RSM offers an English language premaster programme for students who will / have completed a bachelor degree at an accredited University of Applied Sciences in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany, The Netherlands (HBO) Norway, Sweden and Switzerland. 

RSM also welcomes students to the premaster who have completed their bachelor at a research university, but are missing the required content in qualitative & quantitative research methods and statistics.

This one-year premaster prepares students for participation into one of RSM's MSc programmes and must be completed within two consecutive years. If you have not completed all programme requirements within two years, the grades and credits received up to that point will no longer be valid.

 

More about the programme

Curriculum

Academic skills: Basic curriculum

The curriculum (29 EC) has been designed to bring your skills up to an academic level. 

The curriculum as presented below applies the academic year 2022- 2023.
The English language premaster programme will be taught fully online starting from September 2022.

Course overview 2022-2023

Find here for a digital version of the previous 2021-2022 curriculum.

You can still download a digital version of the former (2020-2021) curriculum here.

Practical information

English Language Premaster (online)

Duration 29 EC, 12 months
Diploma The premaster programme will prepare you for entry to one of RSM's master programmes, but you will not receive a diploma upon completion of the premaster.
CROHO code 50952
Maximum capacity 190 students
Fees

The minimum tuition fee for the premaster in English Language (online) as of the academic year 2022-2023, is 

  • €1.068 for students with a EU/EEA nationality
  • €5.123 for students with a non-EEA nationality

Note: Tuition fees indicated are subject to change. Prior to the start of the academic year, tuition fees may be modified by the Dutch government. Erasmus University Rotterdam reserves the right to make changes affecting policies, fees, curricula, or any other matter announced in this publication without prior notice. 

Check the website of the Erasmus Student Service Centre (ESSC) for more information on tuition fees. 

Admission requirements

The requirements listed on this page are subject to change without prior notice until the 1st of October, 2021. No rights can be derived from this publication. RSM Admissions Office ultimately decides if the level and content of your education is sufficient for admission.

For the premaster programmes RSM accepts applicants with a bachelor obtained at an accredited University of Applied Sciences in Austria, Germany & Switzerland (Fachhochschule - FH), Belgium & The Netherlands (Hoger Beroepsonderwijs - HBO), Finland (Ammattikorkeakoulu - AMK) and Sweden (Högskola).

RSM also welcomes students to the premaster who have completed their bachelor at a research university, but are missing the required content in qualitative & quantitative research methods and statistics.

It is not necessary for you to have completed your bachelor studies at the time of application, but all requirements of the bachelor, including the final thesis (if applicable) must be completed by the 31st of August, 2022. 

The content of your bachelor degree will determine which MSc programmes you may participate in following successful completion of the premaster. During the admissions process, the RSM admissions office will determine which MSc programmes you may participate in.

  • Applicants with little or no business administration in their bachelor degree will only have access to the following MSc programmes:
     
    • Master in Management
    • Part-time Master in Management (Dutch only)
    • Business Analytics Management
    • Accounting & Financial Management
  • Applicants who have a degree with a broad business related curriculum will be eligible for admission to most of the MSc programmes following the premaster.
  • Applicants with a more specialized business degree (examples are human resource management, logistics or financial management) will be eligible for admission to many, but not all of the MSc programmes following the premaster.

Mathematics & the premaster: While there isn't a specific requirement for mathematics, we do recommend that applicants with a background in the Dutch education system, have obtained at least havo level mathematics A or B. 

RSM requires a minimum level of mastery and ambition from its applicants. RSM defines two categories of students that seek admission to its programmes:

Students who will obtain a bachelor degree at a Dutch applied sciences university can prove their mastery and ambition with an unrounded minimum grade point average (GPA) of 7.5.

At the time of application RSM calculates a Weighted Grade Point Average based on the final 3 years of the bachelor programme also known as the main phase (new policy as of September 2021).

