Admissions Requirements per Diploma

Please select the type of secondary school diploma which is applicable to you and based on which you would like to request admission to the Bachelor International Business Administration of Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM). To find your diploma, please either use the search box or the region selector. 

 

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Latvia: Atestats par Vispārējo Vidējo Izglītību + Sertifikats Eksaminacijas Centrs

 

Diploma name

 
  • Atestāts par vispārējo vidējo izglītību AND
  • Sertifikats eksaminacijas centrs  


General requirements

 


Selection points

 
  • Granted for a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 7.0 or higher


Additional Information

Submit an official list of grades signed by your mentor or school representative. A screenshot or self-made Word/excel document with your grades will not be accepted. Make sure that RSM can see from your transcripts how the grades were determined. If your school uses a different grading system or different calculations, this should be clearly indicated otherwise you run the risk that your grades will be interpreted incorrectly.

Are you in the final year of high school? RSM uses the grades of the penultimate year (year before your final year) and the grades you have obtained so far from your final year (until December) for the evaluation. This allows us to evaluate each applicant based on a full year of grades. 

Have you graduated? The results of your final year (national exam) will be used to calculate your GPA.

 
 

 
 

Disclaimer: These requirements are subject to change without prior notice. No rights may be derived from this publication. Please note that the RSM Admissions Office ultimately decides if the level and content of your education is sufficient and comparable to the Dutch secondary school system.

 

 

Last update:
Monday, 5 October 2020

New Zealand: National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA)

 

Diploma name

 
  • New Zealand National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) level 3 ​


General requirements

 
  • minimum 80 credits including 60 credits on level 3 and 20 credits on level 2 with at least 3 general/academic ´approved´ NCEA subjects endorsed with Merit (M) at level 3 AND 
  • Mathematics Level 3, endorsed with Merit (M) at level 3 AND IBA mathematics exam
  • English language test (optional)
  • Applicants who do not meet these requirements will be placed in the lower tiers of the ranking


Additional Information

Submit an official list of grades signed by your mentor or school representative. A screenshot or self-made Word/excel document with your grades will not be accepted. Make sure that RSM can see from your transcripts how the grades were determined. If your school uses a different grading system or different calculations, this should be clearly indicated otherwise you run the risk that your grades will be interpreted incorrectly.

Are you in the final year of high school? RSM uses the grades of the penultimate year (year before your final year) and the grades you have obtained so far from your final year (until December) for the evaluation. This allows us to evaluate each applicant based on a full year of grades. 

Have you graduated? The results of your final year (national exam) will be used to calculate your GPA.

 
 

 
 

Disclaimer: These requirements are subject to change without prior notice. No rights may be derived from this publication. Please note that the RSM Admissions Office ultimately decides if the level and content of your education is sufficient and comparable to the Dutch secondary school system.

 
Last update:
Monday, 5 October 2020

France: Baccalauréat Général/ Baccalauréat Général Option International (OIB)

 

Diploma name

 
  • Baccalauréat Général, Baccalauréat Général Option International (OIB)


General requirements 

 
  • Mathematics specialité (Première) minimum grade 14 AND Mathematics Complémentaire (Terminale) minimum grade 14 or Mathematics Specialité (Terminale) minimum grade 13 or Mathematics Expertes (Terminale) minimum grade 13
    (curriculum until 2019) Mathematics série ES minimum grade 14 / Mathematics série S minimum grade 13.5
  • Applicants who do not meet the mathematics requirement may choose to take the IBA mathematics exam.
  • English language test (exempt only for students in the Anglo-American language section of the OIB; minimum grade to be obtained 14 and a statement from school as proof of English language competence)
  • Applicants who do not meet these requirements will be placed in the lower tiers of the ranking


Selection points

 
  • Granted for a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 14 or higher


Additional Information

Submit an official list of grades signed by your mentor or school representative. A screenshot or self-made Word/excel document with your grades will not be accepted. Make sure that RSM can see from your transcripts how the grades were determined. If your school uses a different grading system or different calculations, this should be clearly indicated otherwise you run the risk that your grades will be interpreted incorrectly.

Are you in the final year of high school? RSM uses the grades of the penultimate year (year before your final year) and the grades you have obtained so far from your final year (until December) for the evaluation. This allows us to evaluate each applicant based on a full year of grades. 

