Admission requirements

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    When you want to study at Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, you will have to meet the admission requirements. Please select the type of programme you would like to study below.


    Master's foundation programme

    To enter the pre-master programme of Rotterdam Business School you have to meet the following requirements, see them below:

    • Business-related Bachelor Degree or a non-business related bachelor degree with one-year relevant work experience*

    • Curriculum vitae and motivation letter

    • English Test:

      • IELTS academic: 6.0 
      • TOEFL iBT: 80 ("My Best Scores" are not accepted)**
      • Cambridge: 169

    These test results can’t be older than two years at the start of the pre-master programme.

    *In case you have a non-business related Bachelor degree and no relevant work experience, your english test results should meet the following requirements:

    • IELTS academic: 6.5 . With a score of 6 overall, the applicant will be asked for an extra interview;
    • TOEFL iBT: 90 ("My Best Scores" are not accepted)**;
    • Cambridge: 176

    These test results can’t be older than two years at the start of the pre-master programme.

    **We only accept tests that are taken at the test centre of the English language test provider [any version of online tests is not accepted]

    English language requirements exemptions:

    You are only exempt for the English language test if:

    -             you have an NVAO accredited degree 
    -             your degree is demonstrably taught entirely in English and has been obtained in the following countries only: Australia, Canada (with the exception of the French-speaking regions), Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and USA.

    Application deadline Pre-Master programmes

      Fall semester Spring semester
    6-month Intensive programme    
      European (EEA) applicants 31 Jul 31 Dec
      Non-European (non-EEA) applicants* 1 Apr 1 Oct
      Non-EU applicants with valid Dutch residence permit 31 Jul 31 Dec