Orientation for outgoing MSc students

Welcome to the Master Exchange Programme facilitated by the International Office of Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM).

The master exchanges take place upon completion of your master programme, meaning you must have passed all master courses and defended your master thesis prior to the start of your exchange. The only exemption is that you may leave one elective open and pass this one during your exchange. All master exchanges take place in Autumn terms, except for the Master in Management and Master Finance & Investments Advanced of which the exchanges takes place in Spring terms.

Nearly 140 top business schools and universities in Europe, the United States, Canada, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa or Latin America are open for a master exchange. Most partner schools are member of RSM’s well regarded networks PIM (Partnership in International Management) and/or CEMS (the Global Alliance in Management Education), others are based on a bilateral partnership.

Before starting your career, we hope that you are one of those students who will study at a highly ranked business school where you learn, work and compete with the best business students in the world.

We invite you to apply for our Master Exchange Programme!
Will you take up the challenge? Apply for our Master Exchange Programme!

 

The International Office 

 

PS. VISIT the STudying & Internship Abroad Fair on October 4,  2018 from 14.00 - 18.00 h. Location: C-Hall (Theil).

At 15.00 h. an information session on the master exchange takes place in Room CB-04

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Partner schools

RSM maintains a partner network of 175+ business schools and universities which are seen as some of the best in their countries and are renowned worldwide.

However not all partner schools are open for the master exchange, since some of these are only appropriate for either Bachelor and/or MBA students. See also the section Partner Schools MSc on this website to check out for which schools you can apply.

In your application, you have to list a top 3 of preferred destinations. Next to that, you will be able to mention 10 alternative destinations.

MBA level exchanges

At some schools, mostly outside Europe, RSM master students participate in MBA programmes. The reason is just because of the fact that this particular partner school does not offer a master programme. For MBA level programmes working experience (at least 1 year) and maturity is very important.

Canvas course RSM Master Exchange 

There are nearly 100 master exchange destinations to choose from, but it is very important to apply for the right ones since some schools require additional language and admission grade requirements, have a different academic calendar (Austria, Australia, New Zealand, India, South Korea), differ from length in terms (tri/semester, quarter system) or have deviating requirements for certain nationalities (China). This information is mostly summarized in the partner schools’ so-called Factsheets, which are to be found in the Canvas course “RSM Master Exchange”, section “partner schools”. This canvas course is also a useful tool to find reports of former exchange students.

PIM Schools Database

Fact sheets for Partnership in International Management (PIM) network member schools, including academic calendar, accommodation and application, are available on the PIM website: www.pimnetwork.org. 

 

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The International Office of RSM is responsible for initiating, organizing and coordinating international exchanges and is therefore able to give you most of the information needed.

Important information on the Master Exchange Programme is communicated through: 

  • Canvas course RSM Master Exchange 
    There are nearly 100 master exchange destinations to choose from, but it is very important to apply for the right ones since some schools require additional language and admission grade requirements, have a different academic calendar (Austria, Australia, New Zealand, India, South Korea), differ from length in terms (tri/semester, quarter system) or have deviating requirements for certain nationalities (China).
    This information is mostly summarized in the partner schools’ so-called Factsheets, which are to be found in the Canvas course RSM Master Exchange, section “partner schools”. This canvas course is also a useful tool to find reports of former exchange students.
  • Sin-Online
    Important information and new developments (like new partners schools) on the Master Exchange Programme is also communicated through: SIN -Online channel “RSM Master Exchange”.
  • Directly by email through the International Office.
  • Feel free to drop by our office for questions or contact us to make an appointment. See the tab "Contact Information".
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The websites of our partner schools provide you with the most relevant information about their (exchange) programmes, accreditation, rankings, location, and accommodation options for international students.

The direct links to webpages for (master/graduate) incoming exchange students are mentioned on a partner university's factsheet. These factsheets are posted on our Canvas course "RSM Master Exchange". This will save you a lot of searching on the web.

