International Baccalaureate

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​​​​​​​​The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme is an internationally regarded pre-university qualification that symbolises academic excellence. Recognised by the world’s leading universities, the IB Diploma is a popular choice for international students who wish to study for a university degree in Queensland or around the world.

The International Baccalaureate is administered by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) across the world. International students can select from the following EQI schools accredited by the IBO:

What is the IB Diploma Programme?

The IB curriculum accelerates academic subjects and is delivered in a format that enables students to adjust more easily to university study. It aims to develop students’ thinking, communication, self-management, teamwork and research skills, helping them to become globally engaged citizens.

IB Diploma graduates regularly gain admission to some of the best known universities in the world. Universities have adopted a range of processes for IB graduate entry, including: full scholarships, second year entry credit for IB subjects studied, and automatic entry.*
* Source: International Baccalaureate®

Key features of the IB Diploma:

  • Comprehensive and challenging two year curriculum

  • Designed specifically for highly motivated students aged 16-19

  • Student-centred philosophy to encourage social responsibility, critical thinking, and international awareness

  • Develops language skills and the ability to engage with people in an increasingly globalised, rapidly changing world

  • The quality assurance of the International Baccalaureate® Organisation

  • Fulfils national and state education system requirements

  • Allows students to transfer from one IB school to another across the world

  • Externally marked and moderated examinations compare results internationally meaning there is no limit to the number of students who can attain a perfect score

  • Encourages students to think independently and drive their own learning to prepare them for the demands of university study and a future career.​

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Last reviewed 25 May 2016
Last updated 02 October 2019