IB Diploma Programme

North Zealand International School is an authorized IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy- a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education- that we believe is important for our students.

We are delighted to announce that North Zealand International School is now authorized for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. We believe this is the best programme for our students to achieve their ambitions.  The IB Diploma is a university entrance qualification recognised throughout the world.  We join 4,700 schools worldwide who share a common philosophy and commitment to a high-quality, challenging international education.  You can read more about the IB Diploma here.

How to apply

  • Students in Danish 1.g (gymnasium): 
    Students should apply via optagelse.dk by 1st March 2022. Please also register your interest via OpenApply.
  • International schools / schools outside Denmark
    Students should apply via OpenApply.


How our students will benefit

The IB Diploma programme is a rigorous academic course which develops lifelong learners by putting personal development at its core. We offer this programme because our students:

  • learn to manage their own learning and develop critical thinking skills
  • engage with people in an increasingly globalised world
  • enhance their cultural awareness and
  • gain access to the world’s top universities.

Read more about the benefits.

The NIS IB Diploma Programme

NIS offers the two-year course leading to the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma for students in Year 12 and 13 from August 2022.

The Diploma Programme (DP) curriculum is made up of six subject groups and the DP Core.  The DP Core includes the Theory of Knowledge (TOK), Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) and the Extended Essay. 

Our students choose courses from the following six subject groups:




Theory of Knowledge (TOK)

Creativity Activity Service (CAS)

Extended Essay (EE)

Group 1

(Studies in Language and Literature) ​

English Language and Literature

Danish Literature

Group 2

(Language acquisition)​



Group 3

(Individuals and Societies)


Business Management

Group 4





Group 5


Maths Analysis and Approaches

Group 6

(The Arts)


Visual Arts

Our students enjoy the small close-knit community NIS provides.  The small classes mean our students benefit from individual attention and feedback which ensures they can enhance their performance.  Our dedicated teachers offer a range of perspectives to aid the student’s global awareness. 

For further information about the IB and its programmes visit http://www.ibo.org