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At Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) there are several offices that promote, support and facilitate outgoing and incoming student mobility. At the faculties, institutes and schools, these offices are usually called 'international offices', like at the RSM. On a university-wide level, the concerning office is called the International Office EUR.

International Office EUR is able to give you advice about scholarships en more general information on studying and living abroad.

You will be able to find this information on the following website: http://www.eur.nl/english/essc/internationaloffice/studyabroad/

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Social media channels are easy and available for everyone to use. For example, you could check the RSM Exchange Students 2018-2019 group on Facebook to contact our current exchange students. For students going on exchange or coming to Rotterdam in 2018-2019 a new Facebook group will be launched after selection. This Facebook group is also a good tool to sublet your room if you are leaving for an exchange.

Use social media to get information about the universities, the countries, to learn from students who went on exchange already etc.

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The Netherlands Organisation for International Co-operation in Higher Education (Nuffic) is the Dutch organisation for international co-operation in higher education. They provide useful information about studying abroad, grants, etc. The Dutch website provides more information as it mainly focuses on Dutch students but the English page can be of some help for international students as well: www.wilweg.nl 

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There are several mandatory requirements which you must fulfil in order to be considered eligible for a master exchange and/or for a specific destination in particular. The following selection criteria guarantee that each student has sufficient qualifications and motivation to study successfully abroad. The selection committee applies all criteria, as outlined below.

To be selected to go on exchange, you must fulfil several mandatory requirements. The following selection criteria guarantee that each student has sufficient qualifications and motivation to study successfully abroad:

 

 At the time of selection (January 2019):

  1. All applying students must have achieved a minimum average weighted grade of 6.5 in their bachelor programme at RSM or another university. If you want to apply for business schools in North America, your average weighted bachelor grade should surpass a 7.5. For traditional popular destinations, your average should surpass a 7.0.

    To find out the specific requirements for a partner, please see the section Partner schools MSc and download the overview. 
     
  2. At the time of application, current master students must have completed at least 2 of their master core courses of their Block 1. In all cases, students should bring their most recent Osiris print out, which shows ALL core courses results, to the interview which takes place early February 2019.

    Students awaiting re-sit results should inform the International Office since the timing of these results may clash with the period in which they are selected and/or nominated at the partner school.
    At all times, students must study in the nominal timespan of their programme, this means that you MUST have completed your entire exam programme – including the master thesis trajectory – BEFORE you go on exchange. Only exception to this rule (*), is that you are allowed to leave one elective open (6 EC, MPE or MFE) to be completed on exchange. Thus all core courses and the master thesis must have been completed before you set off to our partner school.
     
  3. Students must show proof of their language skills required for the school they apply for.
     
  4. Students must write a motivation letter which is primarily based on the study programme and their goals to be achieved abroad.
     
  5. Students must demonstrate that they are mature, independent, flexible and responsible by extra-curricular activities. Participation in RSM activities is a big plus for selection.
     
  6. Students must be aware that they represent RSM and fulfill an ambassadors role abroad.
     
  7. Students applying for MBA level programmes (most schools in N-America and Asia) must have at least one year of working experience (internships, part-time (management) job).
     

(*) Not applicable to students in the MSc Finance & Investments Advanced and MScBA Master in Management programme!

 

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Students who are eligible to apply for an exchange in 2018-2019 (status at the time of the selection on Friday January 11, 2019):

  • current master students who started their master programme in September 2018;
  • current master students who started their second master programme in September 2018;
  • Master in Management students who started their programme in September 2018; 
  • Master in Finance Advanced students who started their programme in September 2018;
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Average grade

At most partner schools, students with a bachelor average grade of 6.5 will meet the entry requirements for their exchange programme. However, and especially the North-American business schools, some partner schools require a higher average, meaning a -7.5-. There is no way RSM can send students, who score lower, without running the risk that students will not be admitted. For the very popular schools, RSM requires an average of -7.0-.

