We have a thread for law and medicine, but we don't really have a thread for people who want to study engineering in university. In order to keep the majority of the posts about engineering mostly in the same place so that people can find them more easily, I've created this thread to help people out. I'm a second year student in chemical engineering and can help with pretty much any kind of general engineering questions you might have, whether it's what courses to take in the IB, general procedures for applying to universities for engineering, or what to expect in an engineering program once you're there. If you have a school-specific question, such as applying to MIT or …
I was planning on going to Uni in Germany, and in order to do that, IB students have to go to a "Zeugnisanerkennungsstelle" to get their Diploma accepted. My own diploma is not getting accepted because I took an online course (economics SL), and my sister's diploma is not getting accepted because she is taking self-taught German A, as they don't offer German A at our school.
This is frustrating, and T just want to make everyone aware that you cannot study in Germany if you take a self-taught course or an online course
Hello to all future Law students, I've been on the forum for a while and I've seen that there are quite a few of you who plan on studying/want to study Law at University. I'm currently a second-year Law student at LSE in the UK and I like to think I have a pretty good idea of what studying Law is about at University and a career beyond. I figured I'd start a thread where all of us can come together and talk about Law, what it actually means to study it, what it's about, what you can expect beyond a vague idea of it being challenging, and such. I'm not saying that I will have all the answers, but I will endeavour to answer as many questions as I can. I'm sure there must be…
Where and how well is the IB Diploma recognised across the globeIB University recognition information (November 2009).pdf Canadian Universities' IB Recognition policiesCanadian University IB Recognition Policies.pdf
There are a lot of people who, even in their second year of IB, are directionless in terms of university applications. This post will aim to give you an insight into applying to Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Singapore, United Kingdom and the United States. Australia Canada Finland New Zealand Singapore United Kingdom United States Standardised tests English Language tests This is a community project, and if anybody has anything to add please feel free to. The section on Canada is particularly lacking since I don't know a lot about studying there and since we do have a lot of Canadian members (or a Canadian invasion rather), someone could oblige in filling it up? Maybe e…
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Now many people face problems once reaching their senior year. Their whole tiime is occupied by IB work, despite the fact that there are other exams to worry about. Time management is not the major topic here, it's the admission tests. Many have probably heard of the common ones (such as the SATs, BMATs..). Anyway, you will find a list of the most important admission tests in many countries and for different majors. Any additional help is greatly appreciated.
1. SATs (Language proficiency and Mathematics)
The SAT Reasoning Test is a measure of the critical thinking skills you'…
I know what a horror it is trying to figure out Uni stuff, general ranks, course ranks.. blah blah blah so I'm putting up this helpful thread with all the useful links I can find about above said topic.
World Top Universities 2010
Top Universities 2007 PDF
Top Universities 2006 PDF
Times' Good University Guide (UK Universities, 2010)
Times Good General Ranking Table (2010), as well as subject ranking (insert the course's name which you want to see the ranking for in the appropriate space provided and just click on search)
Guardian Guide (2009) (UK Universities). This is a pretty simple …
Finland Why on earth would I apply to Finland? The reason, in a nutshell, is that higher education is completely free of charge to everyone - no matter whether you're Finnish, Dutch or South African. How to apply to, and choose, a university The number of English language undergraduate courses is limited, so you won't have too much choice. All universities offer MSc/MA courses in English, but since this site is concentrated on students who are moving from high school to university, I'll concentrate on that. Basically the only university offering undergraduate courses in English is the Helsinki School of Economics (Aalto University from 1.1.2010). HSE is considered the be…
Menu Aim of the personal statement Brainstorming and planning Writing the personal statement Small tips to remember and keep in mind Things to NOT put into and avoid in your personal statement Links to sample personal statements Bio-Aqua's Personal Statement Outline Sample statements from IBSurvival members Aim of the personal statement Because not all universities interview their students, the personal statement is a way for you to let the university know more about yourself, other than just what the application form requires - the mudane information such as your grades, etc. If you are applying to a popular university course, and everyone applying is likely to have goo…
Hi sorry I'm new to this, I want to know if HL Physics is compulsory for Architecture in Uni? I'm worried that my lack of HL in Math and Physics will stop me from studying Architecture. Also, is there any other courses I could take? I'm also quite interested in Psychology(except for the lac of jobs in Singapore) My combination is this: HL Literature in EnglishSL Language B: ChineseHL EconomicsSL PhysicsSL MathematicsHL Visual Arts
Hi, I have been looking at some web pages of medical schools in the UK, and I'm starting to feel desperate: they all seem to require Chemistry at HL. The problem is that I only study SL Chem, HL is not even an option at our school. But I do have HL Biology and HL Mathematics, which I would imagine to help. Are there any universities in the UK, or somewhere in Europe, in which HL Chemistry is not a requirement? Also, I've heard that the tuition fees are lower in Scotland than in the rest of the UK, is this true?
