University & Careers
Making the most out of your possibilities
Going to university is much more than just filling out application forms and getting good grades in school; it involves a major life change for our students.
We ensure that they have the necessary academic preparation for higher education, as well as offering sessions focusing on ‘life at college’ - what is it really like to live away from home?
- researching their higher education options
- investigating career options
- completing the different steps within the university application process
- directly liaising with college admissions officers worldwide.
Well-planned university application process
Students consider many factors when applying to university. Support focuses on helping students get to know themselves and what they are looking for in a university, creating a list of schools to apply to, writing meaningful, strategic essays, and managing the application process, including the many important deadlines.
Study at German Universities
German universities and institutions of higher learning are increasingly popular with our graduates. The International Baccalaureate Organization has published the requirements for our Diploma Years students to successfully secure a place at a higher education institution in Germany.
The IB Diploma Programme at BIS offers all the necessary requirements to satisfy these entry into these institutions. The definitive official German recognition requirements are outlined on the KMK (Kultusministerium) website. The latest KMK document with current requirements and an English summary, which is the unofficial translation of this agreement, is below.
Should you need further details please contact the following local school authorities: Bezirksregierung Düsseldorf, Dezernat 48 Zeugnisanerkennungsstelle, Am Bonneshof 35, D-40474 Düsseldorf or call (+49) 211 475 4480
BIS students receive great guidance in this process throughout our Middle Years Programme. This guidance intensifies as they approach and enter the Diploma Years. During this critical time, our Universities and Careers Advisor not only invests much time in individual student meetings. She also provides a wealth of resources for students and their parents, such as:
- Guide to monthly deadlines and tasks during Grades 11 and 12
- Critical information outlined per country, including entry requirements, finances and links to reference materials and organisations
Study in the United Kingdom and United States
Cambridge Assessments – Admission Testing
BIS is a registered testing centre for the Cambridge Assessments Admissions Testing. Depending on a student's chosen institution and course, some higher education institutions in the United Kingdom may require them to take an admissions test as part of their application. As well as being an entry requirement, an admissions test provides students the chance to show their potential to succeed on the course. Some examples of the suite of tests offered include: Universities of Oxford and Cambridge admissions tests for a range of courses; the BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT) for medical related courses; Mathematical Admissions Test (MAT); Thinking Skills Assessment (TSA); STEP Mathematics etc.
PSAT and SAT
BIS is a registered center for students to sit their Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) and Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) for those aiming to pursue further education in the USA. Please contact our University Advisor Sara Miletic for more details.