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.

Our 2021

University Offers

Congratulations to our IBDP students on their 2021 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. 
Class of 2019 University Acceptances and Matriculation 


The Hurst Campus Chef School**
University of the Witwatersrand**


Jutendo University
Sophia University
St. Luke’s International University**
Teikyo University 


University of Sydney
University of Technology, Sydney 


American Business School of Paris 
Anglo-American University 
Dresden University
EU Business School Barcelona**
EU Business School Geneva 
Freie Universitat Berlin* /**
The Hague University of Applied Sciences
Hanze University of Applied Science 
IFM Geneva 
Leiden University 
University of Groningen**
University of Twente 
University of Warsaw**
University of Wroclaw
Vienna University
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam** 

North America 

Houston Community College 
Lonestar Community College** 
McGill University**

Middle East and North Africa 

American University of Beirut**
American University of Cairo**
German University of Cairo 
Middlesex University, Dubai (2)** 

United Kingdom

Anglia Ruskin University 
Cardiff University
City, University of London 
INTO Exeter University* / **
INTO Manchester* / **
King’s College London 
Kingston University London 
London Metropolitan University 
Middlesex University 
Newcastle University 
Nottingham University 
Queen Mary University 
Royal Holloway London**
University College London 
University of Bath
University of Birmingham
University of Essex
University of Hertfordshire 
University of Leicester
University of Manchester**
University of Nottingham
University of Portsmouth
University of Surrey**
University of the West of England, Bristol**
University of West London 
University of Westminster


*Foundation program

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