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. 



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. 



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