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International Baccalaureate

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma programme is a two-year pre-tertiary course. Based in Switzerland, the IB Diploma programme was established in 1968 and now over 3633 schools in 146 countries participate in the Diploma programme with approximately 1,117,000 students being assessed annually.

The University of Tasmania recognises the IB Diploma as equivalent to an Australian year 12 qualification. Students completing the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma in 2018 and applying for entry to UTAS commencing in 2019 will have their IB score converted to an equivalent Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) using the national conversion table. The move to the national conversion table will provide greater consistency in how IB results are converted across Australian states and territories.

Courses at the University may be subject to quota selection, as some courses have a limited number of places and high numbers of applications.

IB to ATAR conversion table

The following table provides the IB Diploma points (in the range 24-45) converted to an equivalent ATAR. The ATAR is an indicator of how well a particular student has performed relative to other students.  UTAS will use this table for admission in 2019.

IB to ATAR table
IB Points2018
Equivalent ATAR

45

99.95

44

99.85

43

99.70

42

99.40

41

98.80

40

98.25

39

97.50

38

96.70

37

95.75

36

94.50

35

93.30

34

92.10

33

90.65

32

88.95

31

87.10

30

84.40

29

81.90

28

79.90

27

77.65

26

75.15

25

72.10

24

68.70

IB Examination Results

The University of Tasmania wishes to advise that the (relatively) late release of IB results in early January does not disadvantage IB applicants.

We can obtain your IB results from the IBIS (International Baccalaureate Information System) if your school IB Coordinator gives the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) your authority to release your results to us.

The University of Tasmania has its own Admissions Office, therefore please make sure your school IB Coordinator gives the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) your authority to release your results to the University of Tasmania.

If we can't obtain your results from the IBO, you will need to provide a copy of your official IB results transcript to us.