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. 



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. 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:
Tuesday, 15 September 2020