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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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What is the mission statement of the University?

Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University is a force for positive change in the world.

We help, educate and prepare students, academics and people in business to become critical, creative, caring and collaborative thinkers and doers.

We do this in our own operations – in research, education and engagement – and in our role as a thought leader in the worlds of business, research and education.

  • We have researched intelligent energy networks to bring sustainable energy a step closer;
  • We have initiated a goal-setting course that increases the engagement of our bachelor students;
  • We have established a mentoring scheme that seeks the best match for mentors and mentees among our alumni network and our students;
  • It’s already in our culture to consider how to make the change happen; it's in our forward thinking I WILL initiative.
Last update:
Wednesday, 22 August 2018

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What is the RSM institutional code for the TOEFL exam?

The institutional code of RSM is 0798 and for Erasmus University 7199 (you can use either). TOEFL exam results can be verified by the admissions office online if you have given Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University permission to access your score. Please do so!

Last update:
Tuesday, 29 August 2017

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What is the tuition fee for a non-EEA student living in an EEA country?

If you have the nationality of a non-EEA country you will have to pay the non-EEA tuition fee. Only in certain circumstances non-EEA students can apply for the EEA tuition fee. Please visit the website of the DUO for more information.

Last update:
Tuesday, 28 June 2016

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What is the tuition fee for EEA students and non-EEA students?

The 2019-2020 tuition fee for the MSc programmes is approximately €18,000 per year. The Dutch government contributes towards this cost for students who hold nationality from a country belonging to the European Economic Area (EEA). These students therefore pay only the statutory fee of €2,083 per year.

Students who are enrolled in the 18-month MSc International Management/CEMS programme will pay tuition for the months they are enrolled.

For EEA nationals who have already completed a master in the Netherlands (and obtained the diploma) the tuition fee for a 2nd master is €11,900.

Countries in the European Economic Area:

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Cyprus
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Netherlands (Including Surinam)
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovak Republic
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom

 

Last update:
Thursday, 25 April 2019

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What is the tuition fee for the 2019-2020 academic year?

The 2019-2020 tuition fee for the MSc programmes is approximately €18,000 per year. The Dutch government contributes towards this cost for students who hold nationality from a country belonging to the European Economic Area (EEA). These students therefore pay only the statutory fee of €2,083 per year. Please note that tuition fees are subject to change.

Students who are enrolled in the 18-month MSc International Management/CEMS programme will pay tuition for the months they are enrolled.

For EEA nationals who have already completed a master in the Netherlands (and obtained the diploma) the tuition fee for a 2nd master is €11,900.

Countries in the European Economic Area: - Austria - Hungary - Poland - Belgium - Iceland - Portugal - Bulgaria - Ireland - Romania - Cyprus - Italy - Slovak Republic - Czech Republic - Latvia - Slovenia - Denmark - Liechtenstein - Spain - Estonia - Lithuania - Sweden - Finland - Luxembourg - Switzerland - France - Malta - United Kingdom - Germany - Netherlands - Greece - Norway - Croatia

Last update:
Thursday, 25 April 2019

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What is the tuition fee for the premaster programme at RSM?

The tuition fee for both the English and Dutch language premaster programmes at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University for the 2019-2020 academic year is set at €972. 

Note: Tuition fees indicated are subject to change. Prior to the start of the academic year, tuition fees may be modified by the Dutch government. Erasmus University Rotterdam reserves the right to make changes affecting policies, fees, curricula, or any other matter announced in this publication without prior notice. 

Last update:
Tuesday, 19 February 2019

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What should I do when my Studielink-account is blocked?

You can contact the Erasmus Student Service Centre and request that they unblock your Studielink-account. Always include your full name and student number.

Last update:
Monday, 10 September 2018

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When do I need to accept my offer?

RSM would ideally like to hear your reply to our offer of admission within 2 weeks of receiving the results. You can accept the offer of admission first, and later on if you change your mind you can simply notify RSM by email that you want to decline or defer the offer of admission. There is no deposit you pay when accepting the offer, so there are no repercussions if you change your reply.

Last update:
Thursday, 19 September 2019

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When do I pay the tuition fee?

You can pay the tuition fee after you have registered in Studielink. The tuition fee should be paid before 31st of August. If you do not pay in time, you can not be registered as a student at RSM.

For more information regarding the payment of tuition fees, please visit the website of the Erasmus Student Service Center

A different payment procedure applies for NON-EU students who need to apply for a VISA. The information will be included in the VISA instructions sent by RSM Admissions Office, Joyce Maliepaard.

Last update:
Thursday, 30 August 2018

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When does the introduction / kick off of my MSc programme take place?

The introductory programmes are different for each MSc programme and can have different start and end dates. Most programmes hold their introductions during the last week of August. Programme Management will inform you about the important dates by email and on the RSM Welcome pages.

