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Mobility programmes

IPAM encourages the entire community of students, teachers and staff to undertake a period of international mobility, as we consider this activity fundamental to the institution’s internationalisation and also for the personal and professional development of its students and employees.

To this end, it offers more than 60 international partnerships in the area of Marketing and Management with university institutions around the globe.

International mobility partnerships

Experiencing international mobility is key to the development of global professionals. IPAM encourages periods of mobility throughout students’ academic careers through an extensive network of international partnerships. The List of partnerships by field of study is updated every six months and can be consulted on the International Office page on the Student Portal.

Students will be able to study at prestigious international universities through different international mobility agreements:

Incoming mobility

IPAM is proud to be able to state that it has a long tradition of exchange with several educational institutions, annually welcoming about half a hundred students from various countries such as Germany, Italy, Spain, Poland, Brazil, Mexico, Peru, Chile, and the United Kingdom, among many others.

The global programmes allow us to offer Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees taught entirely in English, which has allowed us to establish new partnerships for international cooperation around the world.

If you are interested in spending a semester or academic year at IPAM as an exchange student (Erasmus or other program), the first step is to consult the International Relations Office of your university to confirm if there is a partnership between the two institutions.

Here's what you should know to study with us:

Nomination and application deadlines

Duration of mobility programmes Nomination/application deadlines Application deadline
One academic year Until 31 MayDuring the month of June
1st semestreUntil 31 MayDuring the month of June
2nd semestreUntil 30 OctoberDuring the month of November

Educational offering

Lists of curricular units available for exchange students can be found in this catalogue.

Application process

The application for study mobility at IPAM should only be made after the official nomination from your university. After this step is completed, you can complete the entire process online. We suggest that you prepare all the documentation in a timely manner so that you have everything ready when you submit the form. Only applications submitted within the deadline will be accepted.

  1. Application: go to the application page

  2. Fill in the Application form: with your personal data, mobility semester, area of study and course units agreed with your course coordinator.

  3. Upload the documentation: photo for the student card; copy of ID, proof of health insurance, transcript of records/academic history from the university of origin and the learning agreement signed by you and your coordinator. A letter of motivation, CV and portfolio may also be requested.

  4. Submit the application form: note that submitting your application does not guarantee you a place at IPAM. You should always wait for an email or acceptance letter.

Welcome Week

IPAM’s International Office organizes the Welcome Week every six months, an initiative dedicated to the integration of new incoming students, which usually takes place the week before the start of classes. Participation in this activity is highly recommended, as it offers new students the opportunity to:

Outgoing mobility

Every year the International Office organizes a competition for all students wishing to undertake international mobility at one of IPAM's partner institutions. During the competition, information sessions which cover the application process are organised and, whenever possible, students who have already taken part in mobility programmes are present to give their testimony.

This contest takes place in 2 phases:

  • 1st phase - February/March - applications for the 1st and 2nd semester of the following academic year:
  • 2nd phase - September/October - applications for the 2nd semester of the current year (only the remaining vacancies of the first phase are available).

Detailed information about the competition as well as the listing of partner institutions are updated every six months on the International Office page on the Student Portal.

Selection of candidates

Since each partner university has a limit number of vacancies, it is necessary to select candidates.

Acceptance Criteria:

a) Student’s grade average in relation to the average of the course;

b) Number of ECTS already completed in the course, divided by the total number of ECTS which can be carried out by the end of the semester prior to the moment of application (number of semesters x 30 ECTS).

Weighting factor = 55% (a) + 45% (b)

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