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Semester Study Abroad Programs

Netherlands: Rotterdam School of Management

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  • Overview

    Kenan-Flagler Global Programs (KFBS semester exchanges, KFBS summer programs, and KFBS short-term immersions) are ONLY open to students who have been admitted to the major or minor Undergraduate Business Program. Pre-business students and non-business majors and minors are not eligible to apply to Kenan-Flagler Global Programs. Admission status to the Undergraduate Business Program will be verified for all applicants.

    RSM Erasmus consistently ranks among the top ten business schools in Europe. All courses at RSM are taught in English. As an exchange student, you will enroll in classes in the BSc programme in International Business Administration. The program includes students from over 80 nationalities, 60% of whom have an international background. RSM Erasmus University operates on a trimester system. You are welcome to attend during session 1 in the fall, or trimester 2 or 2 & 3 in the spring.

    *All courses are taught in English.

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    Eligibility

    • GPA Requirement: 3.00 
    • Language Prerequisite: None
    • Class during program (min): Junior
    • Language of Instruction: English
    • Non-UNC may apply? No 

    Exchange Options
    • Undergraduate Exchange: Yes Exchange Only 
    • Graduate Exchange: No

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  • Program Terms and Dates

    This program is offered during the following terms: Fall, Spring

    Program dates are generally as follows:
    Fall - Late August to Early December
    ​Spring​ - Early January to Late March

    Application Dates

    Spring 2018 Program:

    • ​​​Application opens: August 1, 2017
    • Application deadline for Spring 2018: September 12, 2017
    • Notification begins: September 20, 2017
    Fall 2018 Program:
    •  ​​Application opens: November 1, 2017
    • Application deadline for Fall 2018: February 15, 2018
    • Notification begins: February 23, 2018
    Spring 2019 Program:
    • Application cycle opens: TBD
    • Application deadline for Spring 2019: March 22, 2018
    • Notification begins: April 6, 2018

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  • Academics

    Credit information for KFBS students

    Students attending for the first trimester in the fall take business courses and have the option to do one of RSM's innovative minors, whose subjects have included Mergers & Acquisitions, Entrepreneurship, Chinese Business, and Strategy Consulting. More information on the minors can be found here. Students who choose to study at RSM for the spring semester may stay for one or both trimesters and study a combination of business core and elective courses, although students mostly transfer back business elective credit.

    Courses taken at the Rotterdam School of Management will transfer back to UNC Pass/Fail. Achieving a grade of 6 (out of 10) or above will transfer back to UNC as a pass course, which will not affect UNC GPA. Students who receive any grade under 6 will fail the course and an F grade will transfer back to UNC, which will affect their UNC GPA. Though transfer credit for this program is Pass/Fail, future employers and graduate schools will also look at the RSM transcript, so grades are important.

    Students participating on this program will transfer back .6 UNC credits for every 1 ECTS credit (meaning that a 6 credit ECTS course transfers back as 3.5 UNC credits), and students are expected to take at least 20 ECTS credits (worth 12 UNC credits) total during the semester. A student who earns a 6 or more in all courses will receive a total of 12-18 UNC credits for their semester abroad, depending on how many ECTS credits they take (between 20-30 ECTS).

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  • Housing

    The university's Housing Desk does its best to provide furnished accommodation for exchange students, mainly in student houses or private rooms or apartments in the city of Rotterdam. RSM works with the Stadswonen housing agency, and more information on accommodation options can be found here. It is important to note, however, that housing at RSM is not guaranteed.

    Students may also choose to arrange accommodation through a website that connects outgoing RSM study abroad students wanting to sublet their room with international students coming for the fall or spring semester. More information can be found on the HousingAnywhere site.


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  • Student Life

    Rotterdam is a cosmopolitan city, with a population of around 1.4 million. It is located about an hour train ride from Amsterdam, and about an hour train ride from Antwerp. The remarkable transportation infrastructure makes it easy to navigate the city by bike, train, tram, or underground. It is also easy to get around with limited Dutch language skills, as most people speak English. It is a diverse modern city, which is known for it's modern architecture. After being heavily bombed during World War II, the city rebuilt with a very modern twist on buildings and art. Culture abounds, with museums, dance, an international film festival, and a music hall.


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  • Budget

    Disclaimer: These budget figures are subject to change for various reasons, including but not limited to bank fees, UNC tuition and exchange rate fluctuations. In this event, your student account will be amended accordingly.

