More about Erasmus University Rotterdam

Home to hard-working, entrepreneurial students since 1913

Welcome to Erasmus University Rotterdam, an international research university with more than 100 years of experience helping Bachelor, Master, and PhD students pursue their ambitions in the areas of wealth, health, governance, and culture.

We are known for our pragmatic approach, our entrepreneurial vibe, and a “make it happen” mentality that serves to help our 26.000 students and researchers achieve their ambitions. 

Our modern, lively campus is just a short tram, metro, or bike ride from the city centre of Rotterdam, our diverse and dynamic home city. Rotterdam’s huge port, many multinational companies, and melting pot of cultures serve as both a living laboratory for our researchers and a backdrop for a rich student life.

Notoriously reasonable tuition

Dutch higher education offers incredible value due to a long-term commitment from the Dutch government to educational accessibility; most programmes cost roughly €2,000 for European students, and not too much more for students from other parts of the world.

Eleven international bachelor programmes and 50+ masters, completely in English

With the exception of double degrees, all of our bachelor programmes are three years and result in an internationally-recognized Bachelor of Science (BSc) or Bachelor of Arts (BA). The vast majority of our students continue directly to one of our 50+ international master programmes. In general, master programmes are one year and result in a Master of Science (MSc), Master of Arts (MA), or Master of Laws (LLM) degree. If you anticipate earning a PhD, you may choose to follow a two-year Research Master programme; we offer hundreds of PhD opportunities.

Key statistics

  • 21,854
    Number of Students
  • 20.6
    Student to Staff Ratio
  • 19%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 49 : 51
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
Collected during World University Rankings on 28th Sep 2016


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