What is a conditional offer?
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 is why all applicants are initially given a conditional offer of admission.
Which documents should I send to make my offer unconditional?
- Diploma: In order to verify that you have completed the study your admission is based on, RSM needs to see your final diploma.
- Transcript: 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).
- Translation: 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!
I don't have my diploma yet, but I have finished my studies. Which documents should I send?
If your official diploma is given after 31 August, you should request an official statement from your university which explicitly states that you have completed all the requirements of your study. Also include a certified hardcopy of your final transcript.
How do I obtain the right documents?
I want to have the documents sent to RSM by e-mail: Your university must send the documents directly to RSM (email@example.com). The documents will not be accepted if they arrive from your e-mail address. Request your university to send both your diploma /graduation statement AND your final grade list.
If your university does not provide digital copies, you need to obtain a certified copy of your final diploma (or diploma statement) and transcript. Certified copies 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.
Online verification systems (EU/EEA only): 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.
Where can I send / bring my documents?
RSM MSc Admissions Office
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50, Mandeville Building T05-01
3062 PA Rotterdam
Some courier services also require a telephone number. In this case please use the general phone number of RSM: +31 10 408 2222
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 admissions office within 2-3 days. Once the documents have arrived and they have been processed, you will be notified.
By e-mail: If you want to send the documents digitally, your university must send the documents directly to RSM ( firstname.lastname@example.org ). The documents will not be accepted if they arrive from your e-mail address. Request your university to send both your diploma /graduation statement AND your final grade list.
I want to bring my documents to the RSM Admissions Office in person: During the Corona pandemic we advise you to send the documents by post or by e-mail. If for some reason this is not possible, you can bring the documents to the RSM Admissions Office in person. The office is located at the Woudestein Campus, on the 5th floor of the Mandeville building, room T5-01.
Can I pick up my documents later?
RSM will save your documents for one year (until September 2024). 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.
My documents have already been sent to RSM, but I have not received any confirmation.
Your documents have most likely reached our inbox (or office if you have sent them by post). The RSM Admissions Team will only start processing these documents once all applications have been evaluated and all results have been sent. Usually this is around the end of June / early July.
Please stay patient. You will be notified via the Online Application Form once your admissions has been made unconditional.
What happens once my offer is unconditional?
Currently your enrolment status in Studielink states: "The educational institution has yet to determine whether your previous education level is sufficient”. Once your offer has been made unconditional, the RSM Admissions Office will confirm your enrolment in Studielink & Osiris.
Also check that before 31 August you have paid the tuition fee & uploaded a photo for your Student ID.
Disclaimer - incase documents are lost.
Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University can not be held responsible for the loss of any documentation during transport or while in storage. Therefore we advise you to only send certified copies of the original documents, or request for the documents to be e-mailed to us by your university.
RSM will save your documents for one academic year. 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.