IBA Selection Points

 
  • 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.
  • 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.

 

Asia and Pacific

Diploma name

  • Higher School Certificate / Certificate of Education

General requirements

  • Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Year 12 Certificate: average grade minimum of B (High Standard of Achievement) 
  • New South Wales Higher School Certificate: average grade minimum of Distinction
  • Queensland Certificate of Education: average grade minimum of B (high achievement) 
  • South Australia and Northern Territory Certificate of Education:  average grade minimum of B 
  • Tasmanian Certificate of Education: average grade minimum of CA (Commendable achievement)
  • Victorian Certificate of Education: average grade minimum of B 
  • Western Australian Certificate of Education: average grade minimum of B (High Achievement) 
  • IBA mathematics exam required for all diplomas 
  • English language test (if the language of instruction of the entire programme was not in English) 
  • Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR): minimum of 85. For Queensland: Overall Position (OP 1-8) instead of ATAR AND
  • Tertiary Entrance Score (TES): minimum of 80
  • Applicants who do not meet these requirements will be placed in the lower tiers of the ranking

Selection points

  • Granted for ATAR score of 85 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 (ATAR) 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

  • Orta Tahsil Haqqinda Attestat

General Requirements

Selection points

  • Granted for average grade of 4 (yaxsi) 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:
Thursday, 25 August 2022

Diploma name

  • Gaozhong (Senior middle school graduation certificate) AND
  • GaoKao

General requirements

  • IBA mathematics exam
  • English language test
  • GaoKao: minimum score 550 (exceptions: 484 for applicants from Shanghai province; 660 for applicants from Hainan province) AND preferably at least one year of university education (at a recognised institution) 
  • 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 80 (out of 100) / 120 (out of 150) or higher

Additional Information

Note: Applicants from China are only eligible for the NUFFIC certificate if they successfully pass the IELTS or TOEFL (iBT).

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 GaoKao 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

  • 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

  • Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)

General requirements

  • 6 subjects (Chinese language, English language, Mathematics, Liberal Studies, plus a minimum of two approved subjects*, with minimum level 4 in each of the four core subjects Chinese, English, Liberal Studies and Mathematics and no subjects below 4
    *)Accepted subjects: Category A (Senior Secondary Subjects) Chinese Literature, Literature in English, Chinese History, Economics, Ethics and Religious Studies, Geography, History, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Combined Science, Integrated Science, Business, Accounting and Financial Studies, Health Management and Social Care, Information and Communication Technology.
  • 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 an avearge grade of level 4 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:
Wednesday, 14 September 2022

Diploma name

  • Standard XII diploma* (academic stream) with at least 5 general/academic subjects. All India Secondary School Certificate (Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)) / Indian School Certificate (Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE))/ Migration Cum Transfer Certificate Senior Secondary Certificate (National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS)) / Higher Secondary Certificate (State Boards)

General requirements

Selection points

  • Granted for an average grade of 80% 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, 16 September 2022

Diploma name

  • Sekolah Menengah Atas (SMA) 

General requirements

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

  • 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

  • New Zealand National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) level 3 ​

General requirements

  • minimum 80 credits including 60 credits on level 3 and 20 credits on level 2 with at least 3 general/academic ´approved´ NCEA subjects endorsed with Merit (M) at level 3 including Math Level 3
  • IBA mathematics exam
  • English language test (if language of instruction of the entire programme is not in English)
  • Applicants who do not meet these requirements will be placed in the lower tiers of the ranking

Selection points

  • Granted for Merit (M) at Level 3 or above

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, 16 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

  • Singapore-Cambridge GCE A-levels

General requirements

  • Three H2 GCE A-levels in general/academic subjects (including mathematics) with grades AAB 
  • Mathematics Minimum grade B. Applicants who do not meet the (grade) mathematics requirement may choose to take the IBA mathematics exam
  • Minimum grade of B for English (I)GCSE (First language) or O-level. English language test (optional)
  • Applicants who do not meet these requirements will be placed in the lower tiers of the ranking

Selection points

  • Granted for average grade AAB or higher

Additional Information

  • Predicted grades will not be used for the evaluation

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

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

Have you graduated? The results of your final year (national exam) will be used to calculate your 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, 7 September 2022

Diploma name

  • High School Certificate (science high school) AND at least one year of university education (at a recognised institution) 

General requirements

Selection points

  • Granted for an average grade of 80 (wu) or higher and College entrance exam (soo-neung) minimum level 3 on the individual tests of mathematics and English

Additional Information

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

Have you graduated? The results of your final year and/or national exams will be used to calculate your average  Additionally, grades of your current or previous higher education studies can be used for the assessment

Find out how to apply

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

Last update:
Wednesday, 7 September 2022

Diploma name

  • Senior High School Certificate of Graduation 

General requirements

Selection points

  • Granted for an average grade 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 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

  • Certificate of Secondary Education of Matayom 6

General requirements

Selection points

  • Granted for an average grade of 3 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, 16 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