Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) is a world renowned university located in the east of the city. Named after the famous 15th Century theologician and scholar Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus, while the university can trace its origins back to 1913 when the Netherlands School of Commerce was founded, Erasmus University Rotterdam as it is known now was formed in 1973. The University specialises in three different academic areas:
These areas are very well developed and have a fantastic reputation. Erasmus Medical Centre is the largest trauma centre in the Netherlands, and the Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) is one of the leading business schools in the world. The Faculty of Law is also one of the largest law schools in the Netherlands.
In the QS World University Rankings, EUR was ranked #4 in the Netherlands and #40 in Europe for the year 2010. According to Eduniversal, in the year 2010 RSM was ranked as #1 in the Netherlands, #3 in Europe and #5 in the world! QS World University Rankings have also put the economics faculty as the #9 in Europe and #36 in the world.
The university campus is split into two sections. The first, and largest, section is the Woudestein campus, where most of EUR’s faculties are located, such as Economics, Law, History, Philosophy, Social Sciences, Health Policy and the RSM.
The Erasmus University Medical Centre is set in the middle of Rotterdam itself, and is the Netherlands’ largest academic medical centre.
EUR offers substantially more Master’s programs taught in the English language, with 26 Master’s programs and 11 Research Master’s. You can find a full list of all Master’s programmes offered at EUR online. You can also find brochures for each of the Master’s programmes, which will give you all the specific course information you need.
You apply for a degree programme at Erasmus Rotterdam using the Dutch national university online application system Studielink.
First you go to the Studielink website and register for your own personal account. You receive the log in details in your email inbox. Then you log in to Studielink in order to enter your personal information, and select the university of your choice, course category and programme. Then you can send the enrolment application.
Within ten working days, you should send the additional documents that are required for your application. You will be informed what these are specific to your program, but there are some general documents which you will always be required to send:
The application process varies depending on what course you are applying for. Therefore, you need to check with on your specific course web page to see the details and requirements for applications. However, it is pretty much certain that you will have to provide similar documents as the Bachelor’s application, namely:
The tuition fees are set by national Dutch law. For the year 2011-2012 the statuatory tuition was €1713 for all Dutch and EU students.
Non-EU students instead pay what is called an institute tuition fee, which is higher than the statuatory fee. EUR has three different institute tuition fees for different circumstances:
Institute tuition fee I which applies to students with a non-EU/EER nationality
Institute tuition fee II which applies to:
DUO performs yearly checks of the GBA to make sure that you meet the residence requirement. These residence requirements applies to new students and those who have re-registered.
Institute tuition fee III which applies to:
Paying your tuition is one of the last steps of the enrolment process, and it is only when they are paid that you can be fully enrolled. You have to pay before the academic year starts, the starting date being 1st September.
You can pay the fee in a number of ways:
If you want to pay by bank transfer, then you need to indicate this in your Studielink profile, and whether the payment will be from a Dutch or non-Dutch bank account.
The account number is 49.09.29.311 at the ABN AMRO bank. Your payment should include your name and student number. For international bank transfers, you will also need:
IBAN code: NL10ABNA0490929311
BIC code: ABNANL2A
When your required tuition fee has been calculated, you will be informed with an email through Studielink. When you have received this, you can print an Authorisation for Direct Debit Payment of Fees in Studielink. Instructions on how to print can be found online.
You send the form to:
Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam
P.O. Box 1738
3000 DR Rotterdam
Deadlines do vary, but the general deadline for submission of your application is the 15th May. Definitely check with your individual course however, because some deadlines differ depending on course, but also your status as a EU/non-EU citizen.
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Admissions Office, room EB-05
P.O. Box 1738
3000 DR Rotterdam
Telephone: +31 10 408 1786 (from 13.30 to 16.00 hrs - Monday to Friday)
Fax: +31 10 408 1866
Visiting address (by appointment only)
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
E-building, room EB-05
3062 PA Rotterdam
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