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.


Spain: Titulo de Bachiller

Diploma name

  • Titulo de Bachiller (ciencias y tecnologia/ humanidades y ciencias sociales / artes) AND
  • PAU/EBAU/EvAU exams (minimum overall score 6.0)

General requirements

  • IBA mathematics exam for Matemáticas aplicadas a las ciencias sociales (exemption only for Matemáticas II profile Ciencias with minimum grade of 8) AND
  • English language test AND
  • passing the PAU/EBAU/EvAU exams with a minimum overall 6.0 plus minimum score 6.0 for mathematics
  • 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 8 (or notable) or higher

Additional Information

  • Applicants who follow more than one education system and do a combination of different curricula and/or obtain more than one diploma (e.g. the International Baccalaureate (IB) or American High School Diploma) will be assessed according to the requirements of one diploma type. Applicants are referred to the corresponding diplomas for the requirements. 
  • A revaluation of another diploma type to the Titulo de Bachiller is not accepted.

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

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