University Destinations

GEMS students are accepted by some of the world's most prestigious universities

IB graduates excel at University

Recent studies on IB Diploma Program graduates in university confirm that they perform well and have significantly higher grade point averages and higher graduation rates than students who did not complete the IB Diploma Program. Scores on IB assessments are also a significant predictor of performance in university. The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Program is different from other pre-university courses or assessments in that it is a comprehensive, integrated program that emphasizes international perspectives and fosters the development of skills and attributes to prepare students for university and life.

In the last four years, GEMS has enjoyed some of the best university acceptance rates of any international school. Our students have been accepted into 1050 universities in 53 countries. We're proud to say that includes 66 of world's top 100 universities.

These days, there's a lot more to a university education than obtaining a world class qualification alone. Here's how we prepare our students for university and the world of work:

  1. Development of employability skills: It's not just a degree employers look for. A GEMS student gains self-confidence, communication, initiative, team work and time management skills.
  2. Interest and experience in their future study courses: Have a look at how we prepare our Alumni for their university courses before they leave school.
  3. Improved career prospects: A higher education is a gateway to jobs in the future. Many organisations around the world employ GEMS Alumni. With tens of thousands of contacts all over the world, your child will find a connection wherever their career takes them.
  4. Development of personal and social skills: GEMS Core Values have been part of our DNA for over 55 years. With a GEMS education, your child will not just become a conscientious student, they'll also gain the confidence and independence to thrive at home, university and at work.

Whether we are lucky enough to teach your child for a few years or many more, the lessons they learn at GEMS will remain with them for the rest of their lives.


University Offers

Congratulations to our IBDP students on their University offers!

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Class of 2023 University Acceptances

San Diego Mesa, United States of America

Rochester Institute of Technology, United Arab Emirates

Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain

The Hague School of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands

Heriot-Watt University, United Arab Emirates

University of ELTE, Hungary

University of Roehampton, United Kingdom

Hotel Institute Montreux, Switzerland

American University of Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Suffolk University, United States of America

University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Savannah College of Art and Design, United States of America

University of Birmingham, United Arab Emirates

University of British Columbia, Canada

University of Leeds, United Kingdom

Virginia Tech, United States of America

IE University, Spain

University of Warwick, United Kingdom

University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Royal Holloway University, United Kingdom

University of California, San Diego, United States of America

Lunds Universitet, Sweden

University of Bradford, United Kingdom

American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, The United States of America

Western University, Canada

University of Massachusetts, Boston United States of America



City University London, United Kingdom

University of Bath, United Kingdom

Hotel Institute Montreux, Switzerland

Gulf Medical University, United Arab Emirates

King’s College London, United Kingdom

De Montford University, Kazhakstan

University of Surrey, United Kingdom

University of Wollongong, United Arab Emirates

Willem de Kooning Academie Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands

Mohammed Bin Rashid University, United Arab Emirates

Maastricht University, The Netherlands

Henley Business School, University of Reading, United Kingdom

California State University Northridge, The United States of America

University of Cincinnati, United States of America

Leiden University, The Netherlands

Erasmus University, The Netherlands

Amsterdam University College, The Netherlands

Ontario Tech University, Canada

Oklahoma State University, The United States of America

King’s College London, United Kingdom

Brussels School of Governance, Belgium

University of Melbourne, Australia

Polimoda Fashion School, Italy

University of the Arts, United Kingdom

Aachen University, Germany

Aalto University, Finland

SUNY, Cortland United States of America

University College Dublin, Ireland

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