Erasmus University Rotterdam has been in existence in its present form since 1973. Its history, however, dates back to 1913, the year in which the Netherlands School of Commerce (Nederlandsche Handels-Hoogeschool, NHH) was founded through private initiative with broad support from the Rotterdam business community.
Erasmus University Rotterdam is a highly ranked, international research university, based in the dynamic and diverse city of Rotterdam. We integrate academic research with excellent, challenging and inspiring education. We offer a broad range of interesting Bachelor programmes, Master programmes and Executive programmes. Highly motivated and talented students have the possibility to participate in our Honours programmes. You can expect Erasmus University Rotterdam to prepare you for a successful future.
The starting point in finding out what you would like to do in the future is YOU! Your future starts now! Studying prepares you for your future career. Thinking about your future career already starts during your first year at university. Thinking and preparing yourself for your career is an ongoing process in every phase of your study at university (and even after!). Important questions to ask in the process of finding out who you are.
Different housing applies for students of Erasmus University College (EUC) and the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS).
First things first: student housing in the Netherlands is not arranged for you by the university; it is your own responsibility. We know this can be a surprise for some of you! There are reserved spots for about 25% of our yearly incoming internationals. Most arrange housing directly with landlords via the private market. 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.
The University Library has an extensive collection of books and journals on every subject that is taught at the Erasmus University. The library also supports students and staff in various aspects of their education, teaching and research. Moreover, the library is a nice place to meet, work together and study in silence.
Many locations at the Woudestein campus are provided with facilities which allow portable devices (laptops, notebooks, smartphones, etc.) to access the university network. The places where these facilities are offered are called HotSpots.
Safety is a goal we reach together, by avoiding accidents and the consequences of a possible accident. Every user of our campus is also responsible for a safe campus. This is evident in a safety enhancing attitude, safe behaviour and our safety mission.
The hub of Erasmus University Rotterdam is our Woudestein campus, a convenient 15-minute bike ride from Rotterdam’s city centre, including the sleek new Rotterdam Centraal train station (where you can also catch the tram or metro to EUR.)
We facilitate 50 different sports at our locations at the Erasmus University Rotterdam campus, we have 23 sport clubs a the Erasmus Sports Café and we're are open daily!