Kick-off English Language Premaster (online)

Congratulations on receiving an offer of admission for the English language premaster!

On August 30 2022 the online kick off will take place from 14.00h -17.00h. More information about the programme will be published on this website in the upcoming academic year of 2022.

 

More information

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

The most common condition is the proof of completion your bachelor programme. This means that by the 31st of August all your grades have been processed (including your final thesis) and you are ready to graduate. 

I already uploaded my diploma and transcript to OLAF when I applied. Why do I need to send them to you again? 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 from certified hardcopies or the originals.

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

  • 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.

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.

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. In July the RSM Admissions Office is open on Tuesdays & Wednesdays between 9:30 and 15:30. 

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.

You must meet the conditions of the so called soft cut by the 31st of August.

COVID-19 and admissions criteria

As a result of the worldwide impact of the Coronavirus, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM), has decided to temporarily alter the admission criteria for the MSc and Premaster programmes, for applicants who are currently in their final phase of obtaining a bachelor’s degree. You can find the full details and conditions listed here.

This leniency only applies to the academic year 2021/2022 and does not apply to applicants who already earned their degree.

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.

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).

Registration via Studielink

“Studielink” is the online registration tool for all higher education in the Netherlands. All new students need to first register themselves through Studielink to obtain a student number and to be able to apply via the Online Application Form (OLAF).

Your registration via Studielink will only be considered complete after you have received your Student ID card and your proof of registration. The student ID card will only be sent to you once and it will be valid for the duration of your studies. The proof of registration is valid for one academic year.

If you have any questions about your registration in Studielink then you can best contact the ESSC (Erasmus Student Service Centre) by calling (010) 4082323 or via their website.

Here is the direct link to Studielink .

Student number

On the registration forms of Erasmus University, you will find your student number (for example: 12345ab). The student number is personal and will be the same number printed on your student card. The student number is at the same time your log on, for the so-called ERNA account, for the various systems that can be used at the programme in International Business Administration (for example 12345ab@eur.nl). Your student number is also connected to an e-mail account: 12345ab@student.eur.nl. Make sure that you always carry your student number with you while waiting for the official student card. 

MyEUR 

MyEUR.nl connects you to the main educational information systems of Erasmus University Rotterdam. The portal gives both students and staff – anywhere around the world – access to facilities such as webmail, OSIRIS, Canvas, SIN-Online and the university library. Next, MyEUR offers news, links and search engines. To log on to MyEUR, you need your ERNA account (as mentioned above).

SIN-Online 

SIN-Online is the intranet for students. You will find information about courses, schedules, preliminary grades, workshop enrolments, announcements and more. The programme managers of the Bachelor and Pre-Master programmes are responsible for the content of SIN-Online. MyEUR gives you access to SIN-Online.

Canvas

Canvas is the digital learning environment connected to courses. You will find detailed information about the courses, the course manual, literature, professors' office hours, lecture slides, assignments, samples of earlier exams, answers to the assignments, etc. The Canvas sites are maintained by professors. MyEUR gives you access to Canvas. 

OSIRIS student 

OSIRIS student is the internet access to the study progress system OSIRIS. With the help of OSIRIS, you are able to register for courses (and thus exams) and look up your official grades. MyEUR gives you access to OSIRIS. 

The Eurekaweek is the introduction week for new students of Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR). You will not only get to know fellow new students, but you will also get to know Rotterdam and the different study associations in Rotterdam. If you would like to attend the Eurekaweek and want more information, please visit their website