WWU Exchange in the Netherlands:
Erasmus University Rotterdam
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.
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.
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.
Faculty of Social Science
Faculty of Philosophy
Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication
Student visa information
Videos for new international students
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