What is the European Baccalaureate diploma ?

The European Baccalaureate diploma (or EB) is the diploma that certifies the completion of secondary studies in a European School or in a School Accredited by the Board of Governors.

European Baccalaureate

The European Baccalaureate is the 3rd and final cycle of secondary education. It consists of two years: S6 (6th year) and S7 (7th year).

Cycle 1 1-3 11-13
Cycle 2 4-5 14-15

At the end of year 7, the European Baccalaureate examination certifies secondary cycle studies in the European Schools and the accredited European Schools.
The European Baccalaureate diploma is awarded to students who pass the final year exam at the end of the seventh year of secondary education.

European Baccalaureate Recognition

The European Baccalaureate diploma is officially recognized as an entry qualification for higher education in all the countries of the European Union, as well as in a number of others.
Therefore, European Baccalaureate diploma holders can seek admission to any university or institution of tertiary education in the European Union including the same right as nationals with equivalent qualifications.

For example, a student who has obtained the European Baccalaureate at a European school in Belgium can use the European Baccalaureate to access higher education in France, Italy, Spain, etc.

European schools in Brussels

There are currently 14 European Schools in seven countries (Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, Spain and Luxembourg).

Four European schools in Brussels :

What is the difference with the International Baccalaureate diploma ?

The International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) is an internationally accepted qualification for entry into higher education and is recognised by many universities worldwide (75 countries at over 2,000 universities). The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme is taught in schools that have successfully complete the IB’s authorization process from the International Baccalaureate Organization (nonprofit educational foundation founded in 1968)

> More information about the International Baccalaureate (IB)
> More information about the IB Schools in Brussels
> More information about the differences between the European Baccalaureate and the International Baccalaureate in this article: European Baccalaureate and International Baccalaureate

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