Have you graduated? The results of your final year (national exam) will be used to calculate your GPA. 

 
 

 
 

Disclaimer: These requirements are subject to change without prior notice. No rights may be derived from this publication. Please note that the RSM Admissions Office ultimately decides if the level and content of your education is sufficient and comparable to the Dutch secondary school system.

 

 

Last update:
Wednesday, 7 October 2020

Belarus: Atestat AB Agul'nai Syarednyai Adukatsyi

 

Diploma name

 
  • Atestat ab agul’nai syarednyai adukatsyi (Certificate of General Secondary Education) 

General requirements

 

Selection points

 
  • Granted for a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 8 or higher

Additional Information

Submit an official list of grades signed by your mentor or school representative. A screenshot or self-made Word/excel document with your grades will not be accepted. Make sure that RSM can see from your transcripts how the grades were determined. If your school uses a different grading system or different calculations, this should be clearly indicated otherwise you run the risk that your grades will be interpreted incorrectly.

Are you in the final year of high school? RSM uses the grades of the penultimate year (year before your final year) and the grades you have obtained so far from your final year (until December) for the evaluation. This allows us to evaluate each applicant based on a full year of grades. 

Have you graduated? The results of your final year (national exam) will be used to calculate your GPA.

 
 

 
 

Disclaimer: These requirements are subject to change without prior notice. No rights may be derived from this publication. Please note that the RSM Admissions Office ultimately decides if the level and content of your education is sufficient and comparable to the Dutch secondary school system.

 

 

Last update:
Monday, 5 October 2020

Bulgaria: Diploma za Sredno Obrazovanie

 

Diploma name

 
  • Diploma za Sredno Obrazovanie (Diploma of Secondary Education) (academic stream) Диплома за среднo образование 

General requirements

 

 

Selection points

 
  • Granted for a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5 or higher


Additional Information

Submit an official list of grades signed by your mentor or school representative. A screenshot or self-made Word/excel document with your grades will not be accepted. Make sure that RSM can see from your transcripts how the grades were determined. If your school uses a different grading system or different calculations, this should be clearly indicated otherwise you run the risk that your grades will be interpreted incorrectly.

Are you in the final year of high school? RSM uses the grades of the penultimate year (year before your final year) and the grades you have obtained so far from your final year (until December) for the evaluation. This allows us to evaluate each applicant based on a full year of grades. 

Have you graduated? The results of your final year (national exam) will be used to calculate your GPA.

 
 

 
 

Disclaimer: These requirements are subject to change without prior notice. No rights may be derived from this publication. Please note that the RSM Admissions Office ultimately decides if the level and content of your education is sufficient and comparable to the Dutch secondary school system.

 

 

Last update:
Monday, 5 October 2020

Canada: High School Diploma / Quebec Diplôme d'Etudes Collégiales (DEC) / Ontario; High School Diploma & OAC

 

Diploma name

 
  • Canadian High School Diploma* / Diplôme d'Etudes Collégiales (DEC) pré-universitaire / Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with at least 6 Grade 12 University Preparation (U) Courses (M courses are not accepted) 

Grade requirements 

 

Selection points

 
  • Granted for a grade point average (GPA) of B/75% or higher

Additional Information

High School Diploma should contain a relatively large number of 11th & 12th year academic courses.

Submit an official list of grades signed by your mentor or school representative. A screenshot or self-made Word/excel document with your grades will not be accepted. Make sure that RSM can see from your transcripts how the grades were determined. If your school uses a different grading system or different calculations, this should be clearly indicated otherwise you run the risk that your grades will be interpreted incorrectly.

Are you in the final year of high school? RSM uses the grades of the penultimate year (year before your final year) and the grades you have obtained so far from your final year (until December) for the evaluation. This allows us to evaluate each applicant based on a full year of grades. 

Have you graduated? The results of your final year (national exam) will be used to calculate your GPA. 

 
 

 
 

Disclaimer: These requirements are subject to change without prior notice. No rights may be derived from this publication. Please note that the RSM Admissions Office ultimately decides if the level and content of your education is sufficient and comparable to the Dutch secondary school system.