 

Last update:
Thursday, 30 August 2018

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When does the new academic year start?

The new academic year will officially start in the week of 1 September (the IM/CEMS programme will start in mid-August). Before the start of the academic year there will be introduction activities (usually in the last week of August). Programme management will inform you about these during the summer and you can find detailed information on the RSM Welcome pages

Last update:
Thursday, 30 August 2018

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When will I be informed of the results of my application?

There is a rolling admissions process for most MSc programmes*.This means that complete applications will be reviewed upon receiving them. You will be notified of the outcome within four weeks following the receipt of your completed application (this could increase to 8 weeks close to the application deadlines). If you have not heard the results within this time, don't hesitate to contact us.

*There is no rolling admission process for the MSc International Management/CEMS programme. Applicants will be notified after the application deadlines about the next selection round.

Last update:
Wednesday, 27 February 2019

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Where can I find additional information regarding the Common European Framework (CEF) for Languages?

Information about the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages can be found on the website of the Erasmus University Language & Training Centre (LTC)

Last update:
Wednesday, 22 June 2016

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Where can I find preliminary course schedules and booklists for my master programme?

The official course schedules and booklists will only be available at the start of the new academic year. Programme Management will inform you about this during the Kick-Off events. You can also view the schedules on the RSM Welcome pages.

Last update:
Thursday, 30 August 2018

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Where can I find the academic calendar?

You can find the academic calendar for your programme at the current students website. 

Last update:
Thursday, 19 September 2019

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Where can I get a valid translation of my diplomas and transcripts?

You can have your official diplomas and transcripts translated at the institution where you obtained your diploma, at your embassy, or at an official translation agency. Please note that you must send a copy of the original document along with the translation.

Last update:
Tuesday, 12 September 2017

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Who needs to apply for the immigration procedure Entry Visa AND a Residence Permit?

Full-time NON-EU/EEA students who accepted their conditional or unconditional offer and have a nationality / holding a passport of one of the countries mentioned in Group III and Group IV, need to apply for an Entry Visa and a Residence permit:

 

Countries

 
 

Procedure

 
 

Group I
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Sweden

 
 

You do not need to apply for an Entry Visa nor a Residence Permit. A valid passport is sufficient

 
 

Group II
Australia, Canada, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, Vatican City, USA, South Korea

 
 

Residence Permit

 
 

Group III
Albania, Armenia, Andorra, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Israel, Macedonia, Malaysia, Morocco, Mexico, Moldova, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Turkey, Uruguay, Venezuela

 
 

Entry Visa & Residence Permit

 
 

Group IV
All other countries not mentioned in Group I, II and III

 
 

Entry Visa & Residence Permit

 

Your main point of contact for the immigration application procedure at RSM/ Erasmus University is Ms. Joyce Maliepaard (visabscmsc@rsm.nl). She will send you the email 'immigration application process' after you have accepted your conditional or unconditional offer of admission for the programme you have been accepted for at the beginning of March.This email explains the procedure to successfully process your immigration application. 

More Important information for NON EU/EEA Full-time students can be found on the RSM/ EUR website

 

Last update:
Monday, 9 July 2018

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Who needs to apply for the immigration procedure Residence Permit?

Full-time NON-EU/EEA students who accepted their conditional or unconditional offer and have a nationality of one of the countries mentioned in Group II need to apply for only a Residence permit:

 

Countries

 
 

Procedure

 
 

Group I
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Sweden

 
 

You do not need to apply for an Entry Visa nor a Residence Permit. A valid passport is sufficient

 
 

Group II
Australia, Canada, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, Vatican City, USA, South Korea

 
 

Entry Visa

 
 

Group III
Albania, Armenia, Andorra, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Israel, Macedonia, Malaysia, Morocco, Mexico, Moldova, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Turkey, Uruguay, Venezuela

 
 

Entry Visa and Residence Permit

 
 

Group IV
All other countries not mentioned in Group I, II and III

 
 

Entry Visa and Residence Permit

 

Your main point of contact for the immigration application procedure at RSM/ Erasmus University is Ms. Joyce Maliepaard (visabscmsc@rsm.nl). She will send you the email 'immigration application process' after you have accepted your conditional or unconditional offer of admission for the programme you have been accepted for at the beginning of March.This email explains the procedure to successfully process your immigration application. 

More important information for NON EU/EEA Full-time students can be found on the RSM/ EUR website

Last update:
Monday, 9 July 2018

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Why are extra languages required for IM/CEMS?

In a multicultural world, speaking several languages is an important asset. It increases the attractiveness of graduates to employers as it demonstrates their international orientation and mindset and enhances their cultural awareness. It also makes the CEMS programme and CEMS graduates distinctive from other international masters. Both CEMS and RSM therefore welcome efforts by students to improve their language skills during their master programme, even if their language skills are already at the minimum required level. 

Last update:
Tuesday, 12 September 2017

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