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. 



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 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