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  • Locations: Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester
  • Restrictions: WWU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2018-2019 02/28/2018 02/28/2018 09/01/2018 07/08/2019
NOTE: Semester dates are approximate
Fall Semester 2018 02/28/2018 02/28/2018 09/03/2018 12/03/2018
NOTE: Semester dates are approximate
Spring Semester 2019 06/01/2018 06/01/2018 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Exchange Language of Instruction: Dutch, English
Language Prerequisite: No Fields of Study: Communications, History, Media Studies, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology
Housing Options: Independent Housing Minimum GPA: 2.5
Program Description:

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Erasmus University Rotterdam


Program Snapshot

Erasmus Unversity Rotterdam (EUR):
  • Is located in the richly historical city of Rotterdam;
  • Is consistently listed amongst the top universities in the world;
  • has close ties with the international business community;
  • has a student population of around 21,000, out of which about 5,400 are international students
If you want to broaden your horizon, come into contact with different cultures and have a great time in a multi- faceted city, Erasmus University Rotterdam offers specialised non-degree courses combined with a dynamic student life. With exchange relations with some 240 universities in nearly 50 countries worldwide, EUR offers exchange students from around the world the opportunity to enrich their degrees with an international perspective. 


Holland, or more formally the Netherlands, is an internationally oriented and innovative country with an economically stable and safe society located in the Gateway to Europe. Home to the largest port in the world, Rotterdam is at the heart of a maze of rivers and artificial waterways that together form the outlet of the rivers Rijn (Rhine) and Maas (Meuse). After devastating damage during World War II, Rotterdam has grown into a vibrant city with a great deal of cultural attractions.

Rotterdam's attractions include most notably the Kunsthal, exhibiting contemporary art, and the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, which has an outstanding art collection including representative works from almost all the most important Dutch painters. Other city highlights include Oude Haven, the city’s oldest harbour, ravaged during World War II but sympathetically redeveloped, and Delfshaven, an antique harbour that managed to survive the bombs pretty much intact. Rotterdam also boasts a string of first-rate festivals, including the much-lauded North Sea Jazz Festival and the colourful Summer Carnival.

Academic Program and Courses

School of History, Culture and Communication:
Semester 1 (blocks 1 & 2):  mid-September to late January
Semester 2 (blocks 3 & 4):  late January to early June

Faculty of Social Sciences
Semester 1 (blocks 1-3):  early September to mid-December
Semester 2 (blocks4-8):  late January to early June

Faculty of Philosophy
Semester 1:  mid-September to mid-December
Semester 2:  early February to late May

The educational system in the Netherlands site has information on the Dutch grading system and way of teaching.


On campus and off campus housing is available.  The Erasmus University Rotterdam Housing website gives the main options for finding accommodation in Rotterdam.

Program Cost

Exchange program participants will pay WWU in-state tuition and mandatory fees.  All other costs associated with participation in the program (including transportation, room and board, personal expenses) are the responsibility of the individual student.  Check the budget sheet for information on any additional estimated expenses.

The program may allow for time which can be spent in non-program activities. Participants may wish to travel, sightsee or participate in activities or events in which they have a personal interest. Please note that the participant is fully responsible for making arrangements and for all costs of transportation, lodging, food and additional expenses that may be associated with any non-program activities.

Application Process

There are two applications for exchange students to complete.  The first application is the International Programs & Exchanges (IPE) application.  After students are selected for nomination, they must complete the EUR application.

Additional Information

Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Philosophy
Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication
Student visa information 
Videos for new international students


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