What does the selection process look like?

What does the selection process look like?

SELECTION PROCESS

Initial selection
The initial selection is based on your application form. Candidates who do not meet the selection criteria will take no further part in the selection process, and will be notified by email before the end of January 2017.

Interviews
If you have passed the initial selection, you will be notified of the date, time and place of your 10-minute interview by email. Interviews will take place in the first week of February 2017. Please confirm your attendance at the interview to the administrative assistant of the International Office, Ellen van Oeffelen by email at eoeffelen@rsm.nl as soon as possible.

Matching of students and exchange places
When all interviews are concluded, the committee will proceed with selection and placement of candidates, taking into account the order of preferred universities. You may, or may not, be granted a place at your preferred destination, depending on availability. The committee starts with selection for destinations with the greatest competition, for example those with a high number of applications and few available places. There is a competition for placements and the selection process for popular destinations will be more rigorous than for other destinations. Selection is based on average grades, working experience, language skills, extra-curricular activities, study progress, motivation and performance during interview. Students with lower scores have smaller chances of winning a placement at their first choice destination. If unsuccessful, they will compete for places in their second and third choice destinations.