  • If the grades of the first year of study (propaedeutic phase) improve the GPA, RSM will add those grades to the calculation.
  • Additional grades obtained at a Dutch higher education institution during a second bachelor degree, master programme, or extra minor can be added to the GPA calculation for the benefit of the applicant. 
  • It is not possible to compensate for an insufficient GPA with work experience, certificates or other non-academic experiences.
  • Grades earned outside of the Dutch education system, for example during an exchange semester, will not be converted, as grades are culturally determined and not transferable. They will only be considered for the GPA if they are already translated by your home institution and added to the grade list.

If your GPA does not meet the minimum requirement at the time of application, you can still apply, but you need to obtain a sufficient GPA before the application deadline of 15 May, or before the programme has filled up (which can happen before the regular application deadline). Students who meet the minimum GPA requirement at the time of application are given priority.

Applicants who will obtain their bachelor diploma outside the Netherlands can prove their mastery and ambition with an above average GPA from their own country of education and a GMAT test result with a minimum score of 600. Rough indications of acceptable GPA’s from different countries can be found in the FAQ section.

Where and how to take the GMAT

Almost every country has at least one GMAT test center. You can check the availability in your country via the official GMAT website. The current fee for taking the test is US$250.00. The costs of the test are not covered by RSM.

Take into account that test dates can fill up quickly, particularly during peak testing periods, so we urge you to register to take the exam as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

The GMAT exam consists of 4 parts: a quantitative section, a verbal section, an analytical writing assessment and integrated reasoning section. Only the quantitative and verbal sections are used to determine your overall score. Therefore RSM does not require you to complete the analytical writing assessment nor the integrated reasoning section.

The Online GMAT test offered during COVID-19 is accepted for the admissions process until further notice.

The Language & Training Center at Erasmus University offers GMAT preparation courses at the Woudestein Campus. For schedules and detailed information click here. The costs of these courses are not covered by RSM.

Verification of the GMAT test scores

GMAT exam results can only be verified online. For this you need to give RSM permission to access your score.

  • Request for your score report to be sent to RSM when taking the test.
  • You can also request for this to be done after the test, but GMAT charges extra fees for this.
  • RSM also accepts the unofficial score report which you will receive right after taking the test as long as we can verify your score later.

The GMAT code for RSM is QK8-CX-28

In order to guarantee the required minimum level of  English proficiency, an applicant must be able to show proof of proficiency on at least C1 level (according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Language - CEFR). You can submit your application first without the English results but they must be submitted by the application deadline, or before the programme has reached maximum capacity (whichever occurs first). English proficiency can be proven in different ways:

  • Your secondary school was taught completely in the English language in one of the following countries: UK, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa or within the EU/EEA. If it is not mentioned on the diploma, or on the website of the school that the programme was taught completely in the English language, an official statement provided by the school is required.
  • You have an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma and the official language of instruction was English. If you have completed only a IB English certificate, you must have obtained English A Higher Level certificate with a minimum grade of 6 or IB English A Standard Level Certificate with minimum grade of 7.
  • You have obtained a European Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum grade of 7.0 for English (language 1 or 2).

You can use your bachelor degree as proof of english proficiency if:

  • The degree programme was taught completely in English in one of the following countries: USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa or within the EU/EEA.
  • If the programme was taught in 2 languages (for example Dutch and English) you must show proof that  English was the official language of instruction for at least 120 EC. This equals 2 full study years if the bachelor is a 3 year programme. Courses taught “partially” ,“mostly” or "sometimes" in English will not be counted.

If it is not mentioned on the diploma, or on the website of the university that the programme is taught in English, an official statement provided by the university is required.

You can use your master degree as proof of English proficiency if:

  • Your master degree programme was taught completely in the English language in one of the following countries: UK, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa or within the EU/EEA
  • and you have completed this degree at the time of applying to RSM (you need to have obtained 60 EC of your master in order to use it as proof).

If it is not mentioned on the diploma, or on the website of the university that the programme is taught completely in the English language, an official statement provided by the university is required.

RSM accepts English course/test results at C1 level (CEFR) taken at any accredited university of applied science or research university within the EU/EEA. All aspects of the language must have been included in the test (reading, writing, listening and speaking skills).

