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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Denmark: Studentereksamenbevis (STX) / Bevis for Hojere Forberedelseseksamen (HF)

 

Diploma name

 
  • Studentereksamenbevis (STX) / Bevis for Hojere Forberedelseseksamen (HF)

General requirements

 
  • Mathematics minimum grade of 7 (level A or B)
  • Applicants who do not meet the mathematics requirements may choose to take the IBA mathematics exam AND
  • English minimum grade of 7 (taken up until the final school year and as an exam subject)
  • English language test (if not taken up until the final school year and as an exam subject)
  • 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:
Monday, 5 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

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, 5 October 2020

Finland: Ylioppilastutkintotodistus/Studentexamenbevis

 

Diploma name

 
  • Ylioppilastutkintotodistus/Studentexamenbevis

General requirements

 
  • Mathematics minimum grade 7 (extended course only
  • Applicants who do not meet the mathematics requirement may choose to take the IBA mathematics exam.
  • English minimum grade 7 (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 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

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

Georgia: Sashualo Ganatlebis Atestati

Diploma name

Sashualo Ganatlebis Atestati

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.

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

Greece: Apolytirion

 

Diploma name

 
  • Apolytirion



General requirements

 
  • Mathematics minimum grade of 18 for mathematics AND 
  • IBA mathematics exam (exemption with a specialisation in mathematics and a minimum grade of 18).
  • 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 18 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

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

Iceland: Stúdentspróf

 

Diploma name

 
  •  Stúdentspróf 

General Requirements

 


Selection points

 
  • Granted 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.

 
 

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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

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

International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma

 

Diploma name

 
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma

General Requirements

 
  • Mathematics Analysis & Approaches SL minimum grade 5 /Analysis & Approaches HL minimum grade 4 / Applications & Interpretation HL minimum grade 5 
    (curriculum until 2019) Math SL minimum grade of 5 / Math HL minimum grade of 4 
  • Applicants who do not meet the mathematics requirement may choose to take the IBA Mathematics exam 
  • English language test: English B SL/ English ab initio. Exemption for English A SL/HL and English B HL
  • 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)/ total of 31 points (excluding TOK, EE and CAS)


Additional Information
-Predicted grades will not be considered for the evaluation.
-Only a full IB diploma is accepted; IB certificates are not accepted

If you have not yet received your official IB diploma, you can authorise Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) (institute code: 034892) to verify your scores online via the IBO website.

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

Iran: Pre-University Certificate (Dowre-Ye Pish Daneshgahi)

 

Diploma name

 
  • Iranian Pre-University Certificate (Dowre-Ye Pish Daneshgahi)

General requirements

 


Selection points

 
  • Granted for a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 14/20 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

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. 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 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