Please note that Mathematics and English **(comparable to the Dutch VWO exam) must be part of your final secondary education exams and must be completed with a passing grade.
International Baccelaureate: International Baccalaureate Diploma obtained with at least 24 points; of which 12 points at HL and 9 at SL. DP courses obtained without the IB diploma will not be accepted. Additionally, applicants must have Mathematics HL or Analysis and Approaches HL. A minimum of 4 points is expected.
European Baccalaureate Diploma: 5-period Mathematics must be part of the final year. A grade 6 or higher is expected.
Albania: Diplomë e Maturës Shtetërore / Diploma e Maturës Shteteröre Profesionale
Aruba: VWO diploma with Wiskunde A or B
Australia: Secondary school certificate in combination with an ATAR score of 86 or higher, or an Overall Position (Queensland) of 7 or lower
Austria: Reifezeugnis/Reifeprüfungszeugnis (AHS); Reife- und Diplomprüfungszeugnis (BHS)
Belgium: Diploma van Secundair Onderwijs, richting Algemeen Secundair Onderwijs (ASO) or Certificat d'Enseignement Secondaire Supérieur (enseignement général of artistique/technique)
Bosnia-Herzegovina: Diploma o položenom maturskom ispitu / Diploma o završenoj srednjoj školi
Brazil: Certificado de Conclusão de Ensino Médio and one complete year of fulltime university bachelor education
Bulgaria: Diploma za Sredno Obrazovanie, academic stream
Canada, Alberta: Alberta High School Diploma with 5 academic courses (Course Series S3) at level 30 and minimum scores of 75%, including Grade 12 university preparatory mathematics with a minimum score of 75
Canada, British Columbia: British Columbia Senior Secondary Graduation Diploma with 5 relevant academic Grade 12 courses and minimum scores of 75%, including Grade 12 university preparatory mathematics with a minimum score of 75
Canada, Manitoba: Manitoba High School Diploma with 5 relevant academic Grade 12 courses with codes S, G or U and minimum scores of 75%, including Grade 12 university preparatory mathematics with a minimum score of 75
Canada, New Brunswick: New Brunswick High School Diploma with 5 relevant academic Grade 12 level 2 courses and minimum scores of 75%, including Grade 12 university preparatory mathematics with a minimum score of 75
Canada, Newfoundland: Newfoundland and Labrador High School Graduation Diploma with 10 Grade 12 credits in 5 relevant academic courses and minimum scores of 75%, including Grade 12 university preparatory mathematics with a minimum score of 75
Canada, Nova Scotia: Nova Scotia High School Graduation Diploma with 5 relevant academic Grade 12 courses (codes ACAD or ADV) and minimum scores of 75%, including Grade 12 university preparatory mathematics with a minimum score of 75
Canada, Ontario: Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with 6 relevant academic Grade 12 courses with codes 4U or 4M and minimum scores of 75%. One of these courses must be Calculus and Vectors with a minimum score of 75%
Canada, Quebec: Diplôme d’Études Collégiales (DEC) with the extension ‘préuniversitaire’ (2 years), including Grade 12 university preparatory mathematics with a minimum score of 75
Canada, Saskatchewan: Saskatchewan Transcript of Secondary Level Achievement with 5 relevant academic Grade 12 courses with code 30 and minimum scores of 75%, including Grade 12 university preparatory mathematics with a minimum score of 75
Canada, Yukon: Yukon Certificate of Graduation with 5 relevant academic Grade 12 courses and minimum scores of 75%, including Grade 12 university preparatory mathematics with a minimum score of 75
China: Gaozhong/Zhongdeng Zhuanye Xuexiao with a Gaokao and either 1 complete year of full-time study at a Project 211 or Double First Class university, or 1 complete year of full-time study at a non-211 or non-Double First Class university with a GPA of at least 80% in the first semester
Croatia: Svjedodžba o (državnoj) maturi
Curação: VWO Diploma with Wiskunde A or B
Czech Republic: Vysvedcení o maturitní zkoušce, obtained at a Gymnazium
Denmark: Studentereksamenbevis (STX), Bevis for Højere Forberedelseseksamen (HF)
England: 3 GCSEs (O-levels) with grades A-C/9-4 and 3 GCE A2s (A-levels) with grades A-C for a total of 6 different subjects. Additionally, one of the 3 GCE A-Levels must be in either Maths or Physics
Estonia: Gümnaasiumi Lõputunnistus
Finland: Ylioppilastutkintotodistus/Matriculation Examination Certificate/Studentexamenbevis (-betyg)
France: Diplôme du Baccalauréat Général; Diplôme du Baccalauréat Technologique with sufficient relevant, academic courses. Mathematics must be an examination subject in the épreuve du Bac.
Germany: Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife with Abiturfach (Grundkurs oder Leistungsfach) Mathematik. For Business Administration a 7 or higher is expected.
