Diploma Programme

Tycho's Eye PhotographyTycho's Eye PhotographyThe IB Diploma Programme is designed for students aged 16-19 (grades 11 and 12). It is a unique curriculum, not based on the pattern of a single country, but a deliberate compromise between the specialisation required in some national systems and the breadth of learning preferred in others.

In achieving this, students who successfully complete the IB Diploma Programme demonstrate a strong commitment to learning, both in terms of their mastering of a range of subjects and in their development of skills and disciplines necessary for success in our competitive, global world.

The ISUtrecht is fully authorised to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. The first IB Diploma students (grade 11) are starting in August 2016.


dpThe IB Diploma allows entry to universities around the world. Some US universities offer advanced credit for IB Diploma students on certain courses. All leading universities in Europe recognise the IB Diploma. Diploma candidates are required to select six subjects from a broad spectrum of learning incorporating the humanities and sciences. Three of these subjects are taken at Higher Level, the others at Standard Level. By arranging subject learning in this way, students are able to explore some subjects in depth and some subjects more broadly over a two-year period.

Please ensure you familiarise yourself with the General Regulations for IB Diploma students.

For further information about the DP, please view the International Baccalaureate parent page, or watch this video about the DP made by the International Baccalaureate Organisation.