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International Bachelor in Psychology

Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Program description

International Bachelor in Psychology

Do you want to understand why humans behave the way they do or help organisations solve their problems in a professional way? Are you interested in the ways the brain functions and how education can encourage talent development? If so, this is the program for you!

Through theory and practice, you will learn about a wide range of subjects in psychology, such as cognition, learning, addiction, motivation, normal and abnormal behaviour. By choosing Rotterdam, you choose Problem-Based Learning (PBL).

In small groups, you will analyse concrete problems by searching for information in books, journals and digital media. Class discussion will strengthen your bond with fellow students and help you succeed in your studies. During practical sessions you will also develop skills which are useful in your career.

Admission requirements

Diploma requirements 

As a rule, you are eligible to apply for our Bachelor's programs if you have obtained or will obtain avwo diploma or its foreign equivalent, i.e., a diploma of pre-academic education (secondary school or high school). International Baccalaureate (IB) and European Baccalaureate (EB) diplomas are the international equivalents of national secondary school diplomas. If you're not sure if your diploma suffices; please go to our website to check if your diploma is sufficient.

No diploma yet? Upload a diploma statement! Look at our website for all of the specific criteria.

Language requirements

To be able to participate in the small-scale education, a good command of English is essential. You will have to submit language test results along with your application if you do not qualify for exemption. You might be exempted from presenting the proof of English proficiency, please check our website for all of the exceptions.

No mathematics requirement

Since the course includes statistics, which requires a sufficient grasp of mathematics, it is strongly advised that you have had mathematics (pre-academic level) in high school (i.e., secondary school), but there is no mathematics requirement

Letter of motivation

Apart from your grades, the Admissions Board also consider your motivation to join a particular program. The motivation letter must be 1 A4 page maximum. You are expected to write your letter in English and address it to the Admissions Board. 

CV/ Resume

Your Curriculum Vitae or Resume allows you to list your educational career and work experience you obtained so far. A CV should not exceed two A4 pages. 

Academic performance

In addition to the credentials mentioned above, the Admissions Board will also take into account your academic performance, i.e., your grades. Please note that there is no minimum score or average grade mentioned; your application will be assessed against the pool of applicants of the given year.

If you would like to know more, please send an information request or click on the institute's web page.

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Program content

Within our Psychology program, we educate using the Problem-Based Learning method. In small groups, you will analyse concrete problems by looking for information in books, journals and digital media. Class discussions will strengthen your bond with fellow students and encourage you to succeed. You will also develop psychological skills which aim to minimise the gap between university and the workplace and prepare you for your career path. 

Scholarships & funding

There are scholarships and grants for two groups:

1. Students from abroad, who wish to study at EUR or are already doing so;

2. Students studying at EUR, wishing to go abroad for a while during or after their current study program.

Request information to learn more about the available scholarship opportunities and to find out if you qualify. 

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About this institute

Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB) is home to a vast diversity of study programs and scientific disciplines: Public Administration, Pedagogical Sciences, Psychology and Sociology. In addition, the Erasmus University College, IHS, and two research institutes RISBO and...

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Based on 4 reviews

Noriah Kim Schlesinger
I completed my Bachelors of science at the ESSB of Erasmus University Rotterdam and I am now currently doing my Masters at the same faculty! I really enjoyed my three years before this and I learned a lot! We had an amazing opportunity to take part in an exchange program which was very important for me! Additionally, we learned a lot throughout ...
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Alicia Marius Le Prince
The international psychology program at Erasmus is for me because of its interactive teaching methods exactly the right choice! Instead of just having lectures the program established study groups or tutorials in which the students explain and teach the material to each other under the supervision of a tutor. For every one that learns best throu...
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Theresa Schmaderer
I have finished the Bachelor in Psychology in the summer of 2019. Overall, the quality of the education was outstanding, the staff very supportive and more than qualified, and the standards can be considered as pretty high. Throughout these three years, I have acquired a variety of new academic skills, such as writing scientific papers, analysis...
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Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 PA Rotterdam
The Netherlands

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