International Baccalaureate

The IB program aims to develop students who have excellent breadth and depth of knowledge – students who flourish physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically. The programme provides an internationally accepted qualification for entry into higher education and is recognized by many universities worldwide.

Many IB courses are eligible for transfer credit and entrance scholarships are available to IB students.

Transfer of Credit

Credit can be transferred for the subjects in the table below. As of early July, when USB is able to access your International Baccalaureate grades, we will notify you by email of the credits that are eligible for transfer. You may choose to accept or decline the offer to transfer credit. Please be sure to give us permission to access your transcript through the My IB portal, so that we may assess the IB courses that you have passed.

International baccalaureate courses (final grade of 4 or higher) equivalent courses at usb or at the University of Manitoba
Biology – higher level

BIOL 1021 (3) : Biologie I : Thèmes et principes, and

BIOL 1031 (3) : Biologie II : Diversité biologique, fonction et interaction

Chemistry – standard level

CHEM 1301 (3) : Université I Chimie : La structure et la modélisation chimique

Chemistry – high level

CHEM 1301 (3) : Université I Chimie : La structure et la modélisation chimique, and

CHEM 1311 (3) : Université I Chimie : Une introduction à la chimie physique

Classical Greek – standard or higher level GRK 2XXX (6) : 6 crédits de niveau 2000
Computer science – standard level COMP 1011 (3) : Indroduction à l'informatique I
Computer science – higher level

COMP 1011 (3) : Indroduction à l'informatique I, and

COMP 1021 (3) : Indroduction à l'informatique II

Economics – high level

ECON 1011 (3) : Introduction à la microéconomie, and

ECON 1021 (3) : Introduction à la macroéconomie

English A – higher level

ENGL 1201 (6) : Representative Literary Works

Français – higher level

FRAN 1021 (3) : L'art de parler, and

FRAN 1091 (3) : Rédaction universitaire

Français B – standard or higher level FREN 1200 (6) : French 1
Geography – higher level

GEOG 1281 (3) : Introduction à la géographie humaine, and

GEOG 1291 (3) : Introduction à la géographie physique

German ab initio – standard level

GRMN 1123 (3) : Introduction à l'allemand 1, and

GRMN 1125 (3) : Introduction à l'allemand 2

 

German B – standard or higher level

GRMN 1123 (3) : Introduction à l'allemand 1, and

GRMN 1125 (3) : Introduction à l'allemand 2

History – higher level HIST 1XXX (6) : 6 crédits de niveau 1000
Italian B – higher level ITLN 2080 (6) : Intermediate Italian
Japanese ab initio – standard level ASIA 1770 (6) : Introduction to Japanese
Latin – higher level LATN 1XXX (6) : 6 crédits de niveau 1000
Mathematics – standard level MATH 1XXX (3) : 3 crédits de niveau 1000
Mathematics – higher level MATH 1501 (3) : Introduction au calcul
Music – higher level MUSC 1XXX (6) : 6 crédits de niveau 1000
Physics – higher level

PHYS 1021 (3) : Physique générale I, and

PHYS 1031 (3) : Physique générale II

Polish – higher level POL 2890 (6) : Intermediate Polish
Psychology – higher level

PSYC 1211 (3) : Introduction à la psychologie I, and

PSYC 1221 (3) : Introduction à la psychologie II

Portuguese A2 PORT 1170 (6) : Introductory Portuguese
Russian ab initio – standard level RUSN 1XXX (6) : 6 crédits de niveau 1000
Russian B – standard or higher level RUSN 1300 (6) : Introductory Russian
Social and Cultural Anthropology – standard or higher level ANTH 1221 (3) : Anthropologie culturelle
Spanish A: literature – higher level SPAN 2XXX (6) : 6 crédits de niveau 2000
Spanish A: language and literature – higher level

SPAN 1263 (3) : Espagnol intermédiaire : grammaire et conversation 1, and

SPAN 1273 (3) : Espagnol intermédiaire : grammaire et conversation 2

Spanish ab initio – standard level

SPAN 1171 (3) : Introduction à l'espagnol I, and

SPAN 1191 (3) : Introduction à l'espagnol II

Sport, Exercise and Health Science – standard level PERS 1XXX (3) : 3 crédits de niveau 1000
Visual Arts – higher level STDO 1XXX (6) : 6 crédits de niveau 1000
   

Notes:

  1. The number in brackets signifies credit hours assigned to the course.
  2. Depending on the chosen program, it is possible that an offer to transfer credit for a course will not count toward the degree or diploma.
  3. In the event that USB does not offer an equivalent course, it is possible to receive a transfer of credit from the University of Manitoba. The titles of these courses are in English.
  4. IB courses are reviewed on a regular basis and transfer credit is subject to change. 

Equivalencies Between IB Results and USB Grades 

IB USB
7 A+
6 A
5 B+
4 B
3 or less No credit

 

International Baccalaureate Scholarships

Canadian applicants and permanent residents currently studying in a Canadian postsecondary school may be eligible for the International Baccalaureate scholarships. To apply for a scholarship, you must simply submit an official IB transcript to the Registrar’s Office before September 1st. Be sure to give us permission to access your transcript through the My IB portal.

You may also be able to receive an USB Entrance Scholarship if you submit an application for admission before March 1st. In May, we will request that your school provide us your interim transcript. Eligibility for this scholarship is based on your results. In the event that you are also eligible for an IB Academic Excellence Scholarship (Tier 1 or Tier II), USB will award you the greater scholarship, as you are not allowed to receive both an Entrance Scholarship and an IB Academic Excellence Scholarship (Tier I or Tier II). However, it is possible to be awarded both an Entrance Scholarship and an IB-Certificate Academic Excellence Scholarship.

For more information on entrance scholarships, consult our Entrance Scholarship page (available in French only).

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