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.

 

The current information will be updated for the academic year 2024-2025 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

  • VWO Diploma

Mathematics requirement

  • Minimum grade of 7.0 for Wiskunde A OR Minimum grade of 6.0 for Wiskunde B 

  • If you have already graduated, RSM calculates the average of your school exam (SE) grade and national exam (CE) grade. 
  • If you do not meet the above requirement, you must take a mathematics exam

English language requirement

  • Minimum grade of 7.0 OR IB English A HL minimum grade 4 OR IB English A SL minimum grade 5 

  • If you have already graduated, RSM calculates the average of your school exam (SE) grade and national exam (CE) grade. 
  • If you do not meet this requirement, you must take an English language test

Selection points

  • You will be granted selection points if you have a Grade Average of 7.0 or higher. If your grades are below this, you will not earn selection points for your final ranking

 For applicants in the final year of high school

  • Your Grade Average will be calculated based on the grades of your penultimate year (the year before your final year). RSM calculates your grade average based on your 5 VWO end-of-year grades. 

For graduated applicants

  • Your Grade Average will be calculated based on your final rounded grades (eindcijfer).  

Additional requirements

  • You must include the RSM diploma statement in your application. This statement must be filled in by your school counselor or school representative. If you have already graduated at the time of applying, the statement is not required.  

  • In the application you must submit official grade lists signed by your mentor or school representative. Screenshots or self-made Word/Excel documents with your grades will not be accepted. Ensure that RSM can clearly understand how the grades were determined if your school uses a different grading system or calculations. 

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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, 20 September 2023

Diploma name

  • Certificado de Conclusão de 2° Grau/ Certificado de Conclusão de Ensino Médio

General requirements

  • You must obtain a minimum ENEM score of 600

Mathematics requirement

English language requirement

Selection points

  • You will be granted selection points if you have a Grade Average of 7.0 (or 80) (or MS/B) or higher. If your grades are below this, you will not earn selection points for your final ranking

For applicants in the final year of high school: 

  • Your Grade Average will be calculated based on the grades of your penultimate year (the year before your final year). 

For graduated applicants: 

  • Your Grade Average will be calculated based on the grades achieved during your final year. 

Additional requirements

  • As the ENEM results are published after the IBA application process, applicants who are still in their final year will receive a conditional offer. To make your offer unconditional, you must complete your diploma and provide the ENEM scores by 1 August. 

  • You must include the RSM diploma statement in your application. This statement must be filled in by your school counselor or school representative. If you have already graduated at the time of applying, the statement is not required. 
  • In the application, you must submit official grade lists signed by your mentor or school representative. Screenshots or self-made Word/Excel documents with your grades will not be accepted. Ensure that RSM can clearly understand how the grades were determined if your school uses a different grading system or calculations. 

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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, 20 September 2023

Diploma name

  • Titulo de Bachiller Académico and

  • El Examen de Estado de la Educación Media, Saber 11° with minimum score of 200

Mathematics requirement

English language requirement

Selection points

  • You will be granted selection points if you have a Grade Average of 8 /80% or higher. If your grades are below this, you will not earn selection points for your final ranking

For applicants in the final year of high school:

  • Your Grade Average will be calculated based on the grades of your penultimate year (the year before your final year). 

For graduated applicants

  • Your Grade Average will be calculated based on the grades achieved during your final year. 

Additional requirements

  • You must include the RSM diploma statement in your application. This statement must be filled in by your school counselor or school representative. If you have already graduated at the time of applying, the statement is not required.

  • Graduated applicants must provide the El Examen de Estado de la Educación Media, Saber 11°  
  • In the application you must submit official grade lists signed by your mentor or school representative. Screenshots or self-made Word/Excel documents with your grades will not be accepted. Ensure that RSM can clearly understand how the grades were determined if your school uses a different grading system or calculations. 

