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IB Diploma Programme

Deutsche Schule Erbil
IB Diploma Programme

The German school in Erbil is an IB World School officially accredited by the IBO organization ( After graduation from lower secondary school (grade 10), we offer the IB Diploma Programme in its bilingual form, i.e. we teach some of the subjects in German and some in English.

In 2021, the German school in Erbil has successfully completed the IBO's five-year-evaluation. The IBO's final evaluation report indicates no "matters to be addressed" and lists a substantial number of commendations highlighting our school's strengths in implementing the IB diploma programme. You can download the evaluation report here.


The IB diploma programme takes two years (grades 11/12) and includes the following subjects:


Higher Level


Chemistry (English)

Biology (German)


Standard Level

German (language/literature)

History (German)

Math (German)

Core elements

Theory of Knowledge (TOK)

Creativity / Acitivity / Service (CAS)

Extended Essay


The IB diploma is recognized in most countries as a university entrance qualification, including Germany and Kurdistan/Iraq. Please find additional information regarding recognition of the IB diploma here:


The Kultusministerkonferenz in Germany (KMK) is recognizing the IB diploma as a university entrance qualification. Please find further information including a conversion table of IB diploma points to the German Abitur grade point average here:


Additional information is available on the website of the German Academic Exchange Service:


The IB diploma is also recognized in the Kurdistan region of Iraq. The subjects we offer (biology and chemistry higher level) allow our students to apply for places in medical and pharmacy schools. If you intend to apply for engineering programs, universities that use the admission process for public universities in Kurdistan may require additional AP exams in physics and, depending on the field of study, mathematics. Please note that the regulations regarding university admission in the Kurdistan region are changed regularly. 


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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