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.

 

Europe

Diploma name

  • Diplomë e Maturës Shtetërore

General Requirements

Selection points

  • Granted for an averge 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

  • Reifezeugnis / Reifeprüfungszeugnis 
  • Reife- und Diplomprüfungszeugnis 

General requirements

  • Mathematics minimum grade of 2 (gut) for Reifezeugnis / Reifeprüfungszeugnis
  • IBA mathematics exam required for applicants with the Reife- und Diplomprüfungszeugnis. Applicants with Reifezeugnis / Reifeprüfungszeugnis  who do not meet the mathematics grade requirement may choose to take the IBA mathematics exam  
  • English minimum grade of 2 (gut) (English language test optional)
  • Applicants who do not meet these requirements will be placed in the lower tiers of the ranking

Selection points

  • Granted for an average grade of  2 (gut) or higher

Additional Information

Submit an official list signed by your mentor or school representative. A screenshot or self-made Word/excel document with your grades is not accepted. Make sure that RSM can see from your transcripts how the grades were determined. If your school uses a different grading system or different calculations, this should be clearly indicated otherwise you run the risk that your grades will be interpreted incorrectly.

Are you in the final year of high school? RSM uses the grades of the penultimate year (year before your final year) and the grades you have obtained so far from your final year (until December) for the evaluation. This allows us to evaluate each applicant based on a full year of grades. 

Have you graduated? The results of your final year and/or national exams will be used to calculate your average grade.

Find out how to apply

Disclaimer: These requirements are subject to change without prior notice. No rights may be derived from this publication. Please note that the RSM Admissions Office ultimately decides if the level and content of your education is sufficient and comparable to the Dutch secondary school system.

Last update:
Tuesday, 13 September 2022

Diploma name

  • Atestat ab agul’nai syarednyai adukatsyi (Certificate of General Secondary Education) 

General requirements

Selection points

  • Granted for 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 Secundair Onderwijs, stream Algemeen Secundair Onderwijs (ASO) 
  • Certificat d'Enseignement Secondaire Supérieur (Général)
  • Abschlusszeugnis der Oberstufe des Sekundarunterrichts

General requirements

  • Mathematics minimum grade of 70% for ASO / for CESS mathematics/science 5 hours mathematics with minimum grade B
  • IBA mathematics exam for ASO with profile Humane Wetenschappen, Grieks/Moderne Talen, Latijn/Moderne Talen and for CESS less than 5 hours math/science
  • Applicants who are exempt but who do not meet the mathematics grade requirement may choose to take the IBA mathematics exam.
  • English minimum grade of 70% (if the language of instruction is Dutch/Flemish)
  • English language test (mandatory if the language of instruction is French or if the language of instruction is Dutch/Flemish but applicants do not meet the English grade requirement)
  • Applicants who do not meet these requirements will be placed in the lower tiers of the ranking

Selection points 

  • Granted for average grade of 70% / Band 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.
  • *)When students submit a grade list using a broad range of possible (letter)grades per subject, RSM will calculate the average grade by using the average/middle grade in the range. Since we do not know exactly where the student's actual grade lays within such a range, we will take the middle grade.

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 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

  • Diploma za Sredno Obrazovanie (Diploma of Secondary Education) (academic stream) Диплома за среднo образование 

General requirements

  • Mathematics minimum grade of 5 (taken up until the final year)
    Applicants 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 average grade of 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 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:
Monday, 24 October 2022

Diploma name

Svjedodžba o državnoj maturi 

General Requirements

Selection points

  • Granted for average grade of 4

Additional Information

Submit an official list of grades signed by your mentor or school representative. A screenshot or self-made Word/excel document with your grades will not be accepted. Make sure that RSM can see from your transcripts how the grades were determined. If your school uses a different grading system or different calculations, this should be clearly indicated otherwise you run the risk that your grades will be interpreted incorrectly.

Are you in the final year of high school? RSM uses the grades of the penultimate year (year before your final year) and the grades you have obtained so far from your final year (until December) for the evaluation. This allows us to evaluate each applicant based on a full year of grades. 

