Fees for candidate schools

Schools will pay an application fee when they submit their application for candidacy. Once recognized as a candidate school, schools pay service fees during the authorization process until they achieve authorization for the programme they are implementing. When applying for candidacy, schools are assigned a currency by the IB. All subsequent payments must be made in that currency.

The fees below apply only to schools that are candidates to become authorized as an IB World School. If you are interested in the fees associated with being an authorized IB World School, please see our outline of fees for authorized schools

Application for candidacy fee

The tables below outline the fee for the review and processing of the application for candidacy.

 

Fees for the PYP, MYP and DP

Any school applying to implement the Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP) or Diploma Programme (DP) must pay this fee before the submission deadline for the application for candidacy.  This fee is non-refundable.

The application for candidacy fees for the PYP, MYP and DP are outlined below:

When making the application for candidacy, schools in Africa, Europe, Middle East will be assigned a currency by the IB. All subsequent payments are made in that currency. The application for candidacy fee for the PYP, MYP and DP is outlined below.
CHF GBP EUR
3,927 2,510 3,030
All schools in Asia-Pacific pay in Singapore dollars. For the PYP, MYP and DP, the application for candidacy fee is S$6,100. 
In the Americas, all schools pay the IB in US dollars. For the PYP, MYP and DP, the application for candidacy fee is USD$4,000. 

Fees for the CP

The fees for the Career-related Programme vary based upon whether the school is already authorized (or seeking authorization) for the Diploma Programme or not.  The CP authorization process for schools already offering or seeking authorization for the DP is streamlined, as it leverages the work done and information gathered during the school’s DP authorization process, and the fees vary accordingly.

  • Schools seeking to offer the CP that are already authorized or are seeking authorization for the DP

Schools seeking to be authorized to offer the CP that are already authorized or are seeking authorization for the DP are charged a one-time pre-authorization fee that must be paid before the submission deadline for the application for candidacy. This fee is non-refundable.  

As with the application for candidacy fee for the other programmes, the pre-authorization fee covers the review and processing of the application for candidacy and supporting documents. The pre-authorization fee also covers the costs of 10 hours remote consultancy during candidacy, the review and processing of the application for authorization and supporting documents, a verification visit, and the final authorization of the school, as well as the school’s access to the Programme Resource Center, coordinator notes and programme updates published by the IB, and the support of the development and authorization departments.

The pre-authorization fees for schools seeking to be authorized to offer the CP that are already authorized or are seeking authorization for the DP are outlined below: 

CHF GBP EUR
8,441 5,360 6,480
All schools in Asia-Pacific pay in Singapore dollars. For the CP, the one-off application for candidacy fee is S$11,200. 
In the Americas, all schools pay the IB in US dollars. For the CP, the one-off application for candidacy fee is  USD$8,500. 
  • Schools seeking to offer the CP that do not currently offer the DP

Schools seeking to be authorized to offer the CP that do not already have an authorized DP programme must pay an application for candidacy fee before the submission deadline for the application for candidacy. This fee is non refundable.

 

CHF GBP EUR
3,927 2,510 3,030 
All schools in Asia-Pacific pay in Singapore dollars. For the CP, the one-off application for candidacy fee is S$6,100. 
In the Americas, all schools pay the IB in US dollars. For the CP, the one-off application for candidacy fee is USD$4,000. 

 

Candidate fee

Once a school has been awarded candidacy, a non-refundable candidacy and consultation services fee will be charged to the school on the 1st of the month following the granting of their candidacy. This service fee will be billed yearly from this point until the school notifies the IB it would like to apply for authorization. This service fee covers the cost of your consultant, 20 remote hours of consultation support per year, a 2 day consultation visit to the school (only one visit per candidacy is covered), a consultant visit report, an end of consultancy report, access to the IB's Programme Resource Center, and direct support from the authorization department via your programme relationship manager.

Once a school notifies the IB that it would like to apply for authorization, a non-refundable candidacy and application for authorization services fee will be charged to the school on the 1st of the month following this request. The Candidacy and consultation services fee will no longer be charged. This service fee will be billed yearly from this point until the school is authorized. This service fee covers the cost of assessing and processing the application for authorization, a 2 day verification visit to the school (only one visit per candidacy is covered), a verification visit report, final authorization of the school, access to the IB's Programme Resource Center, and direct support from the authorization department via your programme relationship manager.

In Africa, Europe and the Middle East, and Asia-Pacific, candidate services do not cover the cost of accommodation for consultants and verification visitors. 

Please note: As indicated above, schools seeking to offer the CP that are already authorized or are seeking authorization for the DP do not pay candidate fees. 

The current candidate fees for schools seeking to offer the PYP, MYP or DP are outlined below:

The candidate fee in Africa, Europe, Middle East is outlined below. 
CHF GBP EUR
9.291 5,900 7,140
In Asia-Pacific, the candidate fee for the PYP, MYP and DP is S$13,500.
The annual candidate fee in the Americas is US$9,500. 

 

Schools seeking to offer the CP who do not currently offer the DP

The candidate fee in Africa, Europe, Middle East is outlined below. 
CHF GBP EUR
9,291 5,730 6,585
In Asia-Pacific, the candidate fee for the PYP, MYP and DP is S$13,020.
The candidate fee in the Americas is US$9,500.

Deadline for payment of the candidate fee

The deadline for payment of the candidacy and consultation services fee  will depend on when a school is granted candidacy. The deadline for payment of the Candidacy and application for authorization services fee will depend on when a school notifies the IB it would like to apply for authorization.