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.

 

Central and South America

Diploma name

  • VWO (profiel: natuurwetenschappen/Mens & maatschappij-wetenschappen en
    Humaniora)

General requirements

  • Mathematics minimum grade of (unrounded) 7.0 for mathematics A or (unrounded) 6.0 for mathematics B.
    Applicants who do not meet the mathematics requirement may choose to take the IBA mathematics exam
  • English minimum (unrounded) 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

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

Find out how to apply

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

Last update:
Wednesday, 14 September 2022

Diploma name

  • Certificado de Conclusão de 2° Grau/ Certificado de Conclusão de Ensino Médio AND
  • an ENEM score of minimum 600

General requirements

Selection points

  • Granted for an average grade of  7.0 (or 80) (or MS/B)  

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 Académico AND
  • ICFES Saber 11 Examen de Estado

General requirements

Selection points

  • Granted for an average grade of 8.0 (out of 10) or 4.0 (out of 5)

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. 

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 diploma (all profiles)

General requirements

  • Mathematics minimum (unrounded) grade of 7.0 for mathematics A or minimum (unrounded) 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) 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 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? For English and mathematics RSM calculates the average of your unrounded school exam (SE) grade and national exam (CE) grade. To calculate your average grade, RSM uses the final rounded grades.

Find out how to apply

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

Last update:
Wednesday, 17 August 2022

Diploma name

  • 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

  • International Baccalaureate (IB) 
    Only a full IB diploma is accepted. IB certificates are not accepted. 

General Requirements

  • Mathematics Analysis & Approaches SL minimum grade 5 /Analysis & Approaches HL minimum grade 4 / Applications & Interpretation HL minimum grade 5 
    Mathematics Applications & Interpretation SL: required to take the IBA Mathematics exam (OMPT-A, minimum score 75%)
    (IB curriculum until 2019) Math SL minimum grade of 5 / Math HL minimum grade of 4 

    Applicants with Analysis & Approaches SL/HL or Applications & Interpretation HL are exempt from the IBA Mathematics exam but may choose to take the exam if they do not meet the grade requirement. 
  • English language test: English B SL/ English ab initio. Exemption for English A SL/HL and English B HL, provided the language of instruction of the entire IB programme is in English. If the IB programme is taught in a language other than English, a minimum of 5 English A SL/ 4 English A HL or 5 English B HL is required

Applicants who do not meet the requirements will be placed in the lower tiers of the ranking

Selection points

  • ​Granted for total of 33 points (excluding TOK, EE and CAS) or higher

Additional Information

  • Predicted grades will not be used for the evaluation.
  • Only a full IB diploma is accepted. IB certificates are not accepted
  • Applicants who follow more than one education system and next to the IB also obtain a national diploma will be assessed according to the requirements of the IB. 
  • If you have not yet received your official IB diploma, RSM can verify your IB exam results online via the IBO website if you have given permission to Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) (institute code: 034892).

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 IB exam results will be used to calculate your total IB points. 

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

  • 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

  • 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

Fulfilling the additional exam requirements does not guarantee a place as this also depends on the diploma level.

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 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

Diploma name

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

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
    Applicants who obtain the Certificado Oficial de Estudios and the IB diploma will be assessed on the IB diploma. Your IB exam results must be provided by 31st January. Applicants are referred to the requirements for the IB diploma.

Selection points

  • Granted for an average grade of 17 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

  • VWO Diploma

General requirements

  • Mathematics minimum (unrounded) grade of 7.0 for Wiskunde Q OR
    minimum (unrounded) grade of 6.5 for Wiskunde I OR
    minimum (unrounded) grade of 6.0 for Wiskunde I+II 
    Applicants who do not meet the mathematics (grade) requirement may choose to take the IBA mathematics exam
  • English minimum (unrounded) grade of 7.0. 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 7.0 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? For English and mathematics RSM calculates the average of your unrounded school exam grades and national exam grades. To calculate your average grade, RSM uses the final rounded grades.

Find out how to apply

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

 

Last update:
Wednesday, 14 September 2022

Diploma name 

  • General Certificate of Education (GCE) A-levels(A2)/International Advanced A-levels (IAL)

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. 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 (for applicants who have taken (I)GCSE English as second language)
  • Applicants who do not meet these requirements will be placed in the lower tiers of the ranking
    *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.
    Not accepted
    Design & Technology, Drama, Theatre studies, Media Studies, Global Perspectives, General Paper, General Studies, Global Development. 
    Note: a maximum of one GCE A-level language is accepted.
    Further Mathematics and Statistics are only accepted as an additional (4th) GCE A-level. 

    Information Technology and Computer Science cannot be combined.

Selection points

  • Granted for AAB 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 AS grades (if applicable) or 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 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:
Thursday, 13 October 2022

Diploma name

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

General requirements

  • 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
  • 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+ and 1 AP or more College Board exams 

Are you in the final year of high school? The grades of your penultimate year (the year before your final year) and the grades in your first semester of your final year, including your AP College Board result(s) will be used to calculate your GPA.

Have you graduated? The results of your final year and the AP College Board results will be used to calculate your GPA.

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.
  • **Applicants must list their College Board AP exams already obtained and/or the planned College Board AP exams. Always include a print-out from the College Board AP exams, signed and stamped by your school representative.
  • Applicants who follow more than one education system and next to the American High School Diploma also obtain another diploma will be assessed according to the requirements of one diploma type, and must meet the requirements for one of these diplomas. A revaluation of the American High School Diploma to another diploma type 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.

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, 13 October 2022