• Application deadline

    15 May or earlier if programme reaches maximum capacity.

    The application form remains open until the 15 May or until the maximum number of applications has been submitted (whichever occurs first). Number of applications allowed before application closes: 80

  • Starting date

    August 2022 (week 34)

  • Format

    Full-time | 12 months

  • Credits


  • Fee

    €2,209 (EEA)* | €20,700 (non-EEA)

    * For EEA nationals who have already completed a master in the Netherlands (and obtained the diploma) the tuition fee for a 2nd master is approximately €12,000.

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You already have specialist knowledge from your bachelor. And now you want to carry this into the business world. In this one-year master programme, you will learn and integrate all aspects of general management and business administration from academics and practitioners – and how you can kick off your career in the business world. You’ll develop into a young professionals with self-awareness and self-confidence of what you are able to achieve within a year.

Like you, your classmates haven’t studied management yet either. Like you, they also have impressive study backgrounds. This is a really valuable part of your shared learning journey: you can learn a lot from your fellow students’ experience and knowledge. You’ll become a fully-fledged business professional through this combination of academic theory, interactive classroom sessions and diverse team assignments.

It’s not an easy ride; you and your classmates must work hard. But graduates say how much they value their ‘intense experience’ of this programme, and are astonished by how much they can achieve in a short space of time.  The courses are a combination of lectures, group projects and assignments. Your instructors are open-minded and keen on discussing your ideas. You’ll explore not only theory, but learn how to apply business knowledge in practice through assignments right away.

  • 78% international students in programme
  • 86% of graduates employed within 3 months after graduation
  • Examples of your future job title: Digital optimization specialist, product manager, management consultant
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Programme highlights

  • Create your own path

    Combine your bachelor studies with your new business skills and create your own career path.

  • International classroom

    Be part of a truly international classroom and develop cross-cultural collaboration in teams, enabling intense exchange of perspectives.

  • Problem-solving and communication

    Train problem-solving skills and communication skills in the ‘real’ business world in the four-month living management project.

  • Broaden your horizon

    Open up to new perspectives on business, and develop a broader interest for your own career.

  • Engaging faculty and classroom

    Learn from passionate, knowledgeable and down-to-earth professors, who encourage active participation.

  • Top business school

    Earn a highly relevant MSc degree in business administration from one of Europe's top business schools.

More about the programme


The Master in Management specialisation of the MSc in Business Administration is a 60 EC programme and has a duration of 12 months.

  View all autumn courses below:

The course Entrepreneurial Challenge is an intensive module. You will explore and experience what it entails to start a new and ambitious company. You will come to understand that not only existing businesses, but also new businesses require management. As you are enrolled in the Master in Management program, it is important to understand that without businesses there is nothing to manage, and without entrepreneurs there would be (and will be) no businesses. Furthermore, many RSM graduates will – at some stage in their career – consider entrepreneurship as a serious career opportunity. 
In line with RSM’s mission statement we will focus on social entrepreneurship, supporting one of the SDG’s which will be introduced elaborately. The course contains a concise introduction to the domain of social entrepreneurship theory and research. To apply the key concepts and tools in a real-life setting, teams will develop and revise their own start-up opportunities and explore viable business models in the field of social entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship is about turning unmet needs and unsolved problems into viable economic activity. The essence of entrepreneurship has been described as ‘the pursuit of opportunity without regard to the resources currently controlled.’ Entrepreneurship starts with the discovery of promising opportunities. Understanding the origins of such opportunities is key for start-up entrepreneurs and existing companies alike to develop business models that will effectively create and capture value from the identified opportunities. Entrepreneurship is not just a process, but also a mindset. In this module you develop that mindset by exploring the first stages of the process: the identification and evaluation of opportunities and the search for viable business models.
The course requires that all students actively participate in the classes. In addition, we expect the students to spend additional time per day on class preparation by reading the literature and doing project work. This course is a crash course into the (theoretical) foundations of entrepreneurship and a pressure cooker module for developing a business case and presenting it in front of a jury; both of them require your full dedication.

Instructor: Dr F. Jaspers

Why do some firms perform better than others? How can some companies manage to adapt to new innovations, while others can`t? Strategic management aims to provide explanations to these questions by investigating how firms can organize their internal resources and capabilities to align them with the environment to achieve competitive advantage. This course focuses on theories of competitive advantage, and analytical tools that managers can use to devise strategies for their businesses. We will discuss corporate- and business-level strategies and their role in creation a competitive advantage. We will also explore how new innovations can disrupt competition dynamics and how firms can respond to emergence of new technologies and new competitors who capitalize on these technologies. At each step there will be a healthy mix of theory and its application in real-life situations. 

