Frequently Asked Questions

Are IB students at a disadvantage when applying to Danish universities?
From 2018, IB grades are converted more favourably for students applying for Danish university courses. Aarhus Gymnasium's IB alumni frequently emphasise the many ways that studying the IB in English has been beneficial for their university studies. 

Is the IB an exclusive programme with high tuition fees?

Aarhus Gymnasium is a government-funded school without tuition fees, and we accept all students irrespective of gender, social status, race, age and culture. 

Do you have to be really smart to take an IB?

While the IB programme is academically challenging, students do not need to fear that they will not be accepted unless they have the highest grades. Aarhus Gymnasium and the IB programme prioritise a willingness to work hard and a passion for learning. If you comply with these qualities and have adequate grades and good English skills, the IB is definitely an option for you.

Is there a lot of homework?

Students should expect to spend several hours doing homework a day. Teachers try to plan their assignments so students will not feel overwhelmed, however managing your homework gives you good time management skills. Our advice to you is to do your homework as it is set to avoid any last minute late night stress.

Can students transfer from one IBDP school to another?

Because the IB was originally created to allow the easy transfer of schools for expatriate children, the DP programme itself is largely the same at all IB schools. This makes it easier to transfer from IB school to IB school. However, subject choices and subject content may vary as may the core requirement (Extended Essay, TOK and CAS) deadlines.

 How do I apply for the IB at Aarhus Gymnasium?

Applications must be sent via OpenApply (Please see under 'Application' for further information).


If you are a Danish student, coming from the Danish 9th or 10th grade, you will need to apply through your ’UU-vejleder’. This counsellor will help you fill out a form on www.optagelse.dk and write an education plan (’uddannelsesplan’). You will also need to fill out an application through OpenApply.

Your application will then be sent to the school, and you will later receive an acceptance letter if you have been admitted. 
If you are a Danish student who has spent a year on a school exchange programme, you need to apply through your UU-vejleder and use OpenApply.

If you are an international student, coming from abroad, you need to apply through OpenApply.


A list of Frequently Asked Questions about the IBDP can be found here.