Have you graduated? The results of your final year and/or (national) exams will be used to calculate your average grade.

Last update:
Wednesday, 17 August 2022

Diploma name

  • Apolytirion Lykeio/Απολυτήριον Λυκείου (from a public school)* (Greek-Cypriot) 
    with the specialisation classical studies and humanities, or foreign languages and European studies, or economic sciences, or natural sciences/life sciences/information science/technology

General requirements

  • IBA mathematics exam
  • English language test
  • Applicants who do not meet these requirements will be placed in the lower tiers of the ranking
  • with specialisation classical 
  • *Students attending a private, international school and follow a US or UK curriculum are referred to the corresponding countries for the requirements. Apolytirio or Lise school leaving equivalent certificates are not accepted.

Selection points

  • Granted for average grade of 18 or higher

Additional Information

Submit an official list of grades signed by your mentor or school representative. A screenshot or self-made Word/excel document with your grades will not be accepted. Make sure that RSM can see from your transcripts how the grades were determined. If your school uses a different grading system or different calculations, this should be clearly indicated otherwise you run the risk that your grades will be interpreted incorrectly.

Are you in the final year of high school? RSM uses the grades of the penultimate year (year before your final year) and the grades you have obtained so far from your final year (until December) for the evaluation. This allows us to evaluate each applicant based on a full year of grades. 

Have you graduated? The results of your final year and/or national exams will be used to calculate your average 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, 9 September 2022

Diploma name

  • Czech Vysvědčení o maturitní zkoušce obtained at a Gymnázium 

General requirements

  • IBA mathematics exam (exempt for applicants who follow Math Seminar/Math Analysis up until their final year and part of the final exams, with a minimum grade of 2 (chvalitebný))
  • English language test
  • Applicants who do not meet these requirements will be placed in the lower tiers of the ranking

Selection points

  • Granted for an average grade of 2 (chvalitebný) or higher

Additional Information

Submit an official list of grades signed by your mentor or school representative. A screenshot or self-made Word/excel document with your grades will not be accepted. Make sure that RSM can see from your transcripts how the grades were determined. If your school uses a different grading system or different calculations, this should be clearly indicated otherwise you run the risk that your grades will be interpreted incorrectly.

Are you in the final year of high school? RSM uses the grades of the penultimate year (year before your final year) and the grades you have obtained so far from your final year (until December) for the evaluation. This allows us to evaluate each applicant based on a full year of grades. 

Have you graduated? The results of your final year and/or national exams will be used to calculate your average grade.

Find out how to apply

Disclaimer: These requirements are subject to change without prior notice. No rights may be derived from this publication. Please note that the RSM Admissions Office ultimately decides if the level and content of your education is sufficient and comparable to the Dutch secondary school system.

Last update:
Tuesday, 6 September 2022

Diploma name

  • Studentereksamenbevis (STX) / Bevis for Hojere Forberedelseseksamen (HF)

General requirements

  • Mathematics minimum grade of 7 (level A or B)
    Applicants who do not meet the mathematics requirements may choose to take the IBA mathematics exam 
  • English minimum grade of 7 (taken up until the final school year and as an exam subject)
  • English language test (if not taken up until the final school year and as an exam subject)
  • Applicants who do not meet these requirements will be placed in the lower tiers of the ranking

Selection points

  • Granted for an average grade of 7.0 or higher

Additional Information

Submit an official list of grades signed by your mentor or school representative. A screenshot or self-made Word/excel document with your grades will not be accepted. Make sure that RSM can see from your transcripts how the grades were determined. If your school uses a different grading system or different calculations, this should be clearly indicated otherwise you run the risk that your grades will be interpreted incorrectly.

Are you in the final year of high school? RSM uses the grades of the penultimate year (year before your final year) and the grades you have obtained so far from your final year (until December) for the evaluation. This allows us to evaluate each applicant based on a full year of grades. 

Have you graduated? The results of your final year and/or national exams will be used to calculate your average grade.

