Erasmus University Rotterdam

Burgemeester Oudlaan 50, Rotterdam

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  • #179 QS Global World Ranking
  • PublicStatus
  • Very HighResearch Output
  • 28,694Total Students
  • 2,699Faculty
  • 5,932Int'l Students

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A unique institution based on the concept of a "multicultural classroom", Erasmus University Rotterdam blends high-quality education with an enriching global perspective.

International rankings name Erasmus University among the world’s leading players, and students recommend the institution for the quality of the lectures, expertise of the staff and opportunities in preparation for a successful career.

International students

Located in the Netherlands in the city of Rotterdam, Erasmus University is known for its global mindset, offering the chance to join a truly international environment. The university has 5,000 international students, comprising just under 20% of the whole student body. Furthermore, 40-60% of students enrolled in English-taught programs come from outside the Netherlands.

Financial aid

Erasmus University offers different types of scholarships and financial aid based on students’ needs. It also offers guidance for students who are eligible for grants offered by the Dutch government.

Student life

Erasmus University's main campus was designed to offer students everything they need in a place where they feel safe. In addition to excellent study areas and a modern library, students can also eat at the Food Court or get active in the sports center. The campus is also home to a grocery store, bike shop, hair salon, bar and many more facilities - it's like a mini city!

Virtual experience
Even if you can't visit the Erasmus University Rotterdam campus in person, you can get a feeling of what it's like to study here. Check out campus, housing, class, the city, and career experiences as told by our current students and alumni.

Studying at Erasmus University

Erasmus University offers both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, covering the following subjects:

  • Business
  • Economics
  • Law
  • Psychology
  • Pedagogy
  • Sociology
  • Public administration
  • Urban management and development
  • Development studies
  • History
  • Arts and culture
  • Media
  • Philosophy
  • Medicine and health

Follow Erasmus University for live updates on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn.

About

A unique institution based on the concept of a "multicultural classroom", Erasmus University Rotterdam blends high-quality education with an enriching global perspective.

International rankings name Erasmus University among the world’s leading players, and students recommend the institution for the quality of the lectures, expertise of the staff and opportunities in preparation for a successful career.

International students

Located in the Netherlands in the city of Rotterdam, Erasmus University is known for its global mindset, offering the chance to join a truly international environment. The university has 5,000 international students, comprising just under 20% of the whole student body. Furthermore, 40-60% of students enrolled in English-taught programs come from outside the Netherlands.

Financial aid

Erasmus University offers different types of scholarships and financial aid based on students’ needs. It also offers guidance for students who are eligible for grants offered by the Dutch government.

Student life

Erasmus University's main campus was designed to offer students everything they need in a place where they feel safe. In addition to excellent study areas and a modern library, students can also eat at the Food Court or get active in the sports center. The campus is also home to a grocery store, bike shop, hair salon, bar and many more facilities - it's like a mini city!

Virtual experience
Even if you can't visit the Erasmus University Rotterdam campus in person, you can get a feeling of what it's like to study here. Check out campus, housing, class, the city, and career experiences as told by our current students and alumni.

Studying at Erasmus University

Erasmus University offers both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, covering the following subjects:

  • Business
  • Economics
  • Law
  • Psychology
  • Pedagogy
  • Sociology
  • Public administration
  • Urban management and development
  • Development studies
  • History
  • Arts and culture
  • Media
  • Philosophy
  • Medicine and health

Follow Erasmus University for live updates on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn.

Available programs

University highlights

QS World University Ranking

  • 2012
    #99
  • 2014
    #=92
  • 2015
    #=90
  • 2016
    #=126
  • 2017
    #144
  • 2018
    #=147
  • 2019
    #179
  • 2020
    #183
  • 2021
    #=197
  • 2022
    #179

Ranking criteria

46.3
Overall
35.6
Academic Reputation
61.1
Citations per Faculty
58.2
Employer Reputation
35
Faculty Student Ratio
81.9
International Faculty Ratio
53.7
International Students Ratio

Student & Staff

Total students
28,694

37%
63%

International students
5,932

46%
54%

Total faculty staff
2,699

863
1836

Total students
28,694

37%
63%

International students
5,932

46%
54%

Total faculty staff
2,699

1836
863
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Scholarships

Yes
The Scholarships above offer some form of financial aid to prospective students. Please always check the specific requirements and restrictions on scholarship availability.

Campus locations

Main Campus Woudestein,

Burgemeester Oudlaan 50 , Rotterdam , Netherlands , 3062 PA

Erasmus Medisch Centrum,

Faculteitsgebouw Erasmus MC, , Rotterdam , South Holland , Netherlands , 3015 CN Rotterdam

International Institute of Social Studies,

Kortenaerkade 12 , The Hague , South Holland , Netherlands , 2518 AX Den Haag

Erasmus University College,

Nieuwemarkt 1a , Rotterdam , South Holland , Netherlands , 3011 HP Rotterdam

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English language requirements