University admission

The International Baccalaureate® (IB), and the Diploma Programme (DP) in particular, enjoys a high level of respect and recognition among the world’s higher education institutions. For students, success in the IB often results in advanced standing, course credit, scholarships, and other admissions related benefits at many universities.

The IB works with the higher education community to ensure IB students get the recognition they have earned, as well as to examine and further develop our programmes to make sure we continue to offer the best preparation for university studies and life beyond.

Recognition of the IB

Find information on where and how the IB is recognized at institutions and countries throughout the world, as well as research on the postsecondary patterns of IB students.  

University partnerships

The IB works with higher education institutions in several ways, including collaboration on research, IB programme development, and higher education related events. 

Recognition resources

Our recognition library includes resources that provide support on policy development, summarise programme research, and offer testimonies from students and universities.