IB programmes enjoy a high level of respect and recognition among the world’s higher education institutions.

In particular, the Diploma Programme (DP) is accepted and highly regarded by universities globally. The IB works closely with the higher education community and university admissions services to ensure IB students continue to receive the recognition they have earned, as well as to examine and further develop our programmes to ensure they consistently offer the best preparation for university studies and life beyond.

The IB team supports universities and higher education institutions in clarifying the admittance policies for IB students.

  • DP Global Average: 33.0
  • EARJ Average Passing Points: 36.5
  • EARJ Average Total Points: 36.3


Research shows that Diploma Program graduates are much more likely to be enrolled at top higher education institutions than entrants holding other qualifications.
Through Creativity, Action, Service (CAS) students learn outside the classroom and develop emotionally and ethically, as well as intellectually.
For example, the Extended Essay requires independent research through an in-depth study.
The Diploma Program is recognized globally by universities and employers.
Language classes encourage an international mindset, key for increasingly globalized societies.
Students learn how to analyze and evaluate issues, generate ideas and consider new perspectives.
They take good study habits and strong time management to further education and the working world.
Students learn to understand, not just memorize facts or topics and prepare for exams.
Theory of Knowledge (TOK) classes encourage students to make connections between subjects.
They are able to choose courses from six subject groups and study subjects at different levels.

Source: IB Official Website