How to prepare

When you decide to spend a study period at Erasmus University Rotterdam it is important to start preparing your stay well in time. There are many different things a student needs to take care of prior to departure. In the menu on the left you can find information about; housing, finances, visa & health insurance.

Please note that upon arrival a student needs to follow certain administrative procedures as well. For example, students need to take care of their formal enrolment at the university. They also might need to apply for a temporary residence permit, open a bank account, apply for a social fiscal number, and apply for a medical insurance. Once students have taken care of these things, they will gradually start settling in. Erasmus University offers some tips that can accelerate this process, which you can find below.

Please note: The city hall of Rotterdam and ABN bank will be available on campus during EUREKA university introduction week. More information on which documents to bring when you would like to register can be found on the EUR website of city hall and ABN bank.


Timeline

For a clarifying table with all the important information which will become available on the website you can check out the timeline.

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Immigration Procedures

Most international students from outside the EU/EEA studying in the Netherlands for more than 90 days need to apply for an entry visa and/or a Dutch residence permit.
Students with a non EU/EEA nationality that have done their previous education in the Netherlands need to follow the procedure for switching institutions concerning their residence permit. 

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Housing

Finding a place to stay can be quite difficult, so we advise you to start your search for accommodation as soon as possible.

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Finances & Tuition fees

Arranging your finances might be one of the most important aspects of preparing your stay in the Netherlands. To be able to make a good cost estimate, it is important to know what expenses and possible incomes to expect.

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Health insurance

When you're studying in the Netherlands you're required to have a health insurance. Find out more about which health insurance suits you best.

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Registration at City Hall

All international students must register at the City Hall in the city where you will live during your study at Erasmus University.

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Academic Calendar

If you want to look up when the education periods start and end, or if you want to know the examination dates, you can take a look at the Academic Calendar for the year that you're going to study.

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