Selection Guidelines

Selection Guidelines

The selection procedure consists of the following phases:

1. Application & Deadline

Complete the online application form at apply-master.rsm.nl. The online application system for 2017-2018 will be open for applications per 15 October 2016. The online application may be completed in sections. Once your online application is complete you will get a confirmation letter by e-mail.

Please note that your application will only be taken into consideration after you have uploaded ALL of the required documents. The complete application package must be submitted by 31 March 2017.

2. Selection procedure

The selection procedure consists of two phases.

Phase 1
The Admission Office will review the complete applications of the candidates. In this phase, all complete applications will be assessed for minimum requirements. Candidates who do not pass this initial selection round will be notified in writing within three weeks following the application deadline. Alternative admission to another MSc programme will be offered if applicable. Applicants who meet the overall requirements will be will be invited for a selection interview at the Erasmus University campus.

Phase 2
Selection interviews:
Candidates will be invited for a personal interview with the Selection Committee.  The interviews will take place mid-April, 2017. The 30-minute interview will be conducted using the "STAR" interview method and will focus on your motivation to participate in the programme.

Applicants are expected to come to Rotterdam for the interview. Students will be notified via e-mail of the exact date and time. Skype interviews can be arranged under exceptional circumstances. Please contact the RSM admissions office if this applies to you.

3. Results of selection procedure

When the interviews and assessments have taken place, the Admissions Office will select the best candidates to participate in the programme.

Students will be notified of the outcome of the selection procedure by the end of April 2017. A maximum of 40 students will be selected for the programme and receive a (conditional) offer of admission. Applicants who participated in the interview but did not make the final selection will be offered admission to our Finance & Investments programme (places will be reserved in case the programme is already full).

4. Student confirmation of acceptance

All candidates who have been selected for participation in the Finance & Investments Advanced programme must confirm acceptance of the offer within seven (7) days to the Admissions Office.

When accepting the offer of admission students are required to pay a total deposit of €900 in order to secure their place in the programme. Students who drop out of the programme will forfeit this deposit. For students who start in the programme, the €900 deposit will be deducted from the €8000 extra fee.