You must be able to provide proof of this in your application. Accepted forms of proof are:

  • a course certificate clearly indicating the the obtained level
  • an official statement, filled in and signed by your university (you can also have your university fill in the RSM provided English Proficiency form)

NOTE: Online tests, such as the OLS (Online Linguistics Support for Erasmus+) or Oxford Online Placement test are not accepted.

The Language & Training Centre (LTC) of Erasmus University, Rotterdam offers intake tests throughout the year, which will determine your current level of proficiency, as well as English courses from September onwards. 

Standardized tests accepted by RSM:

IELTSAcademic test minimum overall score of 7.0 and minimum sub scores 6.5. 

TOEFL (iBT) & TOEFL iBT® Special Home Edition: minimum overall score 94 with minimum sub scores of 22 for reading, listening, 23 for speaking and for writing 24. 

Please note that the ITP TOEFL test is not accepted as it does not test the speaking abilities of the candidate. RSM does however temporarily accept the TOEFL ITP® Plus for China. Students who have taken this test, will be required to take an additional verbal test via the Erasmus University Language & Training Center. 

Cambridge English test with a minimum overall level of C1 and subscores of 180 for all parts of the test (reading, writing, listening & speaking). Accepted forms of test are:

  • Cambridge English: First
  • Cambridge English: Advanced
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency
  • Cambridge English: Business Vantage
  • Cambridge English: Business Higher
Test type Reading Writing Listening Speaking Overall
Cambridge 180 180 180 180 180
IELTS 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 7.0
TOEFL iBT 22 24 22 23 95

General guidelines:

  • Both overall and sub score requirements listed above must be met.
  • Take into account that test dates at the test centres can fill up quickly, particularly during peak testing periods. Therefore we urge you to register to take the test as early as possible to avoid disappointment. Keep in mind that it can take several weeks to receive the results of your test. This means that you should plan to take the test 4-6 weeks before the application deadline. 
  • Other tests such as the Michigan English are not accepted. 

Verification & Validity:

Always upload a copy of your score report in your application.

  • TOEFL scores can be verified online. Therefore you should request the tests center to send your score report to RSM. The institutional code of RSM is 0798 and for Erasmus University 7199 (you can use either). Scores are verifiable for 2 years. If your scores are older than 2 years, please contact the RSM Admissions Office for further advise.
  • IELTS scores are verified online using the TRF code marked on the score report. Scores are verifiable for 5 years.
  • RSM can only verify Cambridge results taken after 2005.

Regularly scheduled tests and courses at LTC

Intake tests and courses are offered by The Erasmus University Language & Training Centre (LTC) throughout the year. You can always participate in a Language test at the EUR LTC on their regularly scheduled test dates at your own cost. You can check for the next possible test date on their website. Please note that the ITP TOEFL test offered by the EUR LTC is not accepted as it does not test the speaking abilities of the candidate.

RSM English test

RSM together with the LTC also offers English tests free of charge. 

Who is this test for: This test is mainly aimed at students from Dutch educational institutions (HBO/WO) who are facing financial need and are not able to pay for a regularly scheduled test.

Test dates and times: The tests will only be offered on two specific moments of the year:

  • The first test will be given on week 48 (29 November – 3 December 2021) - Registration closed
  • The second test will be given on week 15 (11 – 15 April 2022) - Registration open until March 28th

Registering for the test: You can register for the test when applying to RSM and filling in the Online Application Form (OLAF). You must submit your application for the programme of your choice at least three weeks before the date of the test you want to participate in. The RSM Admissions Office will then evaluate your application, and if you meet the other minimum requirements, we will register you for the test with the EUR LTC. 

Prepare for the test: We advise you to sufficiently prepare for this test in advance. In the past years only 30% of test takers achieved the required C1.1 level.

Taking the test: On both dates the writing part of the test takes place in the morning and the verbal part in the afternoon. Therefore you need to be available throughout the day of the test.