 
Last update:
Monday, 5 October 2020

Czech Republic/ Czechia: Vysvědčení o maturitní zkoušce Gymnazium

 

Diploma name

 
  • Czech Vysvědčení o maturitní zkoušce obtained at a Gymnázium 

General requirements

 

Selection points

 
  • Granted for a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2 (chvalitebný) or higher

Additional Information

Submit an official list of grades signed by your mentor or school representative. A screenshot or self-made Word/excel document with your grades will not be accepted. Make sure that RSM can see from your transcripts how the grades were determined. If your school uses a different grading system or different calculations, this should be clearly indicated otherwise you run the risk that your grades will be interpreted incorrectly.

Are you in the final year of high school? RSM uses the grades of the penultimate year (year before your final year) and the grades you have obtained so far from your final year (until December) for the evaluation. This allows us to evaluate each applicant based on a full year of grades. 

Have you graduated? The results of your final year (national exam) will be used to calculate your GPA.

 
 

 
 

Disclaimer: These requirements are subject to change without prior notice. No rights may be derived from this publication. Please note that the RSM Admissions Office ultimately decides if the level and content of your education is sufficient and comparable to the Dutch secondary school system.

 
Last update:
Monday, 5 October 2020

India: All India Senior School Certificate/ Indian School Certificate

 

Diploma name

 
  • A Standard XII diploma (academic stream): All India Senior School Certificate / Indian School Certificate of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) or Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) / Intermediate Examination Certificate/Higher Secondary School Certificate 

General requirements

 
  • minimum average grade of 80% in at least 5 subjects for AISSC or ISC; minimum average grade of B in at least 6 subjects for Intermediate Examination Certificate/Higher Secondary School Certificate AND examinations from CBSE (AISSC)/ CISCE (ISC) or State Boards 
  • minimum grade of 85% for mathematic AND IBA mathematics exam 
  • examinations from CBSE (AISSC)/ CISCE (ISC) or State Boards AND
  • English language test
  • Applicants who do not meet these requirements will be placed in the lower tiers of the ranking


Selection points

 
  • Granted for a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 80% or higher.


Additional Information

Submit an official list of grades signed by your mentor or school representative. A screenshot or self-made Word/excel document with your grades will not be accepted. Make sure that RSM can see from your transcripts how the grades were determined. If your school uses a different grading system or different calculations, this should be clearly indicated otherwise you run the risk that your grades will be interpreted incorrectly.

Are you in the final year of high school? RSM uses the grades of the penultimate year (year before your final year) and the grades you have obtained so far from your final year (until December) for the evaluation. This allows us to evaluate each applicant based on a full year of grades. 

Have you graduated? The results of your final year (national exam) will be used to calculate your GPA.

 
 

 
 

Disclaimer: These requirements are subject to change without prior notice. No rights may be derived from this publication. Please note that the RSM Admissions Office ultimately decides if the level and content of your education is sufficient and comparable to the Dutch secondary school system.

 
Last update:
Monday, 5 October 2020

Australia: Higher School Certificate / Certificate of Education

 

Diploma name

 
  • Higher School Certificate / Certificate of Education


General requirements

 
  • Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Year 12 Certificate: a minimum of B (High Standard of Achievement) for grade average AND mathematics
  • New South Wales Higher School Certificate: a minimum of Distinction for grade average AND mathematics
  • Queensland Certificate of Education: a minimum of B (high achievement) for grade average AND mathematics
  • South Australia and Northern Territory Certificate of Education:  a minimum of B for grade average AND mathematics
  • Tasmanian Certificate of Education: minimum of CA (Commendable achievement) for grade average AND mathematics
  • Victorian Certificate of Education: a minimum of B for grade average AND mathematics
  • Western Australian Certificate of Education: a minimum of B (High Achievement) for grade average AND mathematics
  • IBA mathematics exam AND
  • English language test (optional)
  • Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR): minimum of 85. For Queensland: Overall Position (OP) instead of ATAR AND
  • Tertiary Entrance Score (TES): minimum of 80
  • Applicants who do not meet these requirements will be placed in the lower tiers of the ranking


Additional Information

Submit an official list of grades signed by your mentor or school representative. A screenshot or self-made Word/excel document with your grades will not be accepted. Make sure that RSM can see from your transcripts how the grades were determined. If your school uses a different grading system or different calculations, this should be clearly indicated otherwise you run the risk that your grades will be interpreted incorrectly.

