Study at the Erasmus School of Economics!
Erasmus School of Economics is one of the world’s leading academic institutions. The school has a long-standing tradition of high-quality education and research. The best Erasmus graduates have made outstanding contributions to science, government, and business.
Based in Rotterdam, the economic and logistics center of Europe, Erasmus School of Economics has provided excellent education and produced excellent research for over a century. Many successful careers have started here. Graduates of Erasmus School of Economics are equipped with the skills needed for success in the business community, government positions, and research all around the world.
The history of the school goes back to the year 1913 when the ‘Nederlandse Handelshoogeschool’ was established by several entrepreneurial Rotterdam businessmen with the aim to bring economics and business to a higher level by way of scientific methods. In 1939, the school changed names and became known as ‘Nederlandse Economische Hogeschool’ (Netherlands School of Economics).
The name change did not mean a change in the practice orientated way of teaching. Education and research remained its primary focus. By 1973, Netherlands School of Economics became Erasmus University Rotterdam, comprising the medical campus Hoboken and the social campus Woudestein. Even in those days, its aim was the establishment of a vigorous and flourishing University with a – nowadays – prominent Erasmus School of Economics, incorporating a wide range of economic expertise as well as keeping strong ties with the regional and international markets.
Erasmus School of Economics is an internationally renowned school that contributes scientific knowledge to future economic issues and aims to answer currently relevant issues of concern to government and firms. The focus of the school is on the creation, the dissemination, and the application of scientific knowledge, all from an economic perspective. Erasmus School of Economics relies on the most recent insights in the discipline. It collaborates with international scientific partners, and it has local footings in business issues relevant to the unique position that the city of Rotterdam has as a hub of transport and industry. The school ensures working conditions that permit innovative scientific progress and puts the academic education at the centre of its activities.
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Campus & lifestyle
The hub of Erasmus University Rotterdam is our Woudestein campus, a convenient 15-minute bike ride from Rotterdam’s city centre, including the sleek new Rotterdam Central train station (where you can also catch the tram or metro to Erasmus University Rotterdam). Outside of class time, students study in the light-filled new Polak building or at our state-of-the-art university library, grab a coffee at the Erasmus Food Plaza, or attend an event at the theatre or Café in de Smitse. The on-campus sports centre offers fitness, dance, spinning, squash, and tennis among many other classes
The EUR reserved spots for about 25% of our yearly incoming international Bachelor, Master or exchange students. Which means we have at this moment about 800 reserved rooms. You are eligible to rent those rooms if you are:
- A first year International student at EUR;
- You have a Non Dutch Nationality.
At his moment we have a partnership with the companies SSH, XIOR and the Fizz Cobana.
Scholarships & funding
Erasmus School of Law/EUR partial tuition waiver
Prospective Master students from non EU/EEA countries with highly qualified legal skills are eligible for a ESL/EUR partial tuition waiver of about 80% of the tuition fee.
Holland Scholarship Erasmus University
The Holland Scholarship is financed by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and Dutch research universities and universities of applied sciences. The scholarship is meant for international students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who want to do their bachelor’s or master’s in Holland. The scholarship amounts to € 5,000.
Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education (LPDP)
Erasmus University Rotterdam including Erasmus School of Law participates in the Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education (LPDP). This governmental institution offers scholarships for Indonesian Master and Doctoral students that want to study abroad.
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