Top 3 reasons to study here

  • Erasmus University has a high quality education and research programme. Top quality, actually.
  • Organisations and companies all over the world are interested in Rotterdam alumni. Sometimes they even call Erasmus University “preferred board room supplier”.
  • Desiderius Erasmus once said “The world is my home” and that’s what Erasmus University always keeps in mind.

About

Erasmus University Rotterdam has concentrated its education and research in four areas of expertise, in which the university enjoys international recognition. The cohesion in these areas is conductive to multidisciplinary collaboration in education and research. Where disciplines meet, knowledge is advanced.The areas are:

  • Health
  • Wealth
  • Governance
  • Culture
The four areas of expertise are linked to the seven faculties of the EUR. The research grouped in the four areas is conducted at the research schools and institutes or in the faculty research groups.
Health

This domain includes the Erasmus MC/Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences and the Institute of Health Policy and Management (iBMG).

Erasmus MC is the new name for the Rotterdam university medical centre, which is a merger of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences and the University Hospital Rotterdam (Dijkzigt, Sophia, Daniel den Hoek clinic). This centre for knowledge development, training and care in the field of sickness and health – the largest of its kind in Europe – is renowned nationally and internationally.

The research combines its internationally acknowledged expertise in the fields of clinical sciences, health sciences and biomedical sciences. The biomedical cluster plays a leading role in the field of genomics (analysis of genes and proteins) and bioinformatics.

The Forensic Molecular Biology department works together with the Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI). Major long-term genetic epidemiological studies among the elderly and children are Erasmus Rotterdam Health for the Elderly (ERGO) and Generation R respectively.

The institute of Health Policy and Management (iBMG) forms a bridge between medicine and the health sciences on the one hand and social sciences on the other.

Wealth

This area includes the Erasmus School of Economics and the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. It has a strong reputation in education as well as research. Its economics programmes and management programmes attract students and postgraduates from all over the world.

The research schools Erasmus Institute for Management (ERIM) and the Tinbergen Institute attract PhD students, research fellows, PostDocs and visiting professors of repute from all corners of the world.

Other joint ventures are the English-language programme International Business Administration, the Erasmus Executive Development programme (EED) and the Erasmus University Centre for Contract Research and Business Support (ERBS).

Governance
This area includes the Erasmus School of Law and the Faculty of Social Sciences. The research focuses on the organisation of business and society. This area of expertise has ground in common not only with economics and management, but also with medicine and health sciences.
Culture
This area includes the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication, the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Faculty of Philosophy. Primary research is on media, happiness and identity in modern society.

With knowledge as the key concept, Erasmus University Rotterdam concentrates on the three main tasks of a university: to generate knowledge (research), to transfer knowledge (education) and to disseminate knowledge (society).

Erasmus University Rotterdam is an international academic institute for critical thinking and academic training with a keen interest in current social issues. The research conducted at EUR is grouped into four areas of expertise and organised into programmes, is fundamental in nature and has a strong social bias. The nature of the research is interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary.

The four areas of expertise are linked to the university’s seven faculties. The research grouped in the four areas is conducted at the nationally recognised research schools and research institutes or in the faculty research groups. Most of the researchers at Erasmus University Rotterdam collaborate or have contact with international research networks.

Research

With knowledge as the key concept, Erasmus University Rotterdam concentrates on the three main tasks of a university: to generate knowledge (research), to transfer knowledge (education) and to disseminate knowledge (society).

Erasmus University Rotterdam is an international academic institute for critical thinking and academic training with a keen interest in current social issues. The research conducted at EUR is grouped into four areas of expertise and organised into programmes, is fundamental in nature and has a strong social bias. The nature of the research is interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary.

The four areas of expertise are linked to the university’s seven faculties. The research grouped in the four areas is conducted at the nationally recognised research schools and research institutes or in the faculty research groups. Most of the researchers at Erasmus University Rotterdam collaborate or have contact with international research networks.