Results of the test: After the test you will receive an overview of your results, but you will not receive an official language certificate. RSM will only accept your results if the minimum obtained overall level as well as individual components meet the C1 requirement. The test results are only valid for your application for RSM. The results of the 1st test will be available by mid January. The results of the 2nd test will be available in the beginning of May. Keep this in mind especially when applying for the programmes with a maximum capacity. If you fail to achieve a C1.1 level result, you can retake the test at your own cost.

Personal circumstances: Students with dyslexia or other personal circumstances can request for additional time to take the test. It’s required to notify the LTC by e-mail before the test date about any personal circumstances. In the email you should include your dyslexia statement or any other relevant statements.

Costs & cancellation: You can only take the test once free of charge. It is not possible to re-schedule the test due to illness or any other reason. If you cancel the test less than 2 weeks before the test date, you will be charged a 25€ administrative fee.

The application process for the English language premaster programme starts on 1 October.

Maximum capacity:

The English language premaster programme has a total maximum maximum capacity of 190 students and rolling admissions

RSM has calculated that if 390 applications are submitted, the programme will reach maximum capacity. This is based on the number and quality of applications submitted in the past. Below you can see the current number of submitted applications:

  • Current number of applications: 182
  • Number of applications allowed before application closes: 390
  • Last year the application closed on: 10 May

When should I submit my application?

We advise you to submit your application as soon as you meet the minimum admissions requirements, including GPA, English and GMAT test results (if applicable). Plan your English and GMAT tests well in advance!

The application form remains open until the 15 May or until the maximum number of applications has been submitted (whichever occurs first). Above you can see the date when the application for this programme closed last year. This might help you time your application. Please note that the dates are listed only for indicative purposes and no rights may be derived from this information.

All complete applications submitted before the application closed will be evaluated. Applicants who meet the minimum requirements, will receive an offer of admission on a rolling basis

Admission requirements master

Students who successfully complete the premaster programme in two consecutive academic years or less, will be eligible for one of the one-year master programmes.

The content of your bachelor degree will determine which MSc programmes you may participate in following successful completion of the premaster. During the admissions process for the premaster, the RSM admissions office will determine which MSc programmes you may participate in.

All premaster students will need to apply for their Master between 1 October and 15 May via studielink and the online application form. Please note that some of our Master’s programmes have caps and can fill up before the 15 May deadline so be sure to apply as soon as possible to save your spot in the programme.

Students deemed eligible for the MSc International Management / CEMS programme need to apply between 1 October and 31 January. Admission to this programme is selective and not guaranteed.

How to apply

MSc application process explained

MSc application process explained!

When can I apply?

Application for all RSM MSc and Premaster programmes opens on the 1st of October. Before applying, familiarize yourself with the admissions requirements and deadlines for the programme you are planning to apply for. 

You can only apply for one programme! If your application is not successful, the RSM Admissions Office will evaluate your application for our other programmes and offer you any alterantives, if possible. 

Deadlines:

31 January:

  • International Management / CEMS (max. 65)

This programme has a set deadline and a selective admissions process. The programme has a maximum capacity of 65 students.

15 May or earlier if programme reaches maximum capacity:

  • Accounting & Financial Management (max. 165)
  • Business Analytics & Management (max. 120) - APPLICATION CLOSED
  • Business Information Management (max. 250)
  • Finance & Investments (max. 340) - APPLICATION CLOSED
  • Global Business & Sustainability (max. 250)
  • Marketing Management (max. 260)
  • Strategic Entrepreneurship (max. 125)
  • Strategic Management (max. 350)
  • Master in Management (full-time in English) (max. 80)
  • Master in Management (part-time in Dutch) (max. 215)
  • Nederlandstalige premasterprogramma (max. 150)
  • English language premaster (max. 190)

These programmes have a rolling admissions process and a maximum capacity. The application will stay open until the 15th of May, but if the programme reaches maximum capacity before that, the application will close. We advise you to apply as soon as possible after the application has opened. 

15 May:

  • Human Resource Management
  • Medical Business & Innovation
  • Management of Innovation
  • Supply Chain Management

These programmes have a rolling admissions process. The application will stay open until the 15th of May.

