Who is the Diploma for?

The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) is open to any student aged 16-19. There are DP students all over the world. 

In addition to the DP, the IB offers the IB Career-related Programme (CP). This is also for students aged 16-19.

The CP incorporates the vision and educational principles of the IB into local programmes that address the needs of students engaged in career-related studies.

Find out more about the CP, read about the DP curriculum and begin the application process for implementing each programme.

Developing students in the DP

The DP is an academically challenging and balanced programme of education.

It addresses the intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being of students, and is respected by universities across the globe. 

Each of the IB’s programmes, including the DP, is committed to the development of students according to the attributes shown in the IB learner profile.

Read about the IB learner profile and find out how to implement the DP.