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

  • Diplomas not listed on our website will be evaluated on an individual basis. Admissibility can only be determined after you have submitted a complete applicationApplicants are recommended to provide their diploma (if available), academic transcript(s) with a diploma supplement explaining your country's grading system. In most cases the following additional exams are required:
  • IBA mathematics exam
  • English language test

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 (or 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:
Tuesday, 9 August 2022

Diploma name

  • Certificado Oficial de Estudios de Educación Secundaria in a general stream 

General requirements

Selection points

  • Granted for a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 17

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

  • Swiadectwo Dojrzalosci Liceum Ogolnoksztalcacego (General Lyceum) + Maturity Certificate (Matura).


General requirements


Selection points

  • Granted for a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4/6 (dobry) 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 do Ensino Secundário/Diploma Nivel Secundario de Educacao


General requirements


Selection points

  • Granted for a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 16/20 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.

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

  • Diploma de Bacalaureat (Filiera Teoretică (theoretical track))


General requirements

  • Mathematics minimum grade of 9.0 AND IBA mathematics exam (exemption for applicants with profile Mathematics/Computer Science or Natural Science with a minimum grade of 9)
  • 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 9.0 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

  • Attestat o Srednem (polnom) Obshchem Obrazovanii/ Attestat o Srednem Obshchem Obrazovanii (Аттестат о cреднем oбщем oбразовании)

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

  • Scottish Qualifications Certificate


General requirements

  • 2 Advanced Highers (including Mathematics at Advanced Higher) (A B) AND
  • 4 Highers (A A B B) AND
  • Minimum grade of B for English.
  • Applicants who do not meet the requirement for mathematics may choose to take the 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

Diploma name

  • Singapore-Cambridge GCE A-levels


General requirements

  • Three H2 GCE A-levels in general/academic subjects (including mathematics) with grades AAB AND
  • Mathematics Minimum grade B. Applicants who do not meet the mathematics requirement may choose to take the IBA mathematics exam
  • Minimum grade of B for English (I)GCSE (First language) or O-level. 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 B or higher


Additional Information

-Predicted grades will not be used. 

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 (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

  • Vysvedčenie o maturitnej skúške (Gymnazium)

General requirements

Selection points

  • Granted for a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3 (Dobrý) 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

  •  Splošna Matura - General Matriculation Certificate


General requirements


Selection points

  • Granted for a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3 (dobro) 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

  • National Senior Certificate


General requirements

  • minimum 7 subjects (at least 70%) and must meet the minimum requirements for admission to a bachelor degree
  • Mathematics minimum grade of 70% AND IBA mathematics exam 
  • English minimum grade of 70% English (Home Language) OR English language test for First Additional Language exam.
  • 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 70% 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

  • High School Certificate (science high school)


General requirements

  • High School Certificate AND at least one year of university education (at a recognised institution) AND minimum average grade of 80 (wu) 
  • College entrance exam (soo-neung) minimum level 3 on the individual tests of mathematics and English AND
  • IBA mathematics exam AND 
  • 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 (wu) 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.

Have you graduated? The results of your final year (national exam) will be used to calculate your GPA. Additionally, grades of your current or previous higher education studies can be used for the assessment

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

  • Titulo de Bachiller (ciencias y tecnologia/ humanidades y ciencias sociales / artes) AND
  • PAU/EBAU/EvAU exams (minimum overall score 6.0)

General requirements

  • IBA mathematics exam for Matemáticas aplicadas a las ciencias sociales (exemption only for Matemáticas II profile Ciencias with minimum grade of 8) AND
  • English language test AND
  • passing the PAU/EBAU/EvAU exams with a minimum overall 6.0 plus minimum score 6.0 for mathematics
  • 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 notable) or higher

Additional Information

  • Applicants who are following more than one education system and do a mixture of multiple curricula and/or obtain more than one diploma are evaluated according to the requirements of one diploma type. Please note that a revaluation of one diploma to another diploma is not accepted

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

  • VWO Diploma


General requirements

  • minimum average grade of (unrounded) 7.0 AND
  • minimum grade of (unrounded) 7.0 for Wiskunde Q OR minimum grade of 6.5 for  Wiskunde I OR minimum (unrounded) grade of 6.0 for Wiskunde I+II 
    AND
  • minimum grade of (unrounded) 7.0 for English
  • Applicants who do not meet the mathematics requirement may choose to take the IBA mathematics exam
  • 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

Diploma name

  • Högskoleförberedande Examen från Gymnasieskolan


General requirements

  • Mathematics minimum grade of C (VG) for mathematics course C/ Mathematik 3c
  • Applicants who do not meet the mathematics requirement may choose to take the IBA mathematics exam
  • English minimum grade of C (VG) for English (taken up until the final school year) OR 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 C (VG) 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