Living in Rotterdam

Living in Rotterdam

Step onto the world stage. We’re here to help you.

Rotterdam stands among the great global cities of Europe. More than 95 percent of our International Full-time MBA students come from outside the Netherlands. So if you’re an international student, you’re in good company.

At RSM, we help ease your transition from working life to business school in the Netherlands. We provide all kinds of services for new students, from arranging visas to finding accommodation.

Find a place to live.
We’re happy to support you in your housing search. There are housing options for couples, small families, single tenants, and even cost-conscious students who don’t mind sharing common areas. We have a limited number of apartments available through Rotterdam2Stay, whose options include fully furnished studios and one bedroom apartments. You can reserve via our Housing Office or contact them directly if you prefer. You can also look for your own apartment—should you have any questions, just let us know and the RSM Housing Office is ready to help.

Make yourself at home.
With friendly people, a lively culture, and diverse communities all around, Rotterdam is a great location for families of all sizes. The city has a number of high-quality international schools for you children, and a vibrant international social scene for your spouse or partner.

Get some help with your visa or provisional residence permit.
The Netherlands accepts passport holders from EU and EEA member states, as well as others such as Australia, Canada, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, South Korea, Switzerland and the USA. If you need help obtaining a visa or figuring out the immigration process, we can help.

In some cases, you may also need a provisional residence permit and a compulsory residence permit. Once you’re admitted to RSM, we’ll contact you about the necessary documentation. In the meantime, feel free to contact our registrar at with any questions.

For more information about immigration, visit the official immigration site of The Netherlands.

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