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. 

 

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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:
Monday, 5 October 2020