University Destination-min

SISD students are accepted by some of the world’s most prestigious universities.

Ensuring that our students are equipped for future success is central to our school life. Our College Counselling Team will guide and support our students as they prepare for life beyond our school. With specialists from English, French and German speaking countries, the counselling team provides structured information and guidance across a range of further education options. In close collaboration with the Head of Secondary School, class teachers and parents, our students begin their preparation at the start of Grade 9, researching courses, universities and entry requirements. They are encouraged to define their goals for the future and challenged to think broadly about their future aspirations. Throughout this process, our counsellors are there to challenge and support decision making and are available to meet with both students and parents.

Success in an IB programme correlates
well with success at Harvard.

Marlyn McGrath Lewis, Dean of Admissions, Harvard University

Our University Destinations around the world


American University in Dubai
Heriot-Watt University Dubai
University of Birmingham Dubai


Biruni University
Istanbul Atlas University
Istanbul Aydin University
Istanbul Kent University


American University in Cairo

United Kingdom

ARU London
Bath Spa University
Brunel University of London
Cardiff University
City, University of London
Coventry University
King's College London
London Metropolitan University
Oxford Brookes University
Queen Mary University of London
Regent's University London
Richmond University London
Royal Holloway University of London
UAL London
University of Brighton
University of Bristol
University of Edinburgh
University of Exeter
University of Kent
University of Leeds
University of Northampton
University of Nottingham
University of Plymouth
University of Sheffield
University of Southampton
University of Sussex
University of West London

United States

Georgia Tech
HULT Boston
Rutgers University
Saint Anselm College
UC San Diego
University of Massachusetts


Concordia University
McGill University
Queen’s University
Ryerson University
University of British Columbia
University of Waterloo
Western University
York University


Glion, Switzerland
University of St Gallen, Switzerland


Maastricht University, Netherlands
Utrecht University, Netherlands


Semmelweis University

Czech Republic
University of New York, Prague
  • IB Admission to International Universities: The IB Diploma is accepted in 75 countries in over 2000 universities. The IBO has a search directory on its website although they advise students to check directly with each university for the recognition policy.
  • IB Admission to Swiss Universities: Most Swiss universities require 32 of 42 points (without extra points) and have additional HL subject requirements. ETH Zurich and EPF Lausanne require 38 of 42 points (without extra points) and have stringent HL and SL subject requirements. Please check with the respective university for their recognition policy or go to the IBO website for further information.
  • Swiss Baccalaureate admission to International Universities: There are two types of Swiss Baccalaureates, the ‘Federal’ as well as ‘Cantonal’. The Federal Swiss Baccalaureate diploma allows students to study at international universities. Please check with the respective university for specific admission requirements.
  • Swiss Baccalaureate Admission to Swiss Universities: Holders of a Swiss Baccalaureate do not have to take part in an admission process (except for medical studies) if they wish to study at a Swiss university.
  • IB International Recognition: Universities and colleges benefit from recruiting and admitting students from IB programmes in a range of ways, with IB programmes developing the knowledge, skills and disposition students need to be successful throughout their university careers. Every university in the UK now accepts the IB Diploma. IBDP students regularly enter toptier institutions. In the US and Canada, the IBDP and Course Certificates (Higher Level) are increasingly recognised, with many universities conferring credit or advanced placement of up to one year for them. As a result of their time in the IB, students develop: time management skills and a strong sense of self-motivation, a keen interest in civic engagement, notable academic ability, strong research and writing skills, critical thinking abilities and an international outlook. Research suggests, for example, that IB students are more likely than their peers to complete their undergraduate degrees and pursue graduate work; and that they are more likely to be engaged in various aspects of university life. According to the research, IB students are strong on: student leadership activities, working with university faculty on research projects, finding opportunities to study in other countries, tutoring other students , taking part in voluntary and community service and completing internships.

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