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Qualification Recognition

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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 rightly perceive 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.

As the DP offers breadth of study through the range of subjects studied, the unifying nature of the Theory of Knowledge programme, and the holistic nature of the Creativity, Activity and Service programme, universities are aware that DP students gain a broad and comprehensive education.

Applying for Higher Education in Germany with an IB Diploma

The International Baccalaureate Organization has published a document setting out guidelines about both the steps students need to take and requirements that need to be fulfilled to successfully secure a place at a Higher Education Institution. The brochure below is available directly on the IBO website.

The IB Diploma Programme at BIS offers all the necessary requirements to satisfy entry into higher education institutions in Germany. The definitive official German recognition requirements are outlined on the KMK (Kultusministerium) website. Below please find the latest KMK document with the current requirements and the English summary, which is the unofficial translation of this agreement.

​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

Applying for Higher Education with an IB Diploma overseas

The International Baccalaureate Organization has collated statements that specify what to consider to ensure the IB Diploma is recognized for each country. Where this is relevant, these include any official agreements or policies from the national or state governing bodies.  

In addition the IB organization has put together guides for international students who wish to apply to some of the more popular graduate destinations:

Standardized Testing

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.

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.