in the first year).

1.2.b. Courses in English

Students should have at least B2 level English (in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages – CEFR) so as to suitably follow the course. To prove the necessary language proficiency, candidates are required to present a language certificate issued by competent authorities or to pass a language assessment test (see point 2.2).

1.2.b.1. Certificate of B2 level Spanish, French, Italian or German, or equivalent.

In order to obtain an Undergraduate Degree in Design Diploma students will be required to submit a B2 language certificate for a second language (English, Spanish, French, Italian or German) before completing all 240 ECTS course credits (it is not a requirement to be admitted in the first year).

2. ADMISSION AND ENROLMENT PROCESS

To gain admission to the Undergraduate Degree in Design students must comply with IED Barcelona’s online admission procedures on http://admission.ied.it/es/home and to successfully pass the specific Access Test.

IED Barcelona’s online admission process comprises 5 stages:

1. Pre-enrolment process.

2. Admission interview.

3. Enrolment confirmation process.

4. Admission Test 5. Matriculation process.

Suggested timing:

Admissions are open until the last admission test (during the first week of October at IED Barcelona and Madrid).

However, in order to ensure that the entry requirements established by the Ministry of Education are met and to comply with its strict quality standards (as well as to ensure proper interaction among teachers, staff and students), IED Barcelona offers a limited number of places for the Undergraduate Degree in Design. Students wishing to secure a place on any of the courses will be required to complete the enrolment process specified in point 3. Non-

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2.1. PRE-ENROLMENT PROCESS

2.1.a. Obtaining login credentials: In order to start IED Barcelona’s online admission process, students will need to contact IED Barcelona via the information request option available on the website or by clicking on APPLY NOW on the web page for the relevant course. Check available courses at www.ied.edu. Login credentials will be sent by email.

2.1.b. Login to http://admission.ied.it/es/home and fill out the form with Personal Information.

2.1.c. Submit the basic documents required.

- Compulsory documents (required to access the interview):

Application form and Privacy sheet, both duly filled out and signed (downloadable from the documents section of the persona area at http://admission.ied.it/en/home)

A photocopy of your identity document (National Identity Document or Foreign National Identity Document for residents in Spain, or Passport for foreign students).

- Recommended documents:

- Certificate of proficiency in the language of the chosen course, in compliance with the course language requirements (students who do not have a certificate can take a language assessment test).

- Extra mandatory documents (not compulsory to access the admission interview but necessary to complete the enrolment process):

• Sixth form (bachillerato) certificate or equivalent (for non-Spanish certificates, recognition of the equivalent).

• Diploma for advanced technical studies in plastic arts and design, if applicable.

• Diploma for advanced vocational training, if applicable.

2.2. ADMISSION INTERVIEW

IED Barcelona welcomes applicants with all kinds of profiles and seeks to admit those with the most potential, regardless of their experience. The aim of the admission interview is to understand why the student wishes to take the course (motivation) and their command of the course language. Feeling motivated about the content of the programme and being familiar with the course language are the best guarantee that students will bring out their full potential over the course’s four-year duration.

As soon as the basic documents have been uploaded on the applicant’s personal area at http://admission.ied.it/es/home, and once they have been verified by IED Barcelona, candidates will be able to do an admission interview. In order to streamline the process, IED Barcelona gives applicants the option of doing the admission interview online (both the motivational part and the language skills test), using the Skype platform. To do so, the student will need a PC/Mac with a webcam, microphone and speakers, a speedy Internet connection (at least ADSL 4Mb) and an active Skype account. Interviews can also be arranged to be held on IED Barcelona’s premises if students prefer it. The dates and times for the interview will be arranged directly with IED Barcelona’s admissions department.

2.2.1 Language assessment test

If a language certificate is not submitted to prove the applicant’s proficiency of the course language, applicants will be required to take a language test in order to assess their linguistic skills and their ability to learn during the course. The language assessment test will be conducted via Skype by language teachers from IED Barcelona. The test lasts roughly 20 minutes and consists of a series of questions divided into 3 categories:

- Simple questions regarding the applicant’s motivations and everyday life.

- Intermediate questions regarding an idea or concept that is given in advance to elaborate on.

- Complex questions in which the applicant is given a subject in order to explain and develop abstract concepts.

If you have any questions regarding the language assessment test, do not hesitate to contact your Advisor.

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3. ENROLMENT CONFIRMATION PROCESS 3.1. Admission confirmation

After the admission interview, IED Barcelona will send applicants:

a. Enrolment form.

b. The general IED Barcelona regulations, privacy policy and data protection policy.

c. Instructions for payment

This will complete the admission phase, but will not guarantee the applicant’s actual enrolment in the course.

3.2. Enrolment confirmation

In order for applicants to secure their place on the course, they will have to confirm their enrolment by returning documents (a) and (b) duly filled out and signed, together with a proof of payment. The enrolment process will be deemed concluded once it has been verified that the payment has been made to IED Barcelona. As soon as IED Barcelona receives documents (a) and (b) duly filled out and verifies that payment of the set amounts has been made, it will make the Enrolment Kit available to the applicant on their personal area, which will confirm that enrolment has been made. Having verified that payment has been made and the documents have been sent, applicants will be allowed to take the specific admission test. They will also have access to the website, where they will find material to prepare the test and preparatory courses.

