Preparing for your masters

Step 1: accept your offer

RSM would ideally like to hear your reply to our offer of admission within 2 weeks of receiving the results. You can accept the offer of admission first, and later on if you change your mind you can simply notify RSM by email that you want to decline or defer the offer of admission. There is no deposit you pay when accepting the offer, so there are no repercussions if you change your reply

Please follow these instructions carefully.

Log into RSM’s Online Application Form (OLAF). You can then open the offer overview section and accept your offer.

Can I defer my offer?

It is possible to defer your offer of admission until the next academic year for all MSc and pre-master programmes with the exception of the International Management/CEMS.

Deferring your offer means that you postpone your conditional or unconditional offer until the following academic year. Once an offer has been deferred, you will not be registered as a student for the year you originally applied for. You will not have to pay the tuition fee until you start your studies.

If you have already accepted or declined your offer, but due to unforeseen circumstances want to defer your offer, please contact the RSM admissions office.

Please use the FAQ to find an answer to your questions. If you can't find your answer there, you can use the contact form. Please note that the waiting time during admission periods can be longer than two weeks!

Step 2: make your offer unconditional

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 you need to comply to, are listed in your admissions statement. These conditions must be filled before the 31st of August. If the conditions can not be filled by the August deadline, your offer of admission will be revoked and you will not be able to start your studies at RSM. This is a strict deadline and no exceptions will be made.

Below you can find the detailed instructions as well as specific information for some diplomas:

  • Diploma: In order to verify that you have completed the study your admission is based on, RSM needs to see your final diploma.
  • Transcript: 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). 
  • Translation: 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!

I don't have my diploma yet, but I have finished my studies. Which documents should I send? 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. Also include a certified hardcopy of your final transcript.

I want to have the documents sent to RSM by e-mail: Your university must send the documents directly to RSM ( 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.

If your university does not provide digital copies, you need to obtain a certified copy of your final diploma (or diploma statement) and transcript. Certified copies 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.


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 admissions 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 ). 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.


In Person: 

If you want to bring my documents to the RSM Admissions Office in person: During the Corona pandemic we advised students to send the documents by post or by e-mail. Under the current circumstances, you can bring the documents to the RSM Admissions Office in person again. The office is located at the Woudestein Campus, on the 5th floor of the Mandeville building, room T5-01.  

Your documents have most likely reached our inbox (or office if you have sent them by post). The RSM Admissions Team will only start processing these documents once all applications have been evaluated and all results have been sent. Usually this is around the end of June / early July. 

Please stay patient. You will be notified via the Online Application Form once your admissions has been made unconditional.

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. 

Also check that before the 31st of August you have paid the tuition fee & uploaded a photo for your Student ID.

RSM will save your documents for one year (until September 2024). 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.

Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University can not be held responsible for the loss of any documentation during transport or while in storage. Therefore we advise you to only send certified copies of the original documents, or request for the documents to be e-mailed to us by your university. 

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.

I’m a current/former student at the EUR/RSM. Do I need to send you my diploma & transcript? 
No, you 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 by the 31st of August and all results are visible in Osiris. RSM Admissions Office will notify you once the completion of your study has been verified by sending you a message via the Online Application Form (OLAF).

An admissions statement is an official document which summarizes which programme you've been admitted to, which diploma the admissions is based on and which conditions you need to fulfil before you can be enrolled as a student. As long as the conditions are not fulfilled, your offer remains conditional.

You can download your admissions statement via the Online Application Form (OLAF). In the top menu bar, go to the section called 'OFFER' and download the PDF file.

You will only be registered as a student after all of the conditions stated in your offer of admission have been met (starting from June / July). After that you will be able to download the official proof of enrolment from the Osiris student portal.

Step 3: pay the tuition fee

The 2024-2025 tuition fee for the MSc programmes is approximately €22,500 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 €2,530 in 2024-2025.

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 €13,200.

The expected tuition fee for the 18-month MSc International Management - CEMS programme is approximately €32,250 for non-EEA students, and approximately €3,795 for EEA students in 2024-2025.

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

More information concerning tuition fees can be found on the Erasmus Student Service Centre's website. Only in certain circumstances can non-EEA students apply for the EEA tuition fee. Please visit the website of the DUO for more information. 

Countries in the European Economic Area (EEA):

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Cyprus
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Netherlands (Including Surinam)
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovak Republic
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland


  • Payment by digital authorisation via a bank account from a country in the SEPA area via Studielink *
  • Payment by bank
  • Payment of tuition fees by another person/institution
  • Payment by Proof of Payment of Tuition Fee” (“Bewijs van Betaald Collegegeld”)
  • Payment at Erasmus Student Service Centre

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. 

You can pay the tuition fee after you have registered in Studielink. The tuition fee should be paid before 31st of August. If you do not pay in time, you can not be registered as a student at RSM.

For more information regarding the payment of tuition fees, please visit the website of the Erasmus Student Service Center

A different payment procedure applies for NON-EU students who need to apply for a VISA. The information will be included in the VISA instructions sent by RSM Admissions Office, Joyce Maliepaard.

If you would like to pay your tuition fee in instalments, you must pay using a bank account in the SEPA area.

different payment procedure applies for NON-EU/EEA students who need to apply for a VISA. The information will be included in the VISA instructions, which will be sent to you after having accepted your offer.

For more information regarding the payment of tuition fees, please visit the website of the Erasmus Student Service Center

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