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The reason that you chose your preferred destinations plays a crucial role in the selection process, in both your letter and during your 10-minutes interview. Therefore, we advise you to devote a sufficient amount of time to prepare your application and interview. The motivation letter is part of the online application for your exchange.

Your motivation letter should be written in English and:

  • include a very short personal introduction;
  • describe why the exchange is an added value upon completion of your master programme;
  • describe in what way your top 3 of exchange destinations will contribute to your future career;
  • describe your characteristics relevant for an exchange abroad (international orientation, independent nature, previous international experiences);
  • describe in which way you will represent the RSM at the partner school;
  • be concluded with the following sentence/statement: I WILL .........................................................

This motivation letter may not exceed 6.000 characters (text and spaces). If you copy-paste from Word, please keep in mind that Word does not count hard returns as a character, the online application system does.

The more personal your motivation letter, the more you stand out from the crowd applying for the same destinations.

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The selection committee wants to learn more about your extra-curricular activities in addition to your studies at RSM and working experience is important when you are applying for MBA level exchange programmes. RSM has MBA level exchange agreements with certain partner schools, just for the fact that these do not have master programmes like there are at RSM.

In the online application, please name the most relevant activities or jobs. Your participation in RSM activities is an advantage for being selected.

Jobs you can include:

• any part-time, full-time jobs or weekend jobs;
• activities and responsibilities in a student association or society;
• RSM activities in which you have participated or were responsible for (participation in RSM activities is a big plus for selection);
• voluntary activities in sports or in the community;
• internships;
• your own company.

Your extra-curricular information should show us that you are a mature, independent, flexible and responsible student.

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If you have completed both your Bachelor and Master programme in English at the time of your exchange, most (not all!) partner schools accept a so-called English Waiver so that you do not need to pass an official TOEFL/IELTS test.

If you have NOT completed your Bachelor, but only your Master programme in English at the time of your exchange, most partner schools require an official TOEFL/IELTS.

SEE FOR LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS OF EVERY PARTNER SCHOOL, THE SECTION PARTNER SCHOOLS MSc.

When you submit your online application, no later than Friday January 11, 2019, you must upload proof of your level of language skills, either:

  • Proof of your Bachelor programme in English;

or

  • An official TOEFL or IELTS score according to the Common European Framework of References for Languages (CEFR), TOEFL and/or IELTS scores. You should have proof of the teaching language of all 3 preferred partner schools.

or

  • B2 (CEFR)

If you are still participating in a language course or registered for an official language test (TOEFL, IELTS) at the time of the application deadline (Friday January 11, 2019), please include proof of your language course/test registration and submit the result during your interview in February 2019.

Please check the separate section on Language skills in order to find out which language level is required at each stage of the application and selection process and which test results or proofs of proficiency are accepted.

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Language skills/levels/tests

Your language skills are very important for all international study abroad programmes. At most partner schools the teaching language of the business and management courses is English, at some partner schools, the teaching language is both in the local language and English. And a very few do not or hardly offer any English courses at all.

In the overview Partner Schools MSc, you can find the teaching language at each school, as well as the language level/proof needed.

Assessment of language skills in Europe

In Europe most schools use the levels the levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) to evaluate your language skills.

The levels of the Common European Framework (CEFR):

A1 – Beginners level
A2 – Pre-intermediate level
B1 – Intermediate level
B2 – High intermediate level
C1 – Advanced level 

Assessment of language skills outside Europe

Outside Europe most schools use the scores of TOEFL and/or IELTS to determine the language level. See in the table below, the most common levels required at non-European partner schools:

Language Test Score
CEFR B2.2
TOEFL Internet based: 100
  Computer based: 250
  Paper based: 600
IELTS 6.5 - 7.0 

Scores of TOEFL and/or IELTS should be valid and therefore not older than 1,5 year at time of selection and 2 years at time of exchange.

 

 

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At each partner school the language requirements differ and are subject to change. One school accepts an English waiver from RSM stating that the student has sufficient English language skills, whereas another partner only accepts RSM students if they can show an office TOEFL score.

