German Recognition

In Germany, the International Baccalaureate Diploma is officially recognized by the Kultusministerkonferenz (the Standing Conference of Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs) as a valid university entrance qualification (“Hochschulzugangsberechtigung”).

All requirements for an IB Diploma to be recognized in Germany are listed in the Agreement on the Recognition of the "International Baccalaureate Diploma" last amended by the Kultusministerkonferenz in March 2019: 

Vereinbarung über die Anerkennung des „International Baccalaureate Diploma/Diplôme du Baccalauréat International“ (original document)

Agreement on the recognition of the "International Baccalaureate Diploma /Diplôme du Baccalauréat International" (English translation)

ISHR students receive substantial support from the IB Diploma Coordinator and the Academic and University Counselor when selecting their diploma courses. German recognition is one of several important aspects considered in the course selection process.