Online DP pilot

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The Online Diploma Programme (DP) pilot allows students from around the world to follow the entire DP online. This pilot will deliver a fully online DP together with a small number of selected partner schools.

Until recently it has not been possible for students to study the entire DP online. This changed in March 2022 when we launched our online DP pilot, with the aim of increasing access to an IB education. 

IB is working with the following DP online pilot partners 

Follow these links to learn more about each pilot partner organization. We will add to this list alphabetically as more partners join the pilot. 

Together with our partners, we are exploring how we can create and reinforce collaborative learning communities and discover the advantages that a completely online DP can bring to our community. 

Through the pilots the IB would like to better understand the needs of students who may not be able to attend traditional brick-and-mortar education, e.g. due to illness, commitments to extra-curricular activities such as sport and music, or migration and displacement. Young people interested in studying through the online DP pilot can apply directly through one of our partner schools, listed above. 

We will continue innovating with our global community to empower IB students to take ownership of their own learning while developing future-ready skills to thrive in a fast-changing world.