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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Ukraine: Atestat pro zagal’nu serednyu osvitu/Svidotstvo pro zdobuttia povnoi zagalnoi serednoi osvity

 

Diploma name

 
  • Atestat pro zagal’nu serednyu osvitu/ Svidotstvo pro zdobuttia povnoi zagalnoi serednoi osvity (since 2019)/Certificate of completed general secondary education

General requirements

 

Selection points

 
  • Granted for a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 9 (dobre) 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) 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, 18 November 2019

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 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) 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, 14 September 2020

European Baccalaureate (EB) Diploma

 

Diploma name

 
  • European Baccalaureate (EB)

General requirements

 
  • Mathematics minimum grade of 7.0 (minimum 5 hours) or a minimum grade of 8.0 for mathematics (minimum 3 hours) 
  • Applicants who do not meet the mathematics requirement may choose to take the IBA mathematics exam.
  • English minimum grade of 7.0 for English (Language 1 or 2). All other applicants are required to take an 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 minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 8.0 (80%) 

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) 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, 18 November 2019

Ireland: Leaving Certificate / Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme

 

Diploma name

 
  • Irish Leaving Certificate / Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme

General requirements

 
  • six subjects including 2 subjects at Higher Level including mathematics
  • Mathematics Higher level minimum grade of H4 
  • Applicants who do not meet the mathematics requirement may choose to take the IBA mathematics exam
  • English minimum grade of H4 optional English language test (mandatory if your entire programme was not conducted in English)
  • 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 H4 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) 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, 18 November 2019

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) 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, 7 September 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 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) 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, 7 September 2020

South-Korea: High School Certificate

 

Diploma name

 
  • High School Certificate (science high school)

General requirements

 
  • High School Certificate AND at least one year of university education (at a recognised institution) AND minimum average grade of 80 (wu) 
  • College entrance exam (soo-neung) minimum level 3 on the individual tests of mathematics and English AND
  • IBA mathematics exam 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 (wu) 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) 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, 18 November 2019

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 exam
  • 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

Mathematics C is not accepted. If you have taken the right level of mathematics, but your grade does not meet the minimum requirement you will be put in the bottom tier of the ranking.

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

Have you graduated? Grades of the final year and the exam results will be considered.

 
 

 
 

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, 18 November 2019

Luxembourg: Diplôme de fin d’études secondaires classiques

 

Diploma name

 
  • Diplôme de fin d’études secondaires classiques

General requirements

 
  • Mathematics minimum grade of 44 for mathematics AND IBA mathematics  exam (exempt with mathematics coefficient 3 or 4 and profiles mathématiques-informatique / sciences naturelles-mathématiques / sciences économiques-mathématiques) 
  • 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 44 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) 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, 14 August 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 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) 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, 18 November 2019

Morocco: Attestation du Baccalauréat

 

Diploma name

 
  • Attestation du Baccalaureat

General Requirements

 

Selection points

 
  • Granted for a grade point average (GPA) of 15/20 (bien) 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) 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, 14 September 2020

Norway: Vitnemal for Videregaende Opplaering / Upper Secondary School

 

Diploma name

 
  • Vitnemal for Videregaende Opplaering / Upper Secondary School

General requirements

 
  • Mathematics minimum grade of 4 for S1+S2 OR minimum grade of 3 for R1
  • Applicants who do not meet the mathematics requirement may choose to take the IBA mathematics exam
  • English minimum grade of 4 or 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 4 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) 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, 14 August 2020

Mexico: Bachiller

 

Diploma name

 
  • Bachiller

General requirements

 

Selection points

 
  • Granted for a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 8/10 or 80/100  or higher

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

Have you graduated? Grades of the final year and the exam results will be considered.

 
 

 
 

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, 18 November 2019

Other Diplomas

 

Diploma name

 
  • Diplomas not listed on our website will be evaluated on an individual basis. Please provide an academic transcript with a diploma supplement explaining your country's grading system in your application package if possible. 

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

Have you graduated? Grades of the final year and the exam results will be considered.

 
 

 
 

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, 31 July 2019

Moldova: Diplomă de bacalaureat

 

Diploma name

 
  • Diplomă de bacalaureat

General requirements

 

Selection points

 
  • Granted for a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 8 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) 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, 14 August 2020