Find out how to apply

Disclaimer: These requirements are subject to change without prior notice. No rights may be derived from this publication. Please note that the RSM Admissions Office ultimately decides if the level and content of your education is sufficient and comparable to the Dutch secondary school system.

Last update:
Tuesday, 6 September 2022

Diploma name

  • Gümnaasiumi lõputunnistus
  • a pass on the Riigieksamitunnistus

General requirements

Selection points

  • Granted for average grade of 4 (B) or higher

Additional Information

Submit an official list of grades signed by your mentor or school representative. A screenshot or self-made Word/excel document with your grades will not be accepted. Make sure that RSM can see from your transcripts how the grades were determined. If your school uses a different grading system or different calculations, this should be clearly indicated otherwise you run the risk that your grades will be interpreted incorrectly.

Are you in the final year of high school? RSM uses the grades of the penultimate year (year before your final year) and the grades you have obtained so far from your final year (until December) for the evaluation. This allows us to evaluate each applicant based on a full year of grades. 

Have you graduated? The results of your final year and/or national exams will be used to calculate your average grade. 

Find out how to apply

Disclaimer: These requirements are subject to change without prior notice. No rights may be derived from this publication. Please note that the RSM Admissions Office ultimately decides if the level and content of your education is sufficient and comparable to the Dutch secondary school system.

Last update:
Wednesday, 17 August 2022

Diploma name

  • European Baccalaureate (EB)

General requirements

  • Mathematics minimum grade of 7.0 (minimum 5 hours) or a minimum grade of 8.0 for mathematics (minimum 3 hours)
    Applicants who do not meet the mathematics requirement may choose to take the IBA mathematics exam.
  • English minimum grade of 7.0 for English (Language 1 or 2). All other applicants are required to take an English language test
  • Applicants who do not meet these requirements will be placed in the lower tiers of the ranking

Selection points

  • Granted for average grade of of 8.0/80%

Additional Information

Submit an official list signed by your mentor or school representative. A screenshot or self-made Word/excel document with your grades is not accepted. Make sure that RSM can see from your transcripts how the grades were determined. If your school uses a different grading system or different calculations, this should be clearly indicated otherwise you run the risk that your grades will be interpreted incorrectly.

Are you in the final year of high school? RSM uses the grades of the penultimate year (year before your final year) for the evaluation. This allows us to evaluate each applicant based on a full year of grades. 

Have you graduated? The results of your (national) exams will be used to calculate your average grade.

Find out how to apply

 

Disclaimer: These requirements are subject to change without prior notice. No rights may be derived from this publication. Please note that the RSM Admissions Office ultimately decides if the level and content of your education is sufficient and comparable to the Dutch secondary school system.

 

Last update:
Tuesday, 6 September 2022

Diploma name

  • Ylioppilastutkintotodistus/Studentexamenbevis

General requirements

  • IBA mathematics exam (exemption for applicants who take mathematics extended course with a minimum grade of 7 or Cum Laude approbatur (C)).
  • English minimum grade 7 (English language test optional)
  • Applicants who do not meet these requirements will be placed in the lower tiers of the ranking

Selection Points

  • Granted for an average grade of 7 or higher

Additional Information

Submit an official list of grades signed by your mentor or school representative. A screenshot or self-made Word/excel document with your grades will not be accepted. Make sure that RSM can see from your transcripts how the grades were determined. If your school uses a different grading system or different calculations, this should be clearly indicated otherwise you run the risk that your grades will be interpreted incorrectly.

Are you in the final year of high school? RSM uses the grades of the penultimate year (year before your final year) and the grades you have obtained so far from your final year (until December) for the evaluation. This allows us to evaluate each applicant based on a full year of grades. 

Have you graduated? The results of your final year and/or national exams will be used to calculate your grade average.

Find out how to apply

Disclaimer: These requirements are subject to change without prior notice. No rights may be derived from this publication. Please note that the RSM Admissions Office ultimately decides if the level and content of your education is sufficient and comparable to the Dutch secondary school system.