PhD Programmes

Medicine & Health (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)

Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a PhD at Erasmus University Rotterdam!

Student Life

Campus life

Much of the successful international university’s appeal is reflected in its campus. Great value is attached to symbolism and ritual, as well as historical university community rules. Campus Woudestein aspires to this standard: a place in which students learn, live and work, closely integrated with the City of Rotterdam. And with a unique style befitting an internationally oriented university.

Sports facilities

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) has many sports facilities, including 50 different sports, professional instructors and trainers and 22 different student sport associations! The Erasmus Sport Center on Woudestein campus has two large venues for all kinds of indoor sports, 2 training halls, a dance studio, spinning studio, five squash courts, a brand new gym and six outside tennis courts. In co-operation with student associations, the Erasmus Sport Center also offers numerous outdoor sports (soccer, lacrosse, rugby, sailing, and field hockey to name a few).

Student clubs

There are many organisations in Rotterdam for both national and international students, such as study associations, student fraternities, cultural organisations, sports organisations, political organisations, international organisations and many, many more.

Accreditation

Erasmus University Rotterdam stands for quality of research and education. The quality of our academic programmes is ensured by various independent accreditation organisations. What follows is a list of organisations that have independently accredited our education, research or in some cases individual programmes...

NVAO

NVAO is the Netherlands and Flemish Accreditation Organisation an independent accreditation organisation that ensures the quality of higher education in the Netherlands and Flanders by means of thorough and continuous programme assessment.

AACSB

AACSB International accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools, worldwide. Institutions that earn accreditation confirm their commitment to quality and continuous improvement through a rigorous and comprehensive peer review. AACSB International accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in management education.

Accreditation of research schools

Erasmus University Rotterdam Research Schools are accredited by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts & Sciences (KNAW). The Academy is entrusted by the government with the accreditation of all Dutch research schools. Research schools must apply for re-accreditation every six years.

AMBA

The Association of MBAs is internationally recognised as the global standard for all masters of business administration (MBA), doctorates in business administration (DBA) and masters in business and management (MBM) programmes. AMBA currently accredits MBA, DBA and MBM programmes at 145 business schools in 68 countries.

EQUIS - the European Quality Improvement System

EQUIS is the leading international system of quality assessment, improvement, and accreditation of higher education institutions in management and business administration.

VSNU - Code of conduct for Dutch institutions

EUR subscribes to the Code of Conduct for Dutch Institutions. The Code helps ensure, among other things, that international study programmes are accredited by the NVAO. In addition, it calls for international students to receive clear information about the possibilities for study. It is an initiative of institutions, independent education-related organisations, and the Dutch Government.

EAPAA - European Association for Public Administration Accreditation

EAPAA is the European system of quality accreditation for academic degree programmes in public administration, public management and public policy.

Student services, facilities and activities

Erasmus University Rotterdam does its utmost to offer first-class on-campus facilities, student services and extracurricular activities. Students are offered various resources needed to work on their academic and social development which give depth to their studies. We believe that this is an important factor in academic success.

Student services

Alongside excellent facilities for studying, Erasmus University offers students additional support in many different ways to ensure that their time spent studying at the university is as enjoyable and convenient as possible. Services include: enrolment assistance, on student counseling, language support, to name but a few.

Student facilities

Erasmus University Rotterdam aspires to be an excellent and inspiring study and work environment for students. There are a number of facilities like bookstores, restaurants and even a bank that you can find right here on the campus. Erasmus University Rotterdam encourages its international students to participate in wide variety of extracurricular activities. International students can join in on activities organized by study and sports associations, student fraternities and political/cultural student organisations.

Language training

The department of Student Affairs offers a wide range of courses, workshops, groups and training sessions for students of the Erasmus University Rotterdam throughout the academic year. The courses are supportive and additional to the regular study programme.

Studying with a functional impairment

There may be a variety of special circumstances which can affect your performance at the university or the pace at which you can study. In some cases you may be eligible for help through the facilities and schemes organised by the university.

The Global Study Awards

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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