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Tsukuba International School obtained authorization to offer the IB Diploma Programme (DP) in April 2017. Our first cohort of DP students started in August 2017 and graduated in June 2019.

Students take a maximum of six courses over the two years of the Diploma Programme, one from each group. The Group 6 subject can be replaced with a second subject in another group. Students may take a maximum of one course online.


DP Courses offered in 2019-20 (Class of 2021)

The following courses are offered at TIS for the cohort that will graduate in 2021.

  • Group 1: English (SL/HL), Japanese (SL/HL)
  • Group 2: Japanese (SL/HL)
  • Group 3: Global Politics (SL/HL)
  • Group 4: Biology (SL/HL), Chemistry (SL/HL), Physics (HL)
  • Group 5: Math (SL/HL)
  • Group 6: Art (SL/HL)

DP Courses offered in 2018-19 (Class of 2020)

The following courses are offered at TIS for the cohort that will graduate in 2020.

  • Group 1: English (SL/HL), Japanese (SL/HL)
  • Group 2: Japanese (SL/HL)
  • Group 3: History (SL/HL)
  • Group 4: Biology (SL/HL), Chemistry (SL/HL), Physics (HL)
  • Group 5: Math (SL/HL)
  • Group 6: Art (SL/HL)

DP Courses offered in 2017-18 (Class of 2019)

The following courses were offered at TIS for the cohort that graduated in 2019.

  • Group 1: English (SL/HL), Japanese (SL/HL)
  • Group 2: Japanese (SL/HL)
  • Group 3: History (SL/HL)
  • Group 4: Biology (SL/HL), Chemistry (SL/HL), Physics (SL/HL)
  • Group 5: Math Studies (SL), Math (SL/HL)
  • Group 6: Art (SL/HL)

The following courses are offered online.

  • Group 2: French ab initio (SL), Mandarin ab initio (SL), Spanish ab initio (SL), Spanish (SL)
  • Group 3: Business Management (SL/HL), Economics (SL/HL), Individuals and Societies, Information Technology in a Global Society (SL/HL), Philosophy (SL), Psychology (SL/HL)
  • Group 6: Film (SL)

For more information about the online courses, please see the Pamoja website.

For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit www.ibo.org.

Programme Overviews

You can see overviews of what TIS DP students have studied in past terms here.