|Academic Terms||A (Sept-Dec), W (Jan-March), or Sp (April-June)|
|Credits||12-18 UW credits per trimester|
|Eligibility||Registered Foster School students in good standing|
|Adviser||Global Business Center | firstname.lastname@example.org|
Priority Application: January 15th
Rolling Application: June 15th
|Foster School Study Abroad|
Students will attend the Rotterdam School of Management through the Foster School of Business exchange.
Exchange programs require a high level of independence. Students should be responsible and show preparedness to participate in this experience.
Click here to view upcoming Information Sessions for this program.
|Students wishing to know more about applying for this exchange should contact the Global Business Center directly.|
Where You Will Study
Expenses, Financial Aid, & Scholarships
Where You Will StudyOver the past 40 years, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) has firmly established its reputation as one of Europe’s leading business schools. Long before ‘global’ became an important descriptor for business education, RSM’s students, faculty and staff were already reflecting the diversity of the globalizing world.
Just like the Netherlands, one of the world's most renowned international trading nations, RSM has continued to expand and internationalize, cementing its status as one of Europe’s most international and innovative business schools.
RSM offers a distinctive intellectual culture. We believe that leadership can be taught through a combination of intellectual and practical challenge. We believe that the difficulties encountered working in diverse teams fosters creative new approaches in business. We enjoy a reciprocal, supportive relationship with multinational companies. And we encourage a flexible, broad and sometimes iconoclastic mindset in matters of business practice and research.
This distinct approach has helped RSM to establish a portfolio of top-ranked programs, as well as one of the world’s largest and most prolific management faculties.
For more information about RSM Erasmus and being an exchange student there, please visit their exchange student information page.
AcademicsDuring semester-long exchange programs, students take 18-24 UW credits during fall or spring semester. Most students take a combination of business core, business electives, and non-business courses while abroad. A typical student will take 1 core class, 2-3 business electives, and 1-2 non-business electives.
Participating in an exchange program requires careful academic planning. Students are encouraged to meet with their Academic Adviser and a Global Business Center Adviser prior to applying to an exchange program to ensure that study abroad will fit into their academic plan.
Many students find it helpful to review the Foster School excel document which lists previously evaluated courses. (Please note: this includes courses that were approved and denied. Also note the expiration date. Finally, most electives are not tracked on this sheet. If you would like to take a course at an exchange school that is not on the list, you can get it reviewed by academic advisers.)
Another useful resource is the UW Study Abroad Course Equivalency Database.
Exchange students at RSM can take courses within the Bachelor of Science in International Business Administration.
At RSM, 20 ECTS credits (12-16 UW credits) is the regular fulltime workload for one trimester (Quarter); the required minimum workload for exchange students is 15 ECTS credits (10-12 UW credits) per trimester/quarter. The maximum number of credits obtained per trimester is 30 ECTS credits (20-24 UW credits).
Some courses are stand-alone, and some are offered as part of a ‘minor’ which is a set of courses that are taken simultaneously. A ‘minor’ is 15 ECTS credits (10-12 UW credits).
HousingThe Rotterdam School of Management assists students in finding housing. Due to the high demand in the short stay segment in Rotterdam, especially in autumn, it is strongly advised that students search for accommodation early.
There are several fully furnished housing options near campus that range from $550-$700 per month depending on location, size, type and facilities.
For information about housing options in Rotterdam, visit these websites:
Program Expenses, Financial Aid & ScholarshipsAs a participant of a UW departmental exchange, you pay an exchange fee equivalent to UW tuition (1.5 quarters of UW tuition for semester-long exchanges, and 3 quarters of UW tuition for academic year exchanges). Exchange tuition is determined by UW residency status: in-state students pay an exchange fee equivalent to in-state tuition, and out-of-state students pay an exchange fee equivalent to out-of-state tuition. In addition to the exchange tuition, there is a UW Study Abroad/Concurrent Enrollment administrative fee, and a Foster School Exchange Program Fee.
Fee amounts and due dates are available on the Foster School Exchange Program Details page.
You should also budget for additional expenses such as international airfare & transportation, books & course materials, visa & passport fees, study abroad insurance and personal expenses.
This useful tool is a great way to estimate how your cost of living in a particular country might compare with the cost of living you are accustomed to here in Seattle.
Most types of financial aid can be applied to your study abroad experience. Please check with the Office of Student Financial Aid regarding eligibility. You can adjust your financial aid budget for the terms that you will spend abroad by completing a Revision Request for Additional Expenses form. You will need to attach a program budget, which may be requested by filling out a Budget Request Form.
For more information about budgeting, financial aid, and scholarships for study abroad visit our page on Finances.
Application ProcessApplications are open, click here to apply Students should submit their application and requested materials directly to the Global Business Center via the online application before the January 15 deadline.
Upload all requested materials to the online application:
- Application Form
- Transcripts - unofficial
Priority application deadline: Januray 15th
We try to fill all spots during the January application cycle for the following academic year. For example, if you want to study abroad during your junior year, you should apply in January during your sophomore year.
Rolling applications until: June 15th
If there are exchange openings available after the January 15th priority deadline, applications are accepted on a rolling basis for Winter/Spring academic terms until the programs fill or until June 15th.
Please apply according to these dates, not the dates that are listed on any of the fact sheets for the individual exchange programs.
One of the best ways to obtain an idea of what it is like to live and study in another country, is to hear directly from the students who have been there before!
After participating in a UW Study Abroad program, students are asked to complete an evaluation report detailing their experiences abroad and giving advice for future students. A composite of Foster School student responses about their exchange experience at the University of Hong Kong can be found here:
RSM Erasmus University Exchange Evaluations
(You must use your UW email address and password to view the exchange evaluation)
Or, read more on the Foster School Undergrads Go Global Blog.
Foster School Study Abroad Advisers can also connect you with a student who formerly participated in this program. Inquire with the Global Business Center, email@example.com.