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Welcome to our Frequently Asked Questions section where you will find answers to the most commonly asked questions in relation to our Master programmes.

Top 5 Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. Can my eligibility be assessed before I apply for admission? 
  2. What are the application deadlines for the MSc programmes offered by RSM?
  3. Can I submit my application first and my English proof later?
  4. Do I have to / Can I submit a GMAT score?
  5. Is my GPA sufficient for admission:

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What is the minimum GPA requirement for Dutch diplomas?

Your GPA is sufficient for application if you have (or will have before 31 August)

  • a bachelor degree from a research university (WO) in the Netherlands with an unrounded minimum grade point average (GPA) of 7.0. A GPA of 6.95 will be rounded off to a 7.0. A 6.94 will be rounded down to a 6.9.


  • a bachelor degree from a university of applied sciences (HBO) in the Netherlands and have an overall grade point average of 7.5 or higher. A GPA of 7.45 will be rounded off to a 7.5. A 7.44 will be rounded down to a 7.4.

If you have obtained additional grades at a Dutch higher education institution during a second bachelor degree, master programme, or extra minor, these can be added to the GPA calculation (for the benefit of the applicant).

If your GPA does not meet the minimum requirement at the time of application, you can still apply, but the following conditions apply.

  • You must obtain a sufficient GPA before the start of the master (by the 31st of August).
  • If you are applying for a programme that has a maximum capacity, you need to obtain a sufficient GPA before the programme has filled up (which can happen before the regular application deadline). Students who meet the minimum GPA requirement at the time of application are given priority for these programmes.

Additional information for current/ former RSM students is available on the current student pages.

GMAT: Students with a Dutch bachelor degree who do not meet the GPA requirement can still get admission to the academic year 2020-2021 (starting per September 2020) by completing the GMAT test with a score of 600 or higher. The costs for taking the GMAT cannot be refunded by RSM and have to be paid by the applicant. From the academic year 2021-2022 (starting per september 2021) onwards, it will no longer be possible for applicants with a Dutch bachelor diploma to compensate for an insufficient GPA with a GMAT test score

Last update:
Thursday, 12 December 2019

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