Admission into IBS

Freshman Admission Criteria

IBS applications are reviewed individually and holistically with two primary questions in mind.

  • Are you academically prepared to succeed in your desired academic program?
  • Are you a competitive candidate in the context of the overall pool of applicants for the program based on available space?

Evaluation begins when we have received your application and all required material. Here's what you need to know when preparing for admission to and success at IBS.

A Complete Application

For most first-time students (future freshman) a complete application includes:

  • The application itself
  • All official academic transcripts/certificates
  • The application fee (see registeration details)
Deadlines

For most first-time students (future freshman) a complete application includes:

  • The application itself
  • All official academic transcripts/certificates
  • The application fee (see registeration details)
Minimum High School Course/Subject Expectations

You should meet or exceed these minimum high school expectations.

  • Maths—eight semesters
  • English—eight semesters
  • All other Subject—C grade or better
Subject combnations are very important, when considering to register for a course at IBS.

Visit the contact us page and enquire for more specific information.

Application Evaluation

Admission to IBS is competitive and we’ll use the following factors to answer the academic preparation and available space questions mentioned at the top of this page.

  • High school course expectations
  • Overall grades in academic coursework
  • Grades related to intended major
  • Strength of your overall high school curriculum
  • Trends in achievement (if you have weaker grades/courses, were they earlier in your high school record)
  • Overall grade point average
  • Core grade point average (English, Maths, Scinece, Social Science, Business Studies etc..)
  • Ability to be successful in intended major
  • Personal background and experiences (optional)
  • Information provided by your high school
  • Time of year you apply
  • Space availability in the desired program
Port Moresby Residents & Others
If you’re living in and around Port Moresby and hold a grade 10 or 12 certificate with slightly lower grades, we strongly encourage you to pursue our certificate courses. This does not guarantee admission to IBS but those who earn certificates or after completion of such are generally stronger candidates for our diploma and degree courses.