The course contains six sessions. Each session will consist of three parts. In the first part, we will cover the theoretical foundations of the session`s theme. In the second part, you will do an assignment in teams based on the session`s case and readings. In the third part, we will jointly discuss the case based on your answers to assignment questions. You will be randomly assigned to teams of 5 students to work on in-class assignments and the team project. Team compositions will be announced on Canvas before the first session. 

Instructor: Dr K. Kavusan

The goal of this course is to introduce students to the marketing domain. Key questions that will be addressed during this course are: “What is marketing and the marketing concept?” and “How do companies create value?” Each session will consist of a blend of lecturing and (case) discussions. Students are expected to come well-prepared to classes and actively participate in the discussions.

Instructor: Prof. G. van Bruggen

The business analytics course is about statistical and machine learning methods and techniques and the application of these techniques in research situations. The course has a theoretical part, which explains the background of these methods and techniques, and an applied part, which builds the skills for using them in research situations. The lectures address the theoretical background of measurement and analysis techniques and give examples of survey development and the application of data processing techniques. The weekly assignments train the programming skills to apply the techniques in practice. The group assignments embed these techniques in a relatively unstructured task to address a self-selected topic in the sustainability domain, specifically the sharing economy. The course contributes to independent evaluation and application of quantitative empirical research. 

Specifically, the following topics will be covered: 

  • General methodological topics related with causal inference, hypothesis formulation, conceptual frameworks, and measurement scales 

  • Correlation and multivariate regression analysis 

  • Classification methods using logistic regression, decision trees, random forests,  gradient boosting, and naive Bayes 

  • Clustering by means of k-means and hierarchical methods 

  • Assessing the performance of estimated models, both regression models and classification techniques 

  • Explanatory versus predictive modeling 

  • Elementary text mining and sentiment analysis, using Tweets, news articles, and possibly other online sources

Instructor: Dr J. van Dalen

In this course, we will explore core psychological principles that affect and shape the behaviour and decisions of actors in organizations. We start with a consideration of what guides independent individual choices and behaviour before gradually exploring how the social context and interdependence with other actors shape these factors. In the final part of the course, we consider settings in which teams work cooperatively to solve problems.

To explore these topics, this course relies on a series of interactive plenary sessions paired with a team project and a survey-based personal reflection assignment. During the plenary sessions we will discuss and analyse selected readings, cases, and research findings as well as engage in a variety of in-class exercises. For the team project, you will be tasked with tackling a practical challenge in individuals’ behaviour. And finally, based on peer feedback, you will reflect on your own behaviour in teams and develop concrete ideas to improve your own functioning in future teams.

Taught by M. Rishani, MSc and Dr G. Paolacci.

Accounting is referred to as the language of business because it is widely used to describe all types of business activities. This course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of accounting. We discuss the various ways in which financial and non-financial information can be collected, and how this information is communicated to those making decisions. In general, we distinguish between financial accounting and management accounting. 

Financial accounting deals with the primary financial statements – balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow statement – and is designed primarily to assist investors and creditors in deciding where to invest their money. How financial statements are prepared and what laws and regulations financial reporting has to comply with is discussed in this part of the course. The determination of needs for information, the design of an accounting information system, and the provision of (financial and non-financial) information are important steps.  

Management accounting emphasizes the use of accounting information for internal planning and control purposes. Any organization’s long-term competitive success is critically dependent on (1) the quality of accounting information about its products, services, processes, suppliers, and customers, (2) its ability to act rationally on that information, and (3) its ability to motivate its employees and control its performance consistent with that information. Topics in this part of the course include cost accounting terminology, activity-based costing, value-based management, cost-volume-profit analysis, budgeting, responsibility accounting, and decision making. 

Taught by Dr M. Margolin.

Building my Career runs across block 1-5 and consists of various (digital) questionnaires, exercises, lectures, and other formats to prepare you for the labour market and your future career. As this preparation is not a straightforward, easy process we invite you first to start with an internal journey and learn more about yourself – in terms of personal drivers, interests and values and then find a fit with the external side – the industries. During the second part of this course you work on your personal career narrative and practice building up a personal professional network effectively in a series of workshops and assignments. 

The diverse tools as used in this course will include not only job search and acquisition techniques, but also the tools for personal career development that provide the best insight into tactical decision-making; identifying and choosing from options with the goal of optimal career fulfilment now and in the future. 

