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Guidance and regulations

This page contains supporting information you need to complete the application process.

For further guidance and support throughout the authorization process, schools are welcome to contact the appropriate IB office:


Application procedure

The following documents are intended to support schools in the process towards becoming an IB World School

 
PDFRules for candidate schools [101KB, PDF]
PDFProgramme standards and practices [209 KB, PDF]


Rules for IB World Schools

A legal document that sets out the relationship between the IB Organization and IB World Schools.

PDFRules for IB World Schools - Primary Years Programme (PYP) [68KB, PDF]
PDFRules for IB World Schools - Middle Years Programme (MYP) [75KB, PDF]
PDFRules for IB World Schools - Diploma Programme [75KB, PDF]


General regulations

A legal document that sets out the relationship between the IB Organization and IB students and their legal guardians.

PDF General regulations - Primary Years Programme [56KB, PDF]
PDF General regulations - Middle Years Programme [56KB, PDF]
PDF General regulations - Diploma Programme [56KB, PDF]


Required text for candidate schools

PDF Required text for candidate schools to use in marketing materials [70KB, Word]
{insert name of school} is a candidate school* for the {insert name of programme}. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy—a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education—that we believe is important for our students.

* Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its three academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP) or the Diploma Programme (and in addition the IB Career-related Certificate). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.

For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit www.ibo.org