In March 2000 the Diploma was formally recognised as a suitable alternative to the Abitur Certificate. It is consequently an appropriate qualification for entrance to German universities.
Please visit the Kultusministerkonferenze (KMK) link below (Federal Conference of the State Ministers of Education) for the original text in German: http://www.kmk.org/fileadmin/veroeffentlichungen_beschluesse/1986/1986_03_10-Vereinbarung-Baccalaureate-Dipl.pdf
The IB Middle Years Programme is officially recognised as a means equivalent certification to the German Realschulabschluss, given certain conditions. For instance, students must complete a set number of MYP courses, including the Personal Project and an Interdisciplinary assessment. For full details about the equivalency agreement, please visit the Kultusministerkonferenze (KMK) website for full details.