If you want to be sure that you can be exchanged to any partner school (provided you also do meet the other selection criteria), you are strongly advised to pass the TOEFL or IELTS test and make sure the result is known at the time of selection (January 2019). Also, a TOEFL/IELTS might be necessary to obtain visa documents for N-America, check their factsheets on Blackboard 'RSM Master Exchange (general information)'.

At the time of selection

At the time of selection (January – February 2019) you must meet the language requirements of your top 3 preferred destinations. See also the overview Partner Schools MSc in which you can find the language requirements at each partner school. The International Office does not select students who do not meet the language requirements of the preferred partner schools in order to avoid that these students are not admitted to the partner school at the time of nomination (April-May 2018).

English waivers

Some schools accept a so-called English waiver on the basis of a completed Bachelor and Master programme in English. RSM can prepare such English waiver for the student.

Any equal official proof of English Proficiency

Some schools accept other proof of English Proficiency provided that you can demonstrate that the level is comparable to their official language requirement. For example, a Cambridge Proficiency certificate, level C.

CEFR-level

These are the levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) to evaluate your language skills.

The levels of the Common European Framework (CEFR):

A1 – Beginners level
A2 – Pre-intermediate level
B1 – Intermediate level
B2 – High intermediate level
C1 – Advanced level 

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Please be aware that some official language certificates are valid for two years only. Partner universities have the right to reject these certificates. It is your responsibility to make sure that you have a valid certificate to show to the partner university. However, the International Office does accept this “old” certificate for the application in January in order to prove your level of proficiency.

If one of the partner universities on your application (top 3 and 10 alternatives) asks for an official proof of e.g. the TOEFL or IELTS and your certificate expires before Spring of 2019, we strongly advise you to make a new test and have the result in before our application deadline in January. If you wait until after the selection, you might not have the time to get a new certificate before the application deadline of the partner university (which in some cases might be in February or March already).

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Application – 3 steps

Before your start filling you out the online application form for the master exchange programme, you are strongly recommended to make yourself familiar with the contents of the website pages on the master exchange programme.

Step 1. Prepare your application:

• Please read this website carefully, especially the selection criteria.• Attend at least one information session on Thursday October 4, 2018 during the Study Abroad Fair which starts around 14:00 in the C-hall. The specific information session on the master exchange takes place that day from room 15.00 - 16.00 h in room CB-04 • Subscribe to the SIN-Online channel “RSM Master Exchange”. • Check the language requirements (see selection) and register for a language level test (TOEFL/IELTS or language course in good time. • Enrol in “RSM Master Exchange” on Canvas. 

Step 2. Complete your application online here:

Information and uploads required in the online application:
• Personal information, such as your contact details, student ID, uploaded picture.
• RSM student status, such as year of enrolment, programme, results of your bachelor programme.
• Language skills: upload proof of your language skills (TOEFL or IELTS , ITP TOEFL, results of English Bachelor programme, results of secondary education if in English).
• Details of prior or other education.
• A maximum of three of your most relevant extra-curricular activities, such as an internship, job, student association, RSM activities, or volunteer work. Upload your C.V.
• State your three preferred destinations, and any alternative suggestions.
• A preliminary proposal indicating your choice of courses at your preferred destinations. This preliminary proposal can be changed after you have been selected.
• A copy of your passport’s detail’s page.
• Motivation letter. 

 Step 3. Submit online your application + uploads (language, passport, C.V.) not later than Friday January 11, January 2019

• Once submitted, no further alterations can be made.
• Keep a printout of your completed online application for yourself to prepare for the interview.

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SELECTION PROCESS

Initial selection
The initial selection is based on your application form. Candidates who do not meet the selection criteria will take no further part in the selection process, and will be notified by email before the end of January 2019.

