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Diploma Recognition


Anerkennung und Zugang des International Baccalaureate Diploma

The IB Diploma Programme (DP) is a rigorous two-year course of study, which meets the needs of highly motivated and academically oriented secondary students. The Diploma is accepted worldwide as a high quality pre-university qualification. Universities recognize that a student who has completed the requirements of the IB Diploma is well prepared for the demands of higher education. Over the years, our students have gained admission to some of the top universities and colleges around the world.

Applying for Higher Education in Germany with an IB Diploma

German universities and institutions of higher learning are increasingly popular with our graduates. The International Baccalaureate Organization has published the requirements for our 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, are here:

​Should you need further details please contact the following local school authorities:

Bezirksregierung Düsseldorf
Am Bonneshof 35
Dezernat 48 Zeugnisanerkennungsstelle
D-40474 Düsseldorf

Tel: +49 211 475 4480

Standardized Testing


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.

Cambridge Assessments – Admission Testing

BIS is a registered testing centre for the Cambridge Assessments Admissions Testing. Depending on the students chosen institution and course, some higher education institutions in the UK 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.