Greece: Apolytirio Genikou Lykeiou with prepatory academic subjects, with a final score of at least 10 points in each academic subject, including mathematics, and an overall average of at least 15 points
Hungary: Gimnáziumi Érettségi Bizonyítvány
Iceland: Stúdentspróf (Matriculation Examination) obtained from a Menntaskóli
India: Standard XII diploma (academic stream): All Indian Senior School Certificate with marks of B1 or higher in 5 subjects, including Mathematics or, Indian School Certificate from either the CBSE or CISCE with an average of at least 75% in 5 subjects, including Mathematics
Indonesia: Sekolah Menengah Umum Tingkat Atas and one complete year of fulltime university bachelor education (Sarjana)
Ireland: Leaving Certificate with at least 6 exams subjects, at least 2 of which must be higher level subjects with grades H1-H4 (or A, B or C, prior to 2017). Additionally, one of the subjects must be Higher Mathematics with grade H4/C or higher
Israel: Te'ûdat Bagrut > 20 units including 4 to 5 units for English and Mathematics
Italy: Diploma di Superamento dell'esame di Stato conclusivo from a liceo Classico, Scientifico, Linguistico or Scienze Umane; graduates from other types of licei are generally not admissable
Japan: High school graduation Sotsugyoshomeisho and Associate Degree or one complete year of fulltime university bachelor education
Kosovo: Diplomë për kryerjen e shkollës së mesme të lartë
Latvia: Atestāts par vispārējo vidējo izglītību
Lithuania: Brandos Atestatas
Luxembourg: Diplôme de Fin d'Études Secondaires (Classiques or Générales/Techniques)
Macedonia: Diploma za položena državna matura
Malaysia: Unified Examination Certificate with an average score of more than 75%; or Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM)
Mexico: Bachiller or Bachiller Técnico and one complete year of fulltime university Licenciado education at a highly ranked Mexican university
Moldavia: Moldavian Baccalaureate diploma or Secondary school diploma with a suitable study programme of sufficient level or *1 year of university/college education
Morocco: Attestation/Diplôme du Baccalauréat and one complete year of fulltime university bachelor education
New Zealand: National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 3 and New Zealand University Entrance
Norway: Vitnemål for Videregående Opplæring, utdanningsprogram for studiespesialisering med programområder for realfag, formgivingsfag og språk, samfunnsfag og okonomi/for idrettsfag/for musikk, dans og drama. Additionally, Mathematics must have been followed up to and including the final year (Vg3)
Poland: Świadectwo Dojrzałości (maturity certificate) and Świadectwo Ukończenia Liceum Ogólnokształcącego, including Advanced Level Mathematics (Matematyka na maturze poziom zaawansowany)
Portugal: Diploma/Certificado do Ensino Secundário and a score of 95 or higher on the Concurso Nacional
Romania: Diploma de Bacalaureat from 2005 or later
Russia: Attestat o Srednem (Polnom) Obshchem Obrazovanii (Certificate of Secondary Complete General Education) with a final average of at least 4 points. Students who have graduated prior to 2017 must also submit an EGE (Unified State Exam).
Saint Martin: VWO diploma with Wiskunde A or B
Scotland: Summary of Attainment (SQC) with at least 6 subjects, including at least 2 Advanced Highers and 4 Highers, one of which must be Mathematics with a grade of C or higher
Serbia: Diploma o stečenom srednem obrazovanju or Diploma/Uverenje o položenom maturskom ispitu
Singapore: Cambridge A-Levels: 3 H2’s and 1 H1 in content-based subjects as well as a General Paper or Knowledge and Inquiry, all with grades of A-C. Additionally, one of the H2 subjects must be in either Maths or Physics
Slovakia: Vysvedčenie o Maturitnej Skúške from a Gymnázium
Slovenia: Maturitetno Spričevalo (Matura Certificate)
South Africa: National Senior Certificate with results of at least 75% in 5 academic courses, including Mathematics
South Korea: Secondary school diploma with a suitable study programme of sufficient level and a College Scholastic Aptitude Test with a score of at least 90%
Spain: Título de Bachiller and a university entrance exam (PAU, EVAU or EBAU)
Suriname: VWO diploma with wiskunde Q or wiskunde 1
Sweden: Slutbetyg från Gymnasieskolan with one of the following profiles: Ekonomiprogrammet, Estetiska programmet, Humanistiska programmet, Naturvetenskapsprogrammet, Samhällsvetenskapsprogrammet, Teknikprogrammet or Högskoleförberedande examen (Higher Education Preparatory Diploma)
Switzerland: Maturitätszeugnis / Certificat de Maturité / Attesto di Maturità
Taiwan: High School Diploma and *1 year of university/college education
Thailand: Certificate of Secondary Education of Matayom 6 (M6) and one complete year of fulltime university bachelor education
Turkey: Lise Diplomasi and one complete year of fulltime university bachelor education
Ukraine: Secondary school diploma (Svidotstvo pro zdobuttia povnoi zagalnoi serednoi osvity) and one complete year of fulltime university bachelor education.
USA: High school diploma and at least 4 College Board AP exams with grades of 3-5, one of which must include AP Calculus AB/BC or AP Statistics, or *1-2 year(s) of university/college
Vietnam: Bang Tot Nghiep Pho Thong Trung (Hoc) from a school of the gifted (Truong THPT Chuyen).
*For qualifications which require 1 or 2 years of University education students are required to have earned the amount of university credits equal to 1 year (or 2 years) of study, according to the awarding university’s definition of the number of credits earned by a full-time student during one year. If sufficient Mathematics coursework is absent from your secondary school curriculum, then university-level mathematics may also be required. In cases where 1 or 2 years of university is mentioned, a differentiation may be made depending on the coursework of the student’s programme.
**Please note that while this list is provided as a guide by the department of Economics and Business, the University of Amsterdam Central Student Administration ultimately decides if the level and content of your education is sufficient. and comparable to the Dutch VWO system.
This list is subject to change; no rights can be derived.