What is the Eurekaweek?
Note: The Eurekaweek is an event initiated by the Erasmus University and no forms of initiation, hazing or ragging will take place during this week!
The Eurekaweek is the official introduction week of the Erasmus University Rotterdam. This year, the Eurekaweek will take place between the 17th and the 20th of August. It does not matter whether you are going to start bachelor, pre-master, or a master: if you are going to study in Rotterdam, we would love to introduce you into the life of a student in Rotterdam! EUREKA is a Dutch acronym which translates into Erasmus University Rotterdam First-Year Orientation Activities. This week is the perfect moment to discover Rotterdam and all of its opportunities.
During the week you will meet your fellow students and get familiarised with the city and the Erasmus University Rotterdam. Based on these three pillars we organize a program that will ensure that you receive all the necessary information to make the most out of your life as a student!
Before the Eurekaweek you will be put into groups with about 15 fellow students who will start the same study as you. During the week you will be guided by two senior students from your own study (guides). With this group, you will get to know the EUR and all of its associations, your study and fellow students, and of course the city of Rotterdam.
For whom is the Eurekaweek organized?
The Eurekaweek is the official introduction week of the Erasmus University Rotterdam and is intended for all prospective students of the EUR. It does not matter whether you are starting a bachelor, a pre-master or a master program: if you are new in Rotterdam, we would like to introduce you to Rotterdam student life! Even if you have been living in Rotterdam for some time, it is certainly important to participate in the Eurekaweek. You will not only get to know the city, but also your fellow students, and all of our associations. In addition, during the week you will receive a lot of information that may come in handy during your studies. When organizing the groups, we take into account what study you will do and what the study phase you are in.
Take part of the most unique and most unforgettable Eurekaweek!
The main reason to participate in the Eurekaweek is to get acquainted with all aspects of the university, your study and student life.
Why participate in the Eurekaweek?
From our own experience, we know that during the Eurekaweek friendships arise that will last your entire studies (and beyond). It is also nice to get to know your fellow students before you sit in a large lecture hall!
The university has a lot to offer for you as a student. During the Eurekaweek you will get to know the campus and all its possibilities. You will also get to know the buildings where you will often come during your study.
During the Eurekaweek you will be guided through Rotterdam by means of an interactive game. Even when you come from the Rotterdam area, we ensure that you get to see places you do not know yet!