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APPLICATION AND SELECTION

Everyday is a good day to join the IAAC community!

Every application will be considered and assessed according to the candidate’s profile, skills, previous academic achievements and motivation. Once the application reviewed, you’ll be meeting with the academic coordinator in charge of the selected course for an interview.  

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For online applications, all the required documents must be submitted in English except for the undergraduate diploma, which must be translated in Spanish. All documents must be uploaded on the online application form in PDF format.

 

Required documents:

  1. Letter of intent written in English detailing your motivation and adequacy for this particular course (PDF, one A4 page maximum length). 
  2. CV and portfolio* showcasing samples of your work in English (PDF, A4 format, 10MB maximum for the portfolio)
  3. Two letters of recommendation in English including the referee contact (PDF)
  4. Legalised copy of your previous academic degree. ** (Please make sure to arrange the legalization of your diploma as required by your country of origin (more info here). If your diploma is not yet available by the time you chose to submit your application, please contact us.)
  5. An official translation of your diploma in Spanish (if not in Spanish already, more info about official translations here.) Your diploma must be translated by an officially sworn translator for your application to be considered valid
  6. A copy of your valid passport or I.D. if you are citizen of a member state of the EU
  7. Application fee (non-refundable) is to be paid to the bank information mentioned at the bottom of this page in the “Bank Information” section.

* For the MaCT programme, a portfolio is not mandatory for applicants who do not have an academic background in design. However, samples of previous projects and research related to cities will be required as part of the application process.

** If you have not graduated yet but will be graduating before the academic year begins, you are still eligible to apply but you will need to provide a provisional certificate in English from your University, confirming that you will graduate this year.

 

Feel free to contact us at [email protected] should you have any doubts about the process. 

Are you interested in IAAC? Do you want to know more about us? We will be happy to welcome you during our IAAC Open Days where you will have the opportunity to discover the Institute, visit our facilities and meet our faculty, alumni and students.

Dates for 2020/21:

  • 24th January of 2020 – register here (hay que crear el formulario)

  • 27th March of 2020 – register here (hay que crear el formulario)

The selection criteria will be based on the following aspects:

  1. The educational background, keeping in mind that, considering our varied educational offer and transdisciplinary approach, are eligible student profiles with a background in architecture as well as in design, engineering or arts. 
  2. The quality of the portfolio which will partly be assessed considering the ability of the applicant to demonstrate:  
  3. Analytical approaches and processes through his/her work.
  4. Creativity and flexibility, working on multi-scalar projects from object to city scale.
  5. Diversified skill set,
  6. And a variety of tools applied to the presented work.
  7. In order for IAAC to maintain its multi-cultural environment, the admissions committee is encouraged to keep a balanced ratio of a diverse multi-national intake of applicants every year.

*Master and OTF applicants: depending on the IT (specific software knowledge) and other skills’ level of the student, the committee could decide as a mandatory requirement to enter the pre-course programme which is a 15-day programme aimed at refreshing important information and skills to make sure the student is at the level required by the school. In some cases, and using the same criteria above, the pre-course programme may be only “suggested”.

The selection process follows the next steps:

 

  • Complete and submit the online application along with the required documents.
  • The IAAC admissions committee will review your application.
  • You will be notified if you have passed the first step within two weeks.
  • If successful, you’ll be meeting with the programme’s Director and Academic Coordinator through a Skype interview.
  • You will be informed of the decision within the two following weeks.
  • If accepted, you will receive a digital letter of acceptance and a physical welcome package.
  • If accepted, you will have to confirm your enrollment by proceeding with the down payment in a maximum of two weeks. (Note: down payments vary depending on the programme each applicant is admitted in. Please refer to the tuition fees section mentioned below).
  • We encourage accepted students to start their student VISA process right away as the process of issuing a VISA may vary from one country to another. You will need to enquire with the Embassy / Consulate of Spain based in your country to understand which type of documentation you need to prepare and submit. IAAC will provide you with any documentation required from our Institute to facilitate this process.

There are four application deadlines to apply throughout the year:

  1. November 5th to January 31th (No application fee)
  2. February 1st to March 31th (€60 application fee)
  3. April 1st to June 30th (€120 application fee)
  4. July 1st to August 30th (€150 application fee) 

NB: Please keep in mind that even though a deadline is mentioned during the summer period (July – August), the Academic Team will only review applications if there are still some spots left. We, therefore, advise you to apply before the 4th deadline to secure your place among us next year!

Here is the application form: https:/iaac.net/iaac/apply/application-form/.

After being accepted, your enrolment will only be confirmed once you have paid the enrolment fee.

Please not this enrolment fee is different from the application fee you need to pay at the beginning of the process.

Please, also keep it in mind the payment needs to be carried within the two weeks following the reception of your acceptance letter and that it is not refundable.

