Fees for authorized schools

Each year, an IB World School pays a fee for each programme they are authorised to teach; and pay certain one-off fees for other purposes.

The fees below apply only to fully authorized IB World Schools. If you are a representative of a school currently a candidate for authorization, or of a school wishing to understand the fees associated with beginning the process of becoming an IB World School, please see our fees for candidate schools

You may also wish to read about assessment fees for examinations in the Middle Years Programme (MYP), Diploma Programme (DP) and Career-related Programme (CP).

Annual school fee

There is only one annual fee, per programme, associated with being an IB World School.

Fees for 2019-20

The fees for the next academic year, beginning September 2019, are below. These fees are valid until August 2020.

Annual school fee USD CHF GBP SGD EUR
Diploma Programme 11,650 11,781 6,990 13,865 8,300
Middle Years Programme 10,050 10,166 6,030 11,945 7,160
Primary Years Programme 8,520 8,611 5,110 10,130 6,070
Career-related Programme* 1,480 1,488 890 1,760 1,055

*For schools that offer the DP in conjunction


Since 2018, there are two ways for schools to offer the CP.

Schools aready offering the DP continue to pay the amount in the above chart - but schools will also be able to offer the CP without being authorized to offer the DP.

To reflect this change, there is a separate fee structure for schools offering the CP without the DP, as reflected in the table below. 

  8,500 6,480 8,441 5,360 11,200

If you have any questions about implementing the CP, or the fee structure for the standalone programme, please contact the development team in your regional office. 

Discounts on the annual school fee (for authorized schools)

If a school offers a combination of the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP) and the Diploma Programme (DP) and/or Career-related Programme (CP), that school pays a reduced fee to reflect their commitment to the IB. The discount a school receives depends on the number of programmes they offer.


From Aug 2018

Non-continuum school with any two programmes from the above programmes: 10% on lowest priced programme

Continuum schools: 20% discount on each programme


Effective from August 2018, continuum schools will be entitled to a 20% discount on each program. Continuum schools are schools that offer the PYP/MYP/DP or PYP/MYP/DP/CP or PYP/MYP/CP. For example, a US authorized school with PYP/MYP/DP will be entitled to a total discount of US$6,044 to the annual fee instead of US$1,857 based on the previous discount. This is an additional US$4,187 discount as compared to the previous discount model.


Additional fees

The annual school fee is the only fee charged each year to IB World Schools. However, there are other fees and services available, such as consultation visits. The IB also conducts periodic evaluation visits, which have a fee attached.


If you have any questions, please contact your regional office