I have stumbled across this link listing the "2015-16 Common Application Essay Prompts". https://appsupport.commonapp.org/link/portal/33011/33013/Article/1694/2015-16-Common-Application-Essay-Prompts Are these "essay prompts" the real and actual essay titles for 2015-16 Common App applicants? Large thanks in advance!
I am trying to decide whether to go into Health Sciences or Biochemistry at Ottawa U as a major next year.
I am interested in both but my biggest concern is pre reqs for Med School and how well it will prepare me for the MCAT. I heard the new MCAT is extremely heavy with Biochemistry...
I like the idea of Health Sciences but I think it focuses too much on the social aspects of Health, which won't be so necessary for MCAT, but I have room for electives.
Biochemistry on the hand feels much more intense and rigorous, not a lot of room for electives but enough to satisfy pre reqs.
Which do you think I should choose ? I like both, but whi…
I want to study business at the uni but i don't know the needed ib grade for the canadian universities...
I was going to apply to the uk unis but my mock exam grades awfully went wrong and prob will get the predicted grades about 33 to 35... (including tok and ee).
I was aiming for the top uk unis but because of that i wouldn't be able to apply to them like ucl, kcl, cass, etc...
But then i researched canadian unis and most of top unis say you have to get 24 (ubc) or 28 (uoft or somewhere i forgot).
I mean, I wonder why the minimum requirement is slightly lower than the uk unis...
Can I understand about myself as I still have hope to get into those top canadian unis …
any seniors from the ib program that just got or have gotten into art schools/colleges before. can you give me tips as to what is important and what is not and which colleges/schools did u get into?
how good were your ecs and do u have any suggestions for extracurriculars?
and even those who took a gap year, is it useful?
i'm currently in dp1 so i'll be graduating in 2022.
I'm trying to look around for universities and courses therein to look into even though I'm admittedly late to do so. I just cant find a straight place to start, I don't know what I want to study or where, and with my grades my parents are telling me that liberal arts isn't exactly an option for me so I'm a little stumped. Im trying to look around for places i can get into but all i keep getting back is just huge lists of best schools which I cant get into. Are there any useful resources for finding a good university to go to if you really are starting from scratch in terms of knowing what you want?
Hello, I am a 19 year old South Korean who graduated this year from an international IB school in Brandenburg, Germany. I want to study medicine in Germany and plan to apply next cycle after pulling my German up to a C1+. I graduated with 43 IB points which are converted to a 1.0 in the Abitur system and was told by some friends I may be able to apply for the Abibesten quota (30%) through hochschulestart. However, that is for German citizens. If I am a non EU citizen who lived and graduated from an IB school in Germany with Abitur convertible grades(IB scores), am I considered as a German applicant who can compete for the Abibesten quota or am I considered as an internati…
I am glad to post a worthy article about the Study in the Germany from KCR consultants, this may change your career pathway in Germany. we will look closely at the undergraduate educational structure, enrollment requirements and prospects for Indian students looking to pursue an undergraduate course in the Germany
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I am a rising senior and I am trying to find what EC's related to psychology I can get involved in and I'm having a hard time coming up with things apart from taking courses online. What are some Psychology related EC's I can do? I am from India if that matters.
Hi everyone! This is my first post here, any help will be appreciated Basically, I am going to start IB next year. I'm best at maths and would like to study architecture in the future. So far I have decided to do: Group 1 - English Group 2 - Spanish ab initio (or maybe Chinese..) Group 4 - Physics Group 5 - Math Group 6 - Visual Arts - Design ...but for Group 3 - My school offers Business & Management, Economics, Psychology, Geography, ITGS and History. But as somebody wanting to study architecture, I don't know what will be the most useful for me. If the types of subjects from Group 3 don't really matter, which subject is it easiest to get good marks in? I have hea…
I haven't done my best in the GCSE course, therefore had to do IBCP, although now I'm finding it hard to find Universities, with requirements applicable for me.
I do Btec level 3 Enterprise, Hl Business, SL English A, Spanish B SL.
