University Destinations

Students at Oeiras International School (OIS) move on to some of the best university destinations in Portugal, the UK, the United States and around the world. One of the reasons for this is choosing an education at a rare school like OIS makes graduates stand out from the rest.

What Makes OIS Students Special?

Students who attend an international school with the International Baccalaureate Programme and go on to study at university are just 0.6% of all university students. There are about 1.4 million students at IB World Schools and 250 million people in universities at the same time.

Assistant Dean of Admission at Stanford University in the US, Debra von Bargen, said: “Universities tend to view full Diploma [Programme] students as highly-prepared for entering a liberal arts institution, because they’ve essentially had a liberal arts background already. They understand how pieces fit together, they’ve developed focus in their own work, but they also see the value of the breadth of the courses they are studying.”

“Anything that challenges a student beyond the standard high school setting and gets them closer to the level of college work, is something we value in the admission process and when the students get to school as well.”

  • There are 5,300 International Baccalaureate World Schools and OIS is one of them.
  • There are about 1.4 million students attending these IB World Schools.
  • There are IB World Schools in 156 countries in the world.
  • Some 80% of students at international schools go to school in their native country

Academic Excellence

In addition, Oeiras International School (OIS) focuses on academic excellence for all students at their own level. At the same time, we know a path to university is a priority for many parents, so we support each individual student’s and family’s goals.

Whatever potential each student has, OIS staff work hard to bring it out and help children excel. Furthermore, as a non-selective school, we aim for the best outcome for each and every one of our students.

We know that an education at OIS provides an important foundation as children begin to shape their trail through life. So, we take great satisfaction that OIS students consistently receive offers from some of the best universities in the world. Recently, some our students have continued their developmental path at some of the following universities:

Below you can see just a few of the universities our students have received offers from. The full list is many times longer, reflecting our international student body.

University Destinations by World Region

EuropeNorth AmericaRest of the World
Bocconi UniversityUniversity of ChicagoThe University of Auckland
Loughborough UniversityMcMasterUniversity of Canterbury
University College LondonMcGill UniversityUniversity of Otago
The University of EdinburghGeorgetown UniversityThe Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
King’s College LondonStanford University
Delft UniversityUniversity of California
University of StockholmBoston College
Imperial College LondonNew York University
Instituto Superior TécnicoBarnard College in New York City
Nova School of Business and EconomicsEmerson College
University of BathUniversity of Toronto
University of Oxford
University of Cambridge