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

  • Maturity Certificate / Maturitätszeugnis / Maturitätsausweis / Certificat de Maturité


General requirements

  • Mathematics minimum grade of 4.5
  • Applicants who do not meet the mathematics requirement may choose to take the IBA mathematics exam
  • English minimum grade of 4.5 for English (only German-speaking part). 
  • English language test (French/Italian speaking part) 
  • 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 4.5 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

  • Senior High School Certificate of Graduation 


General requirements


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

  • Certificate of Secondary Education of Matayom 6


General requirements


Selection points

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

  • Lisé Diplomasi 


General requirements

Selection points

  • Granted for a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 80 or higher

Additional Information

  • Applicants who follow a mixture of courses for the International Baccalaureate (IB) and for the Lisé Diplomasi will be assessed on either the full IB diploma or the Lisé Diplomasi and must meet the requirements for one of these diplomas.

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

  • Atestat pro zagal’nu serednyu osvitu/ Svidotstvo pro zdobuttia povnoi zagalnoi serednoi osvity (since 2019)/Certificate of completed general secondary education


General requirements


Selection points

  • Granted for a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 9 (dobre) 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 

  • General Certificate of Education (GCE) A-levels(A2)/International Advanced A-levels (IAL)
    *Accepted subjects: All Languages, Accounting, Ancient History, Biology, Business (Studies), Chemistry, Classical Civilisation, Classical Studies, Computer Science, Digital Technology, Economics, Environmental Science / Technology, Further Mathematics, Geography, Government and Politics, History, History of Art, Islamic Studies, Latin, Law, Life and Health Sciences, Marine Sciences, Mathematics, Philosophy, Physics, Politics, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, Statistics.
    Note: a maximum of one GCE A-level language is accepted. GCE A-level Further Mathematics is only accepted as an additional (4th) GCE A-level. Information Technology and Computer Science cannot be combined.

General requirements

  • General Certificate of Education (GCE) in 3 academic subjects* including Mathematics with grades: AAB AND 3 General Certificate of Secondary Education ((I)GCSE) with final grades: A*-B (9-5). A total of 6 different subjects.
  • Minimum grade of B for GCE A-level Mathematics AND
  • Applicants who do not meet the mathematics grade requirement may choose to take the IBA mathematics exam
  • Minimum grade of B (5) for English (I)GCSE (First language). 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 BBB 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.

  • Predicted grades will not be used for the evaluation. 
  • Always include your GCSE certificates, AS grades/certificates and most recent grades
  • If no AS grades/certificates are available, include an interim or progress report of grades obtained in the penultimate year

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 GCE A-levels 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

  • American High School Diploma (from an accredited high school)

General requirements

  • minimum average grade 3.0/B+ (High School) AND minimum of 4 Advanced Placement (AP) exams in general academic subjects* with a minimum score of 4. Only AP exams administered by the College Board are accepted.
    *Accepted subjects: Art History, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Comparative Government and Politics, European History, Human Geography, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Psychology, United States Government and Politics, United States History, World History: Modern, Calculus AB or BC, Computer Science, Statistics, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics, World Languages and Cultures.
    Not accepted: AP Capstone, AP Research, AP Seminar, AP Art and Design Program.
    Note: A maximum of one AP language is accepted. Overlapping subjects (for example AP Calculus AB/Calculus BC or AP US History, AP European History and AP World History or AP Microeconomics and AP Macroeconomics) are not considered as individual subjects but counted as one AP exam. Likewise English Language and Composition/English Literature and Composition are considered as one AP
  • Mathematics minimum grade of B+ for pre-calculus AND IBA mathematics exam (Exemption  for students who have taken the College Board exam AP Calculus AB or BC, minimum score of 4). SAT and ACT are not accepted
  • English minimum grade of B+ (provided the language of instruction of the entire programme is in English; otherwise an English language test is required).
  • 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 3.00/B+ or higher plus 1 AP College Board exam 


Additional Information

  • At the time of application you must have already completed at least one College Board AP exam with a minimum score of 4. The College Board institute code for RSM is 6767.
  • Applicants who follow a mixture of the American High School Diploma curriculum and International Baccalaureate (IB) courses will be assessed on either the American High School Diploma or the full IB diploma and must meet the requirements for one of these diplomas.

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 exams, if applicable) and the AP scores 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

  • Bang Tot Nghiep Pho Thong Trung / Bang Trung Hoc Pho Thong / Bang Tu Tai / Baccalaureate


General requirements


Selection points

  • Granted for a grade point average (GPA) of 7 (kha) 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