Evaluation Criteria

As a numerux fixus programme, IBA applicants are given selection points, which are used for ranking and selecting the top 750 applicants. The selection points are based on your grades and your motivation;
  • Grades 75%: Your average grade counts the most for the final ranking. The lower your grades, the fewer selection points you'll receive. If you do not meet the minimum grade average listed for your diploma, we advise you to apply elsewhere. Use the search tool below to find the criteria for your diploma.
  • Motivation 25%: You will answer 3 motivation questions when applying
You must also meet the minimum English and Mathematics requirements listed for your diploma type.

 

All categories

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 and part of the final exams, 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 an average grade 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 and/or national exams will be used to calculate your average grade.

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:
Tuesday, 6 September 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 
  • 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 an average grade 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 and/or national exams will be used to calculate your average grade.

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:
Tuesday, 6 September 2022

Diploma name

  • Gümnaasiumi lõputunnistus
  • a pass on the Riigieksamitunnistus

General requirements

Selection points

  • Granted for average grade 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 and/or national exams will be used to calculate your average grade. 

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:
Wednesday, 17 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 average grade of 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 (national) exams will be used to calculate your average grade.

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:
Tuesday, 6 September 2022

Diploma name

  • Ylioppilastutkintotodistus/Studentexamenbevis

General requirements

  • IBA mathematics exam (exemption for applicants who take mathematics extended course with a minimum grade of 7 or Cum Laude approbatur (C)).
  • 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 an average grade 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 and/or national exams will be used to calculate your grade average.

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:
Tuesday, 6 September 2022

Diploma name

  • Baccalauréat Général, Baccalauréat Général Option International (OIB)

General requirements 

  • Mathematics Specialité minimum grade 13
    OR
  • Mathematics Complémentaires, minimum grade 14
  • (curriculum until 2019) Mathematics série ES minimum grade 14 / Mathematics série S minimum grade 13.5
    Applicants must have taken mathematics in the Première and the Terminale. Applicants who have not taken mathematics in the Premiere are required to take the IBA mathematics examFor applicants in their final year, RSM calculates the average grade of your mathematics grades obtained in the penultimate year (Premiere) plus first trimester/semester from the final year (Terminale). Applicants who do not meet the mathematics (grade) requirement may choose to take the IBA mathematics exam
  • 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 an average grade of 15 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.

  • Clearly indicate which mathematics course you are taking in the final year (Terminale). If the mathematics course is not indicated, RSM will assume that the applicant does not have the required course/level and the IBA mathematics exam is required.
  • Always provide the original bulletins with the French grading system. RSM will not use converted grades (e.g. letter grading) for the evaluation.

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 exams (Releve de notes) will be used to calculate your total average grade. 

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, 13 January 2023

Diploma name

Sashualo Ganatlebis Atestati

General Requirements

Selection points

  • Granted for an average grade 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 and/or national exams will be used to calculate your average grade.

Last update:
Tuesday, 6 September 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 if you do not meet the grade requirement)
  • Applicants who do not meet these requirements will be placed in the lower tiers of the ranking

Selection Points

  • Granted for average grade (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 Durchschnittsnote will be used. For applicants who did not take mathematics and/or English as part of their final exams, RSM will calculate the average grade of your English and/or mathematics grade obtained in the final year (Year 12)

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:
Wednesday, 14 September 2022

Diploma name

  • Apolytirio Genikou Lykeiou

General requirements

  • IBA mathematics exam (exemption for applicants with specialization/ orientation in mathematics taken up until the final year and part of the final exams, and with a minimum grade of 18). RSM calculates the average of your mathematics grades obtained in the penultimate year plus first term/semester from the final year) 
  • English language test
  • Applicants who do not meet these requirements will be placed in the lower tiers of the ranking

Selection points

  • Granted for an average grade 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 and/or national exams will be used to calculate your average. 

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:
Wednesday, 14 September 2022

Diploma name

  • Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)

General requirements

  • 6 subjects (Chinese language, English language, Mathematics, Liberal Studies, plus a minimum of two approved subjects*, with minimum level 4 in each of the four core subjects Chinese, English, Liberal Studies and Mathematics and no subjects below 4
    *)Accepted subjects: Category A (Senior Secondary Subjects) Chinese Literature, Literature in English, Chinese History, Economics, Ethics and Religious Studies, Geography, History, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Combined Science, Integrated Science, Business, Accounting and Financial Studies, Health Management and Social Care, Information and Communication Technology.
  • 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 an avearge grade of level 4 or higher

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) 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 and/or national exams will be used to calculate your average grade.

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:
Wednesday, 14 September 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 an average grade of 3 (Közepes) or higher

Additional Information

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

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 and/or national exams will be used to calculate your average grade.

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:
Wednesday, 14 September 2022

Diploma name

  •  Stúdentspróf 

General Requirements

Selection points

  • Granted for an average grade 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 and/or national exams will be used to calculate your average grade.

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:
Tuesday, 6 September 2022

Diploma name

  • Standard XII diploma* (academic stream) with at least 5 general/academic subjects. All India Secondary School Certificate (Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)) / Indian School Certificate (Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE))/ Migration Cum Transfer Certificate Senior Secondary Certificate (National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS)) / Higher Secondary Certificate (State Boards)

General requirements

Selection points

  • Granted for an average grade 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 and/or national exams will be used to calculate your average grade.

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, 16 September 2022

Diploma name

  • Sekolah Menengah Atas (SMA) 

General requirements

Selection points

  • Granted for an average grade 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 and/or national exams will be used to calculate your average grade.

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:
Tuesday, 6 September 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 total of 33 points (excluding TOK, EE and CAS) or higher

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 follow more than one education system and next to the IB also obtain a national diploma will be assessed according to the requirements of the IB. 
  • If you have not yet received your official IB diploma, RSM can verify your IB exam results online via the IBO website if you have given permission to Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) (institute code: 034892).

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 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:
Wednesday, 14 September 2022