Interviews
If you have passed the initial selection, you will be notified of the date, time and place of your 10-minute interview by email. Interviews will take place in the first week of February 2019. Please confirm your attendance at the interview to the administrative assistant of the International Office, Sofie van Hattem by email at vanhattem@rsm.nl as soon as possible.

Matching of students and exchange places
When all interviews are concluded, the committee will proceed with selection and placement of candidates, taking into account the order of preferred universities. You may, or may not, be granted a place at your preferred destination, depending on availability. The committee starts with selection for destinations with the greatest competition, for example those with a high number of applications and few available places. There is a competition for placements and the selection process for popular destinations will be more rigorous than for other destinations. Selection is based on average grades, working experience, language skills, extra-curricular activities, study progress, motivation and performance during interview. Students with lower scores have smaller chances of winning a placement at their first choice destination. If unsuccessful, they will compete for places in their second and third choice destinations.

 

 

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ALLOCATION OF EXCHANGE SLOTS: POSITIVE OR NEGATIVE RESULT

Positive or negative result? The results of the selection are expected to be announced by email on Friday February 15, 2019. If the International Office has not been able to allocate you an exchange destination (yet), you will be informed by email the day before.

Negative results are for students who:
• they scored lower on the selection criteria than others for the same exchange place(s);
• they only applied for one particular partner school for which there were better applicants;
• they were not open to alternative destinations;
• they made a poor impression during the interview;
• they didn’t demonstrate a solid motivation for the host university;
• they failed to attend the interview and gave no good reason for doing so.

Negative result: 

Waiting list
If the selection committee has not selected you for any of your three preferred destinations, but you have indicated that you are open to alternatives, you will be registered on our waiting list. This means you can re-apply for any remaining available exchange placements. A list of available placements will be sent to you by email after students selected in the first round have confirmed or declined their offers; this takes place between one and two weeks after the interviews.

Positive result:

Festive drink
Students selected for the RSM Master Exchange Programme celebrate the results with a social get-together. This is a perfect opportunity to meet fellow students who are going to the same exchange destination as you, and also to meet students who are currently doing their exchange in Rotterdam. Here’s your chance to meet future study mates and ask for more information from those already on exchange here in Rotterdam. You will automatically receive an invitation for this event. 

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A study experience abroad always involves additional costs such as: + half a year RSM tuition fee, visas, insurance, airfare and other travel expenses. The total amount of additional costs depends on the destination and your personal expenses.

Please do make sure that you make a realistic budget overview for yourself before deciding where you would like to go. Do not calculate receiving possible scholarships or grants within this budget overview as you can never be sure if you will actually receive them. If you do, see it as extra spending money.

For example:

Some universities in countries such as the USA or Australia need proof that you have enough funds to support yourself during your stay at the host university. Selected students for these universities need to show evidence at the time of application (around February) at the host university that they have the equivalent of approximately $5000 or more on their or their parents’ bank account. In some cases, grants and scholarships are available.

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As an exchange student selected by RSM’s International Office, you don’t pay tuition fee at the host university. However, you do need to be enrolled at RSM. Be aware that an exchange involves at least an extra half year of RSM tuition fee. Once your exchange is over, and you have  have sent an approved (revised) conversion proposal (mostly done prior to exchange) and study report to the International Office, it still may take some weeks before your grades from the host university arrives. Without your transcript from the host university, the International Office can not process your conversion proposal.

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The following information may also help to you to reduce your extra costs.

Subletting your room during your exchange

Subletting your room during your exchange period can reduce exchange costs, and using your room will help us to accommodate incoming exchange students.

There is always a shortage of rooms for exchange students studying in Rotterdam. If you want to rent out your room temporarily you can use the housing webpage: www.HousingAnywhere.com. This webpage was developed to bring student accommodation supply and demand together; and it operates student-to-student, without using intermediaries.

You can also check out the Facebook group “RSM Exchange Students 2019-2020” and interact with international students coming to Rotterdam for their exchange who may want to rent your room. This page will be launched after the selection in 2019. If you sublet your room via HousingAnywhere, post the link to your room here on Facebook.

