The British International School Istanbul has been authorized to deliver the 

Diploma Programme since 1995.

The IB Diploma programme is a two year pre-university course leading to examinations. It is designed for highly motivated students who are aged 16 to 19. It has an excellent reputation all over the world and as a consequence gives IB Diploma holders access to the world's leading universities. The IB Diploma is accepted by universities in more than 110 countries.

At BISI we currently offer the following subjects:

Full IB Diploma students study six subjects, three at Higher Level and three at Standard Level. The subjects are chosen from six groups. Choices available may vary from year to year according to demand, timetabling and staffing changes.

In addition to the six subjects that they study, Diploma Programme students also take a Theory of Knowledge Course and take part in a Creativity, Action and Service (CAS) programme. Full Diploma students also produce a 4000 word Extended Essay.

 IB Options 2016-2017

Videos introducing the Diploma Programme and the IB Learner Profile can be downloaded via the links below:

 Video 1          Video 2




Click Here for details of criteria for entry to the IB Diploma Programme at BISI 

Click this link for our current IB Options Booklet

The chart below illustrates the growth of the IB Diploma programme at BISI




Please feel free to contact our Deputy Director of  Secondary, Mr. Richard Robinson, by e-mail on, or our IBDP Coordinator, Mr Seef Marsden on:, with any questions, comments or suggestions 

For more information about the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme visit or visit the BISI page on the IB’s web site by clicking the banner below:




KS5 Photo Gallery