What language level is needed at time of selection?

What language level is needed at time of selection?

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 2018). 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 2018) 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.


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