The International Baccalaureate (IB) is a two-year program corresponding with 11th and 12th grade Lykeion that prepares students for entry to the best universities worldwide. Students transfer into the IB program upon completion of the 10 grade (1st grade Lykeion). The IB Diploma is also fully equivalent to the Greek high school diploma (Law 2327, 1995).
It is taught in English, French or Spanish in 116 countries, and is offered by more than 1350 authorized schools. Anatolia College introduced the program in 1998, and its graduates have been accepted at universities such as Harvard, Princeton, Yale, MIT, Stanford, Brown, Dartmouth, Georgetown, Northwestern and others in the U.S.A; Cambridge, UCL (University College London), Imperial College, York, Bath, Warwick, Edinburgh and Glasgow in Great Britain; the Sorbonne in France; Bocconi and La Sapienza in Italy; among many others.
The IB program at Anatolia is open to students from other schools and of all nationalities provided they have an adequate command of the English language and can show they are motivated and ready to adopt the work habits suitable for the demands of the IB curriculum. Students from Albania, Britain, Bulgaria, Canada, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Italy, Macedonia(FYROM), Norway, Romania, Russia, Spain Sweden and the U.S. have enrolled in the program in recent years, along with the majority of Greek students.
Anatolia’s IB program strives to be not only the 1st choice, but also an affordable choice for those wishing to study at a College or University in the U.S. or Europe or beyond. To that end, Anatolia offers a number of scholarships to students based on an assessment of both the student’s academic credentials as well as the family’s financial situation.
The number of available scholarships varies as does the amount awarded to recipient students but normally between 10% and 20% of the program’s incoming class receive some form of scholarship which varies from 10% and 100% of tuition. The amount of a scholarship award depends on demonstrated financial need and the candidate student’s academic performance. Both are also considered in ensuring that any aid awarded is continued in the second year of the program (i.e. continued financial need and strong academic performance during the 1st year of the IB program).
How can Ι apply?
There are two types of scholarship :
1. Scholarships typically covering more than 25% and up to 100% of the program’s annual tuition. These are heavily influenced by the family’s financial situation and require specific documents to be submitted for consideration. Candidates wishing to be considered for such awards should submit to the IB department’s registrar the following documents:
a letter explaining in detail the candidate’s educational objectives and particularly addressing why he/she wishes to study in the IB program
the complete tax statements of the person(s) financially responsible for the candidate (parents/guardians) for the last two years, including the real estate tax statement.
a completed Financial Aid Application Form in which the candidate’s parent/guardian explains his/her family’s extenuating financial circumstances.
2. Scholarships amounting to less than 25% of the program’s annual tuition. These require no documentation of financial need. These awards are generally meant to simply recognize and reward a student’s academic accomplishments and potential. Candidates wishing to be considered for such awards should submit to the IB department’s registrar the following documents:
a letter/essay explaining in detail the candidate’s educational objectives and particularly addressing why he/she wishes to study in the IB program.
school transcripts of years 9 and 10 (G Gymnasiou, A’ Lykeiou).
When should I apply?
Candidates must submit the required documentation along with their application for admission to the program or certainly no later than the admissions deadline.
Scholarships are normally renewed on an annual basis as long as the recipient a) maintains a minimum year average of 33/42 , b) has no disciplinary action recorded against him/her and c) continues to demonstrate financial need.
Who is eligible?
Any candidate applying for admission to the IB program may apply for a scholarship. Anatolia does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, national origin, age or disability in the administration of its academic and admission policies, scholarship and financial assistance programs. Minimum requirements are adjusted annually although typically scholarships are only awarded to students with a minimum A’ Lykeiou grade >17 (A- for international students). For those applying for type A scholarship awards (>25%), an annual family income not exceeding €29,000 euros (4-member family) is typically required and Greek citizens and permanent residents are normally expected to sit a written exam in English and Mathematics, and go through an interview with the Scholarship Committee. This requirement may be waived only in exceptional circumstances. Interviews for international students are not required, but are recommended.
What happens after I apply?
Notification regarding a scholarship award is made around the end of May.
The International Baccalaureate (I.B.) Program at Anatolia is open to students from other schools and of all nationalities provided they have an adequate command of the English language and can show they are motivated and ready to adopt the work habits suitable for the demands of the IB curriculum. Admission is based on the candidate’s high school transcript, an examination in English and Mathematics, and a personal interview. Admissions are made on a rolling basis beginning in February. For more information, contact Mr. Thodoris Filaretos, Director (e-mail: email@example.com
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