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, 20 September 2023

Diploma name

  • VWO  

Mathematics requirement 

  • Minimum grade of 7.0 for Wiskunde A OR Minimum grade of 6.0 for Wiskunde B 
  • If you have already graduated, RSM calculates the average of your school exam (SE) grade and national exam (CE) grade. 
  • If you do not meet this requirement, you must take a mathematics exam

English language requirement 

  • Minimum grade of 7.0 OR IB English A HL minimum grade 4 OR IB English A SL minimum grade 5 
  • If you have already graduated, RSM calculates the average of your school exam (SE) grade and national exam (CE) grade. 
  • If you do not meet this requirement, you must take an English language test

Selection points 

  • You will be granted selection points if you have a Grade Average of 7.0 or higher. If your grades are below this, you will not earn selection points for your final ranking

 For applicants in the final year of high school: 

  • Your Grade Average will be calculated based on the grades of your penultimate year (the year before your final year). RSM calculates your grade average based on your 5 VWO end-of-year grades. 

 For graduated applicants

  • Your Grade Average will be calculated based on your final rounded grades (eindcijfer).  

Additional requirements

  • You must include the RSM diploma statement in your application. This statement must be filled in by your school counselor or school representative. Only if you have already graduated at the time of applying, the statement is not required. 
  • Applicants who are in their final year of high school, must provide their 5 VWO end of year grades.   
  • In the application you must submit official grade lists signed by your mentor or school representative. Screenshot or self-made Word/Excel documents with your grades will not be accepted. Ensure that RSM can clearly understand how the grades were determined if your school uses a different grading system or calculations.   

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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, 15 September 2023

Diploma name

  • European Baccalaureate 

Mathematics requirement

  • Minimum grade of 7.0 (5hrs) OR Minimum grade of 8.0 (3hrs). 
    If there has been a change in the number of mathematics hours during your final year, it should be clearly indicated on your diploma statement. Additionally, it should also be specified which mathematics exam (3 hours or 5 hours) you intend to take.  

  • If you do not meet the grade requirement, you must take a mathematics exam 

English language requirement

  • Minimum grade of 7.0 (Language 1 or 2) 

  • If you do not meet this requirement, you must take an English language test

Selection points

  • You will be granted selection points if you have a Grade Average of 8.0/ 80% or higher. If your grades are below this, you will not earn selection points for your final ranking

For applicants in the final year of high school: 

  • Your Grade Average will be calculated based on the grades of your penultimate year (the year before your final year). 

For graduated applicants

  • Your Grade Average will be based on your final grade as listed on your diploma

Additional requirements 

  • You must include the RSM diploma statement in your application. This statement must be filled in by your school counselor or school representative. If you have already graduated at the time of applying, the statement is not required. 

  • If there has been a change in the number of mathematics hours during your final year, it should be clearly indicated on your diploma statement. Additionally, it should also be specified which mathematics exam (3 hours or 5 hours) you intend to take. 
  • In the application you must submit official grade lists signed by your mentor or school representative. Screenshots or self-made Word/Excel documents with your grades will not be accepted. Ensure that RSM can clearly understand how the grades were determined if your school uses a different grading system or calculations. 

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, 20 September 2023

Diploma name

  • International Baccalaureate (IB) 

General requirements

  • Only the full IB Diploma is accepted.

  • IB certificates and IB Career-related programme are not accepted.

Mathematics requirement

  • Mathematics Analysis & Approaches SL minimum grade 5 OR Mathematics Analysis & Approaches HL minimum grade 4 OR Mathematics Applications & Interpretation HL minimum grade 5 

  • (IB curriculum until 2019) Math SL minimum grade 5 OR Math HL minimum grade 4
  • If you do not meet any of the above requirements, you must take a mathematics exam

English language requirement

  • The entire IB programme is taught in English. 

  • If the IB programme is not entirely taught in English, then you need to fulfill either English A SL with a minimum score of 5 OR English A HL with a minimum score of 4 OR English B HL with a minimum score of 5  
  • If you do not meet any of the above requirements, you must take an English language test.

Selection points

  • ​You will be granted selection points if you have a total of 33 points based on the 6 exam subjects (excluding TOK and EE) or higher. If your grades are below this, you will not earn selection points for your final ranking.

