Erasmus University Rotterdam: Ranking, Programs, Fees, Admission Process and Scholarships

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    Erasmus University (est.1913) is a public university in the Netherlands primarily having 7 faculties offering UG and PG programs in Business Administration, Law, Management, Medicine, Marketing, Law, Forensic, Data Science, Business Analytics and Economics.

    The University intakes students during the fall season, accepting applications through Studylink.International students need to submit academic transcripts, two references, essay, portfolio, IELTS score of 6.0 during admission process. However, for some programs students are assessed based on video interviews as well. Check: Erasmus University Programs

    Erasmus University tuition fee ranges from 6000 to 50,000 Euro. However, country specific scholarships to study in the Netherlands and EUR for international students,on the basis of merits, skills and experience are there as financial aid. In terms of placements, The Career Advisor Team of the University assists students to find a job or internship till one year after graduation along with advising students to choose the right career path. Graduates from this university are earning salaries up to 1,35,000 Euro.

    Erasmus University Rotterdam Rankings

    • #72 in the world and #4 in the Netherlands by The Times Higher Education 2021.
    • #92 in the world and #4 in the Netherlands by Centre for World University Rankings 2021.
    • #197 in the world and #8 in the Netherlands by US News and World Report Rankings 2021 .


    University Type Public
    Establishment Year 1913
    Number of Faculties 7
    Number of Degree Programs 72
    Mode of Programs Full-time; Part-time; Research
    Top Courses Business, Management, Economics, Law, Business Analytics
    Work Experience Required for some courses
    Annual Estimated Cost of Attendance € 6,000-50,000
    Contact International Office +49 89 289 22245

    Erasmus University Rotterdam Campus 

    Erasmus University Rotterdam has a total of 5 campuses. Three in Rotterdam and one in The Hague. Check: Erasmus University Rotterdam Reviews

    Campus Woudestein- The main location with facilities like sports, restaurants, the university library, study places and of course a lot of lecture halls.

    Erasmus University College- Located right in the center of Rotterdam. Students can find here eccentric shops, restaurants, cafes,charming Pannekoekstraat, the beautiful Markthal, shopping street De Meent,monument etc

    Erasmus MC- Academic hospital and the medical faculty of the University that primarily focuses on patient care, research and education.

    International Institute of Social Studies- Located in the center of The Hague. PhD students conduct research into policy-oriented, critical social issues here.

    Erasmus Center for Entrepreneurship- Located on Marconiplein in Rotterdam-West it is the leading center for entrepreneurship in Europe.

    Erasmus University Rotterdam Accommodations 

    The university provides 25% of international student accommodation that accounts for about 800 reserved rooms. Accommodation facility are available to:

    • International student
    • Candidates having a non Dutch nationality
    • Candidates not older than 30 years

    The cost of the room differs as per the type of rooms and facilities in them. You can check below in details to have a highlight of your staying arrangements during your studies at EUR.

    Accommodation Type Costs ( Euro )
    Room Plaza 500-650
    International Student Housing Room 450-650
    Student Hotel 660-850
    The Cohesion Cobana 722-799
    Xior Student Housing 520-685
    SSH 435-680

    Erasmus University Rotterdam Admissions

    Erasmus University offers UG, PG and Research programs in Business Administration, Marketing, Law, Forensic, Data Science, Business Analytics, Economic and more. Candidates seeking to join can go through the below details before applying:

    • Application Portal: Studielink
    • Application Fee: 100 Euro
    • Admission Requirements:
      • Complete application
      • Official transcripts
      • English Language proficiency
      • Mathematics Test Scores
      • Letter of Motivation
      • Curriculum Vitae
      • A copy of the personal details page from the student’s passport.
      • ACT/SAT score (if applicant doesn't have average grade)
      • Official statement GPA
      • Proof of Finances
      • Other relevant academic transcripts


    Applications are closed for the 2021-2022 session. However, for the next session students can apply by:

    • Regular application for all of the courses starts from January 15, 2022
    • May 1, 2022 is the deadline to apply for the 2022 academic year.

