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. http://blogs.ibo.org/ibtv/category/recognition/universities/

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 2019 

GIS graduated its first cohort of 25 students in May 2019. Twenty-one students were enrolled in the full IB Diploma, with a sixty-two percent passing rate. Our average passing score was 30.1, higher than the global average. Subject average passing grades were 4.79, above the global average of 4.76. Four students completed the IB Courses Certificate. 
Of students choosing to access higher education, 86% were directly admitted to degree programs, and 14% were admitted to foundation programs. 
2019-2022 University Acceptances 


The Hurst Campus Chef School
University of the Witwatersrand


Acibadem University
Bilgi University
St. Luke’s International University 


University of Melbourne 
University of Sydney
University of Western Australia
University of Wollongong


Brock University
Capilano University 
Concordia University 
McGill University
Ontario Tech University
Ryerson University
University of Calgary 
University of Northern British Columbia
University of Toronto 


Bocconi University
Humanitas University
Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Ecole Ducasse
Ecole Supérieure du Parfum
EU Business School Barcelona
EU Business School (Online)
EU Business School Munich
Erasmus University College
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Global School for Entrepreneurship
Hanze University of Applied Science 
Leiden University
LMU Munich
Maastricht University
McDaniel College Budapest
Munich University of Applied Sciences
Radboud University
Saxion University of Applied Sciences
Technischen Universitat Munchen (TUM)
University College Dublin
University College Roosevelt
University of Groningen
University of Warsaw
Vrije Universiteit van Amsterdam
Fontys University of Applied Sciences
Tio University of Applied Sciences

Middle East and North Africa 

American University of Beirut
American University of Cairo 
American University of Sharjah
Amity University Dubai
Dubai Pharmacy College for Girls 
Heriot-Watt University Dubai 
Middlesex University Dubai 
Murdoch University Dubai
New Giza University
Rochester Institute of Technology - Dubai
University of Birmingham Dubai
University of Wollongong in Dubai 
Royal College of Surgeons, Bahrain
Canadian University in Dubai
American University of Sharjah

United Kingdom

Royal Holloway, University of London
Oxford University
Queen Mary University of London
University of Birmingham
University of Edinburgh
University of Hertfordshire
University of Manchester
University of Surrey
UWE Bristol
Brunel University
City, University of London
Coventry University
Durham University
King’s College, London
Leeds Arts University
University of Central Lancashire

United States of America 

Bowling Green State University
Fordham University
Lonestar Community College
St. John’s University
University of Wisconsin Madison
Western Michigan University
Arizona State University
DePauw University
Full Sail University
George Mason University
New York University


Trinity College Dublin
University College, Dublin


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