Each applicant must first register for their preferred programme in the Dutch national student registration system - StudielinkThis is not your actual application! After registering for a study programme in Studielink, you must fill in the RSM Online Application Form (OLAF)

Why is a registration in Studielink required?

  • A registration in Studielink connects you to the Erasmus University and activates your student account (ERNA) at the Erasmus University
  • After you have been admitted to RSM, you can monitor the status of your enrolment in Studielink and also arrange things such as your tuition fee payment in this system.

Tips:

  • While it's possible to register for several programmes and universities in Studielink, you can only apply for one programme at RSM
  • When adding a new enrolment application in Studielink, filter for programmes offered by Erasmus University and use the search term 'RSM" to see a full list of our programmes. 
  • Always choose the option 'Starts As - First Year student'. Only students applying for the Premaster International Business Administration (RSM) (in English) are automatically marked to start as an advanced-year student.
  • If after registering in Studielink you receive a mail asking you to send the educational institution a copy of your passport/ID or your diploma and transcript, please ignore this request. When filling in the Online Application Form (OLAF), you will upload these directly to our system. 

Within 24 hours of a successful registration via Studielink you will receive your log in details (also known as ERNA credentials) and a link to the RSM Online Application Form (OLAF). You can also access OLAF via https://apply.rsm.nl/

Tips when using OLAF:

  • If you have started the application process in Studielink, but did not received your ERNA details, please inform the Erasmus University ICT Servicedesk: servicedesk@eur.nl
  • You can only apply for one programme in OLAF. If your application is not successful, we’ll automatically evaluate you for our other programmes and offer you any alternatives if possible.
  • You will receive updates about your application in the OLAF message center. Please log in to check it regularly.
  • Want to change the master you're applying for? If you started an application in OLAF, but changed your mind about the programme you want to apply for, as long as you didn't submit the application yet, you can change the programme preference in OLAF under the second step "Programme Selection". If you already submitted your application in OLAF but want to apply for a different programme contact the RSM Admissions Office.

Supporting documents:

After you have filled in details such as your personal information, prior education and language skills in OLAF, you will be asked to upload supporting documents. These documents will be used to evaluate your eligibility and act as proof, for example for your language skills (English).

Do I need to translate my academic documents? If the original transcripts are written in a language other than English, Dutch or German you must provide an official English translation by a registered sworn translator. Make sure to always include your diploma and/or transcript(s) in the original language along with the translation!

Copy of a valid passport or European identity card (EEA nationals only);  Your passport (or ID) must be valid up to and including the 1st of May 2022. If the document expires before this date, you must provide a new valid document by the 31st of August, 2022.
Curriculum Vitae (Resume) In your CV you should list all relevant experiences. The CV will not be assessed during the evaluation, but can provide additional information for the admission staff. The CV only plays an important role for the admissions staff in the preparation for the additional selection MSc International Management/CEMS
Secondary school diploma This document is required in order to check on which basis you were allowed to start higher education. An official translation or the grade lists are not required.
Bachelor diploma (if already available at the time of application) It is not required that you have completed your bachelor studies at the time of application but if available, we advise you to include your diploma in the application. If you are accepted to RSM, you are expected to provide certified hardcopies of your diploma and final transcript, by the 31st of August.
Academic transcripts (i.e. list of grades)

In order to evaluate your eligibility, an (official) transcript of records including all subjects and grades you have obtained so far during higher education is required. We also advise you to include a list of subjects you are still planning to take before graduation.

Many universities use online systems from which an overview of courses and grades can be extracted. A temporary transcript from an online system is sufficient at the time of application as long as it contains the name of the applicant, the name of the university and the name of the study.

Diplomas and transcripts of additional studies (bachelor or master) If you have completed additional studies such as a 2nd bachelor degree or a master degree, please include the transcripts (and diplomas) in your application, following the guidelines above.
Proof of English proficiency (at C1 level)

RSM accepts several kinds of proof of English proficiency. With every form of proof, you must include sufficient documentation to support this.

