European Baccalaureate

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European Baccalaureate

The European Baccalaureate cycle comprises the two last years of secondary education (s6 and s7) in the European Schools or in Schools Accredited by the Board of Governors.

The European Baccalaureate cycle consists of a comprehensive multilingual curriculum. Pupils must always follow a combination of language, humanities and scientific subjects with subjects taught through more than one language. The curriculum consists of compulsory subjects, some of which can be taken at different levels of complexity and a wide range of options and complementary subjects.

The European Baccalaureate examinations are held at the end of year s7. Candidates will sit five written examinations and three oral examinations. Each examination will cover the entire syllabus of the corresponding subject in s7 but will also assess the competences (knowledge, skills and attitudes) acquired in previous years, especially in s6. Both written and oral examinations are subject to double correction and marking by both the candidates’ teachers and external examiners. The final mark will be the average of the two examiners’ marks.

The European Baccalaureate diploma is awarded to successful candidates by the Secretary-General of the European Schools on behalf of the Board of Governors. It certifies the completion of secondary studies in a European School or in a accredited school. It is officially recognised as an entry qualification for Higher Education in all the countries of the European Union, as well as in a number of others.

European Baccalaureate diploma holders enjoy the same rights and benefits as other holders of secondary school-leaving certificates in their countries, including the same right as nationals with equivalent qualifications to seek admission to any university or institution of tertiary education in the European Union.

Information about the European Baccalaureate

Information for admissions officers of universities and other higher education institutions
(July 2013):

Information on the European Baccalaureate

Equivalence between the european baccalaureate and the national upper secondary leaving certificate of national schools and admission of european baccalaureate-holders to universities in the member countries


The Arrangements for implementing the Regulations for the European Baccalaureate can be downloaded here:

Arrangements for implementing the Baccalaureate regulations 2018

This Guide for European Baccalaureate Candidates can be downloaded here:

The European Baccalaureate Handbook

Definition of the “deutsche Durchschnittsnote”:

Die deutsche Durchschnittsnote

The European Baccalaureate Newsletters can be downloaded here:

Newsletter No. 1 March 2017 english

Newsletter No. 2 March 2017 english

Requests for special arrangements

Requests for special arrangements for the Baccalaureate must be made by 30 April of the year preceding entry into the Baccalaureate cycle, i.e. S5.

A written request for special arrangements in S6 and S7 will be made to the support coordinator by either a teacher or teachers or by the pupil’s legal representatives.

The application must state precisely on which specialist’s diagnosis the request is based. The application must also state precisely which special arrangements are being requested. An updated – dating back not more than two years – medical/ psychological and/or a multidisciplinary report (see 4.4. of Ref.: 2012-05-D-en-8 or see the support coordinator for details) explaining the need for special arrangements is required.

Please note that, normally, special arrangements in years S6 and S7 will be allowed only when similar arrangements have been used in a previous year or previous years. This does not necessarily apply to newly enroled pupils in S6.

For more detailed information please refer to the following documentation:


Choices of Examinations Baccalaureate

Below you can download the form for the choices of examinations:

Form Choices of Examinations Baccalaureate 2019 (2015-05-D-12-en-10)