If anyone could help or share some insight, I'd be grateful as the deadlines are about to set in ://
Also I'd preferably go for Business Management/Business administration with an aspect of Law
I would like to study in France after graduating in 2021. However, in the process of my application I have faced some difficulties. Could someone who has already applied to France or is planning to, give me some advice and share your experience?
P.S. I am not applying to Science app or any educational institution that would know the IB.
Da jia hao, Hello, Im Andrew and I live in New Zealand, I'm 17 years old and have been learning chinese since i was 9. I dont have any chinese family, never lived in China...just lots of classes and tutoring. I was wondering if any Chinese people particularly in Beijing could tell me is it hard to get into Peking University as an international student? What kind of IB grade would they be looking for? Xiexie, Thanks, Andrew
The school I'm going to right now is pretty new, our class is going to be the first graduates for the school. So, a new school means no experience, and you can see that with no Math HL offered to students. Well, they actually do now, but last year when I was in DP 1, they didn't offer Math HL, but then they started when I was my second year DP 2. And I wanted to do Engineering, and the university which I want to go to (Technical University of Denmark) accepts IB students who have Physics HL and Math HL.
So you can see the problem, I don't have Math HL because the school can't offer it and it's not my fault. But I really want to go that university. Has anyone experie…
I'm doing now IB certificate in Vienna, Austria.
I went to Vienna University to ask about the application by the IB Certificate but they rejected me saying that an IB certificate is not considered as school leaving certificate, and therefore I have no idea what to do next.
Do anyone of you have information about universities that accept IB certificate around Austria and Germany?
Thank you all.
Good day everyone,
Thought that a thread like this might help around here, taking into consideration the large amounts of IB students around here looking forward to med school. In this thread, you can discuss, ask questions and/or share opinions about application procedures, personal statements and anything regarding going to med school - from the IB of course... Well then, enjoy!! (This post is copied from the same thread on TSR, just to highlight a few things).
The Pre-med System (American and some Canadian Universities)
Pre-med (as in four year undergraduate study) means that you have to accomplish three things:
- You have to have a Bachelor (BS) degree in any fiel…
Hello! I’m wondering if anyone has applied to Ireland , Medicine courses. I’m an IB student, my hLs are : bio, chem, eng, bm, and SLs : math and ssst. My predicted grade is around 36-38 (at least). Hoping to go to any uni in Ireland such as RCSI, Trinity, UCD, DCU. Any tips? Experience? Thoughts?
I am starting my IBDP this summer and am hoping to apply to the LMU Munich in the future. I have read through their official documents and it said that I require a 'Zeugnisanerkennungsstelle für den Freistaat Bayern (ZASt)'. Do any of you know where and how I can get this qualification? Have any of you applied to bavarian universities with the IB Diploma before? Thank you!
I was wondering what top to mid tier universities in IB look at in terms of predicted and final IB exam grades. Do they look at predicted grades more or the final grades? Lets say I'm getting between a 38-41 predicted (With the three points), do the final IB exam scores matter all that much apart from the credits?
Also another question I had was, how is the final grade that they get calculated? Is it just the IB exams and the IA's or do the tests we take in school matter as well?
THANK YOU SO MUCH in advance!
i'm in my second year of ib and up until now I had been very unsure of what i wanted to study in university i'm quite interested in food science and nutrition so I think i may want to go towards those subjects in university. Some prerequisites state that i need to have taken one science at HL and I have only taken chemistry at SL, obviously i cannot change subjects now because I am in my second year and it is too late do i have no chance of being able to study this subject in uni?
I'm japanese and i go to an international school in japan. i'm a sophomore i want to go to a japanese university with an international program the colleges that I'm thinking of applying are Univ of Tokyo Keio Univ Waseda Univ Sophia Univ obviously im a sophomore so im not in the ib program yet. i want to know what IB Score/GPA i need to get accepted into the universities mentioned above
Good afternoon, IB folks!
It is my first year in DP, and only when the first half-year had ended, I realised that I want to change my specialisation. My HL subjects: Business and Management, English B and Russian A1; SL subjects: History, Maths and ES&S. I picked these subjects as kind of evil of the lesser kind because I had no clue what I wanted to practise in the future. Now I'm determined to become a surgeon.
