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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 RSM verify my TOEFL, IELTS or Cambridge results online?

Yes, RSM can check your TOEFL, IELTS or Cambridge results online. However, the RSM Admissions Office can only do this if you upload a copy of your score report in your application:

TOEFL: The institutional code of RSM is 0798 and for Erasmus University 7199 (you can use either). If you have not requested for the score report to be sent to RSM, we can still verify the score directly with TOEFL. Note that the scores can only be verified 2 years from the test date. If your test is older than this, please contact us.  

IELTS: In order to verify your IELTS score, RSM needs the code which is written on the bottom right corner of your test report. Always upload your full score report during the application process. 

Cambridge: In order for RSM to verify your Cambridge score, you need to add your Cambridge candidate ID number and secret number to your application with your score report. By sharing this information, you give us permission to verify the result. If you do not have the candidate ID and secret number, you must contact the authorized examination centre where the examination was originally taken. Cambridge tests taken before 2005 can not be verified.

Note: it is sufficient to upload your score report and follow the instructions mentioned above. It is not needed for TOEFL, IELTS or Cambridge to send us your English certificate by postal mail. 

Last update:
Monday, 9 September 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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Why does RSM require applicants applying for a Master or premaster programme to submit their secondary school diploma?

We ask for your secondary school diploma for two reasons. The first being that it is good practice in the world of credential evaluation to always ask for the underlying diploma when evaluating an academic credential. This gives additional insight into the academic career of an applicant and can tell us more about the level of the bachelor diploma. The second reason has to do with fraud prevention. The more documents someone has to fabricate, the greater the chance that they will be discovered.  Students who completed their secondary school in the Netherlands (havo or vwo) do not need to submit these documents. They will be verified by DUO when you register in studielink.

Last update:
Thursday, 19 September 2019

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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).

Last update:
Thursday, 8 August 2019

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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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Can I submit my application first and my English proof later?

Yes, you can send us your application first and complete your application package later with proof of your English proficiency. The results must be submitted before the application deadline or before the programme has reached maximum capacity (whichever occurs first)! For the MSc International Management/CEMS programme the results must be submitted by the application deadline of 31 January.

If you submit your application without the proof, you will be asked to indicate when you will complete this step (for example when you plan to take your English test).

Last update:
Wednesday, 27 February 2019

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Can I apply with an institutional TOEFL (ITP) score?

No, the scores from Institutional TOEFL test are not accepted for admission to our MSc programmes. The reason for this is that this type of exam does not test all areas of language sufficiency: reading, writing, speaking and understanding.

Last update:
Wednesday, 22 June 2016

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Can I use my passport to prove my language proficiency?

No, having a passport does not prove proficiency in a language. 

Last update:
Monday, 3 September 2018

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How do I upload new supporting documents to my application after I have submitted my application?

It is only possible to upload additional documents to a submitted application if the RSM admissions office has re-opened the document section of your application. If you need to add something to your application, please send an e-mail to msc.info@rsm.nl (MSc & PM) or bsciba@rsm.nl (IBA) and request that your application be re-opened.

To upload additional supporting documents click on the UPDATE SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS button in the blue ribbon at the top of your application.

Last update:
Tuesday, 8 August 2017

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Am I required to submit recommendation / reference letters?

RSM does not use recommendation / reference letters as a part of the evaluation process. Reference letters are always positive and are therefore not of help in evaluating applicants.

Last update:
Wednesday, 18 September 2019

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