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.

Please note that all admissions related information for the 2025-2026 academic year will be updated before the application season opens on 1 October.

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Diploma name

  • Diplomë e Maturës Shtetërore

Mathematics requirement

English language requirement

Selection points

  • You will be granted selection points for an average grade 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: 

  • 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 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 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. 

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

  • Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Year 12 Certificate
  • New South Wales Higher School Certificate 
  • Queensland Certificate of Education 
  • South Australia and Northern Territory Certificate of Education 
  • Tasmanian Certificate of Education 
  • Victorian Certificate of Education 
  • Western Australian Certificate of Education 

General requirements

  • General/academic (not vocational) subjects and Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR): minimum of 85. For Queensland: Overall Position (OP): 1-8

Mathematics requirement

English language requirement

  • Your education must be entirely taught in English. 

  • If your education is not entirely taught in English, you must take an English language test

Selection points

You will be granted selection points if you have:

  • Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Year 12 Certificate 
  • South Australia and Northern Territory Certificate of Education  
  • Victorian Certificate of Education 
  • Western Australian Certificate of Education
    For the above certificates you need a minimum average grade of B and ATAR score 85 of above
  • New South Wales Higher School Certificate
    minimum average grade: Distinction and ATAR score:85 or above

  • South Australia and Northern Territory Certificate of Education
    minimum average grade: CA and ATAR score: 85 or above

  • Queensland Certificate of Education 
    minimum average grade B  and OP 1-8

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 average grade and ATAR score or OP (Queensland Certificate of Education) 

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

  • Reifezeugnis / Reifeprüfungszeugnis from an Allgemeinbildende Höhere Schule (AHS)

  • Reife- und Diplomprüfungszeugnis 

Mathematics requirement

  • Reifezeugnis / Reifeprüfungszeugnis: minimum grade of 2 (gut). If you do not meet this requirement, you must take a mathematics exam

  • Reife- und Diplomprüfungszeugnis: you must take a mathematics exam 

English requirement

  • Minimum grade of 2 (gut)

  • 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 2 (gut) or higher 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 your final exam 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

  • Orta Tahsil Haqqinda Attestat 

Mathematics requirement

English language requirement

Selection points

  • You will be granted selection points if you have a Grade Average of 4 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 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:
Friday, 22 September 2023

Diploma name

  • Atestat ab agul’nai syarednyai adukatsyi / Атэстат аб агульнай сярэдняй адукацыi (Certificate of General Secondary Education) 

Mathematics requirement

English language 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: 

  • Your Grade Average will be calculated based on the results achieved in both your final year of study and the national exams. (if applicable) 

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

  • Diploma Secundair Onderwijs, stream Algemeen Secundair Onderwijs (ASO) 

  • Certificat d'Enseignement Secondaire Supérieur (Général)
  • Abschlusszeugnis der Oberstufe des Sekundarunterrichts

Mathematics requirement

  • ASO: Economy / Mathematics profile with a minimum mathematics grade of 70%

  • CESS: 5 hours of mathematics/science with minimum grade of B
  • If you do not meet either of the requirements listed above, you must take the IBA mathematics exam. For example; if you are completing the ASO with profiles Humane Wetenschappen, Grieks/Moderne Talen, Latijn/Moderne Talen or you are completing the CESS with less than 5 hours of math/science. 

English language requirement

  • You were taught in Dutch or Flemish and you have a minimum English grade of 70% 

  • If you do not meet this requirement, you must take an English language test. For example, if the language of instruction was French or the language of instruction was Dutch/Flemish but you do not meet the grade requirement.

Selection points 

  • You will be granted selection points if you have a Grade Average of 70% / 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

  • 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 your school gives different letter grades for each subject (for example R/TB/B), RSM will find the average grade by using the middle grade in the range. When it´s not possible to establish where your grade falls within that range, RSM will use the middle grade as the grade that represents you. 
  • 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

  • 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. 

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

  • Diploma za Sredno Obrazovanie (Диплома за среднo образование) - academic stream

General requirements

  • General secondary education stream with an academic profile from a Gimnazija 

Mathematics requirements

  • Minimum mathematics grade of 5 (taken up until the final year) 

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

English language requirements 

Selection points

  • You will be granted selection points if you have a Grade Average of 5 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 your grades of your final year and your exam 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, 8 November 2023

Diploma name

  • Canadian High School Diploma 

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD): You must have completed at least 6 Grade 12 University Preparation (U) courses. Mixed-level (M) courses are not accepted.
  • Diplôme d'Etudes Collégiales (DEC) pré-universitaire 

General requirements

  • Your High School Diploma should contain a relatively large number of 11th & 12th year academic courses

Mathematics requirements

English language requirements 

  • If the language of instruction during high school was not English (for i.e. Quebec) an English language test is required

Selection points

  • You will be granted selection points if you have a Grade Average of B / 75% 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. 

  • 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

  • Gaozhong (Senior middle school graduation certificate) AND

  • GaoKao (national university entrance exam)

General requirements

  • 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) 

Mathematics requirement

English language requirement

Selection points

  • You will be granted selection points if you have a Grade Average of 80 (out of 100) / 120 (out of 150) 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 results achieved in both your final year of secondary school and Gaokao. 

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

  • 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

  • Svjedodžba o (Državnoj) Maturi from a Gimnazija 

General requirements

  • only general secondary education from a Gimnazija is accepted.  

Mathematics requirement

English language requirement

Selection points 

  • You will be granted selection points if you have a minimum Grade Average of 4 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 average of the grades achieved during your final year and your exam results.  

Additional requirements

  • 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.  

  • 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:
Friday, 22 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.   

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

  • Apolytirion Lykeio/Απολυτήριον Λυκείου (Greek-Cypriot) from a public school

General requirements

  • only from a public school with the following specialisation: 

    • classical studies and humanities, or foreign languages and European studies
    • economic sciences
    • natural sciences/life sciences/information science/technology
  • Students attending a private, international school and follow a US or UK curriculum are referred to the corresponding countries for the requirements. 
  • Apolytirio or Lise school leaving equivalent certificates are not accepted. 

Mathematics requirement 

English language requirement 

Selection points

  • You will be granted selection points if you have a minimum Grade Average of 18 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 grade average as listed on your Graduation Certificate. 

Additional requirements

  • Students attending a private, international school and follow a US or UK curriculum are referred to the corresponding countries for the requirements. Apolytirion or Lise school leaving equivalent certificates are 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 is sufficient and comparable to the Dutch secondary school system.

Last update:
Thursday, 21 September 2023