I talked to teachers at school and generally (theoretically!) changing B&M and ES&S to Chemistry HL and Biology HL is not that much of an issue (in comparison with the whole picture). The nastiest problem is where to study. I mostly strive …
Hi everyone, Lots of people says that many universities in UK doesn't allows students with Math Studies. However, only Math HL/SL. I've never been a Math person, so that's why I've choosen Math Studies, it's lot easier. I wanna attend an University in UK, most likely England; Bristol, Leeds or other nearby London. I'm planning on studying Law so badly, and my question is; Do you guys knows any Universities in England who allows Math Studies students, that want to study Law? - Nimra Iqbal, Denmark.
Hey guys,I hope everyone is well!
I will be applying to some of the top universities in the UK as I am looking to pursue a career in economics and political science.I am currently taking Math SL but I am worried that I won't be able to get in since most of the universities require math HL.I am applying to both LSE and UCL so the places are very competitive.I currently have a predicted grade of 41/42 with 7,7,6 in my HL courses with a 7 in maths SL and a 6 in Chemistry HL.I formulated a perfect personal statement in which I talked about my passion for the subject as well as some of the extracurricular activities I had done in parallel to my school education.Can anybod…
Hello, I am a current senior attending an international school in Korea. I hold a Taiwanese passport and so does my parents so I am considered as an international student. I really want to be a English - Korean translator so I want to stay in Korea. So as I was researching but none of the Korean universities have minimum IB score requirements so I have no idea if I have a chance to get accepted. The places I want to go are Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul National University, Yonsei, Korea University and Ehwa Woman's University. I currently take HL Lang and Lit, HL Korean A, HL Business and Management and SL Theatre, SL ESS, SL Maths Studies.
I'm in IB1 right now. Like just starting!!! And I want to get a Bachelor's degree in Food Science somewhere in Europe? I'm not sure about the subject requirements for Food Science in general?
Math Studies (Do I need to switch to SL?)
Business Management HL
English A SL
Swedish AB Initio
Does anyone know the requirements for universities in Europe? My family is strained when it comes financially, so I'm trying to go to universities that are more affordable.
I am IBDP year 2 student and I am really interested in engineering,but I don’t know which one I should study at the university. I am really interested in computer and electrical engineering,but I don’t know which one to take. I heard about mechatronics, but do they study programming languages as computer engineers do? And also if I want to pursue robotics in my master degree which course would be better to take?
My subjects are:
Russian A SL
English B HL
P.S my school does not offer computer science.
I am in year 12 and doing my IB, I did not take Biology at any level. I do, however, have HL Chemistry and HL Physics. I am wondering if I will still be able to do medicine in Germany.
HL German B
SL English Literature
SL Maths A&A
I'm in the midst of my summer break and about to start my IB year 2. Here are my predicted grades so far:
HL physics - 6
HL business - 6
HL DT - 6
SL English Langlit - 6
SL Math - 6
SL Chinese - 6
TOK - B
EE - not submitted yet
So 36/42 but i think some changed tho because we had more tests and I scored quite high for my IA first drafts at the end of the year.
I'm planning to study business - (management, commerce anything in business really except quantitative majors because I hate maths)
Hong Kong Uni choices - HKU, HKUST, CUHK, CityU
Singapore - NTU, SMU
Australia - University of melbour…
My exams are next year and I'm looking at Universities. I currently study:
FRENCH B HL
ENGLISH LANG AND LIT HL
NATURE OF SCIENCE SL
MATHS STUDIES SL
I want to study French at university and am thinking about going to study in France. However, I am not sure if I would be taught in English as an International student or taught in French with other natives... I also want to study German alongside the french; does anyone know any good universities to study two languages in France????
This summer, I also would like to go visit some universities there in France, would they allow me to look around or wo…
Has anyone received a decision from NUS? Everything on the website says the decisions are out, but when I login, my application status is always "application processing". Am I looking at the wrong place? Or does this mean I didn't get in?
This is the login website: https://myaces.nus.edu.sg/uasonline/Login
Hey guys, I was wondering about your top ten tips for building a strong resume for universities? (for personal use and everyone else, te hee) Also any suggestions on type of work experience i could do for Business Management.
Hi, I am about to start writing my personal statement. However, I'm not sure how to start and what to include in my personal statement. I want to study law, and from what I heard, my PS should be focused on why I want to study law. For those of you who have been through this experience, can you please provide me with information regarding my PS?
I have chosen to take HL Language A and SL Language B as I didn't know that Germany universities required me to take my Language B at HL or to do two Language A(s). My school will not allow me to change my choice. Can I still get into a German University?
My current choice is:
HL English A Literature
SL German Language B
SL Math A&A