How to Apply
APPLICATION DEADLINES for 2017/2018:
Early Bird application: November 2 – 30, 2016
Standard application: January 16 – February 24, 2017
The above-mentioned deadlines are the final dates on which you may submit your Online Application
- Hold a bachelor’s degree
- Be a native English speaker
- 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
- It is recommended that students have an intermediate level of Spanish (level B1) as some of the courses of the Master’s Degree are in taught Spanish.
When filling in your online Application Form, you will need to enter details about your academic history, referee information, funding option, etc. You will have to complete the online application Form, attach de Application Documents and pay the non-refundable fee of 100 Euros in a single session. Once the application has been submitted, it cannot be modified.
Before you start filling in the complete Application Form
- Please review the description of the required Documents before starting your application. The information you enter in the online Application Form is subject to verification. Please make sure that all the information provided in the application is accurate.
- Make sure you have a scanned PDF copy of all your Application Documents ready to upload. If a document consists of several pages, please scan it in a single PDF format file. Files in other formats (JPG, PNG, Word) are not allowed to upload.
- When uploading your application, make sure that the documents are legible and no larger than 2 MB. If the scanned file size is too large try using a lower resolution setting and scan your documents in black and white.
- Be sure that your full name appears in all documents as it appears in your passport (last name, name and middle name). Please let us know if there is a variation of your name on submitted documents Ex. On a Ba Diploma, Transcripts at firstname.lastname@example.org
- There is no separate application for financial aid. Please check conditions for Option A and Option B to determinewhich you may be eligible for well in advance of applying for admission.
Important Note: The master’s program requires that you provide a short video as a Statement of Purpose, no more than three (3) minutes in length and maximum of 2GB. Make sure you record it and send it on time, before the deadlines so that it can be included in your application package.
There is a non-refundable Application Fee of 100 Euros to be paid as part of the Online Application Form using PayPal.
Please note that you don’t need a PayPal account to pay with PayPal. You can pay with your credit card.
In order for your application to be processed, the required documents must be submitted via the Online Application Form. The Statement of Purpose will be sent via www.wetransfer.com.
To start the admission process, please fill in the online Application Form and attach the following documents:
Scanned PDF copy of BA Diploma*
Scanned PDF copy of Unofficial Transcripts*
Scanned PDF copy of Passport*
Scanned PDF copy of Change of name document (if applicable)
Scanned PDF copy of 2 letters of recommendation*
Scanned PDF copy of Resume *
School Placement Form (downloadable form)*
Statement of Purpose- video via www.wetransfer.com
IMPORTANT NOTE: Change of name
If you legally change your name, for example after getting married, you must provide documentation as a proof. For example a photocopy of your marriage certificate.
All the documents will be submitted via online Application Form only.
Please do not submit documents that are not listed here. When admitted to the Master program, you will have to send the Additional Documents within the established deadline.
Application Documents (Application Form)
As part of your Online Application you will be asked to submit the following documents:
|Scanned PDF copy of|
|You must upload a scanned PDF copy of your completed Bachelor’s Degree Diploma from an internationally recognized higher education institution (university or university college). No photographs will be accepted.|
Note: Without this document students cannot be accepted into the program.
Once admitted you must submit a copy of your Bachelor´s Degree Diploma stamped with the Apostille of the Hague Convention
1. Diplomas issued by countries that have ascribed to the Hague Convention of 5 October, 1961: The competent authorities in the country of issue must authenticate the signatures appearing on the academic documentation and attach the appropriate apostille or certification. For more information, please visit http://www.hcch.net under Specialized sections/ Apostille section.
2. Diplomas issued by countries of the European Union: there is no need of Apostille of the Hague Convention
The stamped copy should be received at the Instituto Franklin -UAH no later than June 15th.
|Scanned PDF copy|
|You must upload a scanned PDF copy of the unofficial transcripts from the institution where you earned your degree.|
– Each transcript must provide a year-by-year listing of all courses taken and the grade or mark received for each.
– The transcript must list the name of the school.
– If the grading scale of the institution is available, be sure to include that information.
– Before uploading an electronic transcript issued by your school, make sure it can be opened without passwords or other security information.
– We do not accept web page screenshots from a student information system in place of transcripts.
Uploading screenshots instead of transcripts will delay the processing of your application.
If you are unable to upload your transcripts to the application, because your educational institution does not issue transcripts directly to students, please contact: email@example.com
When admitted, you will be asked to request an official transcript from the institution listed in the Academic Information section of the Online Application Form.
Official transcripts are provided in a sealed envelope with the registrar’s signature stamped across the seal.
You must arrange for the transcripts to be sent directly to Instituto Franklin UAH:
Or by email for the electronic transcripts:
Do not mail paper copies of your transcripts before receiving an offer of admission.
|Scanned PDF copy of Passport|
|One color scanned PDF copy of your Passport. Only the page with your photo and personal data is required. The copy does not need to be authenticated. |
Your passport should be valid for 12 months after the program´s end date.
