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ESEI International Business School

ESEI International Business School

Check whether ESEI International Business School is right for you as an international student.

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Barcelona, Spain
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Study abroad at ESEI International Business School

ESEI International Business School (ESEI) is an ambitious private institution based in the bustling Spanish city of Barcelona.

Founded in 1989 by renowned business leader Jorge Estera-Sanza, ESEI specializes in providing a selection of quality business-related programs at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

With its pioneering methods, inclusive values, and friendly atmosphere, ESEI is dedicated to empowering the next generation of global leaders.

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Why study at ESEI?

  • Diverse student population

    95% of students at ESEI are international students

  • Hands-on learning experience

    ESEI’s unique approach perfectly combines theory with real-world projects

  • International partnerships

    Great opportunities thanks to affiliations with renowned academic and industry organizations

  • Enterprising location

    Barcelona is an entrepreneurial city, the perfect place to study business-related courses

Life as an international student

ESEI is home to a thriving global student community. There are 145 international students from over 40 countries studying at the school, so you won’t feel alone.

There are plenty of comfortable accommodation options available, with many residences conveniently located near campus. There are several relocation plans available to make moving super easy, giving you less to worry about.

Life in Barcelona is beautifully vibrant. The city center is only 20 minutes away from ESEI, and conveniently served by public transport services. There’s so much to experience in Barcelona, from the fantastic climate to delicious food, you’ll constantly be spoiled for choice.

What ESEI International Business School says

  • Simisola Okoya

    Simisola Okoya

    ESEI International Business School International Admissions Manager
    Simisola Okoya says

    ESEI International School Barcelona is the best choice for international students who want to gain in-depth knowledge in diverse areas of business and at the same time experience Barcelona, a cosmopolitan European city with one of the world’s best city beaches, a world-class festival scene, and a great quality of life.

    At ESEI International Business School, students will be able to learn in a practical, hands-on way (project-based learning methodology), practice their creativity and problem-solving skills, and learn from the best experts in business.

    ESEI International Business School is located in the most privileged area of Barcelona, beside an ancient monastery. The building itself is an old Spanish villa that was owned by the creme de la creme of the Catalan social elite until it was converted into ESEI’s university campus.

    We have modern classroom facilities with the latest technology. We have great outdoor spaces, with panoramic views of the city and Mediterranean sea as well as a beautiful garden that backs up to a natural park perfect to enjoy Barcelona’s ideal climate. ESEI staff and friendly and personable and always work their hardest to ensure student success.

    ESEI International Business School's career service department provides students and alumni with excellent guidance and support during their entire job-searching process.

    64% of our alumni have management positions, 42% still reside in Barcelona after their graduation, 90% found a job within the first 6 months of completing their course, and 91% are employed in jobs directly related to their program.

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Fees and funding

  • Undergraduate tuition - €10,700 / year
  • Graduate tuition - €7,440 - €9,300 / year

Academic Excellence Scholarship

​Academic Merit Scholarship for exceptionally talented and academically outstanding students from all around the world.


  • Overall GPA requirement 3.7/4.0
  • An original 400-500 word essay on “Ways to achieve above and beyond in every sphere”

Good Citizen Scholarship

Good Citizen Scholarship recognizes the work of students who have shown outstanding leadership in humanitarian and development work.


  • Proof of participation in the non-paid or voluntary humanitarian project for at least 6 months
  • An original 400-500 word essay on “What businesses can do for sustainable development”

Professional Athletes Scholarship

​Professional Athletes Scholarship for professional athletes from all around the world (past or present).


  • Proof of professional sport activity
  • An original 400-500 word essay on “What business leaders can learn from sports"

Leaders in Business

​Leadership in Business Scholarship recognizes the entrepreneurial journey of students who have started their own ventures, and those who have gained valuable professional experience within a business context.


  • Business owner for at least five years or ten years of work experience
  • An original 400-500 word essay on “Life lessons from your entrepreneurial journey or professional experience”

Local Student Scholarship

Local Student Scholarship seeks to promote global business education within a local Spanish context by providing opportunities for local students to become part of ESEI’s international student body.


  • Spanish Citizen or Permanent Residents in Spain

  • An original 400-500 word essay discussing the “Global opportunities for Spanish businesses and entrepreneurs”

  • NOTE

    ​Maximum scholarship awarded in each case is 10% of the program tuition.


ESEI International Business School

Carrer de Montevideo, 31, 08034 Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona is a dream location for international students, with its glamorous, stylish profile. It has great nightlife, culture, excellent food, and beaches, making it a dream international student destination.

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Visa requirements for ESEI International Business School

Many international students will require a visa to study in Spain, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

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