COVID-19 news

Find latest news covering the International Baccalaureate® (IB) response to COVID-19 (coronavirus) including updates within the IB and our programmes.

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The IB engaging with universities during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic

The International Baccalaureate (IB) continues its engagement with universities and colleges across the world during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, to understand their thoughts on our approach to the issuing of May 2020 examination results.

Keeping our community connected through our IB network

With our IB community in mind, we want to support each other during this time of uncertainty. We have noticed the communal positivity that is being shared throughout our social media platforms, therefore we would like to highlight these moments by pursuing #IBtogether.

Sharing our IB community artwork via our online network

Our IB community is continuing to share artwork online via #IBart. You can now view their creative work via our IB network to celebrate and support them online.

The assessment and awarding model for the Diploma Programme May 2020 session

The IB has provided schools with further detail about how it will assess students' work for the May 2020 Diploma Programme session.

Cancellation of IB Global Conference Bangkok

In view of the escalating COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, and as a matter of safety and precaution, it is with regret that the IB Global Conference due to be held in Bangkok 17-19 March has been cancelled.

May 2020 examinations will no longer be held

Our students, their well-being and their progression in future stages of life have been at the forefront of our thinking as we respond to this extraordinary pandemic.

The IB engaging with universities during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic

The International Baccalaureate (IB) continues its engagement with universities and colleges across the world during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, to understand their thoughts on our approach to the issuing of May 2020 examination results.

Cancellation of IB Global Conference Toronto

Given the continuing health threats and current unpredictability created by the on-going COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, as a matter of safety and precaution it is with regret that the IB Global Conference due to be held in Toronto 23-26 July has been cancelled.

German recognition of the May 2020 DP Diplomas

Due to recent recognition confirmation provided by the German Kultusministerkonferenz (KMK), students are now eligible to apply for university admission with their May 2020 DP Diplomas.