IQS Barcelona

Delve into your major abroad.

The Instituto Químico de Sarrià (IQS) is a prestigious Jesuit institution in Barcelona and a part of the 11 member institution Universitat Ramon Llull (URL). IQS offers more than a century of experience in providing a holistic approach to education for Spanish and international students. The University consists of two divisions: the IQS School of Engineering (ABET accredited) and the IQS School of Management (AACSB accredited). IQS and its University network enjoys a reputation for academic excellence and social commitment that ensures a well-rounded and challenging experience for its students. Courses are taught in English and class sizes are small, allowing maximum access to IQS's world-class faculty.

U.S. School of Record
St. Norbert College (WI)

Language of Instruction

Mixture of about 1,000 degree-seeking and study abroad students from around the world.


  • Academic prestige and international recognition for academic excellence
  • IQS has earned accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.
  • Study engineering and management in a specialized environment

IQS is committed to helping students develop the personal, professional, and academic skills necessary to become ethical leaders and engaged citizens in the 21st Century. In addition to having an excellent academic reputation, IQS enjoys strong relationships with Spain’s scientific and business communities. These collaborations keep the school adaptable and responsive to the constantly evolving needs of the broader society. The school is also a hub for research and innovation across a range of academic disciplines, from Biotechnology to Financial Management.

Areas of Study

Business & Economics
Engineering & Computer Science
Natural Science
Modern Languages & Cultures

Student Life at IQS

Being an IQS student means much more than just following a syllabus; it means striving for excellence. And this quest is inseparable from the effort, discipline and intellectual rigor required for personal development. At IQS, students are encouraged to achieve their highest potential, while developing professional and interpersonal skills.

About SAI

SAI is dedicated to providing academic and cultural learning experiences abroad that enhance global awareness, professional development and social responsibility. We concentrate our programs in Europe, with a focus on in-depth learning of individual European countries and their unique global role in the geopolitical economy, humanities, and in the arts.