Last update:
Tuesday, 6 September 2022

Diploma name

  • Baccalauréat Général, Baccalauréat Général Option International (OIB)

General requirements 

  • Mathematics Specialité minimum grade 13
    OR
  • Mathematics Complémentaires, minimum grade 14
  • (curriculum until 2019) Mathematics série ES minimum grade 14 / Mathematics série S minimum grade 13.5
    Applicants must have taken mathematics in the Première and the Terminale. Applicants who have not taken mathematics in the Premiere are required to take the IBA mathematics examFor applicants in their final year, RSM calculates the average grade of your mathematics grades obtained in the penultimate year (Premiere) plus first trimester/semester from the final year (Terminale). Applicants who do not meet the mathematics (grade) requirement may choose to take the IBA mathematics exam
  • English language test (exempt only for students in the Anglo-American language section of the OIB; minimum grade to be obtained 14 and a statement from school as proof of English language competence)
  • Applicants who do not meet these requirements will be placed in the lower tiers of the ranking

Selection points

  • Granted for an average grade of 15 or higher

Additional Information

Submit an official list of grades signed by your mentor or school representative. A screenshot or self-made Word/excel document with your grades will not be accepted. Make sure that RSM can see from your transcripts how the grades were determined. If your school uses a different grading system or different calculations, this should be clearly indicated otherwise you run the risk that your grades will be interpreted incorrectly.

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

Are you in the final year of high school? RSM uses the grades of the penultimate year (year before your final year) and the grades you have obtained so far from your final year (until December) for the evaluation. This allows us to evaluate each applicant based on a full year of grades. 

Have you graduated?  The results of your exams (Releve de notes) will be used to calculate your total average grade. 

Find out how to apply

Disclaimer: These requirements are subject to change without prior notice. No rights may be derived from this publication. Please note that the RSM Admissions Office ultimately decides if the level and content of your education is sufficient and comparable to the Dutch secondary school system.

 

Last update:
Friday, 13 January 2023

Diploma name

Sashualo Ganatlebis Atestati

General Requirements

Selection points

  • Granted for an average grade of 8 or higher

Additional Information

Submit an official list of grades signed by your mentor or school representative. A screenshot or self-made Word/excel document with your grades will not be accepted. Make sure that RSM can see from your transcripts how the grades were determined. If your school uses a different grading system or different calculations, this should be clearly indicated otherwise you run the risk that your grades will be interpreted incorrectly.

Are you in the final year of high school? RSM uses the grades of the penultimate year (year before your final year) and the grades you have obtained so far from your final year (until December) for the evaluation. This allows us to evaluate each applicant based on a full year of grades. 


Have you graduated? The results of your final year and/or national exams will be used to calculate your average grade.

Last update:
Tuesday, 6 September 2022

Diploma name

  • Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife/Abitur

General requirements

  • Mathematics minimum grade of 10
    Applicants who do not meet the mathematics requirement may choose to take the IBA mathematics exam
  • English minimum grade of 10 (taken up until the final school year) (English language test optional if you do not meet the grade requirement)
  • Applicants who do not meet these requirements will be placed in the lower tiers of the ranking

Selection Points

  • Granted for average grade (Durchschnittsnote) of 2.0 or higher (whereby 1.0 is the highest)

Additional Information

Submit an official list of grades signed by your mentor or school representative. A screenshot or self-made Word/excel document with your grades will not be accepted. Make sure that RSM can see from your transcripts how the grades were determined. If your school uses a different grading system or different calculations, this should be clearly indicated otherwise you run the risk that your grades will be interpreted incorrectly.

Are you in the final year of high school? RSM uses the grades of the penultimate year (year before your final year) and the grades you have obtained so far from your final year (until December) for the evaluation. This allows us to evaluate each applicant based on a full year of grades. 

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

Find out how to apply

Disclaimer: These requirements are subject to change without prior notice. No rights may be derived from this publication. Please note that the RSM Admissions Office ultimately decides if the level and content of your education is sufficient and comparable to the Dutch secondary school system.

 

Last update:
Wednesday, 14 September 2022