 

ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES TOTAL FEES DOWN PAYMENT ** Payment of remaining amount Option 1 Payment of remaining amount Option 2
MAA01Non-EU
18.750€2.500€16.250€
no later than Sept.1st 2020
60% 9.750€
no later than Sept.1st 2020       40% 6.500€
no later than Dec.1st 2020
EU
15.000€2.500€12.500€
no later than Sept.1st 2020
60% 7.500€
no later than Sept.1st 2020      40% 5.000€
no later than Dec.1st 2020
MaCT01Non-EU
18.750€2.500€16.250€
no later than Sept.1st 2020
60% 9.750€
no later than Sept.1st 2020       40% 6.500€
no later than Dec.1st 2020
EU
15.000€2.500€12.500€
no later than Sept.1st 2020
60% 7.500€
no later than Sept.1st 2020       40% 5.000€
no later than Dec.1st 2020
MAA01 + OTFNon-EU
25.500€2.500€23.000€
no later than Sept.1st 2020
60% 13.800€
no later than Sept.1st 2020       40% 9.200€
no later than Dec.1st 2020
EU
20.500€2.500€18.000€
no later than Sept. 1st 2020
60% 10.800€
no later than Sept.1st 2020       40% 7.200€
no later than Dec.1st 2020
MAA02Non-EU
30.400€2.500€27.900€
no later than Sept.1st 2020
35% 9.765€
no later than Sept.1st 2020       30% 8.370€
no later than Dec.1st 2020        35% 9.765€
no later than Sept.1st 2021
EU
24.350€2.500€21.850€ no later than Sept.1st 201935% 7.647,5€
no later than Sept.1st 2019       30% 6.555€
no later than Dec.1st 2019       35% 7.647,5€
no later than Sept.1st 2020
MaCT02Non-EU
30.400€2.500€27.900€
no later than Sept.1st 2020
35% 9.765€
no later than Sept.1st 2020       30% 8.370€
no later than Dec.1st 2020        35% 9.765€
no later than Sept.1st 2021
EU
24.350€2.500€21.850€ no later than Sept.1st 202035% 7.647,5€
no later than Sept.1st 2020       30% 6.555€
no later than Dec.1st 2020       35% 7.647,5€
no later than Sept.1st 2021
MAEBB

(Tuition fee + Room + Full Board)

Non-EU
28.350€2.500€25.850€
no later than Sept.1st 2020
60% 15.510€
no later than Sept.1st 2020       40% 10.340€
no later than Dec.1st 2020
EU
24.500€2.500€22.000€
no later than Sept.1st 2020
60% 13.200€
no later than Sept.1st 2020       40% 8.800€
no later than Dec.1st 2020
MRACNon-EU
16.000€2.500€13.500€
no later than Sept.1st 2020
60% 8.100€
no later than Sept.1st 2020      40% 5.400€
no later than Dec.1st 2020
EU
12.800€2.500€10.300€
no later than Sept.1st 2020
60% 6.180€
no later than Sept.1st 2020       40% 4.120€
no later than Dec.1st 2020
MDEFNon-EU
16.000€2.500€13.500€
no later than Sept.1st 2020
60% 8.100€
no later than Sept.1st 2020       40% 5.400€
no later than Dec.1st 2020
EU
12.800€2.500€10.300€
no later than Sept.1st 2020
60% 6.180€
no later than Sept.1st 2020       40% 4.120€
no later than Dec.1st 2020
MRAC + OTFNon-EU
23.000€2.500€21.500€
no later than Sept.1st 2020
60% 12.900€
no later than Sept.1st 2020       40% 8.600€
no later than Dec.1st 2020
EU
18.500€2.500€16.000€
no later than Sept.1st 2020
60% 9.600€
no later than Sept.1st 2020       40% 6.400€
no later than Dec.1st 2020
OTFNon-EU
9.500€1.000€8.500€
no later than Sept.1st 2020
EU
7.600€1.000€6.600€
no later than Sept.1st 2020

** You’ll be asked to pay a non-refundable down payment in case you have been accepted in order to confirm your enrollment. The down payment has to be carried out within the two weeks after receiving the acceptance letter via email.

Bank: Santander
Agency: 6784
IBAN – ES55 0049 6784 3226 1615 5632
SWIFT – BSCHESMMXXX
Holder : Institut d’Arquitectura Avançada de Catalunya.
Address: Via Augusta, nº182 (Es 08021 Barcelona)

Note: Make sure that bank transferring SUBJECT is the applicant’s name, and not the person who orders the transfer. Also make sure to select the SWITF instructions code “OUR” when ordering the bank transfer. This means that you have to pay the transfer charges.

You can find information on the different programmes in the following links in IAAC’s web page:

  • MAA01 – 75 ECTS – October 2020 / June 2021
  • MAA02 – 130 ECTS – October 2020 / June 2022 (Thesis final submission in September 2022)
  • MaCT01 – 75 ECTS – October 2020 / June 2021
  • MaCT02 – 120 ECTS – October 2020 / June 2022
  • MDEF – 75 ECTS – October 2020 / June 2021
  • MAEBB 90 ECTS – September 2020 / August 2021
  • MRAC – 75 ECTS – October 2020 / June 2021
  • OTF – 45 ECTS – September 2020 / February 2021
  • MAA01 + OTF – 100 ECTS – October 2020 / February 2021

If you still have any doubts, come and visit IAAC during our next Open Day or check out our FAQ link.

If you have any unanswered questions or lingering doubts about selecting a programme, you can also email us at [email protected], where the average response time is within a few hours; or we can arrange a Skype call with one of our Academic Coordinators.

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