Benefits for students

Students at International Baccalaureate® (IB) World Schools are given a unique, challenging and diverse education.

IB learners are:

  • encouraged to think critically and solve complex problems
  • drive their own learning
  • a core part in educational programmes that can lead them to some of the highest-ranking universities around the world
  • more culturally aware,through the development of a second language 
  • able to engage with people in an increasingly globalized, rapidly changing world.

You can find out how to become an IB World School, a requirement for teaching IB programmes, on this website.

IB students often perform better

IB students develop strong academic, social and emotional characteristics. They are also likely to perform well academically – often better than students on other curricula.

Read key findings from IB research to learn more about how the IB programmes impact students and schools.

  • Join the IB's global alumni network

    The IB is extremely proud of its graduates, and the alumni network connects them with one another and with the IB community.

    Members of the alumni network receive a quarterly newsletter, as well as opportunities to connect with graduates from all over the world.

    Students who will graduate in the next two years are encouraged to join. 

  • Alumni stories

    Read what our alumni have to say about their experiences studying at the International Baccalaureate (IB) and how it has influenced their future careers and prospects.