Application procedures

How to apply

In order to enrol for a study programme at Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, there are various procedures which you must take into account for different programmes.

Students who want to apply for a Willem de Kooning Academy Bachelor programme, please see the admission information on the Willem de Kooning Academy website. 

For a Master at the Piet Zwart Institute, please see the admission information on the Piet Zwart Institute website.

Bachelor degree programmes

Registration in Studielink

All students, regardless of nationality, have to apply through Studielink for our University and the study program of their choice.

Non-Dutch high school diploma

After registering in Studielink you will receive further information about your application from the Centre of International Affairs (CoIA).

Dutch diploma

Students with a Dutch diploma also apply via Studielink. After registering in Studielink you will receive further information about your application from the Student Service Center (SSC).

Non-Dutch diploma

Steps to your enrolment

  1. After you have applied via Studielink a letter with your login details will be sent to you via email. Use these codes to log in to Hint, the intranet. On Hint you will find information about, for example, the start week, your schedule and your book list. (This information will be available close to the starting date of your study programme). The login codes will also give you access to your personal university e-mail and Osiris (student registration system)

  2. An invitation for the study programme check (SPC) interview will be send to you by email. Participation in the SPC is mandatory and consist of at least an interview. The content of the study programme, your motivation and your personal circumstances will all be assessed in the SPC. Together we will check to make sure that the study programme is the right choice for you and whether or not you need some support to get your studies off to a good start. Upon completion of the SPC you will receive a recommendation as to whether or not you should start with the study programme. Only if you applied in Studielink after May 1st the recommendation is binding. The recommendation is given orally, but you can also find it in Osiris. More details and the conditions can be found on HINT.

  3. Centre of International Affairs (CoIA) also confirms your Studielink registration by email together with application instructions and a list of required documents that you need to send to COIA for evaluation.
    1. Required documents can be sent by email. ,However please be informed that digital copies of your diploma and final transcripts are only used to determine if you meet the requirements. For your final registration, original certified photocopies of your diploma and final transcripts send by post or submitted in person are still required (see admission requirements).
    2. If at the time of applying you are still in your final year, we can also determine if you are eligible to apply based on your current transcripts plus a statement from your school indicating when and for which diploma you are expected to graduate.

  4. After your application documents haven been checked and processed by CoIA admissions, you will receive a conditional admission and statement of understanding. Additional information about practical matters like housing, insurance and visa will be provided by email by team Student Support.

  5. Non-EU applicants will receive an invoice by email for tuition fees and additional fees that apply. EU applicants have to arrange the payment of tuition fees via Studielink.

  6. Non-EU only: After you have paid the fees as stated on the invoice and we have received the required documents for the visa application, team Student Support will apply for your student visa (MVV) and residence permit (VVR). You (or your agent) will be informed when your MVV is ready to be collected at the Dutch consulate or embassy in your country.

  7. After arrival in the Netherlands, we will welcome you to our University of Applied Sciences during the COIA introduction week which takes place before the start of your study programme. During these days CoIA will assist you with practical matters like municipality registration and residence permit and several social activities will be organized by CoIA and the student ambassadors..

     

Master degree programmes

Steps to your enrolment

  1. Apply for your Master via Studielink

  2. After you have applied via Studielink a letter with your login details will be sent to you via email. Use these codes to log in to Hint, the intranet. On Hint you will find information about, for example, the start week, your schedule and your book list. (This information will be available close to the starting date of your study programme). The login codes will also give you access to your personal university e-mail and Osiris (student registration system)

  3. Centre of International Affairs (CoIA) also confirms your Studielink registration by email together with application instructions and a list of required documents that you need to send to CoIA for evaluation.
    1. Required documents can be sent by email. However please be informed that digital copies of your diploma and final transcripts are only used to determine if you meet the requirements. For your final registration, original certified photocopies* of your diploma and final transcripts send by post or submitted in person are still required (see admission requirements).
    2. If at the time of applying you are still in your final year, we can also determine if you are eligible to apply based on your current transcripts plus a statement from your school indicating when and for which diploma you are expected to graduate. 

  4. CoIA admissions will check that your diploma and your level of English meet the requirements for the programme and will contact you for an intake interview. If you do not meet the language or previous education requirements, CoIA may advise you to take a preparation course.

  5. After the intake interview you will receive a conditional admission and statement of understanding. Additional information about practical matters like housing, insurance and visa will be provided by email by team Student Support.

