A summary of the European Baccalaureate for UK university and higher education admissions officers.


Information on the European Baccalaureate

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This guide will help admissions officers to process applications from students who have studied the European Baccalaureate.

The European Baccalaureate is the school-leaving examination for pupils who attend one of the European Schools located across the European Union (EU).

There are 13 European Schools, in 6 EU countries, which are administered by the European Schools Board of Governors. In addition, there are a number of Accredited European Schools.

There are currently around 27,000 pupils in the system as a whole and approximately 2,000 take the final examination each year.

The guidance may also be of interest to:

  • parents of students taking the European Baccalaureate
  • potential graduate employers
Published 30 July 2013
Last updated 3 October 2019 + show all updates
  1. Minor clarifications added to the guidance, confirming that there will be no change to the recognition of the European Baccalaureate for the 2019 to 2020 academic year.
  2. Document updated to include the European Baccalaureate exam results and important contact information.
  3. First published.