You can submit your application first without the proof of your English proficiency. Sufficient proof needs to be submitted by the application deadline, or before the programme has reached maximum capacity (whichever occurs first).

GMAT test results (for students who have obtained their diploma outside the Netherlands)

Add your (un)official score report. 

You can submit your application first without the GMAT results but they must be submitted by the application deadline, or before the programme has reached maximum capacity (whichever occurs first). 

Proof of additional languages (only for MSc International Management/CEMS) Check the detailed instructions regarding the accepted form of language proof for the MSc International Management/CEMS programme.

 

After you have submitted your application in the Online Application Form (OLAF), you will be updated on the status of the evaluation in the OLAF message center.

1 - Prescreening: Within approximately two weeks of submitting your application you will receive an update regarding the documents. If vital information is missing from the application, the evaluation will not continue until you have submitted additional documents.

2 - Evaluation: If the documents in your application are sufficient, the evaluation will start.

Evaluation times depend on when the application is submitted.

  • Applications submitted in October and December: are usually evaluated within 4-6 weeks from the date the application was submitted. 
  • Applications submitted between January and March: During this time MSc & Premaster applications will be given low priority, as the admissions office must focus on the bachelor selection which has a national deadline. You may submit your application during this time, but it may take up to 8 weeks or longer to receive the results. During this time applications for the MSc International Management/CEMS programme will be regularly evaluated.
  • Applications submitted between April and May are usually evaluated within 6 to 8 weeks.

For the MSc International Management/CEMS there is an additional selection process which includes an online interview.

After your application has been evaluated by the admssions team, you will be notified of the outcome in OLAF. The possible outcomes of the evaluation are:

Statement of eligibility: If your academic background meets our requirements but your application is still incomplete, you may receive a statement of eligiblity. Your official offer will only be made once you have submitted all required documents.

If your academic background does not meet the requirements of the programme you have applied for, the admissions team will automatically see if you are eligible for some of our other programmes and inform you about the alternative options.

Offer of admission: If your application is complete and you meet all the admissions requirements for the programme you have applied for, you will receive a (conditional) offer of admission. Applicants for the premaster programmes will also be informed which master programmes they are eligible for. You will have two weeks to respond to the offer in OLAF. You must also complete all the listed conditions by the 31st of August.

Denial + alternative offer: If your application is complete but you don't meet the course related requirements for the programme you applied for, the admissions team will automatically see if you are eligible for some of our other programmes and inform you about the alternative options.

Denial: If the evaluation results in a denial, you will be notified of the specific reasons. If you do not agree with the outcome of the application, please view the appeals procedure.

If you are offered admission to RSM, you are expected to respond to your offer of admission in OLAF within two weeks.

You can either accept or decline the offer. It is also possible to defer your offer of admission until the next academic year (with the exception of the International Management/CEMS).

If you need to change the response to your offer later on, this is possible until the 31st of August by notifying the RSM admissions office.

While your application can be evaluated based on unofficial digital documents you have uploaded in your application form, eventually the RSM Admissions office needs to check the authenticity of your diploma and your final transcript.

This step is vital in order to complete your enrolment for the study. You must be able to show us sufficient proof that you have completed the study your admission is based on by the 31st of August, 2021.

1. Check the conditions in your offer of admission

The conditions are listed in the conditional offer statement (PDF) as well as your offer message. These conditions must be met by the 31st of August as the academic year officially starts on the 1st of September.

The most common condition is the completion your bachelor programme. This means that all requirements of your bachelor must be met by the 31st of August, and all your grades have been processed (including your final thesis). 

2. Which documents are needed?

In order to verify that you have completed the study your admission is based on, RSM needs to see your final diploma. However if your official diploma is given after the 31st of August, you should request an official statement from your university which explicitly states that you have completed all the requirements of your study.

In order to check that your grades and the courses you have submitted during the application process are true, RSM also needs your final academic transcript (i.e. grade list). 

