Regularly scheduled test/course
The Erasmus University Language & Training Centre (LTC) offers intake tests throughout the year, which will determine your current level of proficiency, as well as English courses from September onwards. You can always participate in a Language test at the EUR LTC on their regularly scheduled test dates at your own cost. You can check for the next possible test date on their website. Please note that the ITP TOEFL test offered by the EUR LTC is not accepted as it does not test the speaking abilities of the candidate.
RSM together with the LTC also offers English tests free of charge:
Who is this test for: This test is mainly aimed at students from Dutch educational institutions (HBO/WO) who are facing financial need and are not able to pay for a regularly scheduled test.
Test dates and times: The tests will only be offered on two specific moments of the year:
- The first test will be given on week 48 (29 november – 3 december 2021) - registration closed
- The second test will be given on week 15 (11 – 15 april 2022) - registration open until March 28th
Registering for the test: You can register for the test when applying to RSM and filling in the Online Application Form (OLAF). You must submit your application for the programme of your choice at least three weeks before the date of the test you want to participate in. The RSM Admissions Office will then evaluate your application, and if you meet the other minimum requirements, we will register you for the test with the EUR LTC.
Prepare for the test: We advise you to sufficiently prepare for this test in advance. In the past years only 30% of test takers achieved the required C1.1 level.
Taking the test: On both dates the writing part of the test takes place in the morning and the verbal part in the afternoon. Therefore you need to be available throughout the day of the test.
Results of the test: After the test you will receive an overview of your results, but you will not receive an official language certificate. RSM will only accept your results if the minimum obtained overall level as well as individual components meet the C1.1 requirement. The test results are only valid for your application for RSM. The results of the 1st test will be available by mid January. The results of the 2nd test will be available in the beginning of May. Keep this in mind especially when applying for the programmes with a maximum capacity.
Personal circumstances: Students with dyslexia or other personal circumstances can request for additional time to take the test. It’s required to notify the LTC by e-mail before the test date about any personal circumstances. In the email you should include your dyslexia statement or any other relevant statements.
Costs & cancellation: You can only take the test once free of charge. It is not possible to re-schedule the test due to illness or any other reason. If you cancel the test after the final list of test takers has been sent to the Language & Training Center, you will be charged the costs of the test!