Erasmus University Rotterdam

Area of Study Arts and Humanities, Languages, Politics
Course Language(s) English, Dutch
Average Credit Load 30 ECTS
Semester dates Fall September - December
Spring January - June

About the University

Erasmus University Rotterdam offers everything you need right on campus. Here you attend lectures and study in the library with your fellow students. At lunch, you can eat in the Food Court or Erasmus Paviljoen and if you want to play sports, you go to the sports centre. Erasmus University has a high quality education and research programme. Top quality, actually. International rankings show that Erasmus University is among the world’s high end players. Students appreciate the quality of the lectures, the expertise of the staff and the preparations for a successful career.

The University has over 22,000 students, including more than 5,000 international students divided between two campuses, Woudestein and Erasmus MC. Woudestein campus houses the majority of Erasmus Universities faculties, schools and research institutes, while Erasmus MC houses the Erasmus University Medical Centre.


Rotterdam, Netherlands

Rotterdam is a major port city in the Dutch province of South Holland. The Maritime Museum's vintage ships and exhibits trace the city's seafaring history. The 17th-century Delfshaven neighborhood is home to canalside shopping and Pilgrim Fathers Church, where pilgrims worshiped before sailing to America. After being almost completely reconstructed following WWII, the city is now known for bold, modern architecture.

Exchange information

Courses available

For more information on English taught courses, visit the EUR website.


Student housing in the Netherlands is not arranged for you by the university; it is your own responsibility. We strongly advise you to start looking at least three months before arrival to avoid stress and disappointment, while our housing team works hard to make it easier for you.

Cost of living

Cost of living varies depending on personal needs, the estimated cost of living for one month including accommodation, food, health insurance, transport, textbooks and supplies and spending is estimated at EUR 1000. See current exchange rates.

Visa requirements

If you are an international student coming from outside the EU/EEA and you will be studying at Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) for more than 90 days you will need to apply for an entry visa and/or a Dutch residence permit.

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