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

  • 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

Diploma name

  • Leaving Certificate AND
  • at least 350 CAO points

General requirements

  • at least six (general/academic) subjects including 2 subjects at Higher Level including mathematics
  • Mathematics Higher level minimum grade of H4 
  • Applicants who do not meet the mathematics requirement may choose to take the IBA mathematics exam
  • English minimum grade of H4. English language test (mandatory if your entire programme was not conducted in English)
  • 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 H4 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

  • Bagrut

General requirements

Selection points

  • Granted for a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 8/10 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

  • Diploma di Superamento dell’Esame di Stato Conclusivo dei Corsi di Istruzione Secondario Superiore (Liceo classico/ Liceo scientifico/ Liceo Linguistico/Liceo scienze umane)

General requirements

  • Mathematics minimum grade of 7 for Liceo Scientifico and Liceo Classico. 
  • IBA mathematics exam required for Liceo Linguistico / Liceo scienze umane.
    Applicants with Liceo Scientifico and Liceo Classico who do not meet the mathematics grade requirement may choose to take the 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 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. 

Did you go on exchange in your penultimate year? Provide your grades of the exchange year, grades prior to the exchange as well grades of the final year.

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

  • Certificate of completed general secondary education (Жалпы Oрта білім туралы аттестат/Аттестат об общем среднем образовании)/ Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools (NIS) Grade 12 Certificate

General Requirements

Selection points

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

  • Atestāts par vispārējo vidējo izglītību AND
  • Sertifikats eksaminacijas centrs  

General requirements

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

  • Brandos Atestatas/ Maturity Secondary diploma

General requirements


Selection points

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

  • Diplôme de fin d’études secondaires classiques

General requirements

  • IBA mathematics exam (exempt with mathematics coefficient 3 or 4 and profiles mathématiques-informatique / sciences naturelles-mathématiques / sciences économiques-mathématiques and with a minimum grade of 44) 
  • 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 44 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

  • Bachiller


General requirements


Selection points

  • Granted for a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 8/10 or 80/100  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? Grades of the final year and the exam results will be considered.

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

  • Diplomă de bacalaureat


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.

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

  • Attestation du Baccalaureat

General Requirements

Selection points

  • Granted for a grade point average (GPA) of 15/20 (bien) 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

  • 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 completed first year of your HBO studies. Note: Students who are not eligible with their secondary school diploma and have not yet completed the first year of their HBO studies, must have obtained a minimum of 25 EC by the 31st January.
  • 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 of completed first year of your HBO studies. Note: Students who are not eligible with their secondary school diploma and have not yet completed the first year of their HBO studies, must have obtained a minimum of 25 EC by the 31st January.
  • 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. Students who are not eligible with their secondary school diploma and have not yet completed the first year of their HBO studies, must have obtained a minimum of 25 EC by the 31st January.

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).

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

  • Dutch Research University /Bachelor Year-1 Diploma


General requirements

  • Mathematics see requirement for your secondary school diploma. For some diplomas RSM may require you to take the IBA mathematics exam
  • English see requirement for your secondary school diploma. For some diplomas RSM may require you 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


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.

Have you graduated? Grades from both your final year of secondary school and first year of university will be used for the evaluation.

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

  • VWO (all profiles)

General requirements

  • Mathematics minimum (unrounded=onafgerond) grade of 7.0 for mathematics A or minimum (unrounded=onafgerond) grade of 6.0 for mathematics B 
  • Applicants who do not meet the mathematics requirement may choose to take the IBA mathematics exam.
  • English minimum (unrounded=onafgerond) grade of 7.0 or IB English International Baccalaureate (IB) English A Higher Level certificate minimum grade 4 or IB English A Standard Level Certificate minimum grade 5. Applicants who do not meet the English language requirement may choose to take the 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 7.0 or higher

Additional Information

The calculation of your average grade will not include your grade for the "rekentoets". 
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, or mid-January depending on your school) for the evaluation. These grades are generally referred to as the “examendossier” and include all grades earned in 4, 5 and 6 VWO that will be used to calculate the “schoolexamen” grade. This allows us to evaluate each applicant based on a full year of grades. 

Have you graduated? For English and mathematics RSM calculates the average of your unrounded school exam (SE) grade and national exam (CE) grade. To calculate your average grade, RSM uses the final rounded grades.

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

  • New Zealand National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) level 3 ​


General requirements

  • minimum 80 credits including 60 credits on level 3 and 20 credits on level 2 with at least 3 general/academic ´approved´ NCEA subjects endorsed with Merit (M) at level 3 AND 
  • Mathematics Level 3, endorsed with Merit (M) at level 3 AND IBA mathematics exam
  • English language test (optional)
  • Applicants who do not meet these requirements will be placed in the lower tiers of the ranking


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