Are you in the final year of high school? RSM uses the grades of the penultimate year (year before your final year) and the grades you have obtained so far from your final year (until December) for the evaluation. This allows us to evaluate each applicant based on a full year of grades. 

Have you graduated? The results of your final year (national exam) will be used to calculate your GPA. 

 
 

 
 

Disclaimer: These requirements are subject to change without prior notice. No rights may be derived from this publication. Please note that the RSM Admissions Office ultimately decides if the level and content of your education is sufficient and comparable to the Dutch secondary school system.

 
Last update:
Tuesday, 6 October 2020

Estonia: Gümnaasiumi lõputunnistus

 

Diploma name

 
  • Gümnaasiumi lõputunnistus
  • a pass on the Riigieksamitunnistus


General requirements

 


Selection points

 
  • Granted for a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4 (B) or higher


Additional Information

Submit an official list of grades signed by your mentor or school representative. A screenshot or self-made Word/excel document with your grades will not be accepted. Make sure that RSM can see from your transcripts how the grades were determined. If your school uses a different grading system or different calculations, this should be clearly indicated otherwise you run the risk that your grades will be interpreted incorrectly.

Are you in the final year of high school? RSM uses the grades of the penultimate year (year before your final year) and the grades you have obtained so far from your final year (until December) for the evaluation. This allows us to evaluate each applicant based on a full year of grades. 

Have you graduated? The results of your final year (national exam) will be used to calculate your GPA. 

 
 

 
 

Disclaimer: These requirements are subject to change without prior notice. No rights may be derived from this publication. Please note that the RSM Admissions Office ultimately decides if the level and content of your education is sufficient and comparable to the Dutch secondary school system.

 
Last update:
Monday, 5 October 2020

Germany: Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife / Abitur

 

Diploma name

 
  • Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife/Abitur

General requirements

 
  • Mathematics minimum grade of 10 
  • Applicants who do not meet the mathematics requirement may choose to take the IBA mathematics exam
  • English minimum grade of 10 (taken up until the final school year) (English language test optional)
  • Applicants who do not meet these requirements will be placed in the lower tiers of the ranking

Selection Points

 
  • Granted for a Grade Point Average (GPA) (=Durchschnittsnote) of 2.0 or higher (whereby 1.0 is the highest)

Additional Information

Submit an official list of grades signed by your mentor or school representative. A screenshot or self-made Word/excel document with your grades will not be accepted. Make sure that RSM can see from your transcripts how the grades were determined. If your school uses a different grading system or different calculations, this should be clearly indicated otherwise you run the risk that your grades will be interpreted incorrectly.

Are you in the final year of high school? RSM uses the grades of the penultimate year (year before your final year) and the grades you have obtained so far from your final year (until December) for the evaluation. This allows us to evaluate each applicant based on a full year of grades. 

Have you graduated? The results of your final year (national exam) will be used to calculate your GPA. 

 
 

 
 

Disclaimer: These requirements are subject to change without prior notice. No rights may be derived from this publication. Please note that the RSM Admissions Office ultimately decides if the level and content of your education is sufficient and comparable to the Dutch secondary school system.

 

 

Last update:
Monday, 5 October 2020

Russia: Attestat o Srednem (Polnom) Obshchem Obrazovanii

 

Diploma name

 
  • Attestat o Srednem (Polnom) Obshchem Obrazovanii (Аттестат о Среднем (Полном) Общем Образовании)


General requirements

 


Selection points

 
  • Granted for a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4 or higher


Additional Information

Submit an official list of grades signed by your mentor or school representative. A screenshot or self-made Word/excel document with your grades will not be accepted. Make sure that RSM can see from your transcripts how the grades were determined. If your school uses a different grading system or different calculations, this should be clearly indicated otherwise you run the risk that your grades will be interpreted incorrectly.

Are you in the final year of high school? RSM uses the grades of the penultimate year (year before your final year) and the grades you have obtained so far from your final year (until December) for the evaluation. This allows us to evaluate each applicant based on a full year of grades. 

Have you graduated? The results of your final year (national exam) will be used to calculate your GPA. 

