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. 

 

Search

All categories

Poland: Swiadectwo Dojrzalosci Liceum Ogolnoksztalcacego (General lyceum)

 

Diploma name

 
  • Swiadectwo Dojrzalosci Liceum Ogolnoksztalcacego (General Lyceum) + Maturity Certificate (Matura).

General requirements

 

Selection points

 
  • Granted for a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4/6 (dobry) 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

Vietnam: Bang Tot Nghiep Pho Thong Trung / Bang Trung Hoc Pho Thong / Bang Tu Tai / Baccalaureate

 

Diploma name

 
  • Bang Tot Nghiep Pho Thong Trung / Bang Trung Hoc Pho Thong / Bang Tu Tai / Baccalaureate

General requirements

 

Selection points

 
  • Granted for a grade point average (GPA) of 7 (kha) 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

United Kingdom: A-Levels (General Certificate of Education (GCE))/International Advanced A-levels (IAL)

 

Diploma name

 
  • General Certificate of Education (GCE) A-levels(A2)/International Advanced A-levels (IAL)

General requirements

 
  • General Certificate of Secondary Education ((I)GCSE) in 6 different subjects with grades: A*-B or 9-5) including a minimum grade of B for Mathematics AND
  • General Certificate of Education (GCE) in 3 academic subjects including Mathematics with grades: AAB AND
  • Minimum grade of B for GCE Mathematics AND
  • Applicants who do not meet the mathematics requirement may choose to take the IBA mathematics exam
  • Minimum grade of B (5) for English (I)GCSE (First language). 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 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. Predicted grades will not be used. 
If you do not have AS grades/certificates  you must provide an interim or progress report of your actual grades obtained in the penultimate year.

Have you graduated? The results of your final year (national exam) will be used to calculate your GPA. For students who graduated during the 2020 pandemic, the GPA will be calculated using the grades from both the penultimate and final year.

 
 

 
 

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

Netherlands: HBO Propedeutics (University of Applied Sciences)/HBO First Year Diploma

 

Diploma name

 
  • HBO Propaedeutics University of Applied Sciences (Completed first year of a four year HBO programme)


General requirements

Applicants with a Dutch HAVO diploma:

 
  • Mathematics minimum (unrounded) grade of 7.0 HAVO wiskunde A /  minimum (unrounded) grade of 6.0 HAVO wiskunde B AND 
  • IBA mathematics exam OR VWO certificate wiskunde A with minimum unrounded grade of 7.0 / VWO certificate wiskunde B with a minimum unrounded grade of 6.0
  • English language test OR VWO certificate in English with a minimum unrounded grade of 7.0 OR IB English A HL certificate minimum grade 4 / IB English A SL Certificate minimum grade 5 AND
  • Minimum GPA of 7.5 in the first year of your HBO studies
  • Applicants who do not meet these (grade) requirements will be placed in the lower tiers of the ranking


Applicants with a non-Dutch secondary school diploma

 
  • Mathematics see the requirement for your secondary school diploma. For some diplomas RSM may require you to take the IBA mathematics exam AND
  • English see the requirement for your secondary school diploma. For some diplomas RSM may require you to take an English language test. Exemption for IB English A HL certificate minimum grade 4/ IB English A SL Certificate minimum grade 5 AND
  • Minimum GPA of 7.5 in the first year of your HBO studies
  • Applicants who do not meet these (grade) requirements will be placed in the lower tiers of the ranking


Selection points

 
  • Granted for a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 7.5 or higher in the first year of your HBO studies

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 first year of your HBO studies? RSM uses the grades of your pre-HBO studies (secondary school) and the HBO grades you have obtained so far from your final year (until December) for the evaluation.

Have you obtained your HBO Propaedeutics The final results over the first year of your HBO studies will be used to calculate your GPA (minimum 7.5).

 
 

 
 

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:
Thursday, 17 September 2020

Portugal: Diploma do Ensino Secundário/Diploma Nivel Secundario de Educacao

 

Diploma name

 
  • Diploma do Ensino Secundário/Diploma Nivel Secundario de Educacao

General requirements

 

Selection points

 
  • Granted for a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 16/20 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.

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

Netherlands: VWO Diploma

Diploma name

 VWO (all profiles)

General requirements

  • Mathematics minimum (unrounded=onafgerond) grade of 7.0 for mathematics A or minimum (unrounded=onafgerond) grade of 6.0 for mathematics B 
  • Applicants who do not meet the mathematics requirement may choose to take the IBA mathematics exam.
  • English minimum (unrounded=onafgerond) 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 an unrounded Grade Point Average (GPA) (cijfer gemiddelde) of 7.0 or higher

Additional information:

The calculation of your average grade will not include your grade for the "rekentoets". We will use only unrounded (onafgerond) grades. 

Submit an official list signed by your mentor or school representative. A screenshot from 'Magister' 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 average (unrounded) grades of the school exams (SE) and national exams (CE) will be used.

 

 
 

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, 15 September 2020

Romania: Diploma de Bacalaureat

 

Diploma name

 
  • Diploma de Bacalaureat (Filiera Teoretică (theoretical track))

General requirements

 
  • Mathematics minimum grade of 9.0 AND IBA mathematics exam (exemption for applicants with profile Mathematics/Computer Science or Natural Science with a minimum grade of 9)
  • 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 9.0 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:
Thursday, 6 August 2020

Scotland: Qualifications Certificate

 

Diploma name

 
  • Scottish Qualifications Certificate

General requirements

 
  • 2 Advanced Highers (including Mathematics at Advanced Higher) (A B) AND
  • 4 Highers (A A B B) AND
  • Minimum grade of B for English.
  • Applicants who do not meet the requirement for mathematics 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

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

Slovakia: Vysvedčenie o maturitnej skúške (Gymnazium)

 

Diploma name

 
  • Vysvedčenie o maturitnej skúške (Gymnazium)

General requirements

 

Selection points

 
  • Granted for a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3 (Dobrý) 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

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) OR 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) OR 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 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

Netherlands: Research University /Bachelor Year-1 Diploma

 

Diploma name

 
  • Dutch Research University /Bachelor Year-1 Diploma

General requirements

 
  • Mathematics see requirement for your secondary school diploma. For some diplomas RSM may require you to take the IBA mathematics exam
  • English see requirement for your secondary school diploma. For some diplomas RSM may require you 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

 
  • See requirement for your secondary school diploma

Additional Information

Have you graduated? Grades from both your final year of secondary school and first year of university will be used for the evaluation.

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.

 
 

 
 

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:
Thursday, 17 September 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 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

Slovenia: Splošna Matura (General Matriculation Certificate)

 

Diploma name

 
  •  Splošna Matura - General Matriculation Certificate

General requirements

 

Selection points

 
  • Granted for a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3 (dobro) 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

South Africa: National Senior Certificate

 

Diploma name

 
  • National Senior Certificate

General requirements

 
  • minimum 7 subjects (at least 70%) and must meet the minimum requirements for admission to a bachelor degree
  • Mathematics minimum grade of 70% AND IBA mathematics exam 
  • English minimum grade of 70% English (Home Language) OR English language test for First Additional Language exam.
  • 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% 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. For students who graduated during the 2020 pandemic, the GPA will be calculated using the grades from both the penultimate and final year.

 
 

 
 

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:
Thursday, 17 September 2020

Israel: Bagrut

 

Diploma name

 
  • Bagrut

General requirements

 

Selection points

 
  • Granted for a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 8/10 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