Using both a theoretical and practical approach, the goal of the lectures, workshops, exercises digital tools and between-class assignments is to produce competitive job candidates who enter the market well prepared to make informed career decisions. 

Taught by Dr M. Szymanowski, L. Keir, N.Constantinescu

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Finance deals with topics that are particularly relevant for business decision-making such as whether or not to invest in a project, how to finance an investment, and how to deal with uncertainty.

This course deals with the modern fundamentals of finance and describes how investment opportunities are valued in financial markets. The most important concepts in this course are the net present value, capital budgeting, the risk-return relationship, and the efficient market hypothesis. We will use these concepts to address one central question: How should a manager of a firm make investment decisions?

Taught by Dr G. Xu.

The research clinic prepares the student for writing the thesis proposal. The clinic will provide insights into types of research questions and their requirements. It will provide an overview of research strategies and the appropriateness of these related to various types of research questions. Furthermore, various forms of data collection and analysis techniques – related to the research strategy – are discussed. As students follow a ‘master in management’ students will learn how to discuss and think about the managerial relevance of their research question.

To properly discuss and learn about types of data collection and data analysis the research clinic is organized in various tracks running in parallel for different groups of students depending on their choice of a thesis topic and the exact research question. Students will participate in one of the following tracks:

  • Track for students who want to write their thesis in Finance
  • Track for students who want to conduct a quantitative analysis
  • Track for students who want to conduct a qualitative analysis

These tracks provide hands-on exercises to help students to collect their data adequately and conduct their analysis in the thesis autonomously. The thesis proposal is conditional for the thesis.

Learning goals:

  • Being able to define a relevant research question in the current business context
  • Formulate a research plan
  • Provide a relevant and coherent overview of the most relevant literature
  • Understand the managerial importance of the research question

Assessment method:

  • Thesis Proposal which is assessed as pass/fail

The course is worth 1 EC.

Instructors: Dr L. HeDr I. BogenriederProf. J. Dul.

The course provides students with an overview of one of the most challenging areas in business: operations and supply chain management (O&SCM) and rational decision-making as a condition for this. The course focuses on the systematic planning, design, and operation of business processes which deliver goods and services. Managing the manufacturing and service processes is an increasingly complex and challenging task not only due to the fact that they span across the entire organization, but also due to business trends such as globalization, outsourcing, product proliferation, and fast development of IT that challenge the fitness of O&SCM.

Therefore and as a preparation to deeply understand the considerations when establishing a supply chain ‘management science’ is part of this course. Management science in general is the underlying knowledge for planning a rational decision model in supply chain. In management science students will learn to make sense out of various sources of data, organize the inputs of experts and colleagues, and use state-of-the-art business software to provide analytical support to reasoning as it is applied in supply chain. To equip students to be more effective in these tasks is the overall objective of this course. The emphasis is not on the quantitative aspects, but on the qualitative insights that come from using models to aid managerial thinking and decision making in supply chain.

The unifying theme of the course is how managers can improve the efficiency of processes, operating systems, and supply chains, and by the end of the course important levers for managing business processes will be identified. The course helps students understand and analyse O&SCM issues, and provides them with the language, concepts and insights necessary for dealing with various practical problems.

The subjects discussed cover almost all value-added and supporting activities of the organization including forecasting, inventory management, and supply chain coordination contract.

The course comprises of lectures (3 hours each), games, excel modelling and case teaching. Participants should be familiar with basic mathematical concepts and the basics of spreadsheet modeling in Excel. For those who are not familiar with this, we suggest to go through chapter 2 “Introduction to Spreadsheet Modeling” of the book. Further resources will be given before the start of the course, and an excel workshop will be organized. We expect that the participants prepare their classes and actively participate in the case study discussions.

Instructors: Dr I. Fragkos and Dr C. (Qingxia) Kong

To bring business closer to your academic education and enhance your understanding of the business world in practice the consultancy project is part of the program. In the consultancy project you are challenged to analyse a real-life problem coming from a business-client and understand the specific needs in and of a client organization. In a group of approximately 6 students you will be asked to help a client solving a problem by developing new and sustainable recommendations. This process takes place in a project-like work setting in intensive contact with the client. You are expected to understand the clients’ needs, scope and narrow down the problem into a researchable question, develop and use a suitable theoretical framework, collect data and explore potential solutions and make recommendations. The projects often take place within a context with various stakeholders. Hence, dealing with a variety of different stakeholder is part of the project.

Next to problem-solving skills necessary in this project team cooperation and leadership in and of a team are relevant aspects in this project. To reflect on the team process and improve on your team behaviour various challenge and reflection moments are built into this 4 month process. The project team is invited to assess their members’ behaviour and critically reflect on possible improvements.