If the original documents are written in a language other than English, Dutch or German you must provide an official translation by a registered sworn translator in one of these languages. Make sure to always include your diploma and/or transcript(s) in the original language along with the translation!

Students with admission based on a study completed at Erasmus University Rotterdam are not required to provide this documentation, as the completion of your study can be checked in Osiris. However you must make sure that you have completed all the requirements of the study and have requested your diploma on time. RSM will notify you once the completion of your study has been verified.

3. Certify the documents

A certified copy of your final diploma (or diploma statement) and transcript can be acquired at the institution where you obtained them or at an official notary. Certified means that the document contains the original stamp and signature of your institution (director, course coordinator, registrar) or the official notary. When making your offer unconditional, make sure you send us the original document. Photocopies of a certified copy will not be accepted.

Online verification systems (EU/EEA only): If your university uses an online verification system (for example Bocconi University, or HEAR verification with an online provider such as Gradintelligence in the UK), please notify the admissions office. RSM is not able to verify documents online if it's required that software is downloaded before the verification.

I want to have the documents sent to RSM by e-mail: Your university must send the documents directly to RSM msc.info@rsm.nl ). The documents will not be accepted if they arrive from your e-mail address. Request your university to send both your diploma /graduation statement AND your final grade list.

4. Send the documents to RSM before 31 August

By post: 

RSM MSc Admissions Office
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50, Mandeville Building T05-01
3062 PA Rotterdam
The Netherlands

Some courier services also require a telephone number. In this case please use the general phone number of RSM: +31 10 408 2222

We advise you to send the documents as a tracked delivery. The documents will first be received by the central post room, and will be delivered to the admisisions office within 2-3 days. Once the documents have arrived and they have been processed, you will be notified.

By e-mail: If you want to send the documents digitally, your university must send the documents directly to RSM msc.info@rsm.nl ). The documents will not be accepted if they arrive from your e-mail address. Request your university to send both your diploma /graduation statement AND your final grade list.

I want to bring my documents to the RSM Admissions Office in person: During the Corona pandemic we advise you to send the documents by post or by e-mail. If for some reason this is not possible, you can bring the documents to the RSM Admissions Office in person. The office is located at the Woudestein Campus, on the 5th floor of the Mandeville buidling, room T5-01. We advise you to check out the opening hours listed on our contact pages beforehand.

RSM will save your documents for one year (until September 2022). It is your responsibility to pick up these documents from the admissions office, if you want them back. The admissions office makes scanned copies of all documents for our digital archive and shreds all paper copies that have not been picked up on time.

After you have made your offer unconditional, your admissions will be confirmed in Studielink by RSM Admissions Office. 

After this your enrolment is mainly handled by the Erasmus Student Service Centre (ESSC). 

1. Tuition fee payment:

In order to start your studies in September, you must arrange the tuition fee payment by 31 August. First you need to indicate your preferred payment method in Studielink.

For more information about the payment methods, please visit the website of ESSC.

A different payment procedure applies for NON-EU/EEA students applying for a VISA/ residence permit. You will be informed about the payment process as well as the immigration process by RSM from March onwards. 

2. Upload a passport photo for your Student card.

3. Proof of enrolment

After completing your enrolment, you will receive two copies of your proof of enrolment per year. You can use these for organisations (e.g. insurance company, bank) that ask for this information. You can also produce, download and print such proof out yourself via Osiris Student

  • Use common sense when reading and interpreting the admissions requirements and application info. Our goal is to be as clear and detailed as possible, but it's not feasible to add info on every specific situation.
  • Don't submit unnecessary documents such as recommendation letters. The necessary documents are clearly listed in OLAF.
  • Please make sure that all scanned documents are legible.
  • PDF is the preferred format for scanned documents.
  • Try to combine documents. For example your transcripts should be scanned as one document.
  • RSM Admissions Office is here to help you. However due to the large number of queries we receive daily, we recommend you to read through our FAQ before contacting us.
  • Apply on time. We can't emphasize this enough. Leaving your application to the day of the deadline leaves you no room for error.
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