    Last cost update: August 2017


    Out-of-State Exchange Fall Semester 2017

    Cashier Billed Expenses
    Study Abroad Fee1 $ 700
    Tuition & Fees $ 17,294
    Insurance: Student Coverage $ 158
    Cashier Billed Subtotal $ 18,152
    Out of Pocket Estimates
    Room $ 2,800
    Board $ 1,300
    Visa & Residence Permit Fee $ 400
    Course Material $ 325
      Local Transportation Expenses $ 250
    Personal Expenses $ 1,000
    Personal Travel $ 1,500
    Airfare $ 1,500
    Out of Pocket Subtotal $ 9,075
    Grand Total $ 27,227

    In-State Exchange Fall Semester 2017

    Cashier Billed Expenses
    Study Abroad Fee1 $ 700
    Tuition & Fees $ 4,449
    Insurance: Student Coverage $ 158
    Cashier Billed Subtotal $ 5,307
    Out of Pocket Estimates
    Room $ 2,800
    Board $ 1,300
    Visa & Residence Permit Fee $ 400
    Course Material $ 325
      Local Transportation Expenses $ 250
    Personal Expenses $ 1,000
    Personal Travel $ 1,500
    Airfare $ 1,500
    Out of Pocket Subtotal $ 9,075
    Grand Total $ 14,382

    Out-of-State Exchange Trimester 2 Spring 2018

    Cashier Billed Expenses
    Study Abroad Fee1 $ 700
    Tuition & Fees $ 17,294
    Insurance: Student Coverage $ 158
    Cashier Billed Subtotal $ 18,152
    Out of Pocket Estimates
    Room $ 2,100
    Board $ 1,300
    Visa & Residence Permit Fee $ 450
    Course Material $ 125
      Local Transportation Expenses $ 250
    Personal Expenses $ 1,000
    Personal Travel $ 1,500
    Airfare $ 1,500
    Out of Pocket Subtotal $ 8,225
    Grand Total $ 26,377

    In-State Exchange Trimester 2 Spring 2018

    Cashier Billed Expenses
    Study Abroad Fee1
    $ 700
    Tuition & Fees $ 4,449
    Insurance: Student Coverage $ 125
    Cashier Billed Subtotal $ 5,307
    Out of Pocket Estimates
    Room $ 2,100
    Board $ 1,300
    Visa & Residence Permit Fee $ 450
    Course Material $ 125
      Local Transportation Expenses $ 250
    Personal Expenses $ 1,000
    Personal Travel $ 1,500
    Airfare $ 1,500
    Out of Pocket Subtotal $ 8,225
    Grand Total $ 13,532

    Out-of-State Exchange Trimester 2 and 3 Spring 2018

    Cashier Billed Expenses
    Study Abroad Fee1 $ 700
    Tuition & Fees $ 17,294
    Insurance: Student Coverage $ 246
    Cashier Billed Subtotal $ 18,240
    Out of Pocket Estimates
    Room $ 4,000
    Board $ 2,700
    Visa & Residence Permit Fee $ 450
    Course Material $ 250
      Local Transportation Expenses $ 250
    Personal Expenses $ 1,000
    Personal Travel $ 1,500
    Airfare $ 1,500
    Out of Pocket Subtotal $ 11,650
    Grand Total $ 29,890

    In-State Exchange Trimester 2 and 3 Spring 2018

    Cashier Billed Expenses
    Study Abroad Fee1 $ 700
    Tuition & Fees $ 4,449
    Insurance: Student Coverage $ 246
    Cashier Billed Subtotal $ 5,395
    Out of Pocket Estimates
    Room $ 4,000
    Board $ 2,700
    Visa & Residence Permit Fee $ 450
    Course Material $ 250
      Local Transportation Expenses $ 250
    Personal Expenses $ 1,000
    Personal Travel $ 1,500
    Airfare $ 1,500
    Out of Pocket Subtotal $ 11,650
    Grand Total $ 17,045

    Special Notes
    1 The Study Abroad Administrative Fee will be billed to your student account only if you accept an offer from the Study Abroad Office to study abroad. In addition, Non-UNC Chapel Hill students will also be billed a $100 registration fee to register the student at UNC for the term of the study abroad program. Again, this $100 fee will be billed to the student account only if the Non-UNC student accepts an offer from the Study Abroad Office to study abroad.

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  • Accessibility

    Please make an appointment with a Kenan-Flagler Global Programs Advisor via the Intranet if you would like to discuss this program. We work with students who are registered with the Accessibility Office or who may require certain accommodations for study abroad.



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