Non-European students will receive the original Enrolment Kit documents by post. Said documents, which include the certificate of enrolment, will be needed when applying for a Student Visa at the Spanish embassy or consulate.

3.3. Visa application procedures for non-European students

Non-European applicants will need to apply for a Student Visa at their nearest Spanish embassy or consulate (always in their country of origin, not in Spain) before leaving their country. Applicants must have at least the following original documents ready (copies will not be accepted):

• A valid Passport for the duration of the study period.

• The Enrolment Kit.

• The syllabus for the course, training or research they will be carrying out in Spain.

• Health insurance with coverage for their entire spell in Spain, medical expenses and repatriation in the event of an accident or sudden illness.

• A medical certificate proving that the applicant does not suffer from any of the diseases that are susceptible to quarantine according to international regulations.

• Proof of having sufficient means to subsist and pay for accommodation during the spell and, where applicable, to ensure they are able to return to their country.

• A criminal record certificate issued by the authorities in their country of origin or where they have lived for the past five years.

IED Barcelona encourages students to apply for a multiple entry visa for the Schengen area if possible. Non- European students are advised to contact the Spanish diplomatic authorities in their country as soon as possible in order to obtain further information regarding visas, as requirement are often subject to change. Since the process can take a month or more, applicants should ensure that the process is initiated in good time.

Payments made for enrolment will not be refunded in any case, unless the access test is not passed on both attempts, the visa is denied at no fault of the applicant or, in the case of CADIVI (Venezuela), if the applicant is denied authorisation to change currency, provided all documentation has been submitted within the set deadlines and proof can be given. In such cases, it will be essential to submit the official refusal certificate and/or documents.

If this occurs, IED Barcelona will withhold the amount of 300 euros as administrative costs.

If you have any questions regarding the process to obtain a visa or regarding the refund policy, do not hesitate to contact your Advisor.

3.4. European students

Applicants from within the EU will not need a visa to enter Spain. However, when they stay in Spain for longer than 3 months, the law requires them to obtain the NIE card (Identification Number for Foreigners). Therefore, foreign students will all be required to hold a NIE.

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• Pass the Admission Test in out seat (July or September)

• Pay the tuition fee one month before the course starts.

• Have correctly filled out and uploaded the required documents on their personal area.

• Non-European students must have arranged a visa before arriving in Spain and be in the process of obtaining their NIE.

Applicants who fail to provide all of the documentation required will not be allowed to take the Specific Access Test and will therefore be unable to take the course.

If you have any questions regarding the pre-enrolment, admission, enrolment or matriculation process, do not hesitate to contact your Advisor.

5. TRANSFERRAL OF ACADEMIC PROFILES

Students who come from other institutions, universities or academic centres in Spain or abroad can apply for Advanced Design Courses by having their credits recognised in accordance with the recognition process for previous complete or partial studies.

5.1. Students who have studied EUROPEAN OFFICIAL INTERNATIONAL degrees

Such applicants will need to submit the following documents to IED Barcelona as soon as possible and no later than 15 September of that year (providing an official certified translation into Spanish if the original is in any other language):

· A certified copy of the didactical content.

· A certified copy of the official grades obtained.

· A certified copy of their Passport.

· A certified copy of their sixth form certificate (bachillerato)

IED Barcelona will proceed to send the Departament d’Ensenyament (Education Department) a proposal for ECTS recognition and will then enrol applicants in the course and the year deemed appropriate according to their academic qualifications. The Departament d’Ensenyament will check through the documents provided and will approve or amend the proposal submitted. Once the decision has been sent to IED Barcelona, it will proceed to adjust individual academic profiles, and students will be required to take any subjects that the Departament d’Ensenyament deems necessary in order to obtain the Undergraduate Degree in Design.

Important: The student has to attend the Admission Test.

5.2. Students who have studied NON-EUROPEAN OFFICIAL INTERNATIONAL degrees

Such applicants will need to submit the following documents to IED Barcelona as soon as possible and no later than 15 September of that year (providing an official certified translation into Spanish if the original is in any other language):

· A certified copy of the didactical plan.

· A certified copy of the didactical content.

· A certified copy of the official grades obtained.

· A certified copy of their sixth form certificate (bachillerato)

· A certified copy of their Passport.

IED Barcelona will proceed to send the Departament d’Ensenyament all of the documentation needed to ascertain whether or not the studies in question can be recognised. If the Departament d’Ensenyament decides they can, IED Barcelona will proceed to enrol applicants in the course and the year deemed appropriate according to their academic qualifications. Once the Departament d’Ensenyament has decided on the students’ profiles and submitted them to IED Barcelona, individual academic profiles will be adjusted, and students will be required to take any subjects from previous years that the Departament d’Ensenyament deems necessary in order to obtain the Official Advanced Diploma in question. The cost of the fees involved in ECTS recognition will be added to the Tuition Fee. Students must send all documents by email and must post the original documents to their Advisor.

Important: The student has to attend the Admission Test.

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