What is a Sandwich Year?
A Sandwich Year is an additional year between B2 and B3, enabling you to take various combinations of the minor, the internship and the exchange (and if required or desired complemented by other elective courses). So instead of having to choose, you can now do it all! Moreover, you can vary the length and weight of your internship or complete two internships. After successful completion the Sandwich Year will be part of the degree programme and will be mentioned on the grade transcript of your certificate. The Sandwich Year itself should comprise at least 60 ECTS, but you are required to set up a plan including the first trimester of B3. The combination of Sandwich Year (60 ECTS) and fall term of B3 (20 ECTS) should always be 80 ECTS in total.
What are the admission requirements?
For the Sandwich Year you should have completed 60 ECTS of B1 in August of your 1st year.
Where can I find more information?
-For questions about your internship(s) during your Sandwich Year you can contact RSM Career Centre.
-For questions about your exchange you can contact the International Office.
-For questions about your minor please have a look at the minor website.
If you need help with your study plan or choices you can schedule an appointment with one of our student advisers.
How do I apply for the Sandwich Year and what is the deadline?
There is a double application procedure in place:
• You need to follow the regular procedure for the Minor (register before the end of May), for the Internship (register your internship at RSM Career Centre at least two weeks before you start) and for the exchange with International Office (beginning of December).
• In addition you need to register as a ‘Sandwich Year’ student before 15 February 2018. Please click on the banner on top of this page to open the online registration form and enter your details and upload your study progress report and your plan of studies for the 3 terms involved in the Sandwich year (fall and spring during the Sandwich Year and fall B3).
How detailed does my Sandwich Year plan or Add-on Year plan need to be?
We would like to receive a schematic overview like we used in our examples in the FAQ document. So please indicate what you are planning to do in each term including the number of ECTS you expect to acquire. We don’t need to receive detailed information on your exchange choices or internship company or minor choice.