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. 



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