Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University -Haskayne only

Study at one of Europe's top 10 business schools in the beautiful port city of Rotterdam. Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) is one of only 90 business schools worldwide with a Triple Crown accreditation.

Building on the entrepreneurial tradition of Rotterdam and the Netherlands, RSM provides management research, education and societal engagement to help students, academics and people in business become critical, creative, caring and collaborative thinkers and doers while keeping in mind the commitment to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Key information


English, Dutch



Program type


Application information

Application status



20/21 deadline

Jan. 8, 2020

University-specific additional requirements

No academic reference required - see the Eligibility section below.

21/22 applications

open Nov. 1, 2020

Program details

Haskayne Bcomm students must take their common core courses at the University of Calgary. On exchange students can take two senior commerce and/or non-commerce options, and/or a maximum of 2 concentration courses (not ACCT/PLMA). They are required to maintain full time status while on exchange, so they must take the equivalent of at least 3 half courses (18 ECTS) and up to 5 half courses (30 ECTS).

Haskayne students can only go in the Fall term / trimester 1 currently, due to course availability.

Ensure you review your course selection with a Haskayne exchange advisor at least 2 months before leaving for your exchange to confirm transfer credit.

Please consult the host university's website to create a tentative list of 60 ECTS credits per semester that you are interested in taking. This list may be based on the current or previous year's courses.

Course conversion: 6 ECTS = 3 units at UCalgary (one half-course equivalent).

The academic calendar is divided into 3 trimesters:

Haskayne students can only go in the Fall term / trimester 1 (September to December) currently, due to course availability.

  1. Costs

    Students accepted on an exchange program through the Haskayne School of Business will pay tuition to the University of Calgary for 4 courses. Students will also pay most of the general fees to the University of Calgary for their exchange term. Tuition and fees are due by the regular tuition and fee deadline at the University of Calgary, regardless of when the exchange term begins.

    Living costs in Rotterdam are about 900 Euros per month. For details see this page.

    Students are sometimes also expected to pay some fees to their host institution. This information is given to exchange students by the host institution, after they have applied and been accepted for an exchange.

  2. Funding

    Did you know that you can take your UCalgary funding with you on exchange?   
    Since you remain a degree seeking student at UCalgary while on exchange you remain eligible for any awards and scholarships you are eligible to receive from the university as well as student loans.

    Our office administers the International Study Travel Grant for students travelling on approved UCalgary study programs that are credit bearing. The amount changes year to year as the money is split evenly between qualified applicants. Students may only receive the study travel grant once. Please see the exchange funding page for more information.

    Please also see the Haskayne website for more information about funding for Haskayne students on Haskayne exchanges.

Finding accommodation in Rotterdam can be challenging – students are encouraged to being searching for housing as soon as they have been accepted to the exchange program at RSM. For more information see RSM's accommodation page.

Please visit Haskayne's eligibility page for more information.

Do I have to speak Dutch? 

RSM offers many courses in English and so no prior knowledge of Dutch is required for this exchange.

What's special about Rotterdam?

Student Tips: "Rotterdam is cooler temperature-wise than most people expect it to be (because of high humidity). Transportation is extremely easy: the city is well connected by public transport. You can also bike everywhere and it is very safe and easy to. For places to visit, anywhere on Witte de Withstraat is nice (lots of cool restaurants, bars/cafes, and shops). Markthal (Blaak) is also good for shopping and restaurants and is really beautiful. I also liked the Erasmus bridge."

What resources are available to new students?

RMS publishes online a "brochure for international exchange students" (see right side bar).


The exchange advisor for this program is: Stacey McGregor

How to Apply

Download the application guide

This PDF contains information on how to complete your application and what to do after you have applied.

Application guide

Identify three programs of interest

We recommend applying for your top three programs for the priority application deadline, as placement may be competitive. We will assess your applications in ranked order.

Check requirements and deadlines

These may vary by program, so check the individual program pages and make sure that you are aware of any different application deadlines or eligibility requirements.

Start your application

Once you have gathered everything you need, you can begin your application!

Please note: Applications will not be considered complete until all required documents are submitted in full.


International travel presents challenges that may not be found when attending classes on campus. There may be a lack of resources, emergency services, hospitals, accessibility issues and/or demands on the physical and the mental self, all of which can challenge individuals when away from their usual support systems and structures. Adequate preparation is essential.

For this reason, it is imperative that you evaluate all aspects of your own physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual condition against the rigors of the particular study abroad program you are selecting. If you are unsure of whether or not this program is a good fit for you and/or if you have any circumstances that could impede your enjoyment of the program, please contact us. Our Study Abroad Team will be happy to assist in finding the best options for you and arrange any supports or accommodations necessary to ensure your success.

Please note if you have or are seeking a certificate from Student Accessibility Services, you should provide this early to your Study Abroad Advisor to ensure that the option that you are seeking can support your needs.