Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Admission requirements

Can my eligibility be assessed before I officially apply for admission?

It is our experience that international degree programmes vary greatly from country to country. We are therefore not able to give you accurate advice regarding your academic credentials without a complete application. For this reason, we encourage you to officially apply for admission. You can also assess your eligibility by taking a look at the detailed admission criteria on our website.

Last update:
Monday, 3 September 2018

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Can I upload more than one diploma?

Yes, you can add more than one diploma in each section of the application form (secondary, bachelor and or master).

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Thursday, 30 August 2018

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I do not meet all the admission requirements but I have relevant work experience, can I be admitted?

No, work experience cannot be used to compensate for missing admission requirements.

Last update:
Tuesday, 28 June 2016

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I meet all the minimum requirements; can I still be rejected for admission?

For the MSc Business Information Management (MScBIM), MSc Finance and Investments (MScFI), MSc International Management/CEMS (MScIM/CEMS) and programmes there is a limitation on the number of students.

For the MScBIM and MScFI programmes a rolling admissions policy is in effect. We will accept qualified applicants on a first come first serve basis without further selection until the programmes are full. To increase your chances of acceptance, we strongly advise you apply to the programme as soon as possible. Please note that only complete applications can be considered for admission.

The MSc International Management/CEMS programme is selective. Only the best candidates will be selected for admission. Meeting the minimum admissions criteria does not guarantee a place in the programme.

For all other programmes there is currently no limitation on the number of students. When you meet the minimum admission requirements, followed the admissions process and adheared to the deadlines, you will be admitted.

 

Last update:
Wednesday, 27 February 2019

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I have a diploma from a non-Dutch university of applied sciences, can I apply to one of your MSc programmes?

RSM accepts applicants with a bachelor degree obtained at an accredited University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands (HBO), Austria, Belgium, Finland, Germany, Sweden and Switzerland. These students are required to first follow a pre-master year at RSM.

Last update:
Thursday, 30 August 2018

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Is there a special admission process for refugee students?

No, RSM does not have a special admissions process or criteria for students with refugee status because individual situations can vary widely. Applications from refugees will therefore be assessed on an individual basis. If you have questions regarding your diploma, please contact the RSM admissions office.

The Erasmus University does offer general support for refugees. Please visit the refugee pages for more information.

The Nuffic has created a special online tool to help refugee students navigate the Dutch higher education system.

Last update:
Thursday, 30 August 2018

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What does the term "pre-experience master" mean?

The term "pre-experience master" means that the MSc programmes at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University have been designed for students who have recently completed their undergraduate studies and have little or no work experience.

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Monday, 11 September 2017

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I do not have a bachelor or undergraduate degree in Business Administration, but I do have a degree from a research university, can I still apply for the Master of Science in programmes at RSM?

Yes, students who have a bachelor degree from a research university in a subject other than business administration may apply for our MSc programmes as long as they have taken a sufficient number of required courses during their bachelor programme. The course requirements are different for each MSc programme and are listed in the admission requirements table for each MSc programme.

Students with a bachelor degree from a research university who do not have a sufficient number of required courses may apply to our Master in Management programme which has been specially designed for students with a bachelor degree in any discipline other than business. 

Last update:
Thursday, 30 August 2018

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How can I appeal the decision made regarding my application?

After the admissions office has evaluated your application, you will be informed of the decision via the Online Application Form (OLAF). If the decision is negative, you will also be informed of the reasons of the denial.

  1. In case you do not agree with the reasons of the denial, or you think that the admissions office has not considered some of the information you have submitted in your application, you can start an appeal process by first contacting us via the contact form. A member of the admissions office will return your message with further information regarding your denial and any possible solutions.
  2. If after contacting the admissions office you are still not satisfied with the answer that has been given, you can submit an official appeal to the EUR Legal Protection Facility, either by post (room A2-07, Postbus 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam) or online (legal.protection@eur.nl). 
Last update:
Thursday, 16 August 2018

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How are ‘admission requirements’ defined in The Netherlands?

In The Netherlands ‘admissions requirements’ for Master’s programmes have been defined by the Ministry of Education as “knowledge and competencies that were obtained during a bachelor degree programme.” For each of our Master programmes, RSM has identified specific knowledge requirements that are necessary for the successful completion of a Master programme at RSM. These requirements, per MSc programme, are listed on our website under the Admissions tab; Bachelor degree and Bachelor course related requirements.

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Wednesday, 17 July 2019

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How is ‘selection’ defined in The Netherlands?

In The Netherlands selection criteria for Master’s programmes have been defined by the Ministry of Education as “skills that go above and beyond the final qualifications obtained during the bachelor degree”. These can be personal qualities possessed by the applicant such as motivation, language skills, grade point average or the results of standardized tests. RSM has defined and specified these criteria per MSc programme which are listed under the Admissions tab on our website.

Last update:
Wednesday, 17 July 2019

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