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, either use the search box or the region selector. 

Please note that you are not automatically granted admission if your diploma is on the list. Diplomas not listed on our website will be evaluated on an individual basis. Admissibility can only be determined after you have submitted a complete application

Applicants who follow more than one education system and do a combined curricula and/or obtain more than one diploma are evaluated according to the requirements of one diploma. 

The current information will be updated for the academic year 2023-2024 by 1 October and is therefore subject to change. Prospective applicants are recommended to check the requirements before they apply. 

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Diploma name

  • Czech Vysvědčení o maturitní zkoušce obtained at a Gymnázium 

General requirements

  • IBA mathematics exam (exempt for applicants who follow Math Seminar/Math Analysis up until their final year with a minimum grade of 2 (chvalitebný))
  • English language test
  • 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 2 (chvalitebný) 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. 

Have you graduated? The results of your final year (national exam) will be used to calculate your GPA.

Find out how to apply

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:
Friday, 12 August 2022

Diploma name

  • Studentereksamenbevis (STX) / Bevis for Hojere Forberedelseseksamen (HF)

General requirements

  • Mathematics minimum grade of 7 (level A or B)
  • Applicants who do not meet the mathematics requirements may choose to take the IBA mathematics exam AND
  • English minimum grade of 7 (taken up until the final school year and as an exam subject)
  • English language test (if not taken up until the final school year and as an exam subject)
  • 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 7.0 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. 

Have you graduated? The results of your final year (national exam) will be used to calculate your GPA.

Find out how to apply

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:
Friday, 12 August 2022

Diploma name

  • Gümnaasiumi lõputunnistus
  • a pass on the Riigieksamitunnistus


General requirements


Selection points

  • Granted for a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4 (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. 

Have you graduated? The results of your final year (national exam) will be used to calculate your GPA. 

Find out how to apply

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:
Friday, 12 August 2022

Diploma name

  • European Baccalaureate (EB)

General requirements

  • Mathematics minimum grade of 7.0 (minimum 5 hours) or a minimum grade of 8.0 for mathematics (minimum 3 hours) 
  • Applicants who do not meet the mathematics requirement may choose to take the IBA mathematics exam.
  • English minimum grade of 7.0 for English (Language 1 or 2). All other applicants are required to take an English language test
  • Applicants who do not meet these requirements will be placed in the lower tiers of the ranking

Selection points

  • Granted for a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 8.0 (80%) 


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 final year of high school? RSM uses the grades of the penultimate year (year before your final year) 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.

Find out how to apply

 

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:
Friday, 12 August 2022

Diploma name

  • Ylioppilastutkintotodistus/Studentexamenbevis

General requirements

  • Mathematics minimum grade 7 (extended course only
  • Applicants who do not meet the mathematics grade requirement for the Extended course may choose to take the IBA mathematics exam.
  • English minimum grade 7 (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 Point Average (GPA) of 7.0 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. 

Have you graduated? The results of your final year (national exam) will be used to calculate your GPA.

Find out how to apply

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:
Friday, 12 August 2022

The current information is being reviewed and will be updated for the academic year 2023-2024 by 1 October. Prospective applicants are recommended to check the requirements before they apply. 

Diploma name

  • Baccalauréat Général, Baccalauréat Général Option International (OIB)


General requirements 

  • Mathematics* specialité (Première) minimum grade 14 AND Mathematics Complémentaire (Terminale) minimum grade 14 or Mathematics Specialité (Terminale) minimum grade 13 or Mathematics Expertes (Terminale) minimum grade 13
    (curriculum until 2019) Mathematics série ES minimum grade 14 / Mathematics série S minimum grade 13.5 
    (NOTE: Clearly indicate in your application which mathematics course you are taking in the Terminale) 
  • Applicants who do not meet the mathematics requirement may choose to take the IBA mathematics exam. *RSM will calculate the average grade of your math grades obtained in the penultimate year plus first trimester/semester from the final year.
  • English language test (exempt only for students in the Anglo-American language section of the OIB; minimum grade to be obtained 14 and a statement from school as proof of English language competence)
  • 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 14 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. 

Have you graduated? The results of your final year (national exam) will be used to calculate your GPA. 

Find out how to apply

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:
Friday, 12 August 2022

Diploma name

Sashualo Ganatlebis Atestati

General Requirements

Selection points

Granted for a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 8 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. 


Have you graduated? The results of your final year (national exam) will be used to calculate your GPA.

