The IB Diploma Programme (DP) is an assessed programme for students aged 16-19 that leads to the award of an IB Diploma.
It is an academically challenging and balanced programme of education that is respected by leading universities around the world. The aim of the DP is to develop self-motivated, life-long learners who are internationally minded and who care about our world, its cultures and its communities.
IB aims to eliminate barriers to student access to IB programmes. With the Fourth Industrial Revolution upon us, and increasingly demanding a workforce of agile learners, an IB education is more meaningful than ever. The IB believes more students should have access to an education that enables them to develop into well-rounded, multilingual and open-minded future citizens so that they can respond to global, national and local challenges thoughtfully and optimistically.
That is why it is pleased to announce that the candidate registration fee will be eliminated, effective immediately. Historically, this flat fee applied to each student registering for IB examinations on top of the per subject fee of $119. As a result, taking additional exams or pursuing the full Diploma Programme is made more affordable for students and schools.Education for a Better World- the IB Diploma Programme from LyceeChicago on Vimeo.
HOW does this fee elimination reflect IB’s values and mission?
IB educators nurture a spirit of lifelong learning that is critical to meeting the demands of the global economy. With the Fourth Industrial Revolution upon us – one that increasingly demands a workforce of agile learners – an IB education is more relevant and necessary than ever.
We believe more students should have access to an IB education that enables them to develop into well-rounded, multilingual and open-minded future citizens, so that they can respond to global, national and local challenges thoughtfully and optimistically.
The IB envisions a world with more schools, educators and students with a shared vision and mission to create a better and more peaceful world. That is why as a responsible not-for-profit we are eager to continue to seek out cost-efficiencies that can lower cost barriers and open the door for more students around the world to engage with the breadth of IB programmes. And for current students, taking additional exams or pursuing the full DP is now made more affordable.
As a responsible not-for-profit, the IB continues to seek out cost-efficiencies that can lower costs and open the door for more students to engage with the breadth of its world-class programmes. Other recent examples include:
- No programme fee increases since 2015
- Discounts for schools that offer three or more IB programmes beginning in 2018
- Ongoing investment in more affordable professional development options.
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