What we are looking for
The Admissions Committee carries out a global evaluation of each candidate, taking into account not only professional and academic experience, but also what makes you YOU.
The admissions process aims to identify candidates who will be able to adapt well to our practical learning methodology and make the most of their time at EADA. We want your own unique ‘voice’ to come through so that we can get an idea not only of your professional background, but of what kind of person you are inside and outside of the classroom. Successful candidates tend to possess the following qualities: emotional intelligence, the ability to work well in teams, leadership skills, communication skills and a high level of motivation.
1. Register on our online admissions platform by filling out the "Apply now" form on the right. You will receive an email with a link to register on the admission platform. On the platform, you can complete the application form and upload the required documents*.
Scroll down the page to see how Coronavirus has affected the admissions process.
- Copy of university degree
- University transcripts
- Passport photo
- 2 letters of recommendation
- Copy of foreign passport or Spanish ID
2. Complete a brief interview with the admissions manager.
3. Submit test results. Candidates have two options:
- Submit results for the GMAT (min. 650) and the TOEFL (min. IBT 100) or IELTS (min. 7). (TOEFL or IELTS for non-native speakers only.) Our GMAT and TOEFL school code is 7024.
- Take EADA’s own online admission test. EADA’s admission test is oriented to problem solving skills and critical thinking and does not aim to replace the GMAT, but rather to provide an accurate prediction of candidates’ performance in EADA’s programmes.
4. Complete a personal interview with the programme director.
Due to the confidential nature of committee decision-making, we regret that feedback on rejected applications is not given.
* Note that admitted candidates wishing to enrol will be required to submit original certified copies of the university degree and transcripts (officially translated into Spanish or English if in another language) and a certified copy of the passport (only for foreign candidates).
Coronavirus admissions process FAQ
The value of flexibility in today's VUCA world.
Coronavirus has had a big impact on all of our lives in many different ways. EADA is committed to supporting candidates who are experiencing difficulties due to the epidemic, and we have created this list of FAQs to guide you through the admissions process as smoothly as possible.
EADA has established monthly admission deadline. This allows us to process applications faster and respond quicker, so that you can get started planning your year at EADA as soon as possible.
EADA understands that university closures may temporarily delay your academic documents and recommendation letters. These delays will not impede your completion of the admission process and we will be as flexible as possible. Your Admissions Manager can advise you about your specific case.
You can take EADA’s online admission test as an alternative. Select the option “I will take EADA’s admission test” on your application form.
This year, EADA is accepting scholarship applications via email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
EADA has also set aside additional funds for scholarships for candidates whose application may have been delayed by Coronavirus. We encourage you to apply for funding before the deadlines for the October 2021 intake. You can find more detailed information (including specific deadlines) on the "Fees & Funding" tab of your programme.
We understand that it is especially difficult to commit to your future studies in these uncertain times. With this in mind, EADA has reduced the initial deposit required for our full time programmes. We hope that this will provide you with enough flexibility to make your final decision without the risk of losing your reservation.
At EADA, health and safety is our top priority. We have established strict measures which are being constantly updated as the pandemic evolves and we learn more about transmission and prevention - you can see more details here about how we have prepared our campus to host students, staff and faculty safely.
Admission rounds (2021-2022 academic year)
Payment of reservation
|16 Oct. 2020||30 Oct. 2020||16 Nov. 2020|
|13 Nov. 2020||27 Nov. 2020||13 Dec. 2020|
|18 Dec. 2020||27 Dec. 2020||5 Jan. 2021|
|22 Jan. 2021||5 Feb. 2021||22 Feb. 2021|
|19 Feb. 2021||5 Mar. 2021||19 Mar. 2021|
|19 Mar. 2021||9 Apr. 2021||23 Apr. 2021|
|23 Apr. 2021||7 May 2021||23 May 2021|
|21 May 2021*||4 Jun. 2021*||21 Jun. 2021*|
|18 Jun. 2021||30 Jun. 2021||14 Julio 2021|
After the last admission round deadline, EADA will have a rolling admission policy, and any remaining places will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
* Candidates admitted in the May admission deadline are eligible for a 7% early bird discount.
The EADA MBA has several admission rounds, and we recommend applying for the earliest round possible, as soon as your application package is complete. You must fill out the online application form, upload all of the required documents, complete the admission test and do the interview before the deadlines listed below to be considered for an admission round.
We recommend completing your application package on the online admissions platform 2 weeks before the admission round deadline to ensure that you have time to complete the interview and admission test.
Applying early will ensure that candidates have ample time to complete the visa process as well as any supplementary language work required. For candidates interested in scholarships, we strongly recommend applying to the first or second admission rounds.
* Candidates who successfully complete the admission process in the Oct. and Nov. admission rounds and enrol before the corresponding deadline will receive a 15% early bird discount on the tuition fee.
Meet the team
The EADA admissions team is here to guide you through the entire admissions process, from the moment you request information to your arrival in Barcelona. With over 25 years of combined experience in the field, we host online and in-person recruiting events around the world and assess a wide variety of candidate profiles every year. The team members enjoy the rewards and challenges that each new crop of candidates brings, and we look forward to learning about you during the admissions process.
Associate Director of Admissions, International Degree Programmes
Associate Director of Admissions, International Degree Programmes