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.

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Studielink & Numerus Fixus

Can I accept an offer for another numerus fixus programme in the Netherlands and still stay on the IBA waiting list?

Yes. It is possible to accept an offer of admission to another numerus fixus programme in the Netherlands and stay on the waiting list for IBA. However, you have to actively choose this option in Studielink! When accepting the offer for the other programme, studielink will ask if you want to remain in the waiting list for IBA. You have to answer YES to this question, otherwise you will lose your place on the waiting list.

Last update:
Wednesday, 7 August 2019

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How can I stay on the waiting list for IBA?

You will remain on the waiting list for the IBA programme as long as you do not withdraw your registration in studielink. If you withdraw your registration for IBA, your rank number will be passed over by Studielink and you will not be offered a place in the programme even if your number is called.

Last update:
Wednesday, 7 August 2019

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I am on the IBA waiting list. What are my chances of getting an offer for the programme?

This is a difficult question to answer and the exact rank number that called from the waiting list will differ per year. We advise you to remain on the IBA waiting list until you are sure that you are no longer interested in accepting an offer even if your number is called from the waiting list. The last number will be called from the waiting list on 7 August 2020 for the 2020-2021 academic year. 

Last update:
Wednesday, 7 August 2019

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I have declined my offer but have changed my mind. Can I get my offer back?

Once you decline your offer for a Numerus Fixus programme it is no longer possible to get it back. The refused place has immediately and automatically been offered to another student. 

Last update:
Friday, 30 August 2019

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I have improved my grades. Can my rank number be adjusted?

No. Your rank number is fixed and cannot be changed once the results have been published.

Last update:
Thursday, 8 August 2019

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Is the IBA programme a Numerus Fixus programme?

As of 1 October 2016 RSM’s Bachelor of International Business Administration (IBA) programme is classified as Numerus Fixus programme. This means that there are only a limited number of places available in the programme and that the selection should be done according to the guidelines outlined by the Dutch government. For the IBA programme these changes mean:

  • Fixed date admission. Applications will be evaluated upon submission. Applicants who meet the minimum entry requirements will be added to the IBA ranking. The first 650 candidates will be offered admission to the programme on 15 April (see "Ranking Applicant 1 April - 14 April"). All other eligible applicants will be put on a waiting list.
  • Early deadlines. The ultimate deadline for registering for a numerus fixus programme in the Dutch national student registration system Studielink is 15 January. The Dutch government has determined this deadline and exceptions are not possible.
  • Fixed number of spots in the programme set at 650.
     
Last update:
Thursday, 12 September 2019

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What is a DigiD?

DigiD is a collective system with which government institutions in the Netherlands can use to verify your identity online and enables you to access the electronic services of an increasing number of government institutions with a single username and password. When you are a resident of the Netherlands, you can only submit an enrolment application if you use DigiD. Make sure to apply for your DigiD on time. If you are not an official resident of the Netherlands you must create an account first.

Keep in mind that it takes approximately five days before your log-in details are sent to your home address. Make sure you have applied for your DigiD and activated it well in advance of the 15 January Studielink deadline. You will not be able to apply for admission after this date.

 

Last update:
Monday, 5 August 2019

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What is Studielink and how does it work?

Studielink is a national web-based registration database in the Netherlands used for the enrolment of students. Studielink can be used for organising your registration, payment of tuition fees, signing out and changing your correspondence address. For questions regarding the Studielink application (e.g. logging in, password, how to use Studielink), please contact the Erasmus Student Service Centre.

The first step in the application process is to register in the Dutch national student registration system Studielink.  Studielink opens on the 1 October, 2019 and closes on 15 January, 2020 at 23:59 CET (Central European Time).

  1. Access https://www.studielink.nl/ and register before 15th January 2020 
  2. Enter your previous education.
  3. Select Erasmus Universiteit, enter ‘Bachelor International Business Administration (English) (numerus fixus)’, start as ‘first-year’, starting date: '1 September 2020'.
  4. Important automatic e-mails: confirmation registration and your EUR student number. You can ignore the email asking to send your diploma to education institution. Instead you will upload these documents to the RSM Online Application Form (OLAF).
  5. Tuition fee payment must be received no later than 31 August 2020.
  6. Send a digital photo for your student ID.

Remember that after registering for the IBA programme in Studielink, you need to continue the application process in the RSM Online Application Form (OLAF).

Studielink can be confusing at times so to help you navigate the system we have also created a step-by-step manual.

Last update:
Monday, 2 September 2019

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What is the deadline for accepting the place offered?

From the moment that the place is offered, you will have 14 days to accept it. You will receive a reminder from Studielink after 7 days. If you have not accepted the place after 14 days, it will expire and will be automatically offered to another student. 

Last update:
Wednesday, 30 August 2017

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What should I do when my Studielink-account is blocked?

You can contact the Erasmus Student Service Centre and request that they unblock your Studielink-account. Always include your full name and student number.

Last update:
Monday, 10 September 2018

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When is the deadline?

Applications are accepted as of October. The deadline for registering for the IBA 2020/2021 programme in Studielink is 15 January 2020 at 23:59 CET (Central European Time). We advise you to apply as early as possible to ensure that the process goes smoothly. The deadline has been set by the Dutch government and is very strict. No exceptions can or will be made.

Registration in Studielink alone is insufficient. In order to be considered for the IBA programme you must submit the second part of your application via our Online Application Form (OLAF) no later than 31 January 2020 at 23:59 CET (Central European Time). Do not wait until the last minute to apply.  If you wait until the application deadline to start the application process, you will have no margin for error. If you forget to upload one of the required supporting documents, your application will be rejected. If you apply early (at least 4 weeks before the deadline), some mistakes can still be corrected. Applications will be evaluated upon submission. Please read the admissions pages of our website for information.

Last update:
Thursday, 8 August 2019

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When will I be informed of the results of my application?

On 15 April all applicants who submitted a complete application in the online application form (OLAF) will receive a rank number via e-mail from Studielink. Applicants with rank number 1 to 650 will also receive a second e-mail from Studielink with an offer for the programme, which must be either accepted or declined in Studielink within 14 days. Failure to respond to your offer within 14 days will automatically result in loss of the spot in the programme.

Applicants with rank number 651 and higher will automatically be put on a waiting list. If someone with an offer for the programme decides to decline their offer, it will be automatically assigned to the next person on the waiting list. IMPORTANT: You will remain on the waiting list for the IBA programme as long as you do not withdraw your registration in Studielink. If you withdraw your registration for IBA, your rank number will be passed over by Studielink and you will not be offered a place in the programme even if your number is called.

Last update:
Thursday, 12 September 2019

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Which e-mail address should I use to register in Studielink?

In order to ensure that we receive your application in good order, make sure to use your own (unique) e-mail address. Try to avoid using your current school email account as this may be blocked once you have graduated from school and we will not be able to contact you. We advise against using your parents' e-mail address, particularly if the e-mail address was previously used for another sibling applying to IBA. If you are using an agent to submit your application on your behalf, we strongly recommend that the agent uses your e-mail address. Agents often send applications for multiple students using the same e-mail address for all applicants. Our internal system does not recognise students with the same e-mail address and your application will therefore not be processed properly.

You can change your e-mail address in Studielink but make sure to also notify the RSM Admissions Office via our contact form if your e-mail address changes.

 

Last update:
Thursday, 8 August 2019

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