Instructor: Dr I. Bogenrieder and diverse others

This course discusses the corporate governance challenges of various kinds of private enterprise organization, as well as the measures and practices that can be used to meet these challenges. After introducing a general framework, we will look at the corporate governance challenges of publicly listed firms, family firms, (professional) partnerships, State owned enterprises, and non-profit organizations, such as philanthropies, for example. Although we focus mainly on the role and interests of owners in these firms, we will also discuss how corporate governance affects the interests of other stakeholders, such as employees, customers, creditors or society at large.

Corporate governance is about the ownership, decision-making and accountability practices through which modern enterprise organizations develop and deploy their resources in order to create value and secure a sustainable future while taking into account the business context at large. Within publicly listed firms, for example, executives make the bulk of everyday business decisions, while highly dispersed and therefore mostly uninvolved shareholders and other stakeholders face their economic consequences.

A striking fact about modern economic organization, however, is that there are not only publicly listed firms, but many different forms of enterprise organization, such as: (professional) partnerships, state-owned enterprises, cooperatives, family firms, and non-profit organizations such as philanthropies. Each of these organizational forms faces its own distinctive corporate governance challenges and will need to develop equally specific practices to meet these challenges.

In this course, we will survey and discuss various forms of enterprise organization in order to unveil the specific corporate governance challenges that they face. As modern capitalism is predicated on the private ownership of the means of production, we focus (but not exclusively) on the role of owners of these organizations but we will also take into account the role of societal stakeholders.

Instructor: Prof. H. van Oosterhout and A. Andrei.

The Master thesis including the thesis proposal constitutes the heart of the master programme MScBA - Master in Management. The Master thesis requires students to conduct independent, individual research in one of the functional domains (‘profiles’) in business administration and relate and link their insights with managerial insights and relevance. The thesis is perceived as a proof of their academic level of thinking, especially a proof of analytical craftsmanship combined with problem-solving and critical reflection. During the thesis trajectory MiM students study a field in business administration in more depth. The thesis provides students with an opportunity to deepen their understanding of an area of interest, train their capabilities in analysis and problem solving, improve their skills in practical scientific business and management research, and develop a personal profile.

By choosing a research topic in a profile students express their special interest and affinity towards a future employer. The thesis trajectory is considered as the main opportunity to bring in a focus in the program and express one’s affinity towards managerial challenges in a field in business administration. The topics as offered for a thesis cover the main domains in business administration, e.g. marketing, strategy, finance, supply chain etc. MiM students are always required to consider and discuss elaborately the relevance and implications for management.  The title of the thesis will be mentioned on the grade list. Therefore, it is recommended to choose a title wisely to indicate one’s interests.  The thesis is written under the supervision of a coach and a co-reader.   Before working on the thesis a research proposal (or: thesis proposal) has to be crafted.

Learning goals:

  • Define a relevant research question in the current business context
  • Execute the proposed research plan and being able to make adjustments if circumstances change
  • Review relevant literature in a coherent and consistent way
  • Collect, process and interpret data
  • Evaluate the findings and relate them to business and management
  • Understand the managerial implications of the findings and its contribution to managerial problem-solving
  • Conduct the research autonomously and ethically

Assessment method: 

  • Thesis

The thesis counts for 16 EC.

Instructors: Individual & Dr I. Bogenrieder (plenary)

Note regarding taking courses if you are not an RSM master student: RSM does not offer the possibility for non-RSM students (master or otherwise) to take RSM MSc courses outside of official exchange partnerships or other inter-faculty agreements. If you are interested in learning more about corporate social responsibility, sustainability, or business ethics, please refer to our Open Programmes section.

For more information on all international opportunities offered at RSM, visit the website of our International Office.

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Why this programme?




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Career perspectives

Your advanced business and management knowledge, combined with your non-business bachelor degree puts a long list of clear benefits onto your CV.

You have demonstrated your ambition to use your bachelor discipline as a springboard into management. Your studies and the unique learning experience at RSM have given you knowledge of general business administration and demonstrated your aptitude for adapting to new situations.

You will have gained international experience and interpersonal skills, and will have developed your academic, managerial and social skills through real-life business cases and company assignments.

You have a thorough understanding of key issues faced by businesses, and your thesis shows that you have investigated one specific functional area in more detail, thus demonstrating an affinity for a future employer. There is also scope within the programme to emphasise certain functional areas of business. You can express an affinity for, for example, finance, marketing, logistics, or HR by carefully selecting your consultancy project, your thesis, or the opportunity for exchange study.

