Admission process

What procedure must you follow in order to study at ESADE?

In order to start the admission process, you must fill in the online application form. Before the application can be dealt with, you must pay a processing fee of 135 €.  This fee will not be reimbursed under any circumstances. 

Please take note that you should begin the admission process as early as possible, given that places are limited for the BBA in English

Candidates from outside the European Union should also take into account the additional time needed to apply for the corresponding visa to be able to study in Barcelona and for the credential with the UNED

We strongly advise applicants to fill the Personal Questionnaire part in the online application form as it is an important part of our admissions criteria

  • A photocopy of your  passport , only for not Spanish candidates  
  • 4  Photos
  • A personal academic transcript for the following courses:

    If you are studying in Spain or in a spanish education system:

    . 3rd and 4th years of ESO, and 1st year of high school (exams taken between the ages of 14 and 17): qualifications obtained in each of the subjects and exam sittings (copy certified by the school or the original plus a photocopy).

    . 2nd year of high school: grades for the tests carried out to date (copy certified by the school or the original plus a photocopy).

    If you are studying abroad or following a foreign education system in Spain:

    You must present the grades from the last four years of the secondary studies you have completed to date (copy certified by the school or original plus a photocopy).

  • Official accreditation of the student’s knowledge of English (TOEFL, Cambridge, IELTS, Michigan...), if relevant.

Please bear in mind that all transcripts provided must be Originals or Certified Copies.

In order for us to consider a document as an original, there are two options:
1. Ask your school to e-mail us the transcripts from an official school e-mail address.
2. Send us the original or a certified copy with a stamp (it needs to be an actual stamp, cannot be a printed stamp) via post (we can return this to you afterwards, if needed).

We only accept transcripts in English, French, Spanish or Catalan. Transcripts in other languages must be translated by the school or an official translator. For translated transcripts, we will also need to see the originals.

Please remember that your photo should be in JPEG format and meet the following criteria:
Photo sizes should be 256 pixels high by 192 pixels wide (19 mm x 16 mm). Photos should be: recent, in colour, of the applicant’s face and taken from the front against a plain white background. In the photos, the applicant’s head should be uncovered. Applicants should not be wearing dark glasses or anything else that might prevent or impede their identification.

It is very important that you send us this documentation as early as possible, since we cannot start assessing your application until it arrives.
We recommend that you attend an Open Day during the admission process: you can visit the campus, participate in a workshop with students from Undergraduate programmes and talk to alumni. This will help you to be well informed when deciding where to study your career.
See a simple of ESADE's own admissions test (in English). If you are applying to the Bachelor of Business Administration-BBA you can also sit the SAT or ACT.
If the Admission Committee considers they need more information in order to process your application, you will be asked to attend a personal interview.
Candidates who have done the admission test and submitted all required documentation will be assessed by the Admissions Committee. 

If you have been accepted, you can apply for a grant from ESADE, external assistance or a loan from one of the financial institutions ESADE has signed agreements with.
ESADE receives many more applications than there are places available. Therefore, if you have been accepted and want to reserve your place, around three weeks after having received confirmation of your admission, you must pay 25% of the total course tuition fee.
June 30th is the final deadline to pay  the remaining 75% of the total course fee. If you pass the last year of high school as well as the university entrance requirements in June, you can enrol in the Bachelor's degree course at the start of July.

What do we take into account when deciding whether to accept a student at ESADE?

In order to check whether you meet ESADE's admission requirements, the Admission Committee will assess the following information on an individual basis:
  • Admission application form.
  • Academic record. The average grade our students are awarded for Baccalaureate is around 8 (0-10 scale).
  • The results of the ESADE admissions test, the SAT or the ACT.
  • English level.
  • Personal interview (if relevant).

When considering applicants for admission, all these elements are given equal consideration. The final decision depends on each candidate’s position in comparison with all the applicants after the global assessment, as well as the total number of places available.

NOTE:  The admission process for ESADE Undergraduate Programmes is closed for the academic year 2017-2018.
Admission process