After ISB

Our university and career guidance programme

Deciding which path to embark on after school is an exciting prospect but can also be extremely daunting. This is why ISB has a dedicated counsellor who offers students a guidance programme that facilitates the decision making process concerning university and career choices after the Diploma Programme. The programme includes support in exploring different options after leaving school, including, but not limited to, university options.

What we offer:

  • We guide students and parents in choosing the right combination of Diploma subjects to follow future aspirations and the right path after ISB;
  • We offer a wide range of sessions following an internationally renowned guidance programme;
  • We use an online platform to make the process smooth and fun for students;
  • We organise in-person and online university fairs and workshops on a wide range of topics to which students can register and participate;
  • We offer individual, personalised support when needed (key deadlines, subjects and country requirements, emotional support, etc.)

Here is an overview of the programme calendar, starting from MYP 5 and going up to DP2.

University entry information

IB students follow a course of study with a global reputation for academic excellence, and universities throughout the world recognise the IB Diploma as an entrance qualification to higher education degree courses.

  • In some countries, such as the United States and Canada, the IB Diploma qualifies students for advanced placement or academic credits;
  • Students with the IB Diploma are accepted at a higher rate than those with other qualifications at selective universities.
  • In general, universities prefer the IB Diploma for entrance over other qualifications.
  • Some universities may require entry tests, depending on the degree chosen and the subjects taken in the IB Diploma.
  • Some countries have specific requirements about the subject combinations and the HL/SL subject level required to access certain courses. We highly recommend consulting the IB website at this link: and the countries database for any information about the requirements to fulfill for your country of interest. Alternatively, feel free to contact our counsellor at

University destinations of ISB alumni

ISB has a strong record of placing its graduates in universities around the world. Below is a list of universities that ISB alumni have received offers from. In italics, ISB alumni final destinations.


Ku Leuven


ICN Business School
ISG International Business School
IPAG Business School


University of Milan
San Raffaele Milano
IULM Milan
Accademia di Belle Arti Brescia


Riga Stradins University


United International Business Schools


AERES University of Applied Sciences
University of Leiden
University of Amsterdam
University of Groningen
University of Rotterdam
Fonty University of Applied Sciences
Maastricht university

United Arab Emirates

British University of Dubai
Middlesex University Dubai

United States

Lynn University
Rollins College

United Kingdom

University of Warwick
University College London
King’s College London
University of Edinburgh
University of Manchester
University of Glasgow
University of Cumbria
Bournemouth University
University of Bedfordshire
Univ of Portsmouth
Goldsmith University
Westminster University
Derby University
Lancaster University
Durham University
Essex University

For university representatives:
For a complete school profile, please contact us.