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The steps to becoming an IB World School

Over 850 schools offer 1100 IB Programmes in our region and we welcome your interest in joining them.

To learn more about the application process simply go to the relevant page below where you will find all the documents you need.

The documents contain information specific to the Africa, Europe, Middle East region concerning the process to become an IB World School and the fees involved.

Follow the links here for details on how to offer each programme



Authorization processes

If your school is considering authorization for an IB programme, we recommend you read the Guide to School Authorization for the programme you are considering.

ProcessYou can download this chart which will give you an overview of the authorization process



Programme evaluation for IB World Schools

Programme evaluation is both a requirement and a service provided by the International Baccalaureate to IB World Schools. The aim is for the IB to ensure on a regular basis that the standards and practices of the programme are being maintained. The date of the 1st evaluation is counted 5 years (MYP and DP) or 4 years (PYP) from the date of the authorization letter. For IB World Schools who have already been evaluated, the date of the evaluation is counted 5 years from the date of the previous evaluation. Please note that IBAEM has set deadlines for the submission of the self-study, depending on the date of the evaluation visit (PYP and MYP) or when your DP evaluation is due.

FREE webinars this autumn

Find out about IB Middle Years Programme and IB Diploma Programme > more

Orientation seminars

A series of seminars to familiarize you with the IB are being held across the region. Details here

Modification of invoicing currency in AEM

Find answers to your questions concerning the modification of currency of invoicing for schools in AEM region > more

Regional Fees

Regional Fees 2014-2015 > here

Annual School Fees

Annual Fees 2014-2015 > here

Workshops and conferences

Find out what's happening where and register. >more