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

  • 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 an average grade 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 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

  • 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 (grade) 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 an average grade 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 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

  • Te'udat Bagrut 

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.

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

  • 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
  • Did you go on exchange in your penultimate year? Provide your grades of the exchange year, grades prior to the exchange and grades obtained in the final year.

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? To calculate your average grade, RSM uses the results of your final year and national exams. 

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

  • 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 an average grade 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 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

  • Atestāts par vispārējo vidējo izglītību AND
  • Sertifikats eksaminacijas centrs  

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

  • Brandos Atestatas/ Maturity Secondary diploma (from a Gimnazija or Licejus)

General requirements

Selection points

  • Granted for an average grade 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 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

  • 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 an average grade 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 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

  • Bachiller

General requirements

Selection points

  • Granted for an average grade of 8 (out of 10) / 80 (out of 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/or the 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

  • Diplomă de bacalaureat

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.

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

  • Attestation du Baccalaureat

General Requirements

Selection points

  • Granted for an average grade of 15 (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 and/or national exams will be used to calculate your average grade.

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

  • 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:
Thursday, 27 October 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 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

  • 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 for the evaluation the grades from the ‘examendossier’ (SE). The SE grade is derived from the ‘PO’s’ and ‘ (‘kennistoetsen’) that make up the SE list, per subject, in one decimal. These are all relevant grades from VWO-4, 5 and 6, up to and including 12 January 2023. This has been agreed by the Universities of the Netherlands (UNL) and the Secondary Education Council (VO-raad). For more information, see this article. If your school cannot provide the SE grades before the end of January, your school must include an explanation in the RSM diploma statement form.

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:
Friday, 21 October 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 including Math Level 3
  • IBA mathematics exam
  • English language test (if language of instruction of the entire programme is not in English)
  • Applicants who do not meet these requirements will be placed in the lower tiers of the ranking

Selection points

  • Granted for Merit (M) at Level 3 or above

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