Non-EEA nationals who have earned a diploma from a higher education institute in the Netherlands can apply for a special residence permit called the orientation year after completing their studies. The 'Orientation Year for Graduates Seeking Employment' is a residence permit aimed at retaining foreign talent for the Dutch labour market. During this orientation year you are free to work without a work permit. Participants who find a job during this period can change their orientation year into a residence permit for Highly Skilled Migrants under more favourable terms.

For the most up-to-date information please visit the website of the Nuffic.

Career progress

Many students find positions within multinational firms and organisations, partially thanks to relationships they have developed with representatives from the world of business – as well as peers – during the programme’s corporate and other networking events. Students applying for jobs in their home countries are equipped with knowledge and skills to take with them.

Find the Employment Factsheet for your MSc programme here.

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You can read more about our graduates and their career progress from their public LinkedIn profiles.

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The RSM Experience

Education for life

Studying at RSM will be a life-changing experience. Your master degree will prepare you for a fulfilling professional life as a capable, self-assured individual. It will make you valuable to business and attractive to employers because it teaches you skills that make the most of your innovative mind. You will be challenged in and outside of the classroom, and you will gain an education based on the latest developments in business. Your master degree from RSM will include RSM’s promise of life-long learning, and membership of the more than 40,000-strong alumni network that is present in more than 110 countries which hosts activities and events all over the world.

Open intellectual culture

Your education at RSM is valuable. You will learn from academics who produce the highest quality research and the most innovative management thinking. In the classroom, sharing and questioning opinions is encouraged – yours and those of your fellow students, as well as the professors’. Many of RSM’s faculty members are young and passionate professors and researchers with outstanding academic credentials. Their work is published in top international management journals.

Engaging environment

Professors’ doors are always open for students who have questions, projects or ideas. Depending on the study programme, students have different opportunities to tailor their programme. This can, for example, take the form of a minors course, an internship, an exchange at one of over 160 partner schools worldwide, elective choices, the participation in a consulting project with a company or public sector organisation, or a thesis project in their specific area of interest. RSM’s strong links with local and international businesses and organisations offer opportunities for practical projects and real-life collaborations.

Rotterdam, a future-oriented city

Living and studying in Rotterdam has never been better. Rotterdam is home to one of the largest and busiest ports in the world and many multinational companies have their headquarters here. The city is famous for its stunning modern architecture, such as the Centraal Station or its covered food market, the Markthal. At the same time, the city authorities are forward-thinking in improving its liveability. There’s no shortage of restaurants, museums and theatres, yet Rotterdam is still an extremely student-friendly city with plenty of affordable student housing, and a bustling nightlife that includes events organised by students associations.

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Fees & Scholarships

The combination of affordable tuition fees and living costs together with quality education and an excellent global reputation make a Masters degree at RSM a clever investment.

Tuition fees 2022-2023

The 2022-2023 tuition fee for the MSc programmes is approximately €20,700 for non-EEA students. The Dutch government contributes towards this cost for students who hold a nationality from a country belonging to the European Economic Area (EEA). These students therefore only pay the statutory fee of €2,209 in 2022-2023. 

For EEA nationals who have already completed a master in the Netherlands (and obtained the diploma) the tuition fee for a 2nd master is approximately €12,000.

The MSc International Management - CEMS (18 months) is a longer programme, for which the tuition fee will have to be paid for the duration of the programme. The expected tuition fee for the 18-month MSc International Management - CEMS programme is €31,050 for non-EEA students and €3,314 for EEA students.

Please note that all these tuition fee tariffs are subject to change.


The number of scholarships is limited and mainly merit based. If a scholarship covers only the tuition fees, be aware that you need to finance your own living expenses (rent, food and insurances) for the duration of your studies. RSM does not offer scholarships for the pre-master programme. We do however offer a maximum of 2 scholarships per academic year to RSM pre-master students enrolling in an MSc programme.

Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) offers multiple scholarships to prospective students from non-EEA countries who are not entitled to pay the EEA tuition fee, provided their grades are considered ‘excellent’. RSM also offers one scholarship, the Erasmus Trustfonds Scholarship, to students from EEA countries. 

Besides scholarships awarded by RSM, there are also scholarships awarded by the Dutch government or other organisations that are available if you meet certain criteria such as nationality, age, etc We have listed some of them below but we encourage you to use resources such as Grantfinder or the Scholarship Portal to find additional scholarships.

Scholarship tips

  • Contact the Ministry for Higher Education in your home country to see whether there are scholarship options.
  • We have virtual information session covering all you need to know about scholarships and financial aid. Watch it here.