    English Language Tests Score

    Tests Score
    TOEFL iBT 20
    IELTS 6
    C2 Proficiency C1 Advanced 185

    Erasmus University Rotterdam Costs of Attendance

    Aspiring students can go through the below table to have an estimated cost of living in the Netherlands. The maximum expense can go up to 1000 EURO. Candidates are advised to make a budget plan beforehand.

    Tuition Fee

    Courses Costs(EURO)
    Business Administration 9,600
    Economics & Business Economics 9,600
    Medicine 23,300
    International Arts & Culture 6,700
    Law 6,900
    Accounting & Finance Management 18,700
    Business Data Science 15,700
    MBA 54,000
    Economics 15,700
    International Trade Law 12,300

    Living Expenses

    Goods & Services Cost per month (EURO)
    Accomodation 500-750
    Study Materials 50-150
    Daily Expenses 350
    Insurance 55
    Trips 35-60
    Miscellaneous 3-150

    Erasmus University Rotterdam Scholarships

    Students looking for financial assistance can avail a wide range of country specific scholarships. Check the requirements and scholarship amount below:

    Scholarships Requirements Amount (EURO)
    Erasmus Trustfonds Scholarship Applying for PG program, Proof of low finances 15.000
    Erasmus University Holland Scholarship Applying for full time UG & PG program, Not enrolled into any other education institution 5.000- 15.000
    ISS Hardship Fund Applying for Master of Arts in Development Studies at ISS, Letter of admission from ISS, Proof of low finances 30% of the tuition fee
    ISS Scholarship Fund for Excellent Students Applying for Master of Arts in Development Studies at ISS, Letter of admission from ISS, Degree with 60% in social science, Work experience 40% of the tuition fee
    Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarships Applying for PG program, Minimum age 45 years, 3 years of work experience Tuition fee, living expenses, air travel expenses, medical insurance
    Orange Tulip Scholarship Applying for PG program, Currently not studying or working in the Netherlands Partial tuition waiver

    Erasmus University Rotterdam Alumni

    The university’s 1,40,000+ alumni are entitled to a variety of benefits. From developing good connections with relevant people in the industry, gaining new insights on professional development and other abundant resources.

    The alumni benefits is divided into two parts:

    Lifelong Learning:

    • Online course arrangement
    • Applying for leader learning
    • Tune into webcasts
    • Language Training Centre
    • Training for professionals

    Other Alumni Benefits:

    • University library card
    • Erasmus Sport gym membership
    • Special offers for several cultural institutions.

    Renowned Alumni of the university includes:

    • Ruud Lubbers- Former Dutch Prime Minister and UN High Commissioner
    • Mohammad Hatta- 1st vice-president and prime minister of the Republic of Indonesia
    • Neelie Kroes- Former European Commissioner
    • Lilianne Ploumen- Former minister for Foreign Trade and Development, member House of Representatives
    • Johan Witteveen- Former managing director IMF, first chairman of the Group of Thirty

    Erasmus University Rotterdam Placement 

    The Career Advisor Team of the University assists students to find a job or internship till one year after graduation. It advises students in planning their own business, professional writing CV and developing LinkedIn page, enhancing skills and finding the right career path. Also Check: How to Write a CV

    Students can even participate in various campus career workshops to find out which career field suits them the best.

    Graduates from the university earn salary as per degree is jotted down:

    Degree Average Salary(Euro)
    Executive MBA 1,35,000
    Doctorate 99,000
    Executive Masters 90,000
    MBA 87,000
    PhD 82,000
    Masters in Management 80,000
    Bachelor of Arts 41,000

    Erasmus University Rotterdam has been placed in the top 100 universities in the world by top ranking agencies. It provides a vibrant academic atmosphere for students with world class training in skill development. EUR builds qualified and employable graduates ready via networks and relationships for the world market.


