The IB Diploma Programme is a two-year programme taught in English, and though significantly different in curriculum and exams, the two years can be compared to the levels in the Danish 2.g and 3.g of STX.

Direct admission

Direct admission to the 2-year IB Diploma Programme is possible if you have completed what corresponds to 11 years of school in another education system, for instance the first year of the Danish Upper Secondary School Leaving Examination (stx) or have similar international qualifications such as MYP5 or at least five passed (I)GCSE subjects with grade C or above. We expect the subjects Math, English and two science subjects or Coordinated Science to be part of the (I)GCSE exam, and we also strongly recommend History. Moreover, as the results from this exam are not issued until August after the beginning of term in IB1, Hasseris Gymnasium & IB World School retains the right to transfer ICGSE graduates from IB1 to PreIB if their exam results are not satisfactory.

We look at each student individually

In the admission process the school will look at each applicant individually. To enter the IB programme, you are expected to have a high proficiency in English and a solid foundation in Math, but also to posses personal qualities that demonstrate a willingness to work dedicatedly with schoolwork. To evaluate this we ask you to write a short personal statement and enclose it with the application form. In some cases admission to the IB Diploma Programme will be based on written admission tests in Math, English and general scientific method.

If the entrance requirements for the IB Diploma Programme cannot be met, you can apply to be enrolled into our PreIB course, a one-year preparatory course, also with English as the teaching language. Entrance requirements here are the Danish 9th or 10th grade leaving exams from “Folkeskolen” or equivalent international exams, and in some cases admission tests are necessary. If you have completed PreIB with satisfactory results and have demonstrated solid skills for working with you school work, you will be transferred directly to the IB Diploma Programme after the PreIB year.

For admission to both PreIB and the IB Diploma Programme, a general guideline is that only applicants between the age of 15 and 18 will be considered.

Application forms

All applicants for PreIB must apply through The deadline for the school year 2024-25 was March 1, 2024, so contact the IB-coordinator on to enquire about vacancies. If you apply from abroad or are currently not enrolled in a Danish school, you must also fill in the PreIB application form along with school documentation and your personal statement, but you must also make an application in

If you apply for the 2-year IB programme, the IB1 application form must be downloaded and sent directly to Hasseris Gymnasium along with school documentation and your personal statement. Please fill in the application on your computer and save it electronically afterwards. You must also apply through Deadline here was also March 1, 2024.

Applicants from outside the EU must document at the time of application that they have already received the necessary residence permit to cover the full two years of the IB Diploma Programme. Applicants without such documentation in the form of a copy of the residence permit and a valid Danish CPR number will not be considered. Hasseris Gymnasium & IB World School does not help applicants with applications for residence.

Find the link to the school’s secure email here.

How do I apply?

Fill in the application form above and send it to us through our secure email service. If you have any questions regarding admission or the application process, please contact IB-coordinator Karin Skals.


Karin Skals

Head of IB Department, Uddannelsesleder