• Why should I choose IQS?

IQS has a strong relationship and association with science and business/industry. This provides great flexibility, dynamism and constant evolution through innovation and adaptation to academic, business and social reality. Being an IQS student means much more than following a syllabus, because the driving force of IQS is Excellence. This is inseparable from the effort, discipline and scientific rigour thatwill enable you to grow as a Person. The IQS also has the recognition by ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, USA) for the Chemical and Industrial Engineering courses, IQS School of Management is accredited by AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, USA) and our Doctorate in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering has a recognition of quality.

  • What programs do you offer at IQS?

IQS offers the possibility to do Research and course a degree or do classes in Industrial Technologies Engineering, Biotechnology, Pharmacy, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry or Business Administration and Management. Different Masters programs are also available: Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Pharmaceutycal Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Material Science and Engineering, Industrial Engineering,  Auditing and Management Control, Wealth and Financial Management,  Management in Industrial Companies, Global Entrepreneurial Management and International Marketing and Sales Management. You can also do a Doctorate in Bioengineering, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Business and Territorial Competitiveness, Innovation and Sustainability. Finally, IQS also offers the possibility to achieve different kinds of specialization programs, like SPIM - Senior Programs in Industrial Management among others or the possibility to do a Study Tour at IQS.


  • Are the classes at IQS in Catalan, Spanish or English?

Catalan and Spanish are the main languages spoken in Catalonia. However, at IQS, all classes are in Spanish or English. If you want to register for classes taught in Spanish, a Certificate of at least B1 is required (except students from Latin America). If you want to register for classes taught in English, a TOEFL of at least 75IBT is required (except students from Canada, United Kingdom and United States).

  • Does IQS offer a Spanish intensive course?

It is always offered prior to regular classes. The number of groups and syllabus may be modified according to the number and level of the students. This course is credited of 5 ECTS.

  • Do you have any residential houses for the students at IQS?

Although IQS does not have its own accommodation for students, the International Relations & Student Life Office is aware of this point and can help you in your finding process if you want to live in a residence, a flat or a family. Regarding residences, you may check the The Student Hotel or Agòra. Regarding flats, you should get in touch with Uniplaces, Altiro, Habitatge Jove, ShBarcelona or Resa Housing. Finally, if you are interested living in a family, you may check Altiro or Resa Housing. We also have other contacts or possibilities if you are looking for a residential house, so please get in touch with us if you need any help.

  • What is the first step to do if I want to study at IQS?

You can look through our website to find information about our institution (http://www.iqs.edu/). Afterward, the first step to do if you want to come at IQS, is to get in touch with the International Relations department representing your University. They will give you all the information you need to know about how to come studying at IQS, the conditions required to study abroad and the documents you have to fill out.

  • How many ECTS credits do I have to course for one or two semesters at IQS?

IQS belongs to Ramon Llull University. Our University has ECTS label so if an Erasmus student comes for a year he has to course 60 ECTS and if he comes for a ½ year 30 ECTS. If you are not an Erasmus student, you can course as many ECTS as you want in accordance with your local director, but never less than 24 ECTS.