Student grants and loans & reimbursement of OV student card

Dutch students will continue to receive student grants and loans while abroad. Students who receive a student grant from DUO and who take components of their Dutch university studies abroad are entitled to receive approximately ¤ 100 per month instead of their OV student card. Leisure travel time before or after your exchange programme is not calculated in this period. To receive timely reimbursement you should submit your request to DUO at least two months before departure. Request forms are available at the Erasmus Student Service Centre (ESSC) in the E-building, and on DUO’s website: https://duo.nl/particulier/studiefinanciering-buitenland/ov-vergoeding.jsp  The International Office of RSM can sign this form.

ERASMUS+ grant / scholarschip

The European education programme is the programme that financially supports students who will be exchanged to universities in any EU and EEA/EFTA country. Students can not send in an application for this grant individually. Therefore, after the exchange selection, the International Office makes sure that the central EUR International Office (responsible for the administration of the Erasmus+ programme) receives a list of all selected students eligible for this grant. The central EUR International Office will inform those students how to proceed with their application for the Erasmus+ programme grant. See also: http://www.erasmusplus.nl/welcome-at-the-website-of-the-dutch-national-agency-erasmus 

Be aware: students going to our partner schools EADA (Barcelona) or Imperial College (London) are not eligible for the Eramus+ grant. This has to do with the private status of both schools.

If you have any questions, please send email to erasmusbeurs@eur.nl.

A.A. Van Beek Fund Scholarship

Students who have been enrolled at the Erasmus University Rotterdam for at least two years can apply for this scholarship. Information and application forms can be found here: www.aavanbeekfonds.nl and www.eur.nl/studyabroad

The International Office’s letter of confirmation which will be sent to you after selection, can serve as evidence that your exchange period counts towards your degree at RSM. This proof is necessary for the application for this scholarship.

 

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MEET THE INTERNATIONAL OFFICE

The International Office at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) is responsible for initiating, organising and coordinating international exchange programmes with international business schools and universities at bachelor and master level.

The International Office is your first contact for exchanges on Bachelor and Master level.

Location, opening hours and contact persons
Mandeville (T) building, rooms T5-14, 18 & 22
Opening hours: Monday through Friday, 09.00 – 17.00 h. Lunch between 12.00 - 13.00 h.
Appointments: The International Office has an open door policy, though appointments are recommended as all staff members work part time. 

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Linda de Vries
Linda de Vries
Head International Office Outgoing Master exchange
T5-22
Working days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9:00 - 14:30

Ellen Vermeulen
Ellen Vermeulen
Programme Manager Incoming Exchange
T5-14
Working days: Monday, Tuesday 9:00 - 14:30, Thursday 9:00 - 17:00, Friday 9:00 - 16:30

Karin Valentijn
Karin Valentijn
Programme Assistant Incoming & Outgoing Exchange
T5-18
Working days: Monday, Tuesday, Friday 9:00 - 17:00
Sherida Wong
Sherida Wong
Senior Programme Assistant Exchange Programmes
T5-18
Working days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9:00 - 17:00

Ligaya Kasmo-Borgonje
Ligaya Kasmo-Borgonje
Programme Manager Outgoing Bachelor Exchange
T5-14
Working days: Monday 9:00 - 13:00 and Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9:00 - 17:00

Sofie van Hattem
Sofie van Hattem
Administrative Assistant
Working days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 9:00-17:00
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Student Advisors

Who               Ms. Angelique van der Mast, Mr. Menno van der Hoorn, Ms Maaike Troost and Irèn Galama
Room             E1-28 & 30
Tel.                 +31 10 408 1891
Email             studieadviseur@rsm.nl
Website         https://www.rsm.nl/study-advice/master/ 

Academic directors of RSM master programmes: 

