Steps for IB Affiliation Process

IB Candidacy to Authorization school readiness

The International Baccalaureate (IB) offers a continuum of international education through challenging, high quality educational programmes to students aged 3 to 19.

  • Primary Years Programme (PYP) for Grades Nursery to V
  • Middle Years Programme (MYP) for Grades VI to X
  • Diploma Programme (DP) for Grades XI to XII

In order to become an IB World School, a school must be authorized by the IB to offer one or more IB programmes.


Stage 1 - Consideration Phase(0-30 Days)

  • Schools conveys expression of interest for IBPYP and provide basic contact information via the Indication of interest form.
  • School administrator/ Principal register and attends the mandatory category 1 workshop
  • School receives invoice for application for candidacy and starts drafting the application

Stage 2 - Request for Candidacy(30-60 days)

  • School pays Application for candidacy fee
  • Submit application for candidacy

Stage 3 - IB Decision on Candidacy(60-90 Days)

  • Candidacy status granted

Stage 4 - Candidacy Phase(One year of trial teaching) (90-365 Days)

  • School gets candidacy and consultation services fee invoice
  • School pays candidacy and consultancy fee and start one year of trial teaching
  • School gets consultant, 2 day on site visit, 20 hours of remote consultancy
  • All PYP staff takes mandatory Cat 1 workshop calculated for 10 participants
  • School closes Consultancy after one year of trial teaching

Stage 5 - Authorization Phase(365-515 Days)

  • Opens application for authorization Pay Candidacy and application for authorization services fee
  • School gets verification visit, and gets authorised for IBPYP Programme
  • School pays annual authorization fee and every year thereafter.