For students from the Netherlands or the EU/EEA, it may be possible to apply for limited funding towards payment of your tuition fees. Find out whether you meet the nationality and age requirements and read more information about the application process here.

Handling fee

After having filled in all of the necessary information on the Online Application Form (OLAF) and uploaded the required documents, applicants with a degree obtained outside the Netherlands will be asked to pay a non-refundable €100 handling fee. This fee can be paid online via the Erasmus Payment System which uses either iDEAL (for those with a Dutch bank account) or PayPal (which can be linked to any bank account or credit card worldwide). It is important that applicants complete the payment process as indicated, otherwise the system cannot register the payment.   

Additional expenses

The additional expenses in addition to tuition and general living costs vary per programme and may include:

  • Study materials such as books, readers and business cases
  • Costs involved in kick-off meetings
  • Costs related to travel, international excursions and compulsory exchange semesters or internships abroad

Living Costs

For a reasonable standard of living in the Netherlands, you should have an income of approximately €1,000 per month or €12,000 per year (excluding the tuition fee). Here is an example of monthly expenditure: 

  • Furnished Accommodation, including gas and electricity €525
  • Medical insurance €50
  • Telephone €25
  • Food €200
  • Books, recreation, clothing, public transport, etc. €200 

Total costs per month €1,000 

Study and work - part-time jobs

Please ensure, prior to your arrival at RSM, that you have or will have sufficient funding available to finance your stay at RSM. Finding a part-time job, may be an option, but can not be guaranteed. You should therefore not rely on finding other ways to supplement your income during your studies. For additional information on obtaining a part-time job, visit the website of the Nuffic.

For EEA students there are no formal restrictions in finding work in the Netherlands, but students with a lack of Dutch language skills will find it difficult to secure employment. Non-EEA students are subject to labour regulations, which makes the likelihood of obtaining a work permit very small. We therefore ask students not to rely on this possibility. We do not encourage students to combine studies with the heavy workload from a part-time job.

Admission requirements

The application for all programmes starting September 2022 are closed. The application for September 2023 will open 1 October.

Programme deadline 15 May or earlier if the programme reaches maximum capacity. This is a capped programme, which means that the maximum number of applications we accept is 300. The application form will remain open until 15 May or until the maximum number of applications has been submitted (whichever comes first).




Important immigration information for NON EU/EEA Full-time BScIBA and MSc students

Depending on your nationality, you might need an Entry Visa and / or Residence Permit for the Netherlands, issued by the Dutch Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND).  Students can only apply for an Entry Visa and / or Residence Permit through the RSM/ Erasmus University. Only with a valid Entry Visa and / or Residence Permit you are allowed to study at RSM/ Erasmus University.

Needless to say that RSM/ Erasmus University is not the institution that determines the requirements. The IND is the official governmental body that sets the rules and procedures.

Full-time BScIBA and MSc students who accepted their offer and hold a passport from an EU/EEA country do not need to apply for an Entry Visa and / or Residence Permit.

Full-time BScIBA and MSc students who accepted their conditional or unconditional offer and have a nationality and hold a passport of one of the following countries: Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, South Korea, USA or Vatican State. 

Full-time BScIBA and MSc students who accepted their conditional or unconditional offer, have a nationality and hold a passport of one of the countries mentioned in Group III and IV. This procedure also applies to students with a Surinamese nationality.

Note for Chinese students
Obtain a Nuffic Certificate : 
All Chinese students (with the exception of students from Hong Kong, Taiwan and students with a British Overseas Nationality) must register with EP-Nuffic for a ‘Nuffic Certificate’ before their immigration application can be started. The certificate is a document providing an assessment of your English language proficiency and of the authenticity of your educational degrees and diplomas. For more information, see the Nuffic website

Validity Entry Visa
An Entry Visa is valid for 90 days (counted from the day that you pick up your Entry Visa).

Validity Residence Permit 
A Residence Permit is valid for the duration of your study plus three extra months. This means that you do not have to apply for an extension after one year.

I already have a Residence Permit for another EU/EEA Country

NON-EU/EEA students holding a (permanent or temporary) valid Residence Permit (e.g. for study purposes) for another EU/EEA Country no longer need to apply for an Entry Visa for the Netherlands. For these students, the procedure for a Residence Permit application applies. A copy of the EU/EEA-Residence Permit must be uploaded in your application. The Residence Permit must be valid at the time of the application, and still be valid when the student collects his/her Residence Permit in the Netherlands.

