Students at RSM have ample opportunities to experience international business at first hand; participation in an exchange programme during their Bachelor and/or Master at RSM is one of them. For many students, this is a valuable opportunity to make international contacts and invest in a career abroad.

Application and selection

Students who have a strong commitment to go on exchange, should start thinking about it from day one of their start at RSM. Focusing on obtaining good grades, along with learning foreign language(s) and joining extracurricular activities, will lead you all the way to the road of exchange. Students will have to go through a strong selection process for the Bachelor Exchange Programme, set up by the International Office, during their second year. Selected students will be spending a term abroad during the first trimester of the third Bachelor year at one of RSM’s exchange partner schools. Exchanges are possible to partner schools in Europe, the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East.

How to start?

Whether you're ready to apply or just exploring, it's never too early to start planning.
All information concerning the selection criteria and the application requirements and process can be found under the section 'Getting started'. 

Getting started

Privacy notice – Outgoing students

Your privacy is important for us. When you are going on an exchange, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) needs to process your personal data. The personal data we process is:

  • Identification data
  • (Emergency) Contact & Address data
  • University transcripts (including language certificates)
  • C.V.
  • Copy passport
  • (Passport sized) photo(s)

The information above will be processed by RSM and shared with partner schools for participation in the exchange abroad.

RSM will process personal data, and share this personal data with partner schools, via a printed version and/or a digital version of your entire exchange file only for the purposes of:

  • Admission & Enrolment at partner school
  • Immigration (if applicable)
  • Emergency situations
  • Accommodation

RSM will provide partner schools with your personal data. Please note that the partner school may be located in a country that is not deemed adequate regarding privacy by the European Commission. If you have any questions regarding your privacy at the partner school, please contact them.

RSM will provide selected RSM employees with details of your entire exchange file only for the purposes of:

  • Registration of academic results in Osiris
  • Receipt of Acceptance Package from host university
  • Receipt of academic results (transcripts) from host university
  • Access to the Bachelor/Master exchange Canvas module
  • Publishing exchange reports on Canvas
  • Creating a Facebook group
  • Sharing information/announcements on Facebook

RSM will provide fellow students with details of personal and contact data for the purpose of:

  • Sharing previous exchange experience
  • Organizing social, cultural or networking events
  • Social media

You have the right to rectify, inspect and erase details of your personal data in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations. For further information please read the privacy policy on the privacy statement page.

RSM International Office team

Linda de Vries

Head International Office

Working days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9:00 - 17:00

Ligaya Borgonje

Programme Manager Outgoing Bachelor Exchange

Working days: Monday 9:00 - 13:00 and Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9:00 - 17:00

Ellen Vermeulen

Programme Manager Incoming Exchange

Working days: Monday, Tuesday 9:00 - 14:30, Thursday 9:00 - 17:00, Friday 9:00 - 16:30

Sherida Wong

Manager Digital Projects

Working days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9:00 - 17:00

Karin Valentijn

Exchange Officer

Working days: Monday, Tuesday, Friday 9:00 - 17:00

Sofie van Hattem

Senior Exchange Officer

Working days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 9:00-17:00