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Access and admission




Admission requirements

In order to apply for a place in the Master's Degree in Design and Communication is necessary to have a credential equivalent to:

  • Bachelor's Degree in engineering or architecture.

  • Graduate Certificate under the new scheme for advanced studies generated within the framework of the European Higher Education Area.

Also, the following profiles can apply to the Master’s Degree in Design and Communication:

  • Graduate, technical engineer, and/or architecture technician. In these cases the awarded degree will not grant access to a PhD programme.

Admission with a foreign university degree

Those persons with a foreign degree can apply for the Master’s Degree in Design and Communication if they have standardised that degree with an equivalent title that allows them to do it, or, if they have not standarised their degree, they must confirm that their studies fulfil the equivalent level of education of a graduate diploma in Spain, and that their degree entitles them to apply for a master’s degree programme within the country where it was obtained. The request for confirmation of equivalent levels of studies should be accompanied by the following documentation at the time of application for admission:

Academic regulations


Students are obligated to register for all the credits required at the master’s degree programme.

The student should formalise registration for the master’s degree within the time periods established by ELISAVA and should bring the original of their diploma as well as the certificate of the academic transcript of records along with all of the aforementioned requirements.

This documentation is compulsory at the moment of formalising registration. The approval of the application for enrollment on the part of ELISAVA is conditioned on the veracity of the data contained in the application, by compliance on the part of the student with the rules requiring that acceptance to the master’s degree programme be finalised by the submission of the original documentation and payment in full of the registration in the form and under the terms established.

Very important

Courses are given in Spanish and English (some classes).

It is essential that you understand Spanish, as well as to speak, read, and write, in order to follow the lessons of the Master's Degree in Design and Communication (Official Programme).

Overseas Students from non-EU countries:
 Student visas are authorised or denied by a commission of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Spain. Students must obtain information from a Spanish consulate regarding requirements and deadlines for obtaining visas and the correct presentation of applications.

ELISAVA handles admissions sufficiently in advance, as described in this document.