During your study

International Bachelor History
IB History student on campus

Introductory activities

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

Introduction History 2017

Introduction History 2017


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?

Internships are the best way to figure out how to work with others, but also how find out what you like and what you dislike
Portrait of Zaira Bulgheroni
When doing historical research, there is a large degree of subtlety and interpretation involved
Portrait of Jordi Rijsdijk

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'.

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