Within the master and premaster programmes no exemptions will be granted.

Only bachelor students may submit a request for an exemption. This exemption, based on your previous education, will have to be requested as soon as possible after the start of your studies at the RSM, but before 15 October of your first year.

Requests which have been submitted too late, or which are incomplete, will not be processed. The Examination Board will review requests according to the following conditions: 

  1. The time spent on the subject (possibly expressed in credits) should at least be equal to the time allotted to that subject.
  2. As regards to contents and level, there should be sufficient correlation between the study matter on the basis of which the applicant hopes to qualify for an exemption. The work procedures and objectives of the subjects taken for which exemptions are being sought should correspond, as indicated by the documents submitted. In addition, there should be an accompanying letter showing which components of the subject matter correspond to which components (case studies, exam components) of the subject or subjects for which exemption is sought. 
  3. The documents should show that the applicant has passed all subjects for which exemption is sought with satisfactory grades. 
  4. It is not permitted to use one and the same course completed during your previous education as a basis for more than one exemption in the RSM bachelor programme.  

Requests can be submitted via the Online Request Form, accompanied by all relevant documents (i.e. certificates, lists of grades, course descriptions, literature, etc.). Note: a (certified copy of a) certificate, grade transcript or diploma will not be accepted in digital form, instead it has to be send/shown in its original form to the Examination Board for verification. Check Contact Information for the address to which you can send your request.

The Examination Board shall take a decision on the basis of the documents and the assessment of the lecturers responsible for the subjects concerned. Decisions will be announced as soon as possible, but no later than four weeks after submission of a complete request. 

Exemption in Osiris

No credits or grades for exemptions will be shown on the grade list. One-off exemptions cannot be reversed, not even on request. This information is important in connection with student performance grants and in recognition of a ‘cum laude’ classification.