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Submission: June 30, 2021
Registration: June 28, 2021
Language: English
Location: Concept
Prizes: Please see detail below
Type:  Free student competition


Every design –big or small– begins as an idea. At IE School of Architecture and Design, we’re on the lookout for yours. We want to celebrate those flickers of creative light that shine the brightest. Your challenge is to think creatively in order to develop exciting new ideas for student life, drawing on the opportunities presented by the vertical campus.

This ideas competition is open to anyone who believes that one of our innovative bachelor or master programs can help unlock your full potential. The general theme Imagining Student Life at IE: Beyond the Vertical Campus is the same for all applicants, but we’ll consider applicants to each program in separate pools when judging the submissions. Winning entries will be awarded a substantial scholarship toward the cost of the bachelor or master of your choice!

The brief is intentionally broad. We don’t want to constrain, contain, or impede an innovative idea with restrictive guidelines. Your submission can deal with anything from how we might reimagine the traditional student residence to tackling the issue of sustainability in all aspects of student life. Alternatively, you may focus on increasing the connection with the city, promoting student well-being, or improving on-and off-campus mobility.

The Prize

  • FOR THOSE APPLYING TO OUR BACHELORS There will be two  winners of the challenge under the Bachelor category. They will have the opportunity to take advantage of exclusive scholarships (up to 50%) to study at IE University (School of Architecture and Design)
  • FOR THOSE APPLYING TO OUR MASTERS There will be four winners of the challenge under the Masters’ category. Once the winners enroll in the program of their choice, they will entitle a Guaranteed Direct Award scholarship worth 40% of the program’s tuition. Scholarships are applicable to those who successfully complete the admission process and receive an offer to study with us


There are no registration fees for the “Imagining Student Life at IE Competition”. Registration and submittal must be completed through the competition page iearchdesign-challenges.com.


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