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We’re so glad you’re interested in studying with us! To help you get a better sense of the ESEI experience, we’ve put together this FAQ with answers to some of the most common questions.

Before applying to ESEI programmes

Our bachelor programmes are three-year programmes. During the first two years, you will be studying at ESEI. In the third year of the bachelor’s programme, you will have an option to either stay in Barcelona and specialise in one of the three specialisations we offer while studying with our partnering University in the UK online, or study in the UK with our partnering University Anglia Ruskin without choosing the specialisation. 

Our master programmes are one-year programmes.

Our International MBA programme is a one-year programme that can be extended to 18 months. Due to the nature of the programme, the Enrolment Letter for the MBA programmes will be issued for the duration of 18 months. 

If you’re interested in studying at ESEI, it’s never too early to start your application!

You can apply to ESEI at any time during the year. However, because we have limited places in all our programmes, we do recommend that you start your application sooner rather than later to guarantee your spot. 

Non-EU students that need a student visa to study in Spain should start their application at least 8 months in advance to make sure they get their visa in time for the start of classes.

Are you a student in your final year of your High School / Bachelor? Or are you waiting for your final degree, diploma and/or transcripts?

If so, we have a unique opportunity for you. You can apply for a conditional acceptance into any of our programmes while you complete your previous studies. 

In this case, we will accept you into your ESEI programme of choice —before you complete your previous studies—but you will need to provide us with your final academic records and diploma before the start of the ESEI programme.

If you have a Bachelor degree with a duration of less than four years, you can still apply for any of our Master programmes. In this case, you will need to send in your full academic records and Bachelor degree diploma to us so that we can fully review your previous studies.

First of all, we want you to know that we want you here, too. It doesn’t matter where you’re starting from—if your level of English isn’t as high as you’d like it to be, or if you don’t have an official English proficiency score, we can help you get started with any of our programmes taught in English. So keep reading!

You can apply to ESEI if you have a good command of English but are lacking an official English proficiency score. If this is the case, after your admission interview, you may be required to take an English test to confirm your level of English.

If you do not have a good command of English —no worries! We’ll walk with you through our English Preparation Course before the start of your programme. This course normally takes place in August and January each year, so no matter what month you’re accepted into ESEI, by the time your programme starts, we’ll make sure that your language skills are good enough to start! 

We want people to succeed. And we know that sometimes, the biggest obstacle in your path is banking on a future above your budget. That’s why we offer Scholarships and a host of other financial aid options to support students who are committed to their personal and professional development. Find out more about Scholarships and Financial Aid here.

We know that many students coming to Barcelona are looking for housing options—and we hear you! 

Our campus facilities do not include student dorms. However, we do provide a list of student residences close to our campus where you can live as well as student accommodation agencies that help you find your ideal home in Barcelona, with attractive promotional codes specific to our students. Find out more about Housing options here.

We get it—you want to know what it is like to study at ESEI. The best way to find out is to talk to current students and alumni. Our current students and alumni are always happy and ready to share their experiences with you. You can find students who have recently studied this programme on the alumni section of our LinkedIn page, as well as on our Student and Alumni page.

At ESEI, students of any age and educational background can develop their business skills and explore their career interests through hands-on experience, project-based learning, and global networking opportunities.

Our Bachelor degree is most suited for students who have graduated from high school, or have up to 3 years of work experience, and want to develop their business skills through combined theoretical and practical learning. Of course, depending on your interest, regardless of age, all students are welcome in our bachelor programmes.

Our Master and International MBA programmes are suited for students of all ages who want to develop their business skills, explore new professional opportunities, and learn about various cultures, all through hands-on experience and project-based learning.

ESEI is a small business school with a global reach.


We have students from all over the world studying with us, and you can expect to find students from over 45 nationalities on campus each year. We pride ourselves on being a diverse and inclusive community that fosters connections between our students and faculty members as well as with each other.

As a result of our small size, it is easy for us to get to know you and your individual needs. We take pride in being able to offer personalised services that address the specific needs of each student. You can find out more about our student community here.

Barcelona is the perfect city to find an internship. The city has a variety of internships in different sectors, so you can find one that’s a good fit for you! We’ll post new internship offers on our digital platform, but you should also attend some of the many networking events the city has to offer. It’s all about making connections and creating opportunities!


We offer assistance finding internships with our dedicated Career Services team, who are in direct contact with companies and HR agencies and provide up-to-date internship opportunities. You can learn more about our career services here

Our master programmes are held from Monday to Thursday from 6 to 9 pm. There are several reasons for having evening classes. Firstly, our faculty consists of professors who are active professionals working in companies, non-profit organisations, have their own companies, or are freelancers. They have a lot of experience and knowledge that they want to share with students, and  are usually available to teach after the normal work schedule. The second reason is that we love to provide opportunities for students to gain practical experience as they work and study. We also offer a part-time option for students who have extremely busy schedules and would like to have more flexibility in their schedules to combine studies with work or family obligations.