No pictures of passport will be accepted.
|Scanned PDF copy of|
Change of name document
|If you legally change your name, for example after getting married, you must provide documentation. This documentation can be in the form of a scan of your original marriage certificate or other relevant document.|
|Scanned PDF copy of 2 Letters of recommendation |
|Please include a scanned PDF copy of two letters of recommendation (at least one from an academic staff member).|
Your referee needs to write a letter in which he/she describes your skills and qualities in order to convince the admission committee to admit you. The recommendation letter should be written on letterhead paper and should be signed by the person writing it.The name, position and contact (email) address and telephone number of the referee should be clearly visible, for reference verification purposes. No template is available for letters of recommendation.The letters can be written in English or Spanish.Letters should be scanned and uploaded in your Online Application Form.
|Scanned PDF copy of Resume||This document should summarize your education, academic achievements, work history, and professional accomplishments. It may also include a list of skills, publications, research experiences, and other credentials that demonstrate your preparedness for graduate study.|
|Statement of Purpose|
|The master’s program requires that you submit a short video as a Statement of Purpose, no more than three (3) minutes in length and maximum of 2GB.|
As part of the video:
1. Please introduce yourself
Please speak slowly and clearly and be sure to keep your video professional.
Submitting the video:
|School placement (Downloadable form)||Use Adobe Reader to fill-out, save and upload the form to the online Application. You can download a free copy of Reader at the Adobe Reader Homepage|
When admitted you will be asked to submit the following Additional documents via Additional Documents Form:
|A scanned PDF copy of Official Criminal History Record*|
|You must provide a scanned PDF copy of police record or a “certificate of good conduct” issued by all the states (countries) where you have spent a period of 6 months or more during the last 5 years.|
Applicants with criminal record will be revoked from the program.
This certificate has to be stamped with the Apostille of the Hague and received at the Instituto Franklin – UAH by June 15th.
|Scanned PDF copy of Evidence of financial support (letter of financial backing) *|
|Financial resources can be demonstrated by:|
– means of a statement of the personal bank account in the name of the applicant for a minimum of 3.000 Euros.
– or by statutory declaration of another person (parent) on providing financial resources to the applicant during his/her stay supported by a statement of that person´s personal account for the minimum of 3.000 Euros.
|Scanned PDF copy of Certificate of Tax Residency from student’s country of residence*|
|Certificate of Tax Residency from your country of residence, which proves you pay taxes in your home country. If you reside in Spain, you will need to obtain a Certificate of Residency in Spain.|
|Scanned PDF copy of Medical certificate*|
|You will have to supply an original medical certificate typed on doctor’s stationary/letterhead verifying that the applicant has been examined and found in good health to travel and study abroad. The certificate should also state that the applicant does not suffer from any illness that would pose a threat to public health according to the International Health Regulations of 2005.|
The letter must be signed and stamped by a doctor.
|Scanned PDF copy of Registration form (downloadable) *||Download the document, fill in and scan. Please make sure you sign it before you scan it.|
|Scanned PDF copy of TIE card |
(Foreign Resident Identification Number) if applicable
Supply a copy of both sides of your TIE card, in original size.
|Submit a recent electronic passport-quality photograph in JPG format on a white or light colored background.|
For admission consideration, the online application and any required documentation must be received by the application deadline. Every application is reviewed by the Committee of Admissions to determine the applicant´s overall readiness to study and ability to successfully complete the Teach and Learn program.
When We Notify You of the Decision
Early Bird Application
Admission notification: 20th of December 2017. Student will get a letter of acceptance to the program to request a Student visa.
Admission notification: 28th of March, 2017. Student will get a letter of acceptance to the program to request a Student visa.
How We Notify You of the Decision
All applicants are notified of admission decisions via e-mail (we do not mail paper copies of notifications).
Accepted students who do not make the first payment/ deposit by the established deadline will have their admission revoked.
Congratulations on your acceptance, and welcome to Instituto Franklin-UAH!
All applicants should submit the following Additional documents and pay the 500 Euros of deposit/ first payment in order to complete the admission process via the online Additional documents Form.
A scanned PDF copy of Official Criminal History Record*
A scanned PDF copy of Evidence of financial support (letter of financial backing) *
A scanned PDF copy of Certificate of Tax Residency from student’s country of residence*
A scanned PDF copy of Medical certificate*
Registration form (downloadable) *
A scanned PDF copy of TIE card (Foreign Resident Identification Number) if applicable
Deferral of Admission
Your admission offer is valid only for the dates and program indicated in the admission letter.
Requests for deferral should be address to firstname.lastname@example.org . We ask that you provide the reason you would like to request a deferral of admission. All requests are carefully reviewed by the program and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Deferral decisions are communicated to the applicant via e-mail if they were approved or not.
A) European Union citizens:
European Union citizens need to be in possession of a valid European Union Identification Card or Passport; there is no additional visa requirement.
B) Non-European Union citizens:
A student visa is mandatory for non-European Union citizens wishing to study in Spain for three months or longer. A student visa must be processed in your country of residence prior to your departure. You cannot get the visa in Spain and you cannot have it sent to you. The visa is affixed in your passport before you depart from your country and must be presented to immigration officials upon your entry into Spain.
After arriving in Madrid, students have 30 days to apply for a Student Residence Permit. This must be renewed yearly. Due to the overwhelming demand for student visas, it is important that you start your process early to allow enough time for the consulate to process your request.
Please contact your nearest Spanish consulate or embassy for more information on how to apply for a student visa.
POST-ARRIVAL PROCEDURES (ALL STUDENTS)
Residence Permit and Number
After arriving in Spain, all international students must apply for a residence number called a Número de Identidad de Extranjero (NIE). Non-European Union residents must also apply for a student residence permit.
All of detailed instructions on the residence process, will be available at the scheduled Orientations Sessions.
For more details on Student Visa please download the following document.