Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

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Welcome to our Frequently Asked Questions section where you will find answers to the most commonly asked questions in relation to our pre-experience Bachelor and Master programmes.

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Can I submit application and upload the results of my GMAT exam later?

Yes, you can submit your application first and complete your application package later with the results of your GMAT exam, however, please note that the RSM Admissions Office must receive the results of your GMAT exam (and all other applicable exams) no later than the application deadline for the programme you applied for or before the programme has reached maximum capacity (whichever occurs first). When filling in the on-line application form, indicate the date you plan to take the exam.

For the MSc International Management/CEMS programme, the GMAT scores must be submitted by the application deadline of 31 January.

Keep in mind that without a complete application - including the results of all standardised tests, you will not be able to receive an offer of admission and no place in the programme will be reserved for you. The RSM Admissions Office can however, assess your academic background and provide you with feedback while waiting for the results of the GMAT.

Last update:
Thursday, 19 September 2019

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Does RSM offer GMAT fee waivers?

For the application season 2020 (starting in October 2019) RSM has obtained 10 GMAT fee waivers. These are given to eligible applicants on request and of first come first served basis. Candidates must provide the fee waiver code when they register for their GMAT appointment. In order to apply for the GMAT waiver complete the following steps:

  1. Write a brief motivation statement explaining why you think you should be granted a GMAT waiver.
  2. Upload the motivation statement to the online application form (OLAF) instead of a GMAT score.
  3. Complete and submit your application.
  4. RSM will evaluate your application. If you are eligible for admission, there are still waivers left and there is enough time to take the exam before the application deadline of the programme you are applying to, we will send you a waiver.

 

Last update:
Tuesday, 17 September 2019

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Do I have to take all 4 parts of the GMAT exam?

The GMAT exam consists of 4 parts: quantitative, verbal, analytical writing assessment and integrated reasoning. RSM does not require you to complete the analytical writing assessment nor the integrated reasoning part as these parts do not contribute to your overall score.

Last update:
Tuesday, 26 September 2017

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How can I prepare for the GMAT?

There are many courses available which help you prepare for the GMAT test. The best way to find them is to google for GMAT  courses near you.

The Erasmus University language and training center (LTC) offers GMAT courses. The training consists of 4 lessons as well as an online training package. For more details check the LTC website.

Last update:
Tuesday, 12 September 2017

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I have dyslexia, are there special arrangements for the GMAT

Please contact the RSM admissions office for additional information.

Last update:
Wednesday, 13 September 2017

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My GMAT score is lower than the minimum requirement set by RSM. Can I still apply?

Applicants who submit a GMAT score which does not meet the minimum requirement of 600 set by RSM will not be considered for admission. You can take the test again, but the new score must be submitted by the application deadline,or before the programme has reached maximum capacity (whichever occurs first).

RSM will only consider the highest score obtained. A previous lower score will not have a negative effect on your application.

Last update:
Wednesday, 27 February 2019

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What is a GMAT exam?

The General Management Admission Test (GMAT) and is used by business schools worldwide to assess skills deemed necessary for success at the graduate school level. The GMAT exam consists of 4 parts: quantitative, verbal, analytical writing assessment and integrated reasoning. RSM does not require you to complete the analytical writing assessment nor the integrated reasoning part as these parts do not contribute to your overall score.

For more information on exam content and information on how and where to register for the exam, please visit the official GMAT website: www.gmac.com. Preparation materials such as books and software applications are available to help you study for the GMAT exam and can be purchased on-line or in major book stores. RSM strongly advises you to prepare for the GMAT well in advance.

Please note that GMAT scores older than 24 months are no longer considered valid by RSM.

The minimum required score is 600. 

Last update:
Friday, 2 August 2019

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What is the GMAT code for RSM?

You can use any of the following codes to send your GMAT scores to RSM Admissions Office:

Rotterdam School of Management-MSc - Master in International Management/CEMS QK8-CX-52
Rotterdam School of Management-MSc - Master in Management QK8-CX-36
Rotterdam School of Management-MSc - other programs QK8-CX-28
Rotterdam School of Management-MSc - Pre-Masters Programs QK8-CX-08
Last update:
Monday, 12 August 2019

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Is the GMAT test mandatory for all applicants?

For master applicants who will obtain their bachelor diploma from a non-Dutch research university it is mandatory to prove their mastery and ambition with both a sufficient GPA and GMAT test result.

Master applicants who will obtain their bachelor degree at a Dutch research University (WO) only have to meet the GPA requirement of a 7.0 or higher.

Note: Students with a Dutch bachelor degree who do not meet this GPA requirement can still get admission to the academic year 2020-2021 (starting per September 2020) by completing the GMAT test with a score of 600 or higher. From the academic year 2021-2022 (starting per september 2021) onwards, it will no longer be possible for applicants with a Dutch bachelor diploma to compensate for an insufficient GPA with a GMAT test score.

Last update:
Monday, 9 September 2019

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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.

Last update:
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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What do I need to upload for the verification of my GMAT test score?

GMAT test results can only be verified online. For this you need to give RSM permission to access your score.

  • Request for your score report to be sent to RSM when taking the GMAT test
  • You can also request for this to be done after having taken the test, but GMAT charges extra fees for this.
  • RSM also accepts the unofficial score report which you will receive right after taking the test, as long as you've given RSM permission to access your score. You can upload the unofficial score report as part of your application. 

 

Last update:
Monday, 9 September 2019

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