I already have a Residence Permit for the Netherlands

NON-EU/EEA students holding already a Residence Permit for the Netherlands (e.g. for study purposes, stay with partner or family, employment), need to apply for Switching InstitutionsChange of Purpose or an Extension of your Residence Permit. Requests can be sent after being completely registered (onwards September 1st) to EUR International Office: immigration@eur.nl or 3 months prior to the expiration of your permit.

The Financial Requirements (determined by the IND)

Before your immigration application is sent to the IND, you are required to prove that you have sufficient financial means to cover your study (only for the first year of your study)

  1. the Tuition Fee (BSc IBA €9,600.-, MSc €18,700.-;
  2. the Immigration Fee (€ 192.-)
  3. the Costs of Living for 12 months (€11,400.-: €950.- for every month of your stay in the Netherlands)

Note: it is not possible to pay your tuition fee in instalments

Contact details for the immigration application

Your main point of contact for the immigration application at RSM/ Erasmus University is Ms. Joyce Maliepaard.

Once you have a conditional or unconditional offer you receive the ‘Immigration application process’ (from mid March on). The guidelines explains the procedure to successfully process your application. After having received the information you will be registered in student registration system ‘Osiris Zaak’ (‘Osiris Zaak’ opens in  April).

After your registration in 'Osiris Zaak' your main point of contact is EUR Internatinonal Office (immigration@eur.nl). The immigration documents and invoice for the payment of the fees will be sent to you in 5 working days

Deadline for MSc students
The deadline for uploading your immigration application documents and your proof of payment in 'Osiris Zaak' is: JUNE 15th. If this deadline is not feasible for you, please send an email to visabscmsc@rsm.nl

Deadline for BScIBA students
The deadline for uploading your immigration application documents and your proof of payment in 'Osiris Zaak' is: JUNE 15th. If this deadline is not feasible for you, please send an email to visabscmsc@rsm.nl

Release date: March 2021


Looking for housing in Rotterdam? (MSc)

Housing information for full-time RSM students coming to Rotterdam

Although a complete and useful overview of housing information for International Students can be found on the housing pages of the Erasmus University, the information below especially applies to RSM’s first year BScIBA and MSc students coming from abroad. Arranging your stay

As in many major European cities, the demand for reasonably priced housing in Rotterdam is very high. Therefore, make it your number one priority and start searching immediately after being conditionally or unconditionally admitted to our BScIBA or one of the MSc programmes. As campus housing is limited, you may have to look for a room on the private market or seek other alternatives.

The ‘Short Stay Accommodations’ of RSM is run by the housing corporation SSH Student Housing (SSH), specialized in letting furnished accommodation.
For our first year BScIBA and MSc students coming from abroad, we reserve a range of furnished accommodations. Students can only apply for ‘Short Stay Accommodations’ for the first 12 months of their study (it is not possible to rent a room for less than 12 months). After 12 months you have to find accommodation by yourself. The SSH Accommodation is not available for partners or family of the student. 

Important: This message applies to all the students who have registered for the SSH housing for the 2022 academic year!

Please note that RSM has only 130 rooms to be divided among BSc and MSc students. A fair distribution will be made under the students. As SSH housing is limited, not every registration can be approved. Please be patient and waiting any approval. To increase your chances we strongly advice you to look for more housing possibilities here.

It is not possible to correspond about the result, neither by email nor by telephone

Available SSH housing/accommodation for BScIBA & MSc students
The SSH has four dorms you can choose from: one on-campus (Hatta Building) and three off-campus, only 15 minutes walking from the university (D'Blaauwe MolenOverhoningen and Erasmus International House). All rooms/apartments are fully fitted and furnished (not self-contained) and located at Struisenburgdwarsstraat in the district of Kralingen, This district offers everything that a student needs: the Erasmus University, little shops and typical student pubs are around the corner. The centre of Rotterdam and the Kralingse Bos are just a stone’s throw away. In most cases you have communal cooking facilities and sanitary fitting. Accommodations can not be visited in advance, but descriptions of the different buildings are available on the SSH website. Please not that rental prices are re-indexed every year.

When am I eligible to register for a room at the SSH ?
You can register for a room once you have been conditionally or unconditionally admitted to the first year BScIBA programme or one of the MSc programmes.

When and how can I register for a room at the SSH?

