Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

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Can I upload more than one diploma?

Yes, you can add more than one diploma in each section (secondary, bachelor and or master).

Last update:
Monday, 13 June 2016

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Do I need to be able to speak Dutch to study in the Netherlands?

The Dutch are known for their proficiency in the English language and this, combined with the highly international nature of both the campus and the city of Rotterdam ensure that you will manage just fine without any Dutch language skills. Of course it is often very rewarding to be able to speak the language of the country you are living in. Also, if you are looking for a job on the side, or hope to remain in the Netherlands after graduation, speaking Dutch can be a big advantage. The Language &Training Centre (LTC) offers several language courses, including Dutch.

 

Last update:
Tuesday, 28 June 2016

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Does the university have a swimming pool?

No, but there is a swimming pool in the vicinity. More information on the sports facilities of Erasmus can be found here.

Last update:
Thursday, 16 July 2015

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Does the university offer sports facilities?

Yes. For approximately EUR 120 per year you can participate in training sessions and use all facilities in the sports buildings on campus. Sports offered include tennis, squash, rugby, soccer, volleyball, rowing, basketball, boxing and other fitness activities such as Pilates, yoga and dancing. The University’s Sports Centre has two sports halls, five squash courts, a fitness gym and six open-air tennis courts. All sports facilities are free during September. There is a deposit to be paid when you buy a sports card. More information can be found at http://www.erasmussport.nl/.

 

Last update:
Thursday, 16 July 2015

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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 name and student number.

Last update:
Tuesday, 12 September 2017

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How can I accept or decline my offer in OLAF?

Click on the button ‘Offer’ in the blue bar at the top of the Offer Reply Form in OLAF.

Last update:
Monday, 13 June 2016

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Can I pay the application fee by bank transfer?

If you want to pay the application fee via a bank transfer, you must provide the RSM Admissions Office with a proof of payment so that we can manually adjust your payment status in OLAF. The bank account details can be found in OLAF in the application fee section.

We also accept payment via credit card without using PayPal. The transaction costs for these payments is 2,95% with a minimum of 35 cents. This is cheaper than the PayPal-Credit card option, which is 3,9% + 35 cents.

Last update:
Thursday, 9 November 2017

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What is the difference between a conditional and unconditional offer

A conditional offer of admission means that you still need to do something before you will be allowed to start your studies at RSM. For the vast majority of our applicants, this means that you need to bring or send either certified hard copies or originals of your diploma(s) and final academic transcript. Once all of the conditions in your offer of admission have been met, your offer will become unconditional and you may officially enroll in the programme.

Many of our applicants ask why we require certified hard copies or originals of their diploma(s) and academic transcripts when we already have digital copies. RSM requires official hard copies because digital documents are easier to forge and are therefore not legal documents.

Last update:
Monday, 13 June 2016

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Is there a special admission process for refugee students?

No, RSM does not have a special admissions process or criteria for students with refugee status because individual situations can vary widely. Applications from refugees will therefore be assessed on an individual basis. If you have questions regarding your diploma, please contact the RSM admissions office.

The Erasmus University does offer general support for refugees. Please visit the refugee pages for more information.

The Nuffic has created a handy tool to help refugee students navigate the Dutch higher education system: https://www.studyinholland.nl/practical-matters/procedures-for-refugees

Last update:
Friday, 13 April 2018

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