 
 

 
 

Disclaimer: These requirements are subject to change without prior notice. No rights may be derived from this publication. Please note that the RSM Admissions Office ultimately decides if the level and content of your education is sufficient and comparable to the Dutch secondary school system.

 

 

Last update:
Monday, 5 October 2020

China: Senior Middle School Graduation Certificate (Gaozhong)

 

Diploma name

 
  • Gaozhong (Senior middle school graduation certificate) AND
  • GaoKao

General requirements

 
  • Gaozhong: minimum average grade of 80/100 or 120/150 AND
  • GaoKao: minimum score 500 (exceptions: 300 for applicants from the Jiangsu province; 420 for applicants from Shanghai province; 650 for applicants from Hainan province. (Applicants who are exempted from the Gaokao must provide an official statement: baosong)) AND  preferably at least one year of university education (at a recognised institution) 
  • Mathematics minimum grade of 80/100 or 120/150 AND IBA mathematics exam
  • English language test
  • Applicants who do not meet these requirements will be placed in the lower tiers of the ranking

Selection points

 
  • Granted for a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 80/100 or higher


Additional Information

Note: Applicants from China are only eligible for the NUFFIC certificate if they successfully pass the IELTS or TOEFL (internet-based test).

Submit an official list signed by your mentor or school representative. A screenshot or self-made Word/excel document with your grades is not accepted. Make sure that RSM can see from your transcripts how the grades were determined. If your school uses a different grading system or different calculations, this should be clearly indicated otherwise you run the risk that your grades will be interpreted incorrectly.

Are you in the final year of high school? RSM uses the grades of the penultimate year (year before your final year) and the grades you have obtained so far from your final year (until December) for the evaluation. This allows us to evaluate each applicant based on a full year of grades. 

Have you graduated? The results of your final year (national exam) will be used to calculate your GPA.

 
 

 
 

Disclaimer: These requirements are subject to change without prior notice. No rights may be derived from this publication. Please note that the RSM Admissions Office ultimately decides if the level and content of your education is sufficient and comparable to the Dutch secondary school system.

 
Last update:
Monday, 5 October 2020

Hungary: Gimnaziumi Erettsegi Bizonyitvany

 

Diploma name

 
  • Gimnáziumi Érettségi Bizonyítvány

General requirements

 

Selection points

 
  • Granted a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3/5 (közepes) or higher


Additional Information

Submit an official list of grades signed by your mentor or school representative. A screenshot or self-made Word/excel document with your grades will not be accepted. Make sure that RSM can see from your transcripts how the grades were determined. If your school uses a different grading system or different calculations, this should be clearly indicated otherwise you run the risk that your grades will be interpreted incorrectly.

Are you in the final year of high school? RSM uses the grades of the penultimate year (year before your final year) and the grades you have obtained so far from your final year (until December) for the evaluation. This allows us to evaluate each applicant based on a full year of grades. 

Have you graduated? The results of your final year (national exam) will be used to calculate your GPA.

 
 

 
 

Disclaimer: These requirements are subject to change without prior notice. No rights may be derived from this publication. Please note that the RSM Admissions Office ultimately decides if the level and content of your education is sufficient and comparable to the Dutch secondary school system.

 

 

Last update:
Monday, 5 October 2020

Indonesia: Sekolah Menengah Atas (SMA) Diploma

 

Diploma name

 
  • Sekolah Menengah Atas (SMA) 

General requirements

 


Selection points

 
  • Granted for a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 7 or higher


Additional Information

Submit an official list of grades signed by your mentor or school representative. A screenshot or self-made Word/excel document with your grades will not be accepted. Make sure that RSM can see from your transcripts how the grades were determined. If your school uses a different grading system or different calculations, this should be clearly indicated otherwise you run the risk that your grades will be interpreted incorrectly.

Are you in the final year of high school? RSM uses the grades of the penultimate year (year before your final year) and the grades you have obtained so far from your final year (until December) for the evaluation. This allows us to evaluate each applicant based on a full year of grades. 

Have you graduated? The results of your final year (national exam) will be used to calculate your GPA.

 
 

 
 

Disclaimer: These requirements are subject to change without prior notice. No rights may be derived from this publication. Please note that the RSM Admissions Office ultimately decides if the level and content of your education is sufficient and comparable to the Dutch secondary school system.

 
Last update:
Monday, 5 October 2020