For applicants in the final year of high school

  • Your Total IB points will be calculated based on the grades of your penultimate year (the year before your final year). Predicted grades are not used for the evaluation. 

For graduated applicants: 

  • Your Total IB points will be calculated based on the final exam grades (excluding TOK and EE).  

Additional requirements

  • Predicted grades are not used for the evaluation.

  • You must include the diploma statement in your application. This statement must be filled in by your school counselor or school representative. If you have already graduated at the time of applying, the statement is not required. 
  • Ensure that the levels of all subjects are clearly indicated (HL, SL, A or B) including Mathematics and languages on the diploma statement. 
  • Clearly indicate if the entire IB programme is taught in English.
  • If you follow multiple education systems and obtain more than one diploma (for instance, International Baccalaureate (IB) and American High School Diploma or the International Baccalaureate (IB) and your home country’s diploma), your application will be evaluated based on one diploma type. Also note that if you have or obtain both an IB diploma and a diploma from your home country that is not equivalent to the Dutch pre-university (VWO) diploma, your application will be assessed using the requirements for the IB diploma.  
  • In the application you must submit official grade lists signed by your mentor or school representative. Screenshots or self-made Word/Excel documents with your grades will not be accepted. Ensure that RSM can clearly understand how the grades were determined if your school uses a different grading system or calculations.
  • If you have not received your official IB diploma yet, RSM can verify your IB exam results online via the IBO website. This verification process can only be done if you have granted permission to Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM), using the institute code: 034892. 

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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, 20 September 2023

Diploma name

  • Certificado de Terminación de Estudios – Bachillerato General 

Mathematics requirement

English langauge requirement

Selection points

  • You will be granted selection points if you have a Grade Average of 8 or higher. If your grades are below this, you will not earn selection points for your final ranking

For applicants in the final year of high school: 

  • Your Grade Average will be calculated based on the grades of your penultimate year (the year before your final year). 

For graduated applicants: 

  • Grades of the final year and/or the national exams will be used to calculate your average grade. 

Additional requirements

  • You must include the RSM diploma statement in your application. This statement must be filled in by your school counselor or school representative. If you have already graduated at the time of applying, the statement is not required.

  • In the application, you must submit official grade lists signed by your mentor or school representative. Screenshots or self-made Word/Excel documents with your grades will not be accepted. Ensure that RSM can clearly understand how the grades were determined if your school uses a different grading system or calculations. 

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, 20 September 2023

Diploma name

  • Diplomas not listed on the 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 transcripts with a diploma supplement explaining your country's grading system. In most cases the following additional exams are required:

  • mathematics exam
  • English language test

Fulfilling the additional exam requirements doesn't automatically gurantee you a spot, as this also relies on your diploma level and the quality of other applicants. A highly competitive pool of applicants might reduce your chances of being selected.

For applicants in the final year of high school:  

  • Your Grade Average will be calculated based on the grades of your penultimate year (the year before your final year).  

For graduated applicants:  

  • Your Grade Average will be calculated based on the average of both your final school year results and national exams grades.   

Additional requirements 

  • You must include the RSM diploma statement in your application. This statement must be filled in by your school counselor or school representative. If you have already graduated at the time of applying, the statement is not required. 

  • In the application, you must submit official grade lists signed by your mentor or school representative. Screenshots or self-made Word/Excel documents with your grades will not be accepted. Ensure that RSM can clearly understand how the grades were determined if your school uses a different grading system or calculations. 

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, 21 September 2023

Diploma name

  • Certificado Oficial de Estudios de Nivel Educación Secundaria (general stream )

Mathematics Requirement

English language requirement

Selection points 

  • You will be granted selection points if you have a Grade Average of 17 or higher. If your grades are below this, you will not earn selection points for your final ranking

For applicants in the final year of high school: 

  • Your Grade Average will be calculated based on the grades of your penultimate year (the year before your final year). 

For graduated applicants: 

  • Your Grade Average will be calculated based on the grades achieved during your final year. 

