Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

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Welcome to our Frequently Asked Questions section where you will find answers to the most commonly asked questions in relation to our pre-experience Bachelor and Master programmes.

TOP 5 Frequently Asked Questions for IBA:

How can I apply for IBA?
When can I submit my application for IBA (in OLAF)?
What are the requirements for my diploma?
Can I submit my application first and send the result of my English test and/or mathematics exam later?
I don't meet the mathematics grade requirement. What should I do?

 

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Diplomas & Transcripts

Delays in final exams and diplomas due to COVID-19

The RSM Admissions Office is aware that due to COVID-19 you may not be able to take your final exams normally or obtain your high school diploma on time. We will monitor the situation in different countries and inform you of any changes in our policies so there is no need for you to contact us about this. We advise you to go ahead and accept your offer of admission and continue to prepare for the start of the academic year. If on July 1st it seems that you will not be able to provide us the required proof of completion of your secondary education by the 1st of August, then you can let us know.

Last update:
Tuesday, 14 April 2020

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How and where can I obtain a certified copy of my diploma and transcripts?

A certified copy of your diploma and transcript can be acquired at the institution where you obtained the diploma or at a notary. Certified means that the photocopy of the original diploma/transcript, needs to be stamped and signed by your institution (director, course coordinator, registrar) or notary. When making your offer unconditional, make sure you send us the original document or certified hard copy. Photocopies and scans will not be accepted because their authenticity cannot be verified.

Last update:
Wednesday, 6 June 2018

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What is considered a valid translation of my diplomas and transcripts and where can I get one?

If your original documents are not in English, French, German or Dutch, you can have your official diplomas and transcripts translated at the institution where you obtained your diploma, at your embassy, or at an official translation agency. Please note that you must also send a copy of the original document along with the translation.

 

Last update:
Monday, 10 September 2018

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My school does not have a school counsellor

If your school does not have a student/college counsellor, please provide the name of a school representative (e.g. a teacher, dean or principal) whom we can contact in case we need additional information about your education or academic performance.

Last update:
Friday, 11 September 2020

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What are the requirements for my diploma?

On our website you can find an overview the requirements for of a large number of diplomas. Diplomas not listed on our website will be evaluated on an individual basis. When submitting an application, you must include in your application package an academic transcript with a diploma supplement explaining your country's grading system. A proper admissions decision can only be made after you’ve submitted an application.

Last update:
Wednesday, 16 September 2020

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What does RSM mean by a 'diploma statement'?

If you have not received your high school diploma at the time of application, you must submit a 'diploma statement'. The purpose of this statement is to clarify which grading system your school uses in order to correctly calculate your GPA. This statement must be filled in by your school counselor or school representative.

Last update:
Wednesday, 7 October 2020

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What is the difference between a conditional and unconditional offer

A conditional offer of admission means that you still need to do something before you will be allowed to start your studies at RSM. For the vast majority of our applicants, this means that you need to bring or send either certified hard copies or originals of your diploma(s) and final academic transcript. Once all of the conditions in your offer of admission have been met, your offer will become unconditional and you may officially enroll in the programme.

Many of our applicants ask why we require certified hard copies or originals of their diploma(s) and academic transcripts when we already have digital copies. RSM requires official hard copies because digital documents are easier to forge and are therefore not legal documents.

Last update:
Monday, 13 June 2016

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What is the IB institute code of Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)?

For students with an International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma, the IBO institute code for Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) is 034892.

Last update:
Monday, 5 August 2019

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