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Bavarian International School scores top 3 in Germany, top 15 in Europe

Average IB Diploma score of 36 points comparable to 2.0 in the state school system / Ticket to the best universities around the world and in Germany

Bavarian International School (BIS) is one of the top three international schools in Germany and one of the top 15 international schools in Europe. The ranking, compiled by Education Advisers and available via, is calculated using the grade point averages of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) exams. BIS class of 2020 students scored an average 36 points, compared to a worldwide average of 31 points, and a graduation rate of 100%, compared to a worldwide average of 81%.

The IB DP average of 36 points is equivalent to scoring a German public school “Abitur” grade of 2.0. In 2020, Bavarian “Abitur” students achieved a median score of 2.25, and 2.29 in 2019. Among the 84 students in the BIS class of 2020, 19 students scored more than 40 points (better than a comparable 1.3 in the German system) and 47% of the class graduated with a bilingual diploma. Last year, our first cohort of seven IB Career-related (CP) Programme students graduated with a 100% passing rate.

"We are proud of our students and teachers, who demonstrate academic excellence every day,” said Head of School Dr. Chrissie Sorenson. “We are also very proud of the achievements of those students who may have struggled, who may have needed extra learning support along the way, and who persevered to pass with success.”

Approximately 90 percent of BIS class of 2020 graduates received an offer from the top two universities in their selection, and almost 50 percent were accepted by one of the world's top universities such as the University of Oxford, Imperial College London, University College London, University of California (UCLA), Toronto University, Duke University, London School of Economics, New York University, Edinburgh University or top German universities such as Ludwig-Maximilians University (LMU) or Technical University Munich (TUM).

BIS is a non-selective school, which means students are accepted who may not have the 2.33 grade point average (German system) typically needed for entrance to the Gymnasium (Abitur).


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Media contact:

Marko Mädge

Head of Communications & Public Affairs

Bavarian International School gAG (BIS)

T:   +49 8133 917 132

M: +49 152 54 69 3889

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