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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Albania: Diplomë e Maturës Shtetërore

 

Diploma name

 
  • Diplomë e Maturës Shtetërore


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:
Tuesday, 6 October 2020

Aruba: VWO Diploma

Diploma name

  • VWO (profiel: natuurwetenschappen/Mens & maatschappij-wetenschappen en
    Humaniora)


General requirements

  • Mathematics minimum grade of (unrounded) 7.0 for mathematics A or (unrounded) 6.0 for mathematics B
  • Applicants who do not meet the mathematics requirement may choose to take the IBA mathematics exam
  • English minimum (unrounded) grade of 7.0 or IB English International Baccalaureate (IB) English A Higher Level certificate minimum grade 4 or IB English A Standard Level Certificate minimum grade 5. Applicants who do not meet the English language requirement may choose to take the 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 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:
Tuesday, 6 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

Austria: Reifezeugnis / Reifeprüfungszeugnis

 

Diploma name

 
  • Reifezeugnis / Reifeprüfungszeugnis 
  • Reife- und Diplomprüfungszeugnis 


General requirements

 
  • Mathematics minimum grade of 2 (gut) AND IBA mathematics exam (for applicants with the Reife- und Diplomprüfungszeugnis)
  • English minimum grade of 2 (gut) (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) of  2 (gut) or higher


Additional Information

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:
Friday, 6 November 2020

Azerbaijan: Orta Tahsil Haqqinda Attestat

 

 

Diploma name

 
  • Orta Tahsil Haqqinda Attestat

General Requirements

 

Selection points

 
  • Granted for a grade point average (GPA) of 4 (yaxsi) 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

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

Belgium: Diploma van Secundair Onderwijs / Certificat d'Enseignement Secondaire Supérieur (général)

 

Diploma name

 
  • Diploma Secundair Onderwijs, stream Algemeen Secundair Onderwijs (ASO) 
  • Certificat d'Enseignement Secondaire Supérieur (Général)
  • Abschlusszeugnis der Oberstufe des Sekundarunt
  • Diploma Secundair Onderwiijs, stream TSO/BSO/KSO (depending on the level and contents of the subjects) 
  • Certificat d'Enseignement Secondaire Supérieur, enseignement Technique (depending on level and contents of the subjects)
     

General requirements

 
  • Mathematics minimum grade of 70/100 for mathematics AND IBA mathematics exam  (for profile Humane Wetenschappen, Grieks/Moderne Talen, Latijn/Moderne Talen)
    Applicants who are exempt but who do not meet the mathematics grade requirement may choose to take the IBA mathematics exam.
  • English minimum grade of 70/100 AND English language test (mandatory for diplomas from Wallonia, optional for diplomas from Flanderen)
  • 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 70/100 and 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

Brazil: Certificado de Conclusão do 2° Grau/ Certificado de Conclusão de Ensino Médio

 

Diploma name

 
  • Certificado de Conclusão de 2° Grau/ Certificado de Conclusão de Ensino Médio AND
  • an ENEM score of minimum 600

General requirements

 

Selection points

 
  • Granted for a Grade Point Average (GPA) of  7.0 (or 80) (or MS/B)  

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

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

Croatia: Svjedodžba o državnoj maturi

Diploma name

Svjedodžba o državnoj maturi 

General Requirements

Selection points

Granted for a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4


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.

Last update:
Monday, 5 October 2020

Curacao, St. Maarten & the BES-Islands (Former Dutch Antilles): VWO Diploma

 

Diploma name

 
  • VWO diploma (all tracks)

General requirements

 
  • minimum average grade of (unrounded) 7.0 
  • minimum grade of (unrounded) 7.0 for mathematics A or minimum grade of (unrounded) 6.0 for Mathematics B AND
  • minimum grade of (unrounded) 7.0 for English 
  • Applicants who do not meet the mathematics requirement may choose to take the IBA mathematics examMathematics C is not accepted. 
  • 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 an unrounded Grade Point Average (GPA) of 7.0


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

Cyprus: Apolytirion

 

Diploma name

 
  • Apolytirion (Greek-Cypriot) 

General requirements

 

Selection points

 
  • Granted for a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 18/20 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

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