Master Programme Academic Director
Business Information Management Dr Ting Li (tli@rsm.nl)
Supply Chain Management Dr Erwin van der Laan (elaan@rsm.nl)
Human Resource Management Dr Anne Nederveen Pieterse (anederveenpieterse@rsm.nl)
Strategic Entrepreneurship Dr Luca Berchicci (lberchicci@rsm.nl)
Marketing Management Prof. S. Puntoni (spuntoni@rsm.nl)
Strategic Management Dr Anna den Ouden-Nadolska (anadolska@rsm.nl)
Finance & Investments Dr Mathijs van Dijk (madijk@rsm.nl)
Finance & Investments Advanced Dr Dirk Schoenmaker (schoenmaker@rsm.nl)
Management of Innovation Drs Sandra Langeveld (slangeveld@rsm.nl)
Accounting & Financial Management Dr Steven Kramer (skramer@rsm.nl)
Global Business & Sustainability Dr Steve Kennedy (skennedy@rsm.nl)
Organisational Change & Consulting Prof. Dr Alexander Maas (amaas@rsm.nl)
Master in Management Dr. I. Bogenrieder (ibogenrieder@rsm.nl)

 Erasmus Student Services Centre (ESSC)

The ESSC can help with: renewing your OV student card; registering for a language test or course, information on any practical matters for an academic period abroad, such as visa and insurance; statements of enrolment and other documents.

Room           Sanders building
Tel.               +31 10 408 2323
Website       www.eur.nl/internationaloffice
Open            daily, 9:30 to 16:00 h.

International Office EUR
At university wide level there is the International Office EUR. Amongst other services, for you as outgoing student, they are of main importance for the Erasmus+ scholarship (email: erasmusplus@eur.nl and see also http://www.eur.nl/english/essc/internationaloffice/ .
For questions about language courses and tests 

Website      www.eur.nl/ltc
Email           languagecentre@oos.eur.nl 

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The International Office deals with questions from students every day. We have listed the most common questions and answers here. Please check if the information you need is on these pages before contacting the International Office.

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Yes, you are most welcome to re-apply, however it is the schools’ policy not to select students to the same continent (except for Europe and Asia) or to traditional popular exchange destinations twice.

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More than 80 top business schools in Europe, Canada, Latin America, the USA, Australia, New Zealand and Asia are open to you during your master. These business schools and universities are all seen as some of the best in their countries and are renowned worldwide. You will be asked to list three preferred destinations in your application. Some schools have a different academic calendar, or have special requirements as to workload or languages, please see under 'Partner Schools MSc'. 

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All master programme course components and the thesis need to be completed prior to the exchange. Only one of the 6 ECTS (Master Programme or Free) electives can be done abroad.

Note: The Master in Management and Master Finance Advanced programmes lasts longer than 1 year, therefore these students need to do the exchange in Spring.

 

September-December 2017

January 2018 February-June 2018 Autumn 2018

Block I:  Core Courses (11 ECTS)

Block II: Core Courses (11 ECTS)

Research Skills (4 ECTS)

Electives Block III. IV, V (18 ECTS)

or 

Do 1 elective abroad (12 ECTS)

MSc Graduation 

or

Exchange Abroad

Master Trajectory Master Trajectory (16 ECTS)
Oktober 2017 January 12, 2018 Spring 2019
Start with our online application for Master Exchange Deadline to submit online application Exchange for MiM and Finance Advanced students
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An exchange takes place during a semester, a trimester or on a quarterly basis, usually from late August to late December, or from January to May / June. However, academic calendars at international partner schools vary according to their location, for example in Australia, India, New Zealand, Latin America, UK, Germany or Austria, see under 'Partner Schools MSc'. 

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Each year the selection committee receives more applications than there are exchange places. Although the committee applies all selection criteria, of which your motivation letter is of most importance, there are always applicants with more or less the same profile and applying for the same school.
Only In such a case, your GPA Bachelor scores may be decisive. However, some of our partner universities, mostly in North-America require and only accept students into their programmes with a certain average bachelor grade of 7.5 or higher. 
Therefore, students with lesser Bachelor scores should not apply for those concerned. Of course your Master scores are taken into account, but there are only a few. Furthermore, higher scores in the master programmes are the rule rather than the exception and are therefore not directive. In addition, MBA level programmes require a meaningful package of working experience, at least one year and can consists of internships, part-time (management) jobs, own company etc.