Last update:
Friday, 12 August 2022

Diploma name

  • Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife/Abitur

General requirements

  • Mathematics minimum grade of 10 
  • Applicants who do not meet the mathematics requirement may choose to take the IBA mathematics exam
  • English minimum grade of 10 (taken up until the final school year) (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 Point Average (GPA) (=Durchschnittsnote) of 2.0 or higher (whereby 1.0 is the highest)

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. 

Find out how to apply

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:
Friday, 12 August 2022

Diploma name

  • Apolytirio Genikou Lykeiou


General requirements


Selection points

  • Granted for a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 18 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. 

Have you graduated? The results of your final year (national exam) will be used to calculate your GPA. 

Find out how to apply

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:
Friday, 12 August 2022

Diploma name

  • Gimnáziumi Érettségi Bizonyítvány

General requirements

  • IBA mathematics exam (exemption only for mathematics Higher/Advanced level taken up until the final year and part of the final exams, with minimum grade 3) 
  • English language test
  • Applicants who do not meet these requirements will be placed in the lower tiers of the ranking

Selection points

  • Granted a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3/5 (közepes) 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.

  • Applicants must clearly indicate if they take mathematics Higher/Advanced level as part of their final exams. If not, the IBA Mathematics exam is required. 

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.

Find out how to apply

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:
Friday, 12 August 2022

Diploma name

  •  Stúdentspróf 

General Requirements

Selection points

  • Granted a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 7 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. 

Have you graduated? The results of your final year (national exam) will be used to calculate your GPA.

Find out how to apply

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:
Friday, 12 August 2022

Diploma name

  • A Standard XII diploma (academic stream): All India Senior School Certificate / Indian School Certificate of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) or Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) / Intermediate Examination Certificate/Higher Secondary School Certificate 

General requirements

  • minimum average grade of 80% in at least 5 subjects for AISSC or ISC; minimum average grade of B in at least 6 subjects for Intermediate Examination Certificate/Higher Secondary School Certificate AND examinations from CBSE (AISSC)/ CISCE (ISC) or State Boards 
  • IBA mathematics exam 
  • English language test
  • 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 80% 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. 

Have you graduated? The results of your final year (national exam) will be used to calculate your GPA.

Find out how to apply

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:
Friday, 12 August 2022

Diploma name

  • Sekolah Menengah Atas (SMA) 

General requirements

Selection points

  • Granted for a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 7 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. 

Have you graduated? The results of your final year (national exam) will be used to calculate your GPA.

Find out how to apply

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:
Friday, 12 August 2022

Diploma name

  • International Baccalaureate (IB) 
    Only a full IB diploma is accepted. IB certificates are not accepted. 

General Requirements

  • Mathematics Analysis & Approaches SL minimum grade 5 /Analysis & Approaches HL minimum grade 4 / Applications & Interpretation HL minimum grade 5 
    Mathematics Applications & Interpretation SL: required to take the IBA Mathematics exam (OMPT-A, minimum score 75%)
    (IB curriculum until 2019) Math SL minimum grade of 5 / Math HL minimum grade of 4 

    Applicants with Analysis & Approaches SL/HL or Applications & Interpretation HL are exempt from the IBA Mathematics exam but may choose to take the exam if they do not meet the grade requirement. 
  • English language test: English B SL/ English ab initio. Exemption for English A SL/HL and English B HL, provided the language of instruction of the entire IB programme is in English. If the IB programme is taught in a language other than English, a minimum of 5 English A SL/ 4 English A HL or 5 English B HL is required

Applicants who do not meet the requirements will be placed in the lower tiers of the ranking

Selection points

  • ​Granted for a Grade Point Average (GPA)/ total of 33 points (excluding TOK, EE and CAS)

Additional Information

  • Predicted grades will not be used for the evaluation.
  • Only a full IB diploma is accepted. IB certificates are not accepted
  • Applicants who, for example, follow a mixture of IB courses and the American High School Diploma curriculum will be assessed on either the full IB diploma or the American High School Diploma and must meet the requirements for one of these diplomas.

If you have not yet received your official IB diploma, you can give permission to Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) (institute code: 034892) to verify your scores online via the IBO website.

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 IB exam results will be used to calculate your GPA/total IB points. 

Find out how to apply

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:
Friday, 12 August 2022

Diploma name

  • Certificate of completion of upper secondary school studies – theoretical (from 2019) / Certificate of completion of secondary school studies plus Pre-university certificate (obtained before 2019)

General requirements

Selection points

  • Granted for a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 14 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. 

Have you graduated? The results of your final year (national exam) will be used to calculate your GPA.

Find out how to apply

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:
Friday, 12 August 2022