Complete your enrolment
Complete your enrolment
While your application can be evaluated based on unofficial digital documents you have uploaded in your application form, eventually the RSM Admissions office needs to check the authenticity of your diploma and your final transcript.
This step is vital in order to complete your enrolment for the study. You must be able to show us sufficient proof that you have completed the study your admission is based on by the 31st of August, 2019.
1. Check the conditions in your offer of admission
In the official offer statement, which you can download in the Online Application Form (OLAF), all the conditions of your offer are listed. These conditions must be met by the 31st of August as the academic year officially starts on the 1st of September.
The most common condition is the completion your bachelor programme. This means that all requirements of your bachelor must be met by the 31st of August, and all your grades have been processed (including your final thesis).
2. Which documents are needed?
In order to verify that you have completed the study your admission is based on, RSM needs to see your final diploma. However if your official diploma is given after the 31st of August, you should request an official statement from your university which explicitly states that you have completed all the requirements of your study.
In order to check that your grades and the courses you have submitted during the application process are true, RSM also needs your final academic transcript (i.e. grade list).
If the original documents are written in a language other than English, Dutch or German you must provide an official translation by a registered sworn translator in one of these languages. Make sure to always include your diploma and/or transcript(s) in the original language along with the translation!
Students with admission based on a study completed at Erasmus University Rotterdam are not required to provide this documentation, as the completion of your study can be checked in Osiris. However you must make sure that you have completed all the requirements of the study and have requested your diploma on time. RSM will notify you once the completion of your study has been verified.
3. Certify the documents
A certified copy of your final diploma (or diploma statement) and transcript can be acquired at the institution where you obtained them or at an official notary. Certified means that the document contains the original stamp and signature of your institution (director, course coordinator, registrar) or the official notary. When making your offer unconditional, make sure you send us the original document. Photocopies of a certified copy will not be accepted.
If you have your official diploma and final transcript, you can also come show the originals at the RSM Admissions Office. Do not send original diplomas by post.
Online verifications: If your university uses an online verification system (for example Bocconi University, or HEAR verification with an online provider such as Gradintelligence in the UK), please notify the admissions office. RSM is not able to verify documents online if it's required that software is downloaded before the verification.
4. Send the documents to RSM before 31 August
The documents should be sent to the following address:
RSM MSc Admissions Office
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50, Mandeville Building T05-01
3062 PA Rotterdam
You can also bring the documents to the above mentioned address in person.
We advise you to send the documents as a tracked delivery. The documents will first be received by the central post room, and will be delivered to the admisisions office within 2-3 days. Once the documents have arrived and they have been processed, you will be notified.
RSM will save your documents until September 2020. It is your responsibility to pick up these documents from the admissions office, if you want them back. The admissions office makes scanned copies of all documents for our digital archive and shreds all paper copies that have not been picked up on time.
In order to start your studies in September, you must arrange the tuition fee payment by 31 August. First you need to indicate your preferred payment method in Studielink:
Available payment methods for payment of tuition fees are:
- Payment by digital authorisation via a bank account from a country in the SEPA area via Studielink *
- Payment by bank
- Payment of tuition fees by another person/institution
- Payment by Proof of Payment of Tuition Fee” (“Bewijs van Betaald Collegegeld”)
- Payment at Erasmus Student Service Centre
For more information about the payment methods, please visit the website of the Erasmus Student Service Centre (ESSC).
*If you choose the digital authorisation option, you need to complete the authorisation by the 31st of August, but the money will be withdrawn from your account once the academic year has started.
After this you can make the payment.
A different payment procedure applies for NON-EU/EEA students applying for a VISA/ residence permit. You will be informed about the payment process as well as the immigration process by RSM from March onwards.
Depending on your nationality, you may need an Entry visa and/or a Residence Permit to study in the Netherlands. If you have been offered admission to RSM and this immigration process applies to you, you will be sent additional information additional information on the immigration process at the beginning of March (not earlier). If you have not receive this information, please contact Ms. Joyce Maliepaard at VisaBScMSc@rsm.nl.
Students who do not receive their Entry visa in time and consequently are not in the Netherlands in the first week of September will not be allowed to start their studies at RSM.