You have been selected to participate in the BScIBA programme at RSM starting in September 2023. What happens next? You must confirm your place at RSM. Here’s how.
You will receive two emails from Studielink.
Please follow these instructions carefully.
Step 1. Accept your offer in Studielink
Step 2. Log into RSM’s Online Application Form (OLAF) and download your admissions statement. After you have done so you will receive practical information about housing and applying for visas.
IMPORTANT: As soon as you accept your offer in Studielink, your place at RSM’s BSc IBA programme is reserved for you.
If you later decide not to come, it is important that you decline the offer via Studielink as soon as possible so your place can go to someone else. If you don’t want your place at RSM, please don’t prevent another student from coming.
While your application can be evaluated based on unofficial digital documents, eventually the RSM needs to check the authenticity of your diploma and your final transcript. This is called making your offer unconditional.
This, and any other conditions, are listed in your admissions statement. The certified copies of your diploma and final grade list need to be sent to RSM by 1 August.
Below you can find the detailed instructions as well as specific information for some diplomas:
Generally, the diploma and final transcript (grade list) will suffice to make your offer unconditional.
You must provide either original or certified hardcopies (paper documents) of your secondary school diploma and final transcript (grade list).
*Will your school only send your final transcript after the 1 August deadline? Then please let us know if this is the case via the contact form.
A certified hardcopy (a paper document) of your diploma and final transcript can be acquired at the institution where you obtained them or they can be provided by an official notary.
The verification of the diplomas usually starts around end of June. You will be notified via the Online Application Form once your admissions has been made unconditional. Please keep in mind that we need to check hundreds of diplomas so please be patient and allow approximately 10-14 days for the documents to be processed. You do not need an unconditional offer in order to start the housing or visa process.
Currently your enrolment status in Studielink states: "The educational institution has yet to determine whether your previous education level is sufficient”. Once your offer has been made unconditional, the RSM Admissions Office will confirm your enrolment in Studielink & Osiris. This is usually done later in the summer (in the course of July/August) and in bulk (instead of enrolling each student individually).
RSM will save your diploma for one year. It is your responsibility to pick up these documents from the admissions office, if you want them back. You can pick up your diploma as from October onwards. 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.
Here you can find specific information about what documents you need to provide per diploma type.
As VWO diploma holder from the Netherlands, your grades will be verified electronically (via Studielink). You do not need to send your diploma to RSM.
Holders of a VWO diploma obtained outside the Netherlands (Curacao, Aruba, Sint Maarten) must request their school to send certified copies of their diploma and final transcript directly by e-mail to the RSM IBA Admissions Office.
A certified copy of your HBO propedeuse and final transcript is required. If your propedeuse is issued after 1 August, you must present an official statement and transcript from your university of applied sciences. This document should include your expected graduation date and clearly state that you have completed your first year and obtained a minimum of 60 credits.
Certified copy of your High school diploma and final transcript as well as your official College Board AP score report (signed & stamped by your school)
A certified copy of the diploma and final year transcript are required.
Since the GCE results are only available around mid-August, the (provisional) statement of results can be sent after 1 August but must be received by RSM by 25th August.
Note: The Cambridge (i)GCSE, AS and GCE results can be verified online. E-mail the number of the Cambridge Exam Centre, your candidate number (stated on the statement of results or certificates) and date of birth to the RSM Admissions Office.
Both the original documents in Chinese and an English translation are required of:
Certified copy of the diploma and the state exam Riigieksamitunnistus are required. All documents must be provided in the original language and with an English translation.
Certified copies of the Baccalauréate and Releve de notes are required.
If you have not yet received your official Baccalauréat, a certified copy of your Releve de notes is sufficient.
A translation of the documents is not required.
Certified copies of the following documents:
All documents must be signed and stamped by the school.
Certified copies of the Ijazah Sekolah Menegah Atas (Lulus) and transcript as well as Surat Keterangan Hasil Ujian Nasional (certificate of the exam) are required. Documents must be issued by the Departemen Pendidikan Nasional.
All documents must be provided in the original language and with an English translation.
Request the IBO to send RSM the transcripts electronically. For this you need to authorize RSM to view your results online by providing IBO with the institute code for Rotterdam School of Management: 034892. Please DO NOT use the institute code of the Erasmus University.
Your school can also send a print out of the IB exam results derived from the IBO website, bearing an official signature and school stamp, directly by to RSM Admissions Office. IB results printed on the school's letterhead are not accepted.
A legalisation of your IB diploma is not required.
Both the original documents in Italian and an English translation are required of certified copies of the Liceo, the Allegato and the Pagella Scolastica of the final year. If the official Liceo is not yet available, please provide:
Certified copies of the Świadectwo Dojrzałości (maturity certificate) and Świadectwo Ukończenia Liceum Ogólnokształcącego as well as the transcripts. All documents must be provided in the original language and with an English translation.
Certified copies of the Bachiller/Bachillerato or proof of completion secondary school education, final year transcript and the university entrance exam PAU/EVAU/EBAU.
If your diploma has not been issued, request your school for a statement that you have completed your secondary school education and have obtained the Titulo de Bachiller. Also include the proof of payment for the issuance of the Titulo de Bachiller. All documents must be provided in the original language and with an English translation
The 2023-2024 tuition fee for the BSc in International Business Administration programme is approximately €11,100. The Dutch government contributes towards this cost for students who hold nationality from a country belonging to the European Economic Area (EEA). These students therefore pay only the statutory fee of €2,314 per year for 2023/2024.
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 and tuition fee related matters, please visit the website of the Erasmus Student Service Centre (ESSC).
*If you choose the digital authorisation option, you need to complete the authorisation by the 31st of August, but the money will be withdrawn from your account once the academic year has started.
After this you can make the payment. If you have a question about your payment, contact the Erasmus Student Service Centre (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.