European Baccalaureate: guide for higher education institutions

A summary of the European Baccalaureate for UK university and higher education admissions officers.


Information on the European Baccalaureate


This guide will help admissions officers to process applications from students who have studied the European Baccalaureate.

The European Baccalaureate is the final exam for pupils who attend a ‘European School’, which is a sponsored school controlled by the European Union (EU).

There are 14 European Schools in Europe, with about 25,400 pupils. About 2,000 take the exam each year.

The guidance may also be of interest to:

  • parents of students taking the European Baccalaureate
  • potential graduate employers
Published 30 July 2013
Last updated 1 September 2016 + show all updates
  1. Document updated to include the European Baccalaureate exam results and important contact information.
  2. First published.