Resource Library

The documents below include critical information about the process of becoming an IB World School.

General IB information

What is an IB education [1.1MB] pdf

Programme standards and practices [1,804KB] pdf

Required text for candidate schools [140KB] pdf

Key findings from global research on the impact of IB programmes [359KB] pdf

Primary Years Programme

Primary Years Programme brochure [780KB] pdf

School information form

Guide to school authorization: Primary Years Programme [212KB] pdf 

Requirements for candidacy [148KB] pdf

Sample Application for candidacy [229KB] pdf

Rules for candidate schools [110KB] pdf

Consultation Process: Guidelines for consultants

Sample Application for authorization [228KB] pdf 

General regulations: Primary Years Programme [102KB] pdf

Rules for IB World Schools: Primary Years Programme [108KB] pdf

Key findings from research on the impact of the IB Primary Years Programme [619KB] pdf

Middle Years Programme

Middle Years Programme brochure [761KB] pdf

School information form

Guide to school authorization: Middle Years Programme [230KB] pdf

Requirements for candidacy [151KB] pdf 

Sample Application for candidacy [315KB] pdf

Rules for candidate schools [110KB] pdf

Consultation Process: Guidelines for consultants [197KB] pdf

Sample Application for authorization [321KB] pdf

General regulations: Middle Years Programme - First assessment 2015 [114KB] pdf

General regulations: Middle Years Programme - First assessment 2016 [114KB] pdf

Rules for IB World Schools: Middle Years Programme [119KB] pdf

Key findings from research on the impact of the IB Middle Years Programme [632KB] pdf

Standards and Practices that must be in Place to be authorized [47KB] pdf

Diploma Programme

Diploma Programme brochure [759KB] pdf

School information form

Guide to school authorization: Diploma Programme [209KB] pdf

Requirements for candidacy [146KB] pdf

Sample Application for candidacy [262KB] pdf

Rules for candidate schools [110KB] pdf

Consultation Process: Guidelines for consultants [197KB] pdf 

Sample Application for authorization [492KB] pdf

General regulations: Diploma Programme [157KB] pdf

Rules for IB World Schools – Diploma Programme [119KB] pdf

Key findings from research on the impact of the IB Diploma Programme [554KB] pdf

IB Career-related Programme

Career-related Programme brochure [708KB] pdf 

School information form

Guide to school authorization: IB Career-related Certificate [205KB] pdf

Requirements for candidacy [56KB] pdf 

Sample application for candidacy IBCP [236KB] pdf

Rules for candidate schools [110KB] pdf

Consultation Process: Guidelines for consultants [282KB] pdf

Sample Application for authorization [279KB] pdf

General regulations: IBCP [98KB] pdf

Rules for schools authorized to offer the IBCP [98KB] pdf

 

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*These are sample documents only for schools that wish to review their contents before completing them online. Schools work with the appropriate IB regional office to receive access to the online applications when they are ready to complete them.

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Recognition (information about recognition of the IB programmes by universities and governments)

Authorization fee schedules and timelines

IB Workshops and Conferences