• Why should I choose IQS?

IQS has a strong relationship and association with science, business and industry. This ensures that our academic programmes are flexible, dynamic and constantly evolving through innovation and by adapting to the academic, corporate and social reality. Being an IQS student means much more than following a syllabus, because the driving force behind IQS isExcellence. This is inseparable from the dedication, discipline and scientific rigour that will enable you to grow as a Person. The IQS has been recognised by ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, USA) for the Chemical and Industrial Engineering courses, while the 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 programmes are offered at IQS?

IQS offers the possibility to conduct Research and pursue a degree or take classes in Industrial Technologies Engineering, Biotechnology, Pharmacy Sciences, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry or Business Administration and Management. Different Masters programmes are also available: Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Pharmaceutical 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 earn a Doctorate in Bioengineering, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Business and Territorial Competitiveness, Innovation and Sustainability. Finally, IQS also offers the possibility to earn different kinds of specialisation programs, like SPIM - Senior Programmes 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 score of at least 75 IBT is required (except students from Canada, United Kingdom and the United States).

  • Does IQS offer a Spanish intensive course?

This course 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 worth 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 can help you in your search process if you want to live in a residence, a flat or with a host 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 with 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 take 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 tale if you want to come at IQS is to get in touch with the International Relations department from your University. They will give you all the information you need to know about how to come to study at IQS, the conditions required to study abroad and the documents you have to fill out.

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

IQS belongs to the Universitat Ramon Llull. Our University utilises the ECTS system, so if an Erasmus student comes for a year they must register for 60 ECTS or 30 ECTS for a half year. If you are not an Erasmus student, you can attend as many ECTS as you want in accordance with your local director, but never less than 24 ECTS.