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The Diploma Programme (DP) is a demanding pre-university inquiry-based course of study that leads to examinations. Through the DP, students are able to share an academic experience that emphasizes critical thinking, intercultural experience that emphasizes critical thinking, intercultural understanding and exposure to a variety of viewpoints. Students undertake subjects from six groups: Language A1 (English), Second Language (Japanese), Individuals and Societies, Experimental Sciences, Mathematics and Computer Science, and The Arts. The actual subjects offered at KIST are announced each year.Three or four subjects must be taken as Higher Level (HL) courses which cover a larger range of content; the remaining subjects may be taken as Standard Level (SL) courses.
For the 2011 - 2014 Diploma Programme, please refer to the KIST DP Handbook below for subjects offered.
KIST DP Handbook 2011 - 2013 (Japanese)
KIST DP Handbook 2012 - 2014 (English)
KIST DP Handbook 2012 - 2014 (Japanese)
KIST DP Handbook 2013 - 2015 (English)
KIST DP Handbook 2013 - 2015 (Japanese)
Students are also required to complete requirements in three additional courses: Theory of Knowledge (TOK); Extended Essay; and Creativity, Action, Service (CAS).
For more information about the DP, please contact the DP Coordinator.