The IB Diploma Programme
To apply for the IB Diploma Programme, please fill in the online application form. The deadline for applications is March 1, 2024. If you wish to apply for a space at the boarding school please indicate this in the application form. Note that the deadline for applications including boarding requests is February 1, 2024.
Direct admission to the two-year IB Diploma Programme is possible if the applicant has completed 11 years of schooling. So, for example, if a student completes the first year of the Danish Upper Secondary School Leaving Examination (STX, HHX, HTX), the student can apply for direct entrance to the IB Diploma Programme.
Similarly, students with international qualifications, such as at least five Cambridge IGCSE subjects, can also apply for direct entrance to the IB Diploma Programme. In this case, we demand that the following subjects be included in the five subjects: English, Mathematics, Science, and either History or Global Perspectives.
Although all IGCSE grades above F represent a pass, students need to achieve a minimum of a grade C in subjects that they wish to study at Standard Level. Students are expected to have achieved at least a B grade in order to study a subject at Higher Level. Moreover, as the results of these examinations are not issued until August, i.e. after the beginning of term in IB1, Stenhus Gymnasium retains the right to transfer IGCSE graduates from IB1 to Pre-IB if their exam results prove to be unsatisfactory.
Applicants applying from a Danish school system, with a Pre-IB, need to achieve equivalent grades to students with international qualifications, i.e., grade 7 or above in subjects the applicant wishes to study at Standard Level and grade 10 or 12 in subjects the student wishes to study at Higher Level.
In the admissions process the school will always look at each applicant individually. To enter the IB Diploma Programme, applicants are expected not only to have a high proficiency in English and a solid foundation in Mathematics and Sciences, but also to possess the personal qualities that demonstrate a willingness to work dedicatedly.
Applicants are asked to write a short personal statement as part of the application process and to provide an academic reference from a teacher or school counsellor.
In some cases, admission to the IB Diploma Programme will be based on an interview and an admission test in English, Mathematics, and Science.
If the entrance requirements for the IB Diploma Programme cannot be met, applicants may instead be offered a place in the Pre-IB programme, a one-year preparatory course, also with English as the teaching language (please see above).
Please see the school’s criteria for admission to the Pre-IB and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme below. If you fulfil one or more of the criteria, then you are very welcome to put in an application.