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This page details all of the application materials and admissions requirements for the BS in Computer Science in Real-Time Interactive Simulation degree program. Read all sections carefully and please contact the Office of Admissions if you need clarification on any of these requirements.


Application for Admission

You must submit an online application to be considered for admission. You may save your progress partway through the application if you choose to complete it over more than one session. Once the application is submitted, you will no longer be able to edit it.

You must include a 60 € application fee along with your application.

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Academic Records

All applicants to DigiPen Europe-Bilbao must provide certified-true copies of all secondary and post-secondary (if applicable) academic records, including leaving certificates, grades, and exam results. Documents should be certified by an official school representative or other authorized notary and sent directly to DigiPen Europe-Bilbao.

For Spanish Students

Please send attested copies of academic records of all subjects in:

  • 3rd and 4th in ESO (compulsory secondary education)
  • 1st and 2nd or Bachillerato
  • Official ‘Selectividad’ score
  • Grades in Math, Physics, and Algebra will be evaluated in particular for applicants to the BSCS degree program.

For International Students

Please send official transcripts from all high schools and colleges (if applicable) you have attended.

If the documents are written in a language other than English or Spanish, you must submit certified true copies of both the original document and a literal English translation. Please note that you should not convert or interpret your grades in any way when providing this translation. As it may take some time to certify and send all of the required materials by mail, please request official transcripts and records from your current and previous educational institutions as soon as possible. If you have any questions about your particular academic records, contact the Office of Admissions.


Proof of Proficiency in the English Language

Because all courses are taught in English, students must be proficient in English. As such, we require that all non-fluent or non-native English speakers provide proof of English proficiency in one of the following ways:

  • A minimum Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 550 (paper exam), 213 (computer exam) or 80 (iBT — Internet-based Test). TOEFL code: 6750

  • A minimum International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5 or higher. (www.ielts.org)

  • A minimum Cambridge English: Advanced (also known as a Certificate in Advanced English or CAE) score of C1 or higher.

  • A successful score on DigiPen Europe-Bilbao’s internal English Assessment.

  • Completion of four years of high school at an English-speaking school.

  • Completion of a post-secondary degree in the United States at an English-speaking school, or an International School where the primary language of instruction is English.

DigiPen Europe-Bilbao may use its discretion and own internal assessments in determining sufficient English proficiency for students transferring from one DigiPen campus or program to another.

DigiPen Europe-Bilbao may accept other proof of English proficiency, such as through the submission of internationally recognized standardized English test scores, the completion of English preparatory coursework, or internal English assessments on a case-by-case basis.


Mathematics and Science

In addition to meeting the regular admissions requirements, all applicants to DigiPen Europe-Bilbao’s BS in Computer Science in Real-Time Interactive Simulation program should have completed Bachillerato with a 7 average in mathematics, including a minimum of algebra, geometry, and (when possible) calculus. Applicants who do not have a 7 average in mathematics will be required to perform a math assessment (see below). Relevant courses in physics, chemistry, and computer science will also be considered in the evaluation process.

Math Assessment

Applicants to the BS in Computer Science in Real-Time Interactive Simulation program must demonstrate (through grades, exam results, and coursework) sufficient knowledge of a number of topics in mathematics to be considered for admission. Additionally, ALL candidates will be required to take DigiPen Europe-Bilbao’s Internal Math Assessment which covers various topics in algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and pre-calculus. Satisfactory performance on the math assessment, combined with other strong application materials, may improve an applicant’s chances of admission.

For more information regarding the content of the Internal Math Assessment please contact the Office of Admissions.


Essay

Your Application Essay is an important part of your application for admission to DigiPen Europe-Bilbao. What you write will help us find out information about you that is not apparent from your application or transcripts.

Topic

Obtaining a degree from DigiPen Europe-Bilbao will prepare you to be a professional software engineer/game programmer. Write an essay that answers the following questions:

  1. What does your chosen profession mean to you and why do you want to devote your life to it?

  2. Why do you think you are ready to enroll at such a challenging school?

  3. Why do you think DigiPen Europe-Bilbao is a good fit for you?

  4. What have you done (and what are you doing now) to prepare yourself to succeed at DigiPen Europe-Bilbao?

Spelling, grammar, and sentence structure — along with the correct use of punctuation, capitalization, quotation marks, etc. — are all considered, so proofread your essay carefully.

Optional Additional Essay

You may also submit an optional essay to explain any unusual circumstances or situations that you think may have an impact on your application.

Application Essay Guidelines

Please consider the following guidelines:

  • Spelling, grammar, and content will be considered, so proofread your personal statement carefully.

  • Except where noted, each question should be answered in no less than 150 words and in no more than 300 words.

  • Applicants may answer each question individually or all together in full essay form.

Submission

Applicants may choose to type their application essays directly into the online application (which automatically adds an electronic signature and date stamp) or mail a hard copy to DigiPen Europe-Bilbao’s Office of Admissions, where it will be added to the applicant’s file. If you decide to submit your application essays online, be sure to have your answers drafted and prepared before beginning the online application.

Formatting a Hard Copy for Submission

Please adhere to the following requirements when submitting a hard copy of your application essay(s):

  • Include your name and the program to which you are applying at the top of each page.

  • Each page should be typed and double spaced.

  • The completed application essays should be signed and dated on the last page.


Letters of Recommendation (Optional)

We highly recommend applicants also submit two letters of recommendation from professors or employers.