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Apply for IB Diploma Programme (IB DP)

In view of the fact that the majority of places in the Diploma Programme (DP) class will be taken by continuing SOS-HGIC students, limited places are usually available for new applicants. Admission into the IB programme at SOS-HGIC is therefore competitive and based solely on performance in the MYP, IGCSE or GCE “O” Level and an entrance interview.

Applicants from SOS Villages

IB applicants from SOS children’s villages, including SOS-Ethiopia (IGCSE Centre, Awassa), are advised to apply as early as possible according to the timeline below:

  1. Early March: Complete the online application or download application form/package sent from SOS-HGIC.
  2. End of March: Application process to be completed by submitting the following:
    • Completed Application Form
    • School report from previous 2 years (4 terms)
    • Confidential predicted grades
    • IB Higher Level and Standard Level course selection
    • A 400-word personal essay on the Applicant’s future aspirations as an IB student of SOS-HGIC
    • 1 passport photograph
    • Recommendation from the current Head of School
    • Recommendation from a current Teacher
  3. Late March – April: Interviews at SOS Children’s’ Village during the annual recruitment exercise
  4. Early August: Provisional admissions confirmation sent to the villages upon receipt of official IGCSE exam results
  5. Late August: Academic year begins for IB1 students

Applicants from schools that offer MYP, IGCSE, GCSE, GCE ‘O’-Level

  1. Early March: Online application process begins
  2. Late May: Application to be completed and submitted with the following:
    • School report from previous 2 years (past 4 terms)
    • Confidential predicted grades
    • IB DP Higher Level and Standard Level course selection
    • A 400-word personal essay on the Applicant’s future aspirations as an IB student of SOS-HGIC
    • 1 passport photograph
    • Copy of birth certificate or detailed passport page
    • Recommendation from the current Head of School
    • Recommendation from a current Teacher
    • Proof of payment of application fee (subject to change each year)
  3. Mid-August: Interviews for selected candidates
  4. Late August: Admissions confirmation sent
  5. Late August: Academic year begins for IB1 students

Continuing SOS-HGIC Students

Continuing SOS-HGIC students who meet the minimum IB admission requirement will graduate automatically into the IB program.

Please download the  DP Handbook 2017-19 for more information.

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