Application


Application Procedure

Your application needs to be:

  • submitted online by 1 May 2018
  • if nominated for the admission, all the required hard-copy documents need to be sent to the ERIM Doctoral Office

For the online application, you’ll need to scan and upload several files and required documents. Your uploaded files are preferably in PDF format, although MS Word and jpeg are also accepted.

Required Documents

You will only be considered if you provide us with all the required documents.

The overview below indicates which documents need to be submitted online and which documents need to be sent additionally in hard-copy should you be nominated for admission.

To apply to the Research Master in Business and Management, you should submit:

Required documents Electronic copy by upload Hard copy by regular mail
1. Completed ERIM Research Master Application Form  X X
2. Photocopy of the page(s) of your passport with name, date and place of birth, and expiry date of the passport. If you’re a non-Dutch citizen in possession of a Dutch residence permit card, a copy of your residence permit card is also required. X  X
3. Your résumé (CV) in English, including all personal data X X
4. Certified copies of all of your academic diplomas in the original language (certified copies should bear the original sign and original seal of the issuing office.). If you’re still in process of completing your current degree programme and don’t have a diploma yet, you’ll need to provide it as soon as it’s available. X X
5. A certified translation of your diplomas in English or Dutch (if applicable). If a translation is not available from the issuing office, a translation bearing the original sign of the sworn translator will be accepted. X X
6. An original or certified copy of all of your full transcripts (lists of grades) in the original language (certified copies should bear the original sign and original seal of the issuing office). If you’re still in the process of completing your current degree programme and don’t have a final list of grades yet, you will need to provide a preliminary grade list first. It should be an official document issued or verified by your registrar’s office or examination administration. It shouldn’t be older that one month old at the moment of application. If you submit a preliminary grade list, you’ll still need to provide the official one as soon as it’s available. X X
7. A certified translation of your transcripts in English or Dutch (if applicable). If a translation isn’t available from the issuing office, a translation bearing the original sign of the sworn translator will be accepted. X X
8. Your letter of motivation X X
9. Two academic letters of recommendation (business letters of recommendation cannot replace the academic letters of recommendation). There is no special format for the letters of recommendation. You will specify the email addresses of the referees in the online application form. They’ll be invited by ERIM to submit their letter of recommendation. Incorporated in the application form No
10. Original GMAT or GRE test score (see Test Information) X X
11. Original TOEFL or IELTS test score (see Test Information). Chinese applicants are requested to provide an IELTS score or TOEFL internet-based score (part of the NUFFIC requirements; see information below) X X
12. A coloured passport photo X X (one)
13. Please note that if you’re a Chinese citizen, additional criteria apply. In order to request a visa for the Netherlands Chinese students need to present a so-called 'Nuffic certificate'. This is a document that provides an assessment of your English language proficiency and of the validity of your diplomas and degrees. You can obtain this certificate from the Nuffic No The certificate will be sent to ERIM by Nuffic

Note: Certified document copies should bear the original sign and original seal of the issuing office. If a translation of the document is not available from the office, a translation bearing the original sign and seal of a sworn translator will be accepted.

Applications by e-mail or fax are not accepted.

Only applications with all the necessary documents enclosed will be considered.

Official documents included in your application package will not be returned and become the property of Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Online Application Form

When you’ve collected all the required documents, you’ll need to complete and print the online ERIM Research Master Application. If nominated for admission, you'll have to send the signed application form with all the required hard-copy documents to the address below.

Applications should be sent to:

ERIM Doctoral Office
Erasmus Research Institute of Management
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Room T06-07
P.O. Box 1738
3000 DR Rotterdam
the Netherlands

The application deadline for the programme starting in September 2017 is 1 May 2017 for all applicants

Since the number of accepted students and the number of available subsistence allowances is limited, interested applicants are advised to apply as soon as possible. 

If you have questions regarding the admission requirements and application rules please refer to the FAQ page of the "Admissions" section. 

If you want to apply for the programme but couldn’t meet the application deadline or have other specific questions that are not listed on the FAQ page, please contact ERIM Doctoral Office for personal advice at researchmaster@erim.eur.nl.