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What is Studielink and how does it work?

Studielink is a national web-based system in the Netherlands used for the enrolment of students. Studielink is used for student registration, payment of tuition fees and changing your correspondence address. It is the first step of the application process for RSM and most other higher education institutions in the Netherlands.

Studielink can be confusing at times, and to help you with the registration we have created a Studielink instruction manual.

After you have registered in Studielink, you will receive a link to the Online Application Form (OLAF) where you can complete your application. Please note that creating an account in Studielink only does not mean that you have applied for admission.

Last update:
Tuesday, 20 July 2021

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What is an admissions statement and where can I find it?

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. This process is not started until June each year.

Last update:
Tuesday, 20 July 2021

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I've been offered admission but my Studielink status still says "Enrolment application submitted". When can I expect this to change?

Once your offer is unconditional, RSM will confirm your enrolment and the Studielink status will change.

You should check the conditions of your offer in the Online Application Form 'OLAF' under the 'Offers' section. Instructions on how to make your offer unconditional are listed here

If your offer of admission has already been made unconditional, your admission will be confirmed in Studielink, but this process will only start around the end of June. Until then your Studielink status will say "The educational institution has yet to determine whether your previous education level is sufficient”.

Last update:
Friday, 5 June 2020

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How does COVID-19 affect admission and education for the 2021-2022 academic year?

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.

Studying policy for the academic year 2021-2022

RSM will offer blended learning, starting in September. That means you will study through a combination of online and on-campus activities. The activities will be livestreamed if you can’t join us in person. But you will get more out of your student experience and education if you are on campus. Therefore, we encourage all students to come to Rotterdam in September. You can read more about the policy for the academic year 2021-2022 here

For more updates and resources regarding COVID-19, you can visit this page.

Last update:
Tuesday, 11 May 2021

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My final diploma and grade list have been sent to RSM in order to complete my enrolment. I have not heard anything since then. Have my documents been received?

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. 

Once your documents have been processed, you will be notified via the Online Application Form (OLAF) that your offer has been made unconditional. 

Last update:
Friday, 21 May 2021

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What should I do when my Studielink-account is blocked?

You can contact the Erasmus Student Service Centre and request that they unblock your Studielink-account. Always include your full name and student number.

Last update:
Monday, 10 September 2018

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