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Friday, 15 September 2017

In the list of MSc partner schools one can see that certain GPA’s are required to enter a certain partner school. In most cases this GPA has been decided upon in the exchange agreements between RSM and the partner school. Especially at North American partner schools, the GPA of the bachelor can play an important role in being selected to their programmes.

The GPA of the bachelor programme can not be compensated with your (few) master grades which, in general, are higher than your bachelor ones.

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At the time of selection (January-February 2018) and start of the exchange, students should have met the language requirements of their top 3 preferred exchange destinations, see Partner Schools MSc.

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Although no tuition fee needs to be paid at the host university, an exchange abroad always involves additional costs. The most common additional expenses are travels costs, visa and insurance, language courses and accommodation, which are dependent on your destination and your personal expenses. Some partner schools also require compulsory exchange fees which cover campus facilities. There are, of course, student grants that can help you to reduce these extra costs.

See under 'Finances'. 

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Monday, 25 September 2017

No, the exchange is a bonus for those who study nominally, in other words, who complete their Master programme in one year. Only in very exceptional cases (for example students who have completed a fulltime Board position or have started a second Master) an exchange is possible in the second year.

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Within the regular master programme structure, you need to be at RSM during spring to participate in your thesis trajectory. This means that your exchange can only take place in the autumn of 2018, at the end of your master programme. Only MiM and Finance-Advanced students can do their exchange in Spring. An exchange involves some prolongation of your master (approx. 6 months) and therefore some extra tuition fee. However, you only pay for the months that you are still registered as a student at RSM. An exchange or any other international experience is regarded as an indispensable part of your business studies and investment in your personal development. You will benefit from the experience as soon as you start your career, locally or internationally.

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Within the master programme structure, you can choose to replace one of your spring electives (6 ECTS) at the exchange university. Your minimum workload abroad remains 20 ECTS. All completed courses abroad, including a mention of your exchange university, will be stated on your grade certificate which belongs to your MSc diploma. Prior to the exchange, an approved proper conversion proposal (course plan abroad) needs to be handed in at the International Office.

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Friday, 9 September 2016

In general, when taking part in an international exchange, you will attend courses from MSc, MBA or senior bachelor (fourth or fifth year) programmes at your host school, depending on details of the agreement between RSM and the partner school. In each case, the courses will be of a comparable level to your RSM courses, which means they can count towards your RSM master programme.

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At some schools, mostly outside Europe, master students participate in MBA programmes. The reason is just because of the fact that these particular partner schools do not offer a master programme. For MBA level programmes working experience (at least 1 year) and maturity is very important.

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Friday, 29 September 2017

In the list of MSc partner schools one can see that some schools have the label ON HOLD instead of the number estimated exchange slots. On hold means that the host university has sent us less students than RSM has sent to that particular university in previous years. Since the exchange of students is based on a person-to-person basis, it is the host university’s right to put RSM on hold in case there is an uneven balance of incoming and outgoing students.

The on hold rule will only change if the host university send its’ students to RSM again. If there is a chance in any of the On Hold destinations, you will be informed through the SIN-online channel.

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Friday, 29 September 2017

The International Office does not support exchanges, which are arranged by students for themselves. However, if you do want to arrange your own exchange or participation in a summer school and want to convert your grades into your home studies, you should prepare an approved conversion proposal beforehand, just as you would for a regular study exchange. In addition, we advise students to first contact the International Office. Not all schools offer business courses, which can replace RSM’s courses, and your participation and resulting grades may not be recognised by RSM. Please also take into consideration the expense of participation in exchange courses or summer schools, as fees can be high.

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