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Diploma Programme

UWC East Africa was the first school in Africa to adopt the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.

The IB Diploma has now grown to be recognized and highly valued as a university entrance qualification in Universities worldwide.

Applicants for our diploma programme can read full details of all subjects available on our dedicated website at

The IB Diploma at UWCEA

The IB Diploma Programme has been historically based in Moshi in our extensive campus at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro, and is now available also on our Arusha Campus.

Read details and download the school’s IB Diploma Handbook on our Diploma Programme website.

What is the IB Diploma?

The IB Diploma Programme is designed as an academically challenging and balanced programme of education with final examinations that prepares students, normally aged 16 to 19, for success at university and life beyond. The programme is normally taught over two years and has gained recognition and respect from the world’s leading universities.
View the video above to find out, in the students’ words, what the IB Diploma entails.

The curriculum is divided into six subject groups with additional components, taught at UWC East Africa as follows. Most students will take one subject from each group, plus the additional components:

Theory of Knowledge
Extended Essay
Creativity, Activity & Service

For some students the full Diploma Programme course-load is not an appropriate option. In such cases students are able to take a smaller number of Diploma courses and receive a full High School Diploma.