 Additional requirements 

  • If you have or obtain both the Certificado Oficial de Estudios and the International Baccalaureate (IB), your application will be assessed based on the IB requirements. If your IB exams take place in November, you must provide these results, which are typically released in January, by 31 January. These results will be used for the evaluation. 

  • You must include the RSM diploma statement in your application. This statement must be filled in by your school counselor or school representative. If you have already graduated at the time of applying, the statement is not required. 
  • In the application, you must submit official grade lists signed by your mentor or school representative. Screenshots or self-made Word/Excel documents with your grades will not be accepted. Ensure that RSM can clearly understand how the grades were determined if your school uses a different grading system or calculations. 

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, 21 September 2023

Diploma name

  • VWO Diploma

Mathematics requirement

  • Minimum grade of 7.0 for Wiskunde Q OR minimum grade of 6.5 for Wiskunde OR minimum grade of 6.0 for Wiskunde I+II 

  • For graduated applicants: RSM calculates the average of your Schoolonderzoek (SO) grades and Afsluitende toets (AT) grade 
  • If you do not meet any of the above requirements, you must take a mathematics exam 

English language requirement 

  • Minimum grade of 7.0 

  • For graduated applicants: RSM calculates the average of your Schoolonderzoek (SO) grades and Afsluitende toets (AT) grade 
  • If you do not meet this requirement, you must take an English language test.

Selection points

  • You will be granted selection points if you have a Grade Average of 7.0 or higher. If your grades are below this, you will not earn selection points for your final ranking

For applicants in the final year of high school: 

  • Your Grade Average will be calculated based on the grades of your penultimate year (the year before your final year). 

For graduated applicants: 

  • Your Grade Average will be calculated based on the final rounded exam grades. For English and mathematics RSM calculates the average of your Schoolonderzoek (SO) grades and Afsluitende toets (AT). To calculate your overall average grade, RSM uses the final rounded grades. 

Additional requirements 

  • You must include the RSM diploma statement in your application. This statement must be filled in by your school counselor or school representative. If you have already graduated at the time of applying, the statement is not required.

  • In the application, you must submit official grade lists signed by your mentor or school representative. Screenshots or self-made Word/Excel documents with your grades will not be accepted. Ensure that RSM can clearly understand how the grades were determined if your school uses a different grading system or calculations. 

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, 20 September 2023

Diploma name 

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

General requirements

  • 3 General Certificate of Education (GCE) A-level/A2 level in academic subjects* including Mathematics with grades AAB; and 

  • 3 General Certificate of Secondary Education ((I)GCSE) with final grades: A*-B (9-5). 

  • Six different subjects in total 
  • *Accepted subjects: Accounting, Ancient History, Biology, Business (Studies), Chemistry, Classical Civilisation, Classical Studies, Computer Science, Economics, Environmental Science / Technology, Further Mathematics, Geography, Government and Politics, History, History of Art, Information Technology, Islamic Studies, Languages (maximum one), Law, Life and Health Sciences, Marine Sciences, Mathematics, Philosophy, Physics, Politics, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, Statistics. 
  • A maximum of one GCE A-level language is allowed; a second language is only accepted as an additional (4th) GCE A-level
  • Further Mathematics and Statistics are only accepted as an additional (4th) GCE A-level
  • Information Technology and Computer Science are considered as 1 GCE A-level

Mathematics requirement

  • If you are in your final year of high school, you must have obtained a minimum score of B for AS-level and you must take mathematics as GCE A level.  

  • If you have not taken the AS Mathematics exam, you must have obtained a minimum grade of B based on your interim/progress report obtained in your penultimate year (year before the last year). 
  • If you do not intend to take GCE A-level mathematics, you must take a mathematics exam
  • If you have graduated, you must have obtained a minimum grade of B for GCE A-level Mathematics. If you do not meet this requirement, you must take a mathematics exam.

