Prospective students IBCoM 2014-2015

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Upcoming events for prospective students

There are several opportunities for you to meet and/ or visit us. The following activities have been scheduled for prospective students. This overview will be updated mid-June.

 4-15 August

 The Dutch Experience

18-21 August


24-26 August

 ESN introduction days

1 September

 Heartbeat Festival & Opening of the Academic Year

2 September

 9:00-12:00 Mathematics entrance exam (not mandatory for all BA1 students)

 13:00-15:30 IBCoM introduction (mandatory for all BA1 students)

 16:00-20:30 IBCoMpanion Opening Event (mandatory for all BA1 students)

3 September

 10:00-12:00 IBCoM Staff Introduction (mandatory for all BA1 students)

3-4 September

 IBCoM Bootcamp

8 September

 Start of lectures (mandatory for all BA1 students)

Admission and application

The application deadline for the 2014-2015 academic year was 1 May, 2014. Only complete and timely applications have been considered. Applications were welcomed as from 1 November 2013 onward and it is no longer possible to apply for the upcoming academic year.

Under admissions and application, prospective students can find out how to apply for the IBCoM programme for 2015-2016. It will be possible to apply for the programme as from 3 November onwards.

First, take a look at the entry requirements, because they are applicable to all applicants.

Secondly, select the type of diploma you have or will obtain. Admission is possible with a Dutch diploma, a non-Dutch diploma and a Dutch HBO diploma. Please choose which one of these three applies to you, and read more about the requested documents for that particular diploma.

You are also requested to write a motivation letter. Instructions for this can be found here.

If you have any questions about the procedure, please take a look at our frequently asked questions section first. If you cannot find the answer to your question there, or if you have any other questions, you are always welcome to contact the IBCoM admissions officer.

Fees and finances 

This section contains information about tuition fees, costs of living and scholarships.

Practical information 

There are lots of things to consider before moving to Rotterdam. You may need a visa, you will have to make housing arrangements, and get a health insurance. This page provides you with all the information you need to prepare your stay in the Netherlands. You can also find information about transport and student facilities on and off campus. We are currently working on improving our campus, take a look at tomorrow's campus here!

Get to know us 

What is IBCoM all about? What does the programme have to offer you? Who will be your teachers? What are IBCoM students like and how do they feel about the IBCoM programme? What about student life in Rotterdam? These are all very important factors in your decision to apply for a programme. Find the answers to these questions in the Get to know us section!


We have brochures about the IBCoM programme, about the admission and application procedure and one specially designed for parents. You can order one of our brochures by clicking here.

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