Pathway to University

Pathway to University

The IB Diploma Programme is recognized and respected by the world’s leading universities, and evidence suggests that higher rates of DP students go on to university and higher education study than non-IB students.
DP students apply to more than 3,300 higher education institutions each year, in close to 90 countries. The most popular of these institutions are ranked among the top universities in the world.
On the link below you will find that the IB has answered frequently asked questions about the DP and admission to universities around the world. There is information relevant to students, universities and parents, covering questions like: How do DP scores equate to other qualifications? How is the DP different from other pre-university academic programmes?

FAQs about the DP and admissions to universities around the world

Admission requirements to German public universities

There is an agreement between the German authority called the Kultusministerkonferenz (KMK) and the IB where the KMK recognizes the IB diploma as equal to the German national Leaving Certificate Abitur in providing access to universities, but only with prescribed subject and level stipulations.
If you are considering applying to German public universities it is therefore essential that you are well informed of these before making any diploma subject choices.

For more information please download the agreement statement in German or English