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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.

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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 (no more than 2 IELTS sub-scores may be a maximum of 0.5 points below the required overall score of 6.0)
    • TOEFL iBT: 80
    • TOEFL IBT Home test 80;
      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 (no more than 2 IELTS sub-scores may be a maximum of 0.5 points below the required overall score of 6.5). With a score of 6 (with no more than 2 IELTS sub-scores below 6) overall, the applicant will be asked for an extra interview;
  • TOEFL iBT: 90;
  • TOEFL IBT Home test 90;
  • Cambridge: 176

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

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