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Materials needed to apply:

  • Resume
  • Professional letter of recommendation from a previous or current supervisor 
  • Phone or camera to record your video interview

** Letters of recommendation should be signed and include the contact information of the recommender. Letters should be submitted directly from the recommender to the application portal or emailed scholarships@ibo.org. We will not accept word documents submitted directly from the applicant.


To be eligible for the IB UoPeople scholarship, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s degree and be fluent in English
  • Applicants cannot already hold a master’s degree in any subject area
  • All application materials must be in English, including resumes and professional letters of recommendation.
  • Applications without all application materials by the application deadline will not be considered. This includes video interviews and letters of recommendation.  
  • Applicants must have some teaching experience, demonstrate a commitment to education, the IB pedagogy and their local community.
  • Prospective students must provide proof of admission within 60 days of being awarded the scholarship. Enrolled students must be in good academic and financial standing with University of the People.
  • International Baccalaureate and University of the People employees and their immediate families including spouse, parents, children, siblings and their respective spouses, are not eligible to apply.
  • By submitting a scholarship application, you consent to be contacted by the IB about the scholarship application.
  • Applicants must agree to all award terms and conditions prior to receiving any funding from the IB.
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