How to apply to the IB

Apply to the IB

All applicants must fill out an application form.

The application form must be sent to our school along with:

  • the latest report card.
  • E.g. if you have attented the Danish Folkeskole and spent a year abroad you must also send a copy of your results of the final examination.

Please note:
The preparatory IB class is NOT a prerequisite for applying to the Diploma Programme. However, the applicant must have completed:

  • 11 years of schooling in a European school type
  • The GCSE in a British-type school system.
  • Cambridge IGCSE
  • Grade 10 in a North American-type school system.
  • The Danish preparatory IB class OR 1.g

We will assess the application based on the student’s personal statement, grades and previous schooling. Applicants may be asked to come for an interview in English or for an admission test.

Application form for the IB Diploma Programme

EU citizen or non-EU citizen?

Non-EU citizens cannot be granted more than a one-year-visa by the Danish immigration authorities unless special circumstances are in place, such as the parents working in Denmark.

For non-EU citizens, we can offer you the chance to join our one-year exchange programme.

Please read more here: One year exchange

For applicants coming from an EU country, an EU residence permit must be obtained upon arrival in Denmark. 

The following documentation is necessary: 

  • A passport photo 
  • Applicant’s birth certificate (original), if applicant is under 18. 
  • Last three months’ pay slips from the supporting parent(s) or a print of your bank account(s)/ bank account of your supporting parent(s). 
  • Parents’ passports if applicant is under 18. 
  • Admission letter from Ikast-Brande Gymnasium
  • Copy of a signed housing contract
  • If parents are divorced and applicant is under 18: Notarized documentation of divorce, and a notarized statement that both parents consent to the child studying abroad. 

The above documentation must be brought in person to the Danish authorities, located in Aarhus, Denmark, upon arrival. 

It is advisable that applicants under 18 bring both parents when going to apply for the residence permit. 

In addition to the above documentation, all applicants must fill out an application: Application and documentation

If under 18, parents must fill out an “acceptance of parent with custody form”, available to print here: Acceptance of parent with custody form


Questions about the IB? 

You are always welcome to contact us...

Gitte Vestergaard Pilley

IB coordinator

phone+45 9715 3611


Gitte Vestergaard Pilley

Bøgildvej 6, DK-7430 Ikast   •   phone +45 9715 3611   •   mail   •    mail sikker(secure) mail

Man-tors 8:00-15:00 og fredag 8:00-14:00