Please select the type of secondary school diploma which is applicable to you and based on which you would like to request admission to the Bachelor International Business Administration of Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM). To find your diploma, either use the search box or the region selector. 

Please note that you are not automatically granted admission if your diploma is on the list. Diplomas not listed on our website will be evaluated on an individual basis. Admissibility can only be determined after you have submitted a complete application

Applicants who follow more than one education system and do a combined curricula and/or obtain more than one diploma are evaluated according to the requirements of one diploma. 

The current information will be updated for the academic year 2023-2024 by 1 October and is therefore subject to change. Prospective applicants are recommended to check the requirements before they apply. 

Asia and Pacific

Diploma name

  • Higher School Certificate / Certificate of Education

General requirements

  • Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Year 12 Certificate: a minimum of B (High Standard of Achievement) for grade average AND IBA mathematics exam
  • New South Wales Higher School Certificate: a minimum of Distinction for grade average AND IBA mathematics exam
  • Queensland Certificate of Education: a minimum of B (high achievement) for grade average AND IBA mathematics exam
  • South Australia and Northern Territory Certificate of Education:  a minimum of B for grade average AND IBA mathematics exam
  • Tasmanian Certificate of Education: minimum of CA (Commendable achievement) for grade average AND IBA mathematics exam
  • Victorian Certificate of Education: a minimum of B for grade average AND mathematics
  • Western Australian Certificate of Education: a minimum of B (High Achievement) for grade average AND IBA mathematics exam
  • IBA mathematics exam required for all diplomas AND
  • English language test (if the language of instruction of the entire programme was not in English) AND
  • 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

Additional Information

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

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

Have you graduated? The results of your final year (national exam) will be used to calculate your GPA. 

Find out how to apply

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

Last update:
Friday, 12 August 2022

 

Diploma name

  • Orta Tahsil Haqqinda Attestat

General Requirements

Selection points

  • Granted for a grade point average (GPA) 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 (national exam) will be used to calculate your GPA.

Find out how to apply

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

 

Last update:
Friday, 12 August 2022

Diploma name

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

General requirements

  • Gaozhong: minimum average grade of 80/100 or 120/150 AND
  • 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) 
  • 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 a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 80/100 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 (national exam) will be used to calculate your GPA.

Find out how to apply

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

Last update:
Friday, 12 August 2022

Diploma name

  • 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 a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) 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 final year (national exam) will be used to calculate your GPA.

Find out how to apply

 

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

 

Last update:
Friday, 12 August 2022

Diploma name

  • A Standard XII diploma (academic stream): All India Senior School Certificate / Indian School Certificate of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) or Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) / Intermediate Examination Certificate/Higher Secondary School Certificate 

General requirements

  • minimum average grade of 80% in at least 5 subjects for AISSC or ISC; minimum average grade of B in at least 6 subjects for Intermediate Examination Certificate/Higher Secondary School Certificate AND examinations from CBSE (AISSC)/ CISCE (ISC) or State Boards 
  • 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 a Grade Point Average (GPA) 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 (national exam) will be used to calculate your GPA.

Find out how to apply

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

Last update:
Friday, 12 August 2022

Diploma name

  • Sekolah Menengah Atas (SMA) 

General requirements

Selection points

  • Granted for a Grade Point Average (GPA) 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 (national exam) will be used to calculate your GPA.

Find out how to apply

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

Last update:
Friday, 12 August 2022

Diploma name

  • 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 a Grade Point Average (GPA)/ total of 33 points (excluding TOK, EE and CAS)

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, for example, follow a mixture of IB courses and the American High School Diploma curriculum will be assessed on either the full IB diploma or the American High School Diploma and must meet the requirements for one of these diplomas.

If you have not yet received your official IB diploma, you can give permission to Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) (institute code: 034892) to verify your scores online via the IBO website.

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 GPA/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:
Friday, 12 August 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 AND 
  • Mathematics Level 3, endorsed with Merit (M) at level 3 AND IBA mathematics exam
  • English language test (optional)
  • Applicants who do not meet these requirements will be placed in the lower tiers of the ranking


Additional Information

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

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

Have you graduated? The results of your final year (national exam) will be used to calculate your GPA.

Find out how to apply

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

Last update:
Friday, 12 August 2022

Diploma name

  • 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

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 (or national exam) will be used to calculate your GPA.

Find out how to apply

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

 

Last update:
Tuesday, 9 August 2022

Diploma name

  • Singapore-Cambridge GCE A-levels


General requirements

  • Three H2 GCE A-levels in general/academic subjects (including mathematics) with grades AAB AND
  • Mathematics Minimum grade B. Applicants who do not meet the 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 a grade B or higher


Additional Information

-Predicted grades will not be used. 

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 GPA.

Find out how to apply

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

Last update:
Friday, 12 August 2022

Diploma name

  • High School Certificate (science high school)


General requirements

  • High School Certificate AND at least one year of university education (at a recognised institution) AND minimum average grade of 80 (wu) 
  • College entrance exam (soo-neung) minimum level 3 on the individual tests of mathematics and English AND
  • IBA mathematics exam AND 
  • English language test
  • 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 80 (wu) 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.

Have you graduated? The results of your final year (national exam) will be used to calculate your GPA. 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:
Friday, 12 August 2022

Diploma name

  • Senior High School Certificate of Graduation 


General requirements


Selection points

  • Granted for a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 70 or higher


Additional Information

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

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

Have you graduated? The results of your final year (national exam) will be used to calculate your GPA.

Find out how to apply

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

 

Last update:
Friday, 12 August 2022

Diploma name

  • Certificate of Secondary Education of Matayom 6


General requirements


Selection points

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


Additional Information

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

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

Have you graduated? The results of your final year (national exam) will be used to calculate your GPA.

Find out how to apply

 

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

 

Last update:
Friday, 12 August 2022

Diploma name 

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

General requirements

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


Selection points

  • Granted for BBB or higher

Additional Information

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

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

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

Have you graduated? The results of your GCE A-levels will be used to calculate your GPA. 

Find out how to apply

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

 

Last update:
Friday, 12 August 2022

Diploma name

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

General requirements

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

Selection points

  • Granted for a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00/B+ or higher plus 1 AP College Board exam 


Additional Information

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

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

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

Have you graduated? The results of your final year(national exams, if applicable) and the AP scores will be used to calculate your GPA.  

Find out how to apply

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

Last update:
Friday, 12 August 2022