In addition to the six subjects candidates meet three requirements:
1. Theory of Knowledge (TOK) – the interdisciplinary course designed to develop a coherent approach to learning that transcends and unifies the academic areas and encourages appreciation of other cultural perspectives
2. Extended Essay – an essay of 4000 words that offers the opportunity to investigate a topic of special interest and acquaints students with the independent research and writing skills expected at university
3. Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) – the requirement that encourages students to be involved in creative pursuits, physical activities and service projects in the local, national and international contexts
Students who gain the IB diploma are entitled to apply to universities in more than 110 countries in the world, among which are the most prestigious ones. Depending on the achieved results, students may apply for partial or full scholarship on some universities.