ESEI is an accredited centre by the Government of Catalonia’s Department of Education and delivers Advanced Diploma in Business and Specialisation Diplomas in person from our Campus in Barcelona. Anglia Ruskin University, a public university in the UK, delivers the Top-Up Degree – BSc (Hons) in Business Management online.


Our Masters programmes private degrees with stringent quality standards and are designed for students who wish to go into the professional world. Our programmes are in their majority accredited by Universidad Católica de Murcia (UCAM), a Spanish top-ranking state-accredited University who offer dual degrees to students in the following programmes; Master in Business Management, Master in International Relations and International Business, Master in Marketing and Communication, Master in Tourism and Hospitality Management, Master in Digital Marketing and International MBA. 

At ESEI, we want to help you get a great education without having to worry about making payments before you are guaranteed a spot in our programme. 


That’s why we offer a fee-free admission process. We won’t require you to pay anything up front before your acceptance, so if you’re interested in applying for one of our programmes, please do it today!

We don’t require entrance exams for any of our programmes. However, if you can prove that you have significant qualifications, education, and skills, we’ll be happy to seriously consider your application. We select applicants on the basis of their application and interview.

​We accept scanned copies of official documents. Official records are defined as original documents issued by the institution which bear the actual signature of the registrar and the seal of the issuing institution. If the original document is not issued in English, you’ll need to enclose a copy of the document translated into English with the stamp and signature of the translating company.


There is no minimum age for acceptance. However, if you are under 18 years old a parent or guardian will need to sign a consent form for you to study abroad.

Yes! We welcome students who want to transfer to any of our programmes. If you’re looking to complete your Bachelor or Master’s at ESEI, just apply and provide us with your full academic transcripts. We review transfer applications on a case-by-case basis.

If you’re looking for a shorter experience, we have a range of short courses with a 7-week duration available to you. You can contact our International Student Advisor about options for exchange students. Find out more about Short Courses here.

FAQ After Applying to ESEI programmes

We’re happy to help you update your intake with us, without submitting a new application.

If you need to change the intake in your application and have not yet provided the Enrolment payment, please contact [email protected]. We can update any necessary information in the system without submitting a new application.

If you need to change the intake in your application and you have already enrolled in the programme, please contact [email protected]. The first deferment is free of charge. If you decide to defer for the second time, you will need to provide the payment of €500.00

If you need to submit any additional documents or missing documents in your application, please send them to [email protected].

If you made a mistake in your application, don’t worry! Just send us an email at [email protected] with an explanation of what needs to be changed and we will do it for you.

If you submitted the application for an incorrect programme, don’t worry! We can help you change your field of interest.

Just send us an email at [email protected] and we’ll make sure to change the programme according to your interest.

You’ll receive the calendar for your upcoming academic year a month before the programme starts. If you would like to receive this information sooner, please send your request to [email protected].

If you have paid the enrolment fee, but have not received your Enrolment Letter, please be patient. It may take up to 5 working days for the payment to be fully processed and verified.

If after five working days you still don’t have your Enrolment Letter, please send us an email to [email protected] with a copy of your proof of payment.

If you are unable to access flywire in your country, you can make a direct transfer to the university’s account. In such cases, please make sure you send your proof of payment directly to [email protected]

If you have applied to one of our Bachelor or Master programmes, you can expect us to contact you in order to schedule an interview within a week of your application. 


For international students who are not currently in Spain, a video call interview is arranged. You will be asked questions such as why you want to study at ESEI, why you want to study business, what you know about the degree, and what recent business issues you have read about. 

To schedule an admission interview, please use this link: 

Once you have submitted the request, you will receive two separate emails. The first is the link to the Teams page for your interview. The second is an email with instructions on how to prepare for your interview. Please note that if you do not receive one of these emails, contact ESEI’s Admissions Team.

If for any reason, you need to change your interview appointment we would kindly ask you to send an email to [email protected] with the cancellation request, and schedule an additional interview using the following link:

At ESEI, we want to make sure that you can pay your tuition in the most convenient way possible. That’s why we’ve partnered with Flywire to make international payments easy for you.

If you’re not able to access Flywire in your country, don’t worry! You can still pay your tuition by making a direct transfer to our account. In this case, please be sure to send proof of payment directly to [email protected] if you are a new student confirming your enrolment or [email protected] if you are an enrolled student making regular tuition payments.

In order to enrol in our programmes, you will need to provide an Enrolment fee. Once the Enrolment fee has been paid, you have an option to pay the rest of the tuition fee in two instalments, each instalment should be provided one month before the start of the semester. If, for any reason, you need a personalised payment plan, please contact our admission team for more information about your options. 

ESEI has two intakes each year, Fall and Spring intake. Fall intake each year starts in the first week of October, while Spring intake starts in the first week of March.

The exact dates for each intake will be published in our Admission Steps and Requirement page.

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