Our 2023 graduates destinations
In 2023, an incredible 70% of our graduates were accepted by one of the world’s top 100 universities, including the University of Oxford and Imperial College London in the UK, The University of Pennsylvania, and Columbia University in the US, Seoul National University and National University of Singapore in Asia and the University of Sydney and Melbourne in Australia.
The United Kingdom and Europe
The UK was our students' second most popular destination. BIS HCMC students accepted places at the University of Cambridge, Imperial College London, and University College London (UCL), which are all in the world's top 10 universities. Others will be attending the London School of Economics and Political Science, King’s College London, the University of Edinburgh, and the University of Manchester, all ranked in the top 100.
Some of our students gained places at world-leading universities in Europe. These included KU Leuven in Belgium and Trinity College, Dublin (both in the world's top 100). Places were also taken up at Maastricht University and Erasmus University in the Netherlands, Copenhagen School of Business in Denmark, and IE University in Madrid, Spain.
The United States of America and Canada
The number of students attending universities and colleges in the USA was higher this year than in 2021, accounting for about 1 in 4 of our graduates. BIS HCMC students accepted places at three Ivy League institutions: Yale University, Cornell University, and the University of Pennsylvania. Places were also secured at New York University (QS top 40), the University of Wisconsin Madison, and Pennsylvania State University (both in the QS top 100), as well as Purdue University, Boston University, Fordham University, Northeastern University, UC San Diego, and the University of Southern California.
It's worth noting that, as with other cycles, many students were accepted by prestigious institutions in the USA but decided to pursue undergraduate study elsewhere. The number of students applying for universities in Canada also increased in 2022, with students accepting places at the University of Toronto and the University of British Columbia – both of which are in the QS top 50. Places were also taken up at McMaster University and Dalhousie University. Of these four destinations, the University of Toronto was by far the most popular, with six students heading to Canada’s number one university.
In Asia, Singapore and South Korea continue to be popular destinations. Our students secured places at both Nanyang Technological University and Singapore National University (both in the world's top 20). Students received offers from Seoul National University and KAIST, too. We fully expect to add Korea University, Yonsei, and Sungkyunkwan University to our list soon. Our students were also accepted by top universities across Asia, including the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in Japan (the University of Tokyo and Osaka University), and RMIT in Vietnam.
Australia and New Zealand
Australia is always a popular destination for our students, and the class of 2022 was no exception, with around 14% of students applying for universities in Australia and New Zealand. Students gained places at the University of Melbourne and the University of Sydney (both in the world's top 50), and Monash University, which is in the QS top 100.
Our class of 2022 chose to study a wide range of subjects, including medicine, law, engineering, economics, and business. Students are also pursuing courses in neuroscience, psychology, pathobiology, biomedical sciences, computer science, fashion design, design art, architecture, accountancy, physics, linguistics, politics, international relations, music, sound production, drama and applied theatre, and animation, among others. This diverse range of pathways is evidence of the multitude of options available to IBDP students, as well as a great indication of the diverse aspirations of our student body.
QS top 100 university destinations 2010-22
Since our first IBDP students graduated in 2010, our students have gone on to attend 60 of the world's top 100 colleges and universities, including 7 out of the best 10 universities in the world (the University of Oxford, Stanford University, University of Cambridge, Harvard University, Imperial College London, UCL, and the University of Chicago).
Other destinations 2010-22
Alongside QS top 100 universities, our students have also studied at a wide range of specialist colleges and universities, including Central Saint Martins University of the Arts, Berklee College of Music, HULT Business School, and the Eindhoven Institute of Technology.