English language requirement

  • At the time of application, you have followed your secondary school education fully in English, or can prove that at least the past 2,5 years you were taught fully in English. This only applies to students who follow education in a native English-speaking country (USA, UK, Canada (with the exception of Quebec), Ireland, Australia, New Zealand or South Africa). 

  • If you have completed your education in a non-English speaking country, you must have completed (I)GCSE First Language English with a minimum grade of B (5). 
  • If you do not meet any of these above requirements, you must take an English language test

Selection points

  • You will be granted selection points if you have a Grade Average of AAB or higher. If your grades are below this, you will not earn selection points for your final ranking

For applicants in the final year of high school

  • Your Grade Average will be calculated based on your AS grades (if applicable) or the grades of the penultimate year (year before your final year) 

For graduated applicants

  • Your Grade Average will be calculated based on the final GCE A-level /A2 level exam grades 

Additional requirements

  • Predicted grades will not be used for the evaluation.  

  • If you have not graduated yet, you must provide your official (I)GCSE certificates and AS certificates (if applicable). These certificates should be issued by the relevant official examination boards  

  • If you do not have AS grades or certificates, you must provide an interim or progress report of grades obtained in the penultimate year 
  • If you have already graduated, you must provide your official (I)GCSE certificates, AS certificates (if applicable), and GCE A-level certificates. These certificates should be issued by the relevant official examination boards 
  • If you did not complete (I)GCSEs before starting your A-levels, you must upload your diploma and/or transcript(s) from the education system you were in prior to your A-levels. 
  • You must include the RSM diploma statement in your application. This statement must be filled in by your school counselor or school representative. If you have already graduated at the time of applying, the statement is not required.
  • In the application, you must submit official grade lists signed by your mentor or school representative. Screenshots or self-made Word/Excel documents with your grades will not be accepted. Ensure that RSM can clearly understand how the grades were determined if your school uses a different grading system or calculations. 

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, 20 September 2023

Diploma name

  • American High School Diploma (from an accredited high school

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

General requirements

  • Applicants are required to show proof of at least 4 Advanced Placement (AP) exams in general academic subjects* before the start of their studies.

  • At the time of applying applicants must have successfully passed at least 1 AP exam with a sufficient result. 
  • The minimum score in at least 2 out of the 4 AP exams must be a 4. Two APs may have a score of 3. For Calculus AB or BC, the AP score must be at least a 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 requirement

  • Applicants are required to have taken the AP exam in Calculus AB or BC with a minimum result of 4. Applicants who do not meet this requirement at the time of application are required to take a mathematics exam. SAT and ACT are not accepted.  

English requirement

  • At the time of application, you have followed your secondary education fully in English or can prove that at least the past 2.5 years you were taught fully in English. This only applies to students who follow education in a native English-speaking country (USA, UK, Canada (with the exception of Quebec), Ireland, Australia, New Zealand or South Africa). 

  • If you have completed your education in a non-English speaking country, you must have obtained a minimum grade of B+ for AP English during the penultimate year. If this requirement is not met, an English language test is required. 

Selection points

  • Granted for an unweighted Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.3 / B+ and 1 or more AP College Board exams completed at the time of application with a sufficient grade. Applicants who do not meet these requirements will be placed in the lower tiers of the ranking.

For applicants in the final year of high school: 

  • The grades of your penultimate year (the year before your final year) including your AP College Board result(s) will be used to calculate your GPA. 

For graduated applicants: 

  • The results of your final year and the AP College Board results will be used to calculate your GPA. 

Additional requirements

  • At the time of application, you must have already completed at least one College Board AP exam with a sufficient score 

  • 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.  
  • You must include the RSM diploma statement in your application. This statement must be filled in by your school counselor or school representative. If you have already graduated at the time of applying, the statement is not required.
  • In the application, you must submit official grade lists signed by your mentor or school representative. Screenshots or self-made Word/Excel documents with your grades will not be accepted. Ensure that RSM can clearly understand how the grades were determined if your school uses a different grading system or calculations. 

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 are sufficient and comparable to the Dutch secondary school system.

Last update:
Thursday, 21 September 2023