    Ques. Which tuition fee does the international student need to pay?

    Ans. International students at the EUR are not eligible for a statutory fee. Rather they have to pay the institutional fee.

    Ques. Can I get a student discount on any expenses while studying at Rotterdam?

    Ans. Student discounts are available at many bars, restaurants, museums and cinemas. All you need is to show proof in the form of an Identity Card of the institution.

    Ques. How can I arrange my accommodation?

    Ans. The Admission Office will provide information on how to register for a room post application.

    Ques. How can I open a bank account?

    Ans. The International Student Service Team of the university will assist students to open bank accounts and will give a schedule for dates to visit the bank.

    Ques. I am currently pursuing online education from my home country. What do I need to do?

    Ans. You need to notify the immigration office ( and they will adjust your Dutch permit status.

    Ques. When to do it if I have not done the Tuberculosis check?

    Ans. Students have to undergo the TB check within 3 months of arriving in the Netherlands.

    Important Dates

    ProgramApplication DeadlineFees
    Ph.D Management - Finance and Accounting
    fall (4th Nov 2020)
    $35,520 /Yr
    Ph.D Management - Strategy and Entrepreneurship
    fall (4th Nov 2020)
    $35,520 /Yr
    USD 5,115/Yr
    Exam Scores: IELTS6|TOEFL80
    USD 20,202/Yr
    Exam Scores: IELTS7|TOEFL100
    USD 20,202/Yr
    Exam Scores: IELTS7|TOEFL100
    USD 20,202/Yr
    Exam Scores: IELTS7|TOEFL100

    Master of Science [M.Sc] Marketing Management

    1 year
    On Campus
    Full Time
    USD 20,202/Yr
    Exam Scores: IELTS7|TOEFL100


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    7.7 /10

    I wanted to explore the world of media and its political, economic, and cultural impact. Erasmus was the only university which was offering this course in English and thus I went ahead to fill the online application. The online application form was free of cost and cost me nothing.

    Fees :

    The fee structure was more or less similar to other bachelor programs. I paid an amount of €2.000 towards the tuition fee. Apart from the tuition, my books and supplies got covered under €1000.

    8 /10 academic/food
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    7 /10 infrastructure
    7 /10 accomodation
    7 /10 placement
    8 /10 extracurricular

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    The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

    Tuition fees
    Undergraduate Programs
    $9,998 / Year
    Post Graduate Program
    $20,202 / Year

    Schools, Faculties & Campuses


    Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM)

    Address: Burgemeester Oudlaan 50, 3062 PA Rotterdam
    Burgemeester Oudlaan 50, 3062 PA Rotterdam

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    • Restaurant
    • Shopping Mall
    • Book Store
    • Super Market
    • Airport

    Bus Station

    Rotterdam, HES0.26 km
    Rotterdam, HES0.27 km
    Rotterdam, HES0.47 km
    Rotterdam, Woudestein0.48 km
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    Shopping Mall

    Kralingsche Vrouwen0.99 km
    De Groene Passage2.66 km
    vuurkolensingel2.99 km
    Shopping Keizerswaard3.73 km
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    Super Market

    Lidl2.68 km
    Action2.93 km
    Albert Heijn3.14 km
    Toko Hoi Yun3.79 km
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    Novotel Rotterdam Brainpark0.39 km
    Fred0.56 km
    La Cubanita Rotterdam1.96 km
    Inntel Hotels Rotterdam Centre2.99 km
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    Book Store

    De Lectuurwinkel G. Veenstra1.23 km
    Antiquariaat Henk van der Burg2.20 km
    de kleine kapitein2.65 km
    Mystiek3.15 km
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    Heliport Rotterdam Oost6.71 km
    KLM Jet Center Rotterdam6.90 km
    Spottersplaats RW24 Rotterdam The Hague Airport7.19 km
    Air Traffic Control the Netherlands7.19 km
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