IB Programme



Gymnasium “Jovan Jovanović Zmaj” was among the first schools in Serbia to introduce the International Baccalaureate Diploma programme and includes third and fourth grade high school students who want an academically challenging and balanced educational programme with final examinations that prepare them for success at university and later in life. It is designed to address the intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being of students. The program has received recognition and respect from the world’s leading universities, and the students are the holders of numerous scholarships and awards.

The program in our Gymnasium is funded by the Ministry of Education. In order for our students, after successfully completing the program, to continue their desired studies, abroad or in Serbia, they must receive proper advice for continuing their career. Our professional college advisor helps them choose their life path.


Interactive classes in English contribute to a unique way of acquiring material and developing critical thinking. The individual approach to each student and the perfectly balanced material comes to the fore, and as a result we get exceptional student achievements. This way of teaching prepares them for life and work anywhere in the world. The subjects offered by our school enable passing at a large number of world universities. Within this program, students are given the opportunity to choose subjects from six groups based on their interests, which include mandatory Serbian language and literature, English language and literature, and Mathematics, while students are left to choose subjects from the fields of natural and social sciences (Group 3: Psychology, Economics, Digital society, Group 4: Biology, Physics, Chemistry and Computer Science). In addition, the graduation paper on the International Baccalaureate course (Extended Essay) belongs to the courses that make up the core of the course, together with the course Theory of Knowledge and the course Creativity, Activity, Service, which are mandatory for everyone student attending the IBDP programme.


To enroll in the International Baccalaureate Diploma programme, after completing the second grade of high school, students take a special entrance exam consisting of three tests: Mathematics, Serbian and English. Gymnasium "Jovan Jovanović Zmaj" organizes free preparations for all interested students and applications are made at the following link. The class enrolls 20 students.

For additional information about the program and enrollment, you can contact the course coordinator at the email address: vasic.natasa@jjzmaj.edu.rs


International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme – brochure
Preparation classes – timetable
Inclusion Policy
Admission Policy
Academic Honesty Policy
Assessment Policy
Language Policy
Creativity, activity, service – Handbook
Deadline Calendar Year 11, 12 IB Diploma programme

Extended essay Guide

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