BScIBA students:


  • Tuesday 12 April 2022 at 12 PM: Start registration
  • Tuesday 21 April 2022 at 12 PM: Start booking

IMPORTANT NOTE: The SSH start the registration for all Bachelor students (Erasmus University students) on April 12th, while the BScIBA students get the outcome onwards April 15th. This means that RSM start approving your registration at the earliest on Thursday 21 April. The date of registration for the MSc students has been changed: 

MSc students:


Go to SHH*  and fill in:
City:                                          Rotterdam
Your educational institution:     Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)
Type of Resident:                     EUR Full Year Student (15 August 2022 - 31 July 2023) 

When and how can I reserve a room at the SSH?
You can reserve a room and only see all the available rooms once your registration has been approved by the RSM. The approval proces for BScIBA students takes place onwards 19 April and for the MSc students on 12 May.

For BSc students: select and reserve a room      
Log in to My SSH to reserve a room within 7 days*:
* If you have not selected a room within 7 days, your application will be set automatically to “not approved”. After this period you can no longer reserve accommodation via SSH (to give other students also a fair chance to apply for accommodation). 

SSH will handle the whole process – from making a room reservation to payments. For more information about the Terms and Conditions, the Rental Guide and the FAQ’s, please visit the site www.sshxl.nl/en. Any questions can be addressed to: Rotterdam@sshxl.nl

Xior Building is a student building right next to the campus of the RSM/ Erasmus University. This 8th floor building upholds 280 studio apartments with all private bathroom and kitchen facilities.

Registration & Reservation opens on:

  • Wednesday 11 May 2022 at 12.00 PM
  • Fixed rental period: 19 August 2022 – 7 August 2022

RSM is not in charge for the rental of these rooms and is only for students coming from abroad. Your registration will be checked by the Real Estate Services Department of the Erasmus University. All your questions can be addressed to rotterdam@xior.nl 


The RSM/Erasmus University has a partnership with the companies SSH, XIOR, The Cohesion Cobana, Roomplaza and the Student Hotel. Additional information on the below mentioned housing providers, and many more, are listed on the Erasmus University Housing pages.

International Student Housing Rooms (ISHR)
Is a private initiative to manage shared living properties in The Netherlands. It was founded by former students of Erasmus University Rotterdam, who now work in the financial industry. ISHR is not an intermediary. It is a landlord-owned operating platform, developed based on lessons learned from a decade of interactions between international students and Dutch private landlords.The EUR has agreed on a partnership with ISHR and we have reserved around 40 flat share rooms exclusively for our first year International Bachelor or Master students.

Registration starts on:
Monday 2 May 2022 at 12 PM. Fixed rental period: 10 August 2022 - 31 July 2023

The Cohesion Cobana 
Located in Katendrecht, Rotterdam. Katendrecht is a vibrant part of Rotterdam with a central location. The FIZZ Cobana has a variety of Friends apartments. This unique concept is a great way to share living space of your apartment, but still have all the privacy you want with your own bedroom. As a student of the Erasmus you will have a possibility to live with other Erasmus students in a Friends apartment. It’s a perfect blend of privacy and sociability, whenever you want it. The Erasmus University has reserved for its International students 40 rooms. 
How to register? Please find here all the information.

Offers students the possibility to rent a flat with a group of like-minded people. They have 80 rooms for BSc and MSc students. You can apply as an existing group or use your find-a-flat mate tool to form your own. RoomPlaza has a safe booking process with a 100% guarantee of avoiding scams by fake accommodation providers. How to register? Please find here all the information.

The Student Hotel
A hotel located in Kralingen Rotterdam which offers fully furnished rooms with a private bathroom, shared or private kitchen, WiFi, flat screen TV. Included in the price is a bike, use of the gym, study rooms, lounges and game rooms, 24-hour reception, laundry room and a restaurant/bar 
How to book a room? Please find here all the information. 

Updated: 2 May 2022


Hostels in Rotterdam

Some suggestions:

Boat Hotel – a short stay apartment on a historical ship in the centre of Rotterdam.

King Kong Hostel - a very cool hostel that blends industrial design with 21st century contemporary art. It has a superb location in the beginning of Witte de Wittestraat which is in the heart of Rotterdam’s social scene and all the city’s best bars and restaurants are on your doorstep.

Hostel ROOM Rotterdam – located in Rotterdam’s historic Scheepvaartkwartier, near a beautiful little harbour. There are lots of good places for wining and dining in the area and close to the city’s main park.

Hostel Stayokay – this hostel is located in the city centre of Rotterdam in the striking cube houses. Next to Metro station “Blaak”.

As tenancy agreements are often only provided in Dutch (huurovereenkomst), we recommend you to view the additional information on this topic provided on the Erasmus University website.  There you can also find information on Dutch housing terms, and other information on how to arrange your stay and other useful tips, for example on how not to get scammed.

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