Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar

Full semester and/or Short Programme
Incoming Master exchange students participate in courses which belong to our specialized Master’s programmes.  Our Master programme is a 1-year graduate programme. The academic year is divided upon a block based system. Exchange students are welcome to participate in a 2-block term (both Autumn and Spring) or participate in a short programme, meaning one block of courses. This short option is only possible in our Spring term. 

The academic calendar roughly looks as follows: 

Fall:              End of August – mid December (full semester)
Spring:          End of January – end of May (full semester)
Block 3:        End of January – end of March (short programme)
Block 4:        End of March – end of May (short programme)

Introduction programme
Prior to each exchange programme, an introduction programme is organized. In general this introduction programme is scheduled one week before classes start. Upon your nomination, you will receive a Welcome Mail in which the date of the introduction programme is announced to you. 

Nomination and Application
Students studying at one of our partner schools are welcome to apply for an exchange at RSM and are to be nominated through their home institution. 
Upon receipt of your nomination, our programme manager will send you a so-called Welcome E-mail which will inform you on further application procedures. 

Students applying for a graduate exchange at RSM are expected to have good academic standing at their home institution, and should have at least completed the 3 years of business studies. 
Part of your home institution’s selection process is an evaluation of your proficiency in English. We trust our exchange partner schools in nominating students who will not have difficulties in class due to the language.  As a guideline, the following definitions of language levels are applicable: TOEFL minimum score 575+ (paper-based) or 90+ (internet-based); IELTS minimum score 6.5; Level B2.2 ( Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). 

To study at RSM as a graduate exchange student, you must first be nominated by your home institution. Please contact your university's study abroad adviser/coordinator for more information on requirements and selection procedures. 

Deadlines to be nominated are:
Fall term:        May 1    
Spring term:    October 1

Upon nomination by your home institution, you will receive a so-called Welcome E-mail from the  programme manager. Subsequently, you should send us the following application documents by e-mail or regular mail: Completed Application Form for Exchange at RSM’, a copy/scan of your recent academic transcript, proof of your proficiency in English, completed Student ID card application form (= included in Application Form), completed course registration form and completed checklist for entry visa and/or residence permit. 

If you have met the academic and English-language requirements, you will receive the official letter of acceptance from the International Office at RSM. The programme manager will provide you with all the relevant information about your exchange. 

Deadlines for application:

Fall term:        May 15
Spring term:    October 15