  6. You will receive an invoice by email for tuition fees and additional fees that apply. Students of the Master in Logistics Management who have an EU/EEA nationality are excluded, as they will have to authorize Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences on Studielink in order to fulfil the payment.

  7. Non- EU only: After you have paid the fees as stated on the invoice and we have received the required documents for the visa application, team Student Support will apply for your student visa (MVV) and residence permit (VVR). You (or your agent) will be informed when your MVV is ready to be collected at the Dutch consulate or embassy in your country.

  8. After arrival in the Netherlands, we will welcome you to our University of Applied Sciences during the CoIA introduction week which takes place before the start of your study programme (participation in the Introduction week is mandatory). During these days CoIA will assist you with practical matters like municipality registration and residence permit and several social activities will be organized by CoIA and the student ambassadors.

*An original certified photocopy is a photocopy of your original diploma/transcript. This copy is stamped and signed by the school or the institute which awarded your diploma.

** If you will not obtain your Diploma before the 31st of January (spring) / 31st of August (fall) we need to receive a statement from your school with the following information:

  • Your personal details; initial(s), surname, date of birth and place of birth.
  • The name and location of the school.
  • The name of the course/Diploma that is obtained.
  • The name of the subjects in which the finals have been taken. (or separate final transcript)
  • The date of graduation.
  • The date on which the diploma was obtained or will be issued.

Master's Foundation programme

Master's Foundation Programme

Steps to your enrolment

  1. Please fill out the online application form 
  2. Centre of International Affairs (CoIA) confirms your application by email together with application instructions and a list of required documents that you need to      send to CoIA for evaluation.
    1. Required documents can       be sent by email. However please be informed that digital copies of your       diploma and final transcripts are only used to determine if you meet the requirements. For your final registration, original certified photocopies* of your diploma and final transcripts send by post or submitted in person are still required.
    2. If at the time of applying you are still in your final year, we can also determine if you are eligible to apply based on your current transcripts plus a statement from your school indicating when and for which diploma you are expected to graduate. 
  3. CoIA admissions will check that your diploma and your level of English meet the requirements for the programme and will contact you for an intake interview.
  4. After the intake interview you will receive a conditional admission and statement of understanding. Additional information about practical matters like housing, insurance and visa will be provided by email by team Student Support.
  5. You will receive an invoice by email for tuition fees and additional fees that apply.
  6. Non-EU only: After you have paid the fees as stated on the invoice and we have received the signed documents, CoIA will apply for your      student visa (MVV), if necessary. You (or your agent) will be informed when your MVV is ready to be collected at the Dutch consulate or embassy in your country. 
  7. After arrival in the Netherlands, we will welcome you to our University of Applied Sciences      during the CoIA introduction eek which takes place before the start of      your study programme (participation in the Introduction week is mandatory). During these days CoIA will assist you with practical matters like municipality registration and residence permit and several social activities will be organized by CoIA and the student ambassadors.

*An original certified photocopy is a photocopy of your original diploma/transcript. This copy is stamped and signed by the school or the institute which awarded your diploma

** If you will not obtain your Diploma before the 31st of January (spring)/ 31st of August (fall) we need to receive a statement from your school with the following information:

  • Your personal details;      initial(s), surname, date of birth and place of birth.
  • The name and location of      the school.
  • The name of the      course/Diploma that is obtained.
  • The name of the subjects      in which the finals have been taken. (or separate final transcript)
  • The      date of graduation.
  • The date on which the      diploma was obtained or will be issued.

 

 

Exchange programmes

Depending on the exchange programme, there is a different time window for applying. Please see the exchange programme for the next available application time window for students from partner institutions. 

Five steps to apply

  1. Before you apply, please make sure you have been nominated by your home university. 
  2. After you have been nominated you should fill in the online application form which is available during the application time slot stated below.
  3. After you have completed the online application form you will receive a confirmation email from the Centre of International Affairs (CoIA).
  4. CoIA and the programme coordinators will review your application.
  5. When your application has been approved, CoIA will send you a Letter of Acceptance.

NOTE: Letters of Acceptance will only be sent within 2-4 weeks after the application closing date.

Non-European students: Shortly after your online application you will receive an e-mail from CoIA-Student Support with more information about the visa application procedure. More information about residence permits and visa will be sent to your home university as well before the application period.

Fall semester time slot

You can only apply between 1 April and 1 May if you want to enrol in the Fall semester.

Spring semester time slot

You can only apply between 1 October and 1 November if you want to enrol in the Spring semester. 

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