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.


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. 

Netherlands: Research University /Bachelor Year-1 Diploma

Diploma name

  • Dutch Research University /Bachelor Year-1 Diploma

General requirements

  • Mathematics see requirement for your secondary school diploma. For some diplomas RSM may require you to take the IBA mathematics exam
  • English see requirement for your secondary school diploma. For some diplomas RSM may require you 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

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? Grades from both your final year of secondary school and first year of university 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