International Bachelor History
Studying modern history and its impact on today's societies

During your study Bachelor International Bachelor History

Introductory activities

What better way is there to get to know your fellow students than during the introductory activities organised by the History department?

Extra challenges during your studies


All students of the International Bachelor History must do an internship. An internship is an opportunity to broaden your horizons, gain practical experience and expand your network. It may even be when you meet your future employer for the first time.

Internships are possible at museums, archives and cultural institutions, for example. There's no telling what you might end up doing during your internship: delving into the archives of the municipality of Rotterdam, helping the Maritime Museum or organising a conference for the NIOD, Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies. Read more about the internship during the International Bachelor History.

Where did students before you do their internships?

If you’re an international it’s going to be harder for you to get your foot in the door, not knowing the language or culture. So be bold!
Elinor Abbott
Internship at The Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam
Read more about Elinor's internship about Elinor Abbott
Think out of the box and don’t be afraid to get rejected
Juliet van den Nieuwendijk
Internship at the Durch Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Read more about Juliet's internship about Juliet van den Nieuwendijk (testimonial stage)

Studying abroad

Have you always wanted to learn a foreign language? Are you curious about how history is studied in another country? If so, a student exchange during your bachelor may be just the thing! Erasmus University Rotterdam collaborates with more than 30 universities within Europe and beyond. Any course you take during your exchange are normally counted toward your EUR study programme and you will not be required to pay any additional tuition fees. Read more about studying abroad.

Honours Class

We strive to offer ambitious and talented students something extra: additional challenges, extra depth, greater involvement and more intensive, small-scale guidance and support. In the second year of the History bachelor programme, the Department offers a select group of students the